Discover the best half-day excursion in North Iceland, featuring the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the stunning Lake Myvatn. Immerse yourself in breathtaking natural beauty and explore these iconic landmarks.
Embark on an extraordinary journey through North Iceland’s captivating Mývatn region, where a world of unique geological wonders awaits. Explore the dramatic volcanic lava fields, marvel at the enchanting hot springs, and witness the vibrant birdlife that thrives in the nutrient-rich waters of Mývatn lake. Discover the breathtaking lava formations of Dimmuborgir, the striking Skutustadir craters, and a multitude of other stunning attractions that surround the lake. Our 6-hour sightseeing tour from Akureyri includes a stop at the majestic Goðafoss waterfall, known as the “waterfall of the gods.” For an unforgettable finale, consider adding a visit to the Forest Lagoon, the perfect way to conclude an incredible day of exploration. Join us on this captivating journey and create memories to last a lifetime.
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- Pick up and drop off at your cruise ship
- Free Wi-Fi on board the vehicle
- Local guide that will tell you interesting stories on the way
What to bring
- Waterproof coat
- Comfortable shoes
- Snacks & water
Good to know
- Food and drink is not included on the tour.
- The tour start time and duration has been tailored to your cruise ship times.
- This tour is guided in English.
- The tour can be cancelled for a full refund up to 24 hours in advance. No refunds are available after that.
Join us at the convenient meeting point of the Akureyri cruise terminal to embark on an unforgettable journey. Setting off eastward along the breathtaking Eyjafjörður, we venture towards our first captivating destination. Accompanied by our knowledgeable local guides, prepare to be enthralled as they share fascinating insights, entertain you with engaging stories, and provide valuable educational commentary throughout the journey. Get ready for an enriching and entertaining experience from start to finish.
- Akureyri port
- Goðafoss waterfall
- Skútustaðagígar Volcanic Craters
- Dimmuborgir Lava Fields
- Lake Myvatn
- Námaskarð geothermal area
Prepare to be captivated by Goðafoss, the iconic “Waterfall of the Gods” in Icelandic. Its name stems from a powerful 10th-century chieftain who, upon embracing Christianity, symbolically cast old Norse idols into these very waters. This enchanting cascade stands at 12 meters in height and spans an impressive 30 meters in width. While other waterfalls in Iceland may surpass it in size, few can rival the sheer beauty of Goðafoss. With its crescent-shaped form, the contrasting white foamy water against the striking black volcanic rock creates a mesmerizing scene, offering an ideal opportunity for stunning photographs. Immerse yourself in the rich history and breathtaking allure of this legendary waterfall.
Lake Myvatn Craters
Discover the wonders of Lake Mývatn, an expansive and shallow lake, ranking as Iceland’s fourth largest. Enchanting in its own right, this lake stands out for its remarkable geological features, particularly the intriguing Skutustadirgigur pseudocraters. Often referred to as rootless craters, these formations possess a striking resemblance to true volcanic craters, despite lacking volcanic eruptions. Instead, these peculiar structures emerged during an ancient volcanic event, where lava interacted with the surrounding wetlands, resulting in steam explosions that shaped their crater-like appearance. Traverse the grass-covered tops of these craters, which double as grazing lands for sheep, and immerse yourself in the unique landscapes of Lake Mývatn.
Dimmuborgir Lava Sculptures
Prepare to be awe-struck as we venture to the captivating gothic lava formations of Dimmuborgir. Unlike the typical flat lava fields adorned with moss found throughout Iceland, Dimmuborgir unveils a dramatic spectacle of intriguing shapes and alluring structures. Renowned as one of the most iconic natural attractions in northern Iceland, this remarkable landscape was formed during the same eruption as the Skutustaðirgigur craters. Follow the enchanting walking trails that wind through this mesmerizing terrain, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in its captivating beauty. Prepare to be captivated by the unique and otherworldly charm of Dimmuborgir.
Námaskarð geothermal area
Prepare to witness the dynamic interplay between ancient volcanic forces and ongoing geothermal activity at Namaskard, also known as Hverir. While the landscape of Mývatn bears the mark of ancient lava eruptions, Namaskard offers a captivating glimpse into the ever-changing face of geothermal phenomena. Delight in the mesmerizing display of vibrant colors that adorn the rocks and terrain, a testament to the rich mineral deposits in the ground. Immerse yourself in the bubbling mud pots that dot the area, and inhale the distinct scent of sulphuric steam rising from the earth. Namaskard is a truly remarkable destination where nature’s raw power is on full display, offering a captivating and sensorial experience like no other.