Guided tour

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Shore Excursion

Guided tour

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Shore Excursion

From US$ 215.62 per person

Witness the power and beauty of nature on this cruise ship excursion from Akureyri. Explore the Lake Mývatn area, stopping at spots such as Goðafoss waterfall.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Admire the historic and beautiful Goðafoss waterfall
  • Walk amongst the pseydocraters formed by mother natures extreme powers
  • Walk around and admire the breathtaking lava formations of Dimmuborgir
  • Have a look at the amazing Grjótagjá Cave where people used to bathe
  • Take a walk around the hot fumaroles at Námaskarð where you see the natures power first hand
Full description
A great tour around the lake Mývatn area where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. We start our tour in Akureyri and drive east towards the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall, where we'll make our first stop. The waterfall is a place of significant historic value connected with when Icelanders took Christianity. We continue east from Goðafoss; we'll pass through the valley of Reykjadalur and head to Skútustaðir, where we see the pseudocraters. Our next stop is the stunning lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir were formed about 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basalt pillars and sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir, we'll travel to Grjótagjá, which was a popular underground bathing cave until the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984. Those eruptions heated the water in the cave, so now it's too hot to bathe there. We now continue through the Námaskarð pass and go to the Hverarönd fumarole fields, a spectacular area showing the earth's inner power. After this, we'll be heading back towards Akureyri; if time, weather and conditions allow, we'll find some good places to stop for pictures
  • Pick-up and drop-off at cruise port
  • WiFi on selected vehicles
  • Stops at places where food can be purchased
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please provide the name of your cruise ship Pick-up is adjusted to ships arrival Our staff will be standing right outside the gate at the port with a sign saying "Sýsli Tours" on it.

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  • Pick-up starts 15 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready for pick-up at that time.
  • Don't forget to bring your ticket/voucher. Passengers without tickets will not be allowed to join the tour (Mobile tickets are accepted)
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October 3, 2022

Enjoyed it very much. Good driver/guide. Very helpful with wheelchairs.

September 10, 2022

September 4, 2022

Product ID: 416218