Guided tour

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn Day Trip with Local Guide

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn Day Trip with Local Guide

From US$ 220.60 per person

Explore Iceland’s countryside on this day trip to the lake Mývatn area. From your hotel drive to popular spots such as Goðafoss waterfall, Dimmuborgir lava formations, Grjótagjá lava caves and more.

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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Akureyri
  • WiFi on selected vehicles
  • Stops at places where food can be purchased
  • Food and drinks

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour can take place in all kinds of weather. Passengers are responsible for bringing clothes according to the weather.
  • If the weather gets too bad the tour may be cancelled. In this case, the customer gets the choice of joining the next tour or getting a refund.

Product ID: 416163