Forest Lagoon: Our most recommended tours and activities

Goðafoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri Port

Goðafoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri Port

Embark on an awe-inspiring Coach Tour from Akureyri Port to the majestic Goðafoss Waterfall, tailor-made for cruise ship passengers seeking a 2-hour and 30-minute adventure through Iceland's northern wonders. This guided excursion allows you to explore at your own pace while enjoying informative reading and audio materials available in English, German, French, and Spanish. Your journey commences as you disembark your cruise ship and board a spacious and comfortable coach ready to transport you on an unforgettable experience. The tour's highlight is the breathtaking Goðafoss Waterfall, often referred to as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Admire the powerful cascade and the lush green surroundings, all while learning about the Viking-era legends that infuse this site with cultural significance. As your Coach Tour wraps up, we'll ensure you're safely returned to Akureyri Cruise Ship Port, allowing you ample time to rejoin your cruise ship for departure. We also offer drop off at the Forest Lagoon, Akureyri Botanical Gardens and Akureyri City Center, in case you want to enjoy free time before the ship's departure. All these are within walking distance from the Cruiseship Port. Forest Lagoon offers free transport back to Akureyri Port.

Port Akureyri: Godafoss Waterfall, Laufas & Lagoon Tour

Port Akureyri: Godafoss Waterfall, Laufas & Lagoon Tour

Start your adventure with a team of expert guides and embark on a journey along Eyjafjörður, one of Iceland’s longest fjords. Your first stop will be the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall, a site of great historical significance in Iceland. If the weather permits, you might even catch a glimpse of a rainbow, and our guide will offer tips on capturing the best photos. Next, delve into Iceland's past with a visit to the Laufás museum. This unique museum features turf houses, showcasing how Icelanders lived many years ago. The oldest part of the house dates back to 1840, and Laufás was considered a wealthy farm by Icelandic standards. You’ll have the chance to explore inside these historical homes and experience history firsthand. On the way to the Forest Lagoon, make a final stop at Eyjafjörður, where you can take stunning photos of the fjord and Akureyri. The tour concludes at the Forest Lagoon, celebrated as one of Iceland’s most charming geothermal baths. Here, you can unwind in the steam baths and enjoy the warm, soothing geothermal waters. As youy return to Akureyri, our guide will highlight the most interesting places in the town, including the old town and downtown areas. You’ll also receive recommendations for your stay in Akureyri, ensuring you make the most of your visit.

Goðafoss Waterfall & Geothermal Baths from Akureyri Port

Goðafoss Waterfall & Geothermal Baths from Akureyri Port

Goðafoss Waterfall & Geothermal Baths tour is the perfect introductory tour to North Iceland. We start the tour in Akureyri in Eyjafjord and drive to Goðafoss Waterfall, a truly magnificent destination. There we spend up to 1h enjoying the picturesque waterfall and the surrounding area of Skjálfandafljót Glacier River. From there we take a short drive to Reykjadalur Valley and Aðaldalur Valley where we will visit the hidden gem Grenjaðarstaður Museum. It is one of the largest turf houses in Iceland and a perfect stop to get to know Icelandic culture and heritage. Its oldest part was built in 1865 and the house was inhabited until 1949. Grenjaðarstaður has been a folk museum since 1958 where around 2000 objects that relate to the old farming society are exhibited. The house is and interesting build, mostly built from lava rocks, of which the nearby area has a plenty, turf roof and paneled with driftwood on the inside. The last stop of the tour is at the newly opened and highly rated Forest Lagoon Spa. There you can take your time relaxing in the geothermal waters whilst enjoying a drink. After the visit to Forest Lagoon we will bring you back safely to Port, in time for your cruise ship's departure.

Akureyri: Goðafoss Waterfall, Geothermal Bathing and Lunch

Akureyri: Goðafoss Waterfall, Geothermal Bathing and Lunch

If you are looking for a scenic and memorable excursion in Iceland including Geothermal bathing, you might want to consider a 5,5 - 6 hours tour from the town of Akureyri to the majestic Godafoss Waterfall. This tour will take you through the beautiful countryside of northern Iceland, where you will see stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. But you will also learn about the history and culture of Iceland from your knowledgeable guide. The tour starts in Akureyri, the second largest urban area in Iceland and the capital of the north. You will board a bus that will take you to the Godafoss waterfall (Goðafoss in Icelandic), one of the most spectacular and historic waterfalls in Iceland. The name means the "waterfall of the gods". The waterfall is about 12 meters high (36 feet) and 30 meters wide (90 feet), and it forms a horseshoe shape that creates a stunning spectacle of water and mist. You will have about 45 minutes to explore the waterfall, take photos of this natural wonder and, if you like, grab a coffee at the Godafoss Coffee Shop. After admiring the waterfall, you will board the bus again and head back to Akureyri but not exactly the same way. You will drive through the beautiful Fnjoskadalur Valley, up to the mountains and down to the Eyjafordur Bay with astonishing view. The Eyjafjordur Bay is the longest in Iceland, and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The bus will stop at the Akureyri Viewpoint so you can enjoy the view over the town of Akureyri, the Bay and the mountains, and take pictures! Now it time to discover one of the gems of Akureyri. Ready for an adventure? A geothermal spa: The Forest lagoon. There are geothermal pools, a sauna, a relaxing lounge and an in-water pool bar. But it's not only about bathing in warm waters; it's a rendezvous with nature! The Forest lagoon is surrounded by greenery and has a breathtaking views of the Eyjafjordur Bay. Enjoy the warm water, the song of the birds and the view! And you are not in a hurry! You have 2 hours to enjoy the spa and after that one hour to relax and have a lunch in the on-site restaurant. A delicious soup of the day, with bred, butter and pure Icelandic tap water is included. After your visit a shuttle-bus will bring you back to Akureyri (5-10 minutes drive). This tour is a great way to experience some of the best sights and sounds of northern Iceland in a short time. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Whale Watching & Forest Lagoon

Whale Watching & Forest Lagoon

Special Tours & Forest Lagoon: Our Whale Watching tours depart at 09:00 AM and 01:00 PM, offering a spectacular encounter with these magnificent creatures of the deep. After an exhilarating day at sea, relax and rejuvenate at the serene Forest Lagoon, scheduled at 05:00 PM. If the scheduled time for the Forest Lagoon doesn't fit into your plans, no worries! We’re flexible. Simply contact us at info@specialtours.is, and we will gladly assist you in booking another time that suits your itinerary better. Embark on this dual experience of nature’s wonders with us. Reserve your spot today and let Special Tours make your visit to Akureyri truly special! Forest Lagoon availabilities: 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30.

Akureyri: Myvatn, Godafoss & Geothermal Bathing with Lunch

Akureyri: Myvatn, Godafoss & Geothermal Bathing with Lunch

Duration: 7 hours - Available from April to September Nature - Culture - History Highlights: - Lake Myvatn: Impressive scenery of the Lake Mývatn area and pseudocraters in a lunar like landscape - Geothermal Bathing in the Forest Lagoon - Dimmuborgir lava rock formations - Namaskard (Hverir) geothermal area with their boiling mud pools and fumaroles - Godafoss Waterfall (The Waterfall of the Gods) Included: - Packed lunch (chicken sandwich, chocolate and juice) - Pickup and drop off at the port If you are looking for a scenic and memorable excursion in Iceland including Geothermal bathing, you might want to consider a 7 hours tour from the town of Akureyri to the Myvatn Lake and the majestic Godafoss Waterfall. This tour will take you through the beautiful countryside of northern Iceland, where you will see stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. But you will also learn about the history and culture of Iceland from your knowledgeable guide. The tour starts in Akureyri, the second largest urban area in Iceland and the capital of the north. You will board a bus that will take you to the Myvatn Lake and the Godafoss Waterfall (Goðafoss in Icelandic), one of the most spectacular and historic waterfalls in Iceland. The name means the "waterfall of the gods". The waterfall is about 12 meters high (36 feet) and 30 meters wide (90 feet), and it forms a horseshoe shape that creates a stunning spectacle of water and mist. You will have about 45 minutes to explore the waterfall and take photos of this natural wonder. After admiring the waterfall, you will board the bus again and head back to Akureyri. Now it time to discover one of the gems of Akureyri. Ready for an adventure? A geothermal spa: The Forest lagoon. There are geothermal pools, a sauna, a relaxing lounge and an in-water pool bar. But it's not only about bathing in warm waters; it's a rendezvous with nature! The Forest lagoon is surrounded by greenery and has a breathtaking views of the Eyjafjordur Bay. Enjoy the warm water, the song of the birds and the view! After your visit a shuttle-bus will bring you back to Akureyri (5-10 minutes drive). This tour is a great way to experience some of the best sights and sounds of northern Iceland in a short time. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Book your spot today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! We highly advise that you do not book tours with start times less than an hour after your ships estimated arrival, or finish times less than an hour before your ships estimated departure.

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