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From Akureyri: Myvatn Lake, Craters, & Waterfall Tour

1. From Akureyri: Myvatn Lake, Craters, & Waterfall Tour

On our Myvatn Lake, Craters & Waterfall Tour from Akureyri we will explore the highlights of this magical region and its and unique landscape. This region has experience intense volcanic activity over the millennia and this has shaped and influenced the landscape in fascinating ways. We enjoy a stop at Góðafoss water, where the water falls in a 30m wide semi circle. The contrast between the foaming angry falls and the black volcanic rock is really striking to behold. Góðafoss, or waterfalls of the gods, symbolises the switch from worshiping the pagan gods and following Christianity. We explore the remarkable pseudo craters that border lake Mývatn. These numerous grassy knolls are not as they may appear volcanic craters. No lava spewed or flowed for them. Rather they were formed when lava flowed into the wetlands bordering the of the lake. The meeting of boiling magma and the waters of the lake resulted in steam explosion in the ground here, giving them their crater shape. We enjoy a walk through Dimmuborgir lava fields and admire the distinct and strange formations of lava rock. It is common in Iceland for children to see troll-like shapes in lava rock. Námaskarð is a barren landscape scarred by boiling geothermal water with mud pools. Experience the strong smell of sulfur which hangs in the air here but be sure to stick to the marked walking paths. After this wonderful day exploring Mývatn, we return to Akureyri and drop you to the same place you started the tour in the morning. We are confident that you will have loved your day with us and will take great memories of Iceland onward with you.

From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

2. From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Explore the top natural attractions along Iceland's Diamond Circle Route on a guided day trip from Akureyri. See the waterfalls at Dettifoss, visit the charming seaside village of Húsavík, and much more. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus at the cruise ship terminal in Akureyri and get ready for your full day of sightseeing. Your first stop, Goðafoss waterfall. Marvel at the powerful falls and watch as the water cascades down from a height of 12 meters. Make the most of the walking trails here, taking in a view of the falls from several different vantage points. Next, make your way to Ásbyrgi Canyon, a horse-shoe-shaped valley surrounded by vertical cliffs, before heading to Dettifoss waterfall, the second-largest waterfall in Iceland by volume. Take a break from Iceland's dramatic landscapes with a visit to the idyllic village of Húsavík and see the town church. Located in the heart of the village, this small wooden church is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Hop back aboard your bus and head to the Tjörnes cliff viewpoint just north of Húsavík to take in fantastic panoramic views of the sea and Öxarfjörður fjord. From here, make your way to the Námaskarð hot-spring area to learn about the country's ancient volcanic eruptions and see the impact of ongoing geothermal activity firsthand. End your tour on a high note as you pass the iconic Lake Mývatn, famed for its beauty and strange surrounding landscape on your way back to the cruise ship terminal, where your Icelandic adventure comes to an end.

Akureyri: Mývatn Nature Baths and Goðafoss Waterfall Tour

3. Akureyri: Mývatn Nature Baths and Goðafoss Waterfall Tour

On this wonderful 6 hour tour from Akureyri, visit some of the highlight of North Iceland and enjoy the quintessential Icelandic experience, soaking outdoors in the natural heated waters of a geothermal hot-springs. Your tour begins at Akureyri´s cruise ship terminal. Our tour schedule is tailored to fit your docking times so you needn´t worry about being back late to the docks. We also provide packed lunches so that we can devote more time to sightseeing. You can choose between a chicken or vegan packed lunch. Just tell your guide at the start of the tour. The first stop of the day is to the picturesque surrounding of Góðdafoss waterfall. The waterfall is winder than it is high and curves in a crescent shape. Góðafoss is noteworthy for a symbolic role in Icelandic history, when a local chieftain threw his pagan statues into the falls, representing the moment Icelanders adopted christianity. We continue onto Lake Mývatn and view this unique landscape from a special viewing point. The Mývatn area and its strange landscape was heavily affected by volcanic forces, with ancient eruptions resulting in the pseudo craters that dot the lake and surrounding areas. The highlight of the day is arguably our visit to Mývatn Nature Baths, the blue lagoon of the north. The water here is naturally heated by geothermal forces below the surface and is said to have healing properties. Lounge and relax in the various pool areas and enjoy spectacular views of Mývatn. Our last stop of the day is at Námaskarð geothermal area. Here mud-pools and hot-pools dot the area. Steam and the smell of sulphur lingers in the area. This barren landscape seems a world away from the green craters on Lake Mývatn. We return to Akureyri and our tour ends at your cruise ship.

Akureyri: Goðafoss, Laufas & The Christmas House Tour

4. Akureyri: Goðafoss, Laufas & The Christmas House Tour

Embark on an enchanting journey through the mesmerizing landscapes and rich history of Iceland. Throughout the tour, knowledgeable guides will regale you with stories of Icelanders, their heritage, humor, and local traditions, making it an ideal adventure for families and anyone seeking a memorable exploration of Iceland's hidden gems. Commence your journey with a visit to the picturesque Goðafoss waterfall, where your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into Icelanders, their heritage, humor, and the local area, addressing any queries you may have. After exploring the waterfall, we head to the historic Old Turf house Laufas and then proceed to the Magical House of Christmas, making it a great tour for families. Goðafoss, located in the glacial river Skjálfandafljót, holds great significance in Icelandic history. Legend has it that a local chieftain named Þorgeir threw statues of pagan gods into the waterfall after the nation adopted Christianity. Hence, the name Goðafoss means "waterfall of the gods." Nestled by the estuary of the river Fnjóská in Eyjafjörður, Laufás exemplifies a wealthy vicarage from earlier times. The old turf-clad timber building dates back to the Middle Ages, while the current structure was erected between 1860 and 1877. As you explore the various rooms and passages, you'll find artifacts from the Laufás house and neighboring farms, offering insights into how Icelanders lived until the early 20th century. The church at Laufás features a pulpit from 1698 and is a humble yet beautiful representation of traditional Icelandic churches. The Christmas House, a year-round attraction, resembles a scene from a fairy tale book, enchanting visitors with its magical garden. Inside, you'll be welcomed by a log fire and the festive songs and scents, even during the summer months. Be sure to seek out the hidden Icelandic Yule lad's troll mother (Gryla) in her cave. The Christmas House and its shop brim with holiday magic, creating a delightful experience for all visitors. Upon returning to town, a short sightseeing tour of Akureyri awaits, completing this captivating excursion.

Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Waterfall Landscapes Tour

5. Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Waterfall Landscapes Tour

Embark on a captivating roundtrip excursion from Akureyri Port to Iceland's enchanting Lake Mývatn area. Visit a kaleidoscope of natural wonders and cultural gems on a tour showcasing some of Iceland's most breathtaking landscapes and geological marvels, including Hverir, Dimmuborgir, and Godafoss. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive through the Icelandic countryside, offering panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains, rolling hills, and sprawling meadows. As you approach your first highlight, the atmosphere brims with anticipation, and your eyes are drawn to the thunderous cascade of Godafoss Waterfall. Godafoss Waterfall, also known as the Waterfall of the Gods, boasts an awe-inspiring display of raw power as the Skjálfandafljót River plunges dramatically into a rugged gorge. The sheer force and pristine beauty of this natural wonder make it a must-see sight for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. Next, travel to another world at the mesmerizing Dimmuborgir lava fields. This otherworldly landscape is a labyrinth of ancient lava formations. Feel as if you've stepped into a fantastical realm of mythical creatures and hidden secrets as you navigate through twisted lava pillars and arches. Continue to the captivating Hverir mud pools, located within the Krafla volcanic area. Witness the geothermal activity that characterizes Iceland. The bubbling mud pots and steaming fumaroles create a unique and otherworldly atmosphere. Throughout the trip, your guide will share stories and insights about the geological forces that have shaped this land and the mythical folklore that has flourished in its wake. Learn about the volcanic history of the region and the cultural significance of the landmarks you encounter. As you approach the end of your journey, take in views of Lake Mývatn, a serene oasis nestled amidst the stark Icelandic landscape. The tranquil waters and surrounding wetlands offer a sanctuary for diverse birdlife, making it a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. At the end of the trip, retrace your steps back to Akureyri Port. From the thundering Godafoss Waterfall to the mystical Hverir Mud Pools, this journey through Iceland's natural wonders is an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the Earth's beauty.

Goðafoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri Port

6. 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 unguided 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. Departing from Akureyri Port, you'll have access to informative reading materials in multiple languages, enhancing your understanding of the destinations you'll encounter. 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.

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Cruise Ship Day-Trip

7. From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Cruise Ship Day-Trip

Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall with an experienced local tour guide. We set off from Akureryi Port with a stunning drive along Eyjafjord to Godafoss waterfall and then onto the famous Lake Myvatn. The tour stops at top popular attractions in Lake Myvatn and the Myvatn Nature Baths. This great value tour includes: Small group tour with an experienced local tour guide and Transport (16 - 17 seater minibus) Pick up and drop off to Akureyri Port Drive along the stunning Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland on the way to Godafoss waterfall, the famous 'The Waterfall of the Gods' Lake Myvatn Area including: Lake Myvatn: A lake formed 2300 years ago by a basalt lava eruption Hverir Mud Pools Hverarönd in Námaskarð natural steam vents Dimmuborgir Lava fields and formations with lava pillars known as the Dark Castles Myvatn Nature Baths A wonderful geothermal lagoon in lava fields. Enjoy the bath or relax in the Kvika Restaurant (please note food, drink and entrance fee are not included in the price). If you opt not to use the Nature Baths the guide can take you to visit the Grjótagjá rift and cave: Part of the rift between the Eurasian & American Continents and an old bathing cave while others in the group use the Nature Baths. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR SHIP'S DOCKING TIMES PLEASE CONTACT THE ACTIVITY PROVIDER FOR CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR SHIP IS SUITABLE FOR THE TOUR.

Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Day Trip

8. Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Day Trip

Explore the natural beauty of Iceland during a day tour of Goðafoss Waterfall and Lake Mývatn. The tour starts with a drive and photo stops along the scenic coast of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in the country. The first stop will be at Goðafoss, a breathtaking 39-foot-tall waterfall, located in the Skjálfandafljót River. From Goðafoss Waterfall the tour continues to Lake Mývatn driving around the lake stopping at Pseudo Craters, Lavafields, Geothermal mud pools and the Divergent Plate Tectonics. A lunch stop at a local restaurant before continuing the sightseeing around the Lake Depending on the Cruise Ship's departure time from Akureyri Port an additional option can be to stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths for a relaxing soak in the geothermal pool.

From Akureyri: Hverir and Lake Myvatn Geothermal Baths Tour

9. From Akureyri: Hverir and Lake Myvatn Geothermal Baths Tour

Lake Myvatn Classic tour travels through some of the most spectacular and unique landscapes in Iceland. On this tour you will see waterfalls, lava sculptures, bubbling mud pits and steaming vents, underground caves, volcanoes, craters and end the day relaxing in the geothermal waters of the Nature baths. This 4th biggest lake in Iceland is surrounded by lava fields, craters, panoramic views and amazing bird life. This tour takes you to: Dimmuborgir a unique area of lava sculptures and rock formations, Hverir where you can explore the steaming and bubbling mud pits, the underground caves at Grjótagjá. Ending the day at the Myvatn Nature Baths where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters. A day at Lake Myvatn is a day to remember. The tour departs from Akureyri. The first stop gives you the best views over Akureyri and Eyjafjörður. After a short photo stop we drive on to Goðafoss waterfall. One of Iceland´s most beautiful and uniquely shaped waterfalls. Here we tell you why the falls are important in Icelandic history and give you enough time to explore the area close up. Then we head on to Myvatn. We stop at the pseudo craters for a short while before continuing on to Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir is a unique and very interesting area. Visitors are given time to walk among the unusual lava sculptures, pillars and caves. Our guides know everything about this area and will be happy to walk with you and explain how the area was created 2,500 years ago, as well as tell you a few folktales about the local trolls. After a lunch break overlooking Dimmuborgir, we visit the former nature baths located on the tectonic plates between Europe and America. The last volcanic eruption in Myvatn was in 1984 from the volcano Krafla and lava from this eruption is visible everywhere you look. Hverir is an area of bubbling sulphur mud pits and steaming vents, watch your step as you explore this unique area! The Myvatn Nature Baths is our final stop and we recommend you enjoy this optional extra. The geothermal waters are the perfect place to relax before driving back to Akureyri. During the winter months the frost, low lying sun and often snow add something extra to this amazing tour of Myvatn.

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn Guided Tour with Lunch

10. From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn Guided Tour with Lunch

Benefit from pick-up from your cruise ship in Akureyri Port, and then drive to Lake Mývatn and the surrounding wetlands area near Krafla volcano. Stop at Goðafoss waterfall and hear about its important role in the history of Iceland. Continue to the pseudo craters of Skútustaðagígar, formed when hot flowing lava met with ice-cold water from the lake. See the lava fields of Dimmuborgir, rich in mythical sagas and stunning to look at for the lava pillars and rock formations.   Stop at the boiling mud pools of Hverir and gaze in awe at the steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits. Discover the thermal waters of an underground river at Grjotagja, where you will stand on the continental rift between Europe and America. Stop for a quiet and relaxing lunch at Mývatn Heritage and Nature Museum away from the big bus crowds. A light soup lunch and admission to the museum is included in the tour. Return to Akureyri Port at least 1 hour before your ship’s departure for the end of the tour services.

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The tour was mega. It was worth it just for the ride in the Super Jeep. The waterfalls we visited were the icing on the cake on the great trip. The guide was very nice and we had a lot of fun in our small group.

The views were amazing! The trip in itself was fun! The guide…the best!! Thorfur with IceAk…I can’t say enough. He was personable, funny, knowledgeable, and a complete joy!!

Wonderful and amazing trip. Our guide Ingi gave us the opportunity to see and feel the beauty of Iceland. Really recommended.

Our guide Lilia was fantastic. So helpful and so informative. Made it a really fantastic day

Absolutely great. Ingy was a first class guide. Highly recommend this and him.