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From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

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From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

From US$ 113.11 per person

Explore the geothermal landscapes of the north of Iceland on a full-day shore excursion to Lake Mývatn from Akureyri Port. Get dropped off directly at your cruise ship in plenty of time for its departure.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Visit the Goðafoss waterfall
  • See the pseudo craters of Skútustaðagígar
  • Stand on the continental rift between Europe and the Americas
  • Marvel at the lava fields of Dimmuborgir
  • Gaze in awe at the volcanic mountain of Namafjall
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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.   Discover the thermal waters of an underground river at Grjotagja, where you will stand on the continental rift between Europe and America. End with a look at the boiling mud pools of Hverir and gaze in awe at the steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits. Return to Akureyri Port at least 1 hour before your ship’s departure for the end of the tour services.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
  • Refreshments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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Important information

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  • There will be a break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café
  • The itinerary may be altered due to the weather or road conditions
  • You will get dropped off at the port at least 1 hour before your cruise ship's departure time
  •  Tours depart at 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The duration of the tour is 5 to 6 hours. Check if your ship’s arrival and departure times fit with the schedule before booking
  • Bring good walking shoes, a water bottle and your camera
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4.8 /5

based on 74 reviews

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First class tour which gave a great flavour of this wonderful country.

Paul was an excellent guide giving us all a well balanced tour of this area with a good amount of relevant information without overloading us. We were fortunate that we had our best day of weather on our cruise and we made the most of it enjoying the incredible views from the mighty Godfoss falls, geyser's and lava fields to the panama's around each bend in the road.

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July 12, 2019

This tour was excellent as was our driver & guide Dabba. We had a small group of 14 which meant that we had plenty of time at each destination as we didn't have to always wait for 40 or 50 people to get on & off the bus. Dabba was informative, professional & very friendly. This tour exceeded our expectations, we visited everything listed plus more. Would definitely recommend.

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June 17, 2019


Our guide/driver was the best. We had a group of 10 and all were very happy. Clean beautiful vehicle great driver and informative engaging guide all in one wonderful person. Explained each and every stop history and all particulars. Julius we would certainly recommend to all who would like to visit beautiful Akureyri .

May 23, 2018

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