Mývatn
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From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

1. From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

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.

Akureyri: Day Trip to Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn & Nature Baths

2. Akureyri: Day Trip to Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn & Nature Baths

Explore the natural beauty of Iceland during a day tour of Goðafoss Waterfall and Lake Mývatn. Visit a local hot spring and bathe in the soothing water of the nature baths. Leave Akureyri and drive along the scenic coast of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in the country. The first stop will be Goðafoss, a breathtaking 39-foot-tall waterfall, located in the Skjálfandafljót River. Next, head to Lake Mývatn, whose landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms due to a lava eruption 2,300 years ago. Continue on to the cave of Grjótagjá and stop at the hot spring area at Hverarönd in Námaskarð. Take advantage of the opportunity to relax in the steam baths and geothermal water of Mývatn Nature Baths. On the way back to Akureyri, see the unique lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar. The last stop will be in Eyjafjordur where you will have time to take plenty of photos with the fjord as your backdrop.

From Akureyri: Private Dettifoss Waterfall Super Jeep Tour

3. From Akureyri: Private Dettifoss Waterfall Super Jeep Tour

After being picked up in a super jeep, you will venture to Goðafoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, known as the waterfall of the Gods. Your tour will then continue to Lake Mývatn. This ancient lake was formed by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago and is surrounded by rare volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents. Driving deeper into this otherworldly landscape, you will get a chance to see the hot spring area at Hverarönd in Námaskarð. Then gaze at the incredible might of Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. As you embark on your return journey, you will stop to investigate Skútustaðagígar, and area of pseudo craters, and the unique lava formations of Dimmuborgir. These are among the most popular tourist attractions in the Mývatn area. Finally, you will stop in Eyjafjordur and admire the scenic view over the fjord to Akureyri.

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What people are saying about Mývatn

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Such a memorable trip! We were picked up right at the cruise ship and Thor our guide kept us informed the whole trip not just with ‘official’ facts about this wonderful country but with his own family history. Made it come alive! On top of that, I left my spectacles on the bus, discovering this only when the ship sailed away from Akureyri. Thinking they were gone forever, I was totally amazed to be able to pick them up at Reykjavik where they had been sent first class post. This was way and above any service expected and I was so grateful! Totally recommend this company - you will not be disappointed!

Visited all major attractions around Lake Myvatn within 6 hours. There wasn't quite as much time at the individual stops, but everything was explained in detail. The pickup worked great and the group size of 14 people was ideal.

The mini bus was very comfortable and roomy. Our guide was a local who loved his country and made us feel the same. The waterfall and geysers were very special and the beautiful weather was an added bonus.

Great stops! Impressive landscape. The guide explained a lot and responded to individual requests and questions. It was great fun.

The tour is well worth seeing and the guides adapted it to our needs.