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From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Saga Travel GeoIceland

From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Saga Travel GeoIceland
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From US$ 153.94 per person

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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 required protective equipment is provided
  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  • 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
  • Please check if your ship’s arrival and departure times fit with the schedule before booking
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4.8 /5

based on 122 reviews

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Top tour and you saw everything, it was a great day and the weather cooperated. You have to be aware that you only get a brief glimpse of everything, if you want to see everything on this tour in peace, you can need 1.5 days. What wasn't great was that we had to wait for guests from another ship and so the departure was postponed by an hour, which we then missed to explore the city.

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July 16, 2022

The tour was great, there are many stops to see different things and take pictures. Our guide was knowledgeable and he made sure we would have the best experience possible. Judging by the reviews, the stop at the nature baths seems to be included in certain tours but not others, and that was a bit confusing for me since I didn't see anything saying there would be a stop there. Our group did stop at the baths for 2 hours, and I was unaware of this. If you don't want to go in the baths, you can still go for a walk in the beautiful surrounding area. Overall a great experience

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July 15, 2022

It was a wonderful day with Gisli, who knew so much to tell about "his" island of Iceland. We saw a lot and had enough time to explore on our own. There was also enough time to visit the sanitary facilities and to stock up on snacks and drinks. Currency exchange is not necessary in Iceland, credit cards are accepted everywhere. We were picked up at the port by minibus and brought back again. Anyone who wanted could get off in the city. Thanks again to Gisli for this wonderful day!

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July 14, 2022

Product ID: 133107