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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.

Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Waterfall Landscapes Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

From Akureyri: Hverir and Lake Myvatn Geothermal Baths Tour

4. 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 Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

5. 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

6. 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 Jeep Tour

7. From Akureyri: Private Dettifoss Waterfall 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.

Reykjavik: 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

8. Reykjavik: 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

Your 8-day Icelandic adventure begins with pickup from Reykjavik, then sets out along the Golden Circle, passing by Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park. As you admire the hot water spouting from the earth, learn about the history of Iceland from your expert guides. On day 2, visit the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the cascades, and hike on an ancient glacier. The highlight of the day is a trip to the world-famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Explore Skaftafell National Park on day 3 and marvel at the white sheets of ice as they contrast against the stark black sand. Afterward, explore an Ice Cave and blocks of ice floating in the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlon. Spend the evening looking out for the stunning Northern Lights, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. On day 4, follow your guides through the East Fjords in search of native wildlife such as wild reindeer. As you pass by Lake Lagarfljót, where a monster is said to live, learn about the culture and way of life in the nearby small villages. After a cozy night’s stay in a sleepy Icelandic village, explore the geothermal region of Lake Mývatn and see the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir. Then continue to the Námaskarð Pass where the earth boils and bubbles in front of your eyes. On day 6, visit the fjord of Eyjafjörður, spend some time getting to know local farmers at Kaffi Kú, and stop by Hauganes for a Whale Watching Tour. Try some Icelandic delicacies if you fancy it, then stay overnight in Borgarnes. On day 7, explore the capital of the north at your own leisure, before heading out to the Saga Trail to visit Reykholt where the medieval poet Snorri Sturluson lived. On day 8, see the incredible Snæfellsjökull glacier on Snæfellsnes Peninsula and marvel at the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. Enjoy an optional underground tour of the Vatnshellir Lava Cave. In the evening, you’ll return back to Reykjavik, where your 8-day adventure ends.

Lake Mývatn Classic Tour from Akureyri

9. Lake Mývatn Classic Tour from Akureyri

The Lake Mývatn area is considered by many to be the most beautiful place in Iceland. Begin your 8-hour tour with a stop at Goðafoss Waterfall, a picturesque and iconic site located on the Skjálfandafljót River. Your next stop in the Lake Mývatn area will be the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar. You’ll also see more of the area’s highlights, including the Hverir mud pools, Grjótagjá rift and the Dimmuborgir lava fields among others. The final stop of the day is at the Mývatn nature baths, where you’ll have the option of relaxing in a natural pool of geothermal water, located in the middle of lava fields and with great area views.

Iceland: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss 4x4 Tour by Bus

10. Iceland: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss 4x4 Tour by Bus

Gaze at the wonderful Eyjafjordur fjord as you drive to the rushing waters of the Godafoss Waterfall. See the bubbling mud pools of Hverir. Be amazed by natural steam vents at Námaskarð. Gaze at the lava pillars in Dimmuborgir. Visit the geothermal pools at Myvatn. Start your tour with a pickup at your hotel, airport, or port. Hop on board the bus and drive along Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in Iceland. Take in the stunning display of mountains along the way. See the Godafoss Waterfall, which is 39 ft (12 meters) high and 98 ft (30 meters) wide. Arrive at Lake Myvatn, formed 2300 years ago by a basalt lava eruption. Visit the Skútustaðagígar, a pseudocrater area formed by lava flowing over wetland. Continue to Hverir Mud Pools, a geothermal spot famous for bubbling pools of mud. Take in the scenery at Námaskarð and Hverarönd, known for natural steam vents. Go to Grjótagjá Cave, a bathing cave with hot springs. Follow your guide to Mount Námafjall, a spectacular volcanic mountain. Discover the formations of lava pillars, known as the Dark Castles at Dimmuborgir Lava fields. Keep going to reach the geothermal pools at Myvatn Nature Baths, overlooking a beautiful blue lagoon. Bathe in the pools if you like, or eat in the restaurant. Witness filming locations for Game of Thrones, at Höfði, and Star Wars. End your tour and be dropped off in Akureyri or Lake Myvatn. Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall with an experienced local tour guide. We set off from Akureryi with a stunning drive along Eyjafjord to Godafoss waterfall and then onto the famous Lake Myvatn. The tour stops at all the top attractions of Lake Myvatn and the Myvatn Nature Baths.

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We had a good experience. Guide was at the port on time and did a good job explaining the stops and moving things along. The guide was friendly and we never felt rushed. First stop, Goðafoss waterfall. I love waterfalls, and Iceland has no shortage of them. I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls in my life and this one is up there. Next, Skútustaðagígar to see the pseudo craters. Many hiking trails around these craters and it was beautiful. Also, we got to taste some authentic lamb stew! At the entrance of the craters, there’s a little Café shop called Kaffi Sel. They sell this amazing lamb stew (unlimited refills) and some local beer. I had lamb stew at some other ports in Iceland, but this one was the best (and cheapest). Next, Dimmuborgir. This area is made of lava fields, with various rock formations and caves. This is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions due to its unique looking rocks, the folklores, and the filming of Game of Thrones. Much more to say but I'm out of space.

My guide, Hinrik from Troll Expeditions made the trip so fun and memorable. Despite bad weather and him falling sick, he always found something to make up for it and keeping us all safe. o definitely recommend this tour if you want adventure and seeing most of Iceland.

We were met at the specified time at the port and were quickly on our way. Our guide, Dabba (sp?) was so informative and amusing the time flew. Wonderful scenery and interesting stops.

Thor, our guide, was really good. We had an excellent time throughout the trip. He was easy going and took time, no rush, gave us plenty of time to explore everything.

Order responsible punctual incredible beautiful everything thanks for the beautiful experience