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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.

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Guided Trip

2. From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Guided 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: Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Shore Excursion

3. From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Shore Excursion

A great tour around the lake Mývatn area where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. We start our tour in Akureyri and drive east towards the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall, where we'll make our first stop. The waterfall is a place of significant historic value connected with when Icelanders took Christianity. We continue east from Goðafoss; we'll pass through the valley of Reykjadalur and head to Skútustaðir, where we see the pseudocraters. Our next stop is the stunning lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir were formed about 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basalt pillars and sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir, we'll travel to Grjótagjá, which was a popular underground bathing cave until the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984. Those eruptions heated the water in the cave, so now it's too hot to bathe there. We now continue through the Námaskarð pass and go to the Hverarönd fumarole fields, a spectacular area showing the earth's inner power. After this, we'll be heading back towards Akureyri; if time, weather and conditions allow, we'll find some good places to stop for pictures

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What people are saying about Akureyri

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

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!

The tour guide was waiting for us by the exit gate where our cruise ship disembarked. She was an excellent guide and driver of the 19-seat van. We thoroughly enjoyed the narratives she made of her homeland. The seats were a bit tight for climbing in and out of the van. But that was the choice we had to make between a big bus with more comfortable seats but with a big group or a tighter van with a much smaller group.

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.

The tour covers all the important points of the area. Unfortunately we had very bad weather on our tour, but our guide made the best of it and gave us a lot of exciting information.