Spectacular 8-Hour Sightseeing and Hot Spring Bathing Tour for Cruise Passengers from Akureyri

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Port of Akureyri, Fiskitangi, Akureyri, Iceland
8 hours
May - Oct.
Minimum age


Join a captivating eight-hour tour tailored for cruise ship passengers, highlighting Northeast Iceland's most remarkable sights and geothermal wonders. This excursion is perfect for travelers eager to discover Iceland's unbeatable landscapes and rejuvenating hot springs.

Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from the Akureyri port, scheduled to coincide with your cruise ship's arrival. You'll travel in a modern minibus equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey.

The adventure starts with a scenic drive along the Eyjafjordur fjord. Admire the tranquil waters and surrounding mountains, offering a picturesque start to your day of exploration.

The first destination is the iconic Godafoss waterfall, celebrated for its breathtaking beauty and historical significance. This natural wonder is a must-see and provides an impressive introduction to Iceland's majestic waterfalls.

Next, you'll explore the diverse landscapes around Lake Myvatn, known for its geological formations and rich birdlife. Your guide will take you to several key sites within this fascinating area.

You'll visit the Skutustadagigar pseudo-craters, rare natural structures created by volcanic activity. These craters provide intriguing insight into the region's volcanic history and add a unique element to the landscape.

Continue to the Dimmuborgir lava formations, a striking area filled with bizarre and dramatic rocks. Known as the "Dark Castles," this site is steeped in local legend and has a mysterious atmosphere.

Your journey then takes you to the Grjotagja cave, home to a mesmerizing hot blue river. Although the waters are too hot for bathing, the cave's beauty makes it a must-visit location.

Next, you'll discover the Hverir geothermal area, where you can witness the earth's geothermal power firsthand. This site features bubbling mud pots, steaming vents, and vibrant mineral deposits that create a colorful and otherworldly landscape.

After a brilliant day of sightseeing, you'll visit the Myvatn Nature Baths, where you can soak in the warm geothermal waters. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Myvatn region, these mineral-rich baths offer a perfect way to relax and unwind.

During the booking process, you can add an admission ticket to the baths for an extra cost.

If time permits, your guide will take you to a scenic viewpoint overlooking the Eyjafjordur fjord. This is an excellent photo stop with awe-inspiring fjord views.

The tour finishes with a return to the Akureyri port, ensuring you arrive well before your cruise ship's departure. You'll leave North Iceland with the day's unforgettable experiences and attractions etched in your mind.

Don't miss this eight-hour sightseeing and hot spring bathing tour from Akureyri, specially designed for cruise passengers. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfers from Akureyri port
Expert, English-speaking guide
Transportation in a comfortable minibus
Complimentary Wi-Fi on the minibus
Cruise ship return guarantee


Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Walking shoes
Water bottle
Bathing suit and towel (can be rented)
Pre-packed lunch

Good to know

Your guide will stop at a cafe for refreshments. However, the stop is quite late in the tour, so the operator recommends bringing a pre-packed lunch.

This tour is wheelchair accessible with prior request. However, a private tour is recommended for your comfort. Infant seats are available upon request.

If you prefer not to swim, you can relax at the restaurant ‘Kvika’ or walk in the surrounding area.

The driver will drop you back at the port a minimum of 30 minutes before the ship departs, but usually around 50 minutes before departure.

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