Exciting 5-Hour Shore Excursion Tour of North Iceland from Akureyri Port

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Description

Summary

Tour starts
Port of Akureyri, Fiskitangi, Akureyri, Iceland
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
June - Sept.
Minimum age
None

Description

Explore the highlights of North Iceland by booking this incredible guided shore excursion. People visiting North Iceland on a cruise ship eager to discover beautiful waterfalls, learn more about Iceland's past, and relax in geothermal waters should book this fantastic tour now.

Your adventure starts at your cruise ship in Akureyri Port, where your expert local guide will collect you. You'll also meet the other guests on your tour before getting comfortable onboard the bus and setting off.

The first stop on the tour is the spectacular Godafoss waterfall, one of the region's most famous falls. Its name means "Waterfall of the Gods," and it stands about 39 feet (12 meters) high and around 98 feet (30 meters) wide.

The waterfall is part of the Skjalfandafljot river, originating in the Icelandic Highlands. In addition to its breathtaking beauty, the Godafoss waterfall has historical significance. Legend has it that around the year 1000, a chieftain threw statues of Norse gods into the falls when Iceland converted to Christianity, symbolizing the end of the country's old beliefs.

Easily accessible from the Ring Road, Godafoss waterfall is a popular stop for tourists exploring Iceland's natural beauty. Rainbows are often seen in the mist above the waterfall, making for an excellent photo opportunity. Your knowledgeable guide will be able to show you how to get the best photographs.

Next, you'll visit the Laufas Museum to learn more about Iceland's history and people. The museum features a traditional turf house, a typical dwelling in Iceland until the late 19th century.

The turf house at Laufas dates back to the mid-19th century and has been well-preserved to showcase how Icelanders lived in the past. The museum includes artifacts and furnishings that provide insights into rural Icelandic life.

The Laufas Church, built in 1865, is also part of the museum complex. You can explore the interiors of the turf house and learn about Iceland's cultural heritage and history.

On the way to your final stop, you will visit the Eyjafjordur fjord to take a photo and enjoy the views across the bay toward Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Now, it's onward to the Forest Lagoon geothermal spa.

Nestled within the Vadlaskogur forest, these unique baths offer a serene experience surrounded by nature. They feature warm, mineral-rich waters from a nearby hot spring, providing relaxation and therapeutic benefits.

The Forest Lagoon spa includes various amenities such as hot tubs, saunas, and a relaxation area, all designed to blend seamlessly with the natural environment. You'll have time to relax in true Icelandic style as you soak in the geothermal waters.

At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off at the port, ready to reboard your cruise ship and head to your next destination.

Take advantage of this incredible experience to discover some of North Iceland's highlights. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Transportation by comfortable minibus
Free Wi-Fi onboard the bus
Pick-up and drop-off at the port
Cruise ship return guarantee
Entrance fee to the Laufas museum

Activities

Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Reusable water bottle
Camera
Bathing suit and towel (can be rented)
Sunglasses
Snacks
Money for the Forest Lagoon entrance fee

Good to know

This tour depends on weather and road conditions. Changes to the itinerary may occur with short notice.

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