Enchanting 9-Hour Sightseeing Tour to Godafoss, Lake Myvatn, and Dettifoss from Akureyri

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Summary

Tour starts
Akureyri, Iceland
Duration
9 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
May - Dec.
Minimum age
None

Description

Embark on an enchanting nine-hour sightseeing tour to the Godafoss waterfall, Lake Myvatn, and the Dettifoss waterfall from Akureyri. Travelers seeking to explore the breathtaking attractions of North Iceland should book this tour now.

The adventure begins in the morning, with a departure from Akureyri. You'll travel in a comfortable minibus, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey for the next nine hours. 

Today, an experienced guide will lead you to some of North Iceland's most stunning natural wonders, providing fascinating insights along the way.

Your first destination is the magnificent Godafoss waterfall, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." This beautiful waterfall is 39 feet (12 meters) high and spans 98 feet (30 meters) across. The water tumbles dramatically over the cliffs, creating a spectacular display. 

Godafoss is steeped in history. In 1000 AD, Iceland's lawspeaker, Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi, discarded his pagan idols here, signifying Iceland's conversion to Christianity.

Next, you'll head to the picturesque Lake Myvatn area, renowned for its unique geological features and vibrant birdlife. Your guide will take you to some of the area's best attractions. 

First, you'll visit the Skutustadagigar pseudo craters, formed by gas explosions when hot lava flowed over the wetlands. These craters create a surreal and scenic landscape perfect for exploration and photography.

Then, you'll see the Dimmuborgir lava formations, a maze of unusual rock structures created by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. "Dimmuborgir" means "Dark Castles," and the formations resemble a castle or fortress. The area is rich in folklore, adding an element of mystery to your visit.

Afterward, you'll discover the Hverir geothermal area, where you'll marvel at boiling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and colorful mineral deposits. The geothermal activity creates an otherworldly landscape with vibrant hues and intriguing textures.

Your journey continues to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Standing at 144 feet (44 meters) high and 328 feet (100 meters) wide, Dettifoss is a mesmerizing sight. Watching the immense volume of water crashing down the falls is an unforgettable experience.

Next, you'll explore the Grjotagja cave, famous for its hot blue river that flows through the cavern. The cave's clear waters create a striking contrast with the dark volcanic rock, making it a captivating natural wonder.

Time permitting, your guide will make a stop for a photo opportunity to capture the gorgeous view across the Eyjafjordur fjord to Akureyri. This scenic vantage point offers an unbeatable panorama of the fjord and the town nestled along its shores.

The tour finishes back in Akureyri, leaving you with lasting memories of North Iceland's incredible landscapes and natural beauty. 

Don't miss this nine-hour sightseeing tour from Akureyri, which is the perfect way to experience the highlights of North Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Transfers from Akureyri
Expert, English-speaking guide
Transportation in a comfortable minibus
Complimentary Wi-Fi on the minibus

Activities

Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Walking shoes
Water bottle
Camera
Sunglasses
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.

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