Private 4-Hour Off-Road Tour of Aldeyjarfoss and Godafoss Waterfalls with Transfer from Akureyri
Join the most thrilling off-road adventure in North Iceland and see some of the best waterfalls the land of fire and ice offers, including Aldeyjarfoss, Godafoss, Hrafnabjargarfoss, and Ingvararfoss waterfalls. This private tour is perfect for travelers seeking to explore more Icelandic attractions that are less famous but equally breathtaking.
This four-hour Icelandic tour starts at the beautiful town of Akureyri, the capital of the northern region, where you’ll meet your friendly tour guide. Aboard a super jeep that can accommodate up to six people, you will visit and marvel at four waterfalls in North Iceland in a more flexible and relaxed manner.
After traveling roughly 22 miles (35 kilometers) surrounded by picturesque landscapes, you’ll finally have the first taste of an Icelandic waterfall in Godafoss.
Godafoss waterfall is easily one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, flowing on a horseshoe-shaped cliff 98 feet (30 meters) wide. It’s also pretty accessible, given its proximity to Iceland’s ring road.
But more than its grand appearance, the Godafoss waterfall is known for its rich history and folklore. According to local stories, a Viking leader threw off pagan statues in the waterfall to welcome Christianity centuries ago. That is why the name Godafoss translates to “waterfall of the gods.”
As you go deeper into the region and off the beaten path, you will see three more stunning waterfalls close to each other. After all, Aldeyjarfoss, Hrafnabjargarfoss, and Ingvararfoss waterfalls are all connected to the mighty Skjalfandafljot river.
Aldeyjarfoss waterfall is the most famous of the three Skjalfandafljot waterfalls within the northern area of the Highlands of Iceland. The waterfall is a mesmerizing attraction and a perfect spot for photography because of its magnificent hexagonal basalt columns surrounding the icy waters.
Whichever season you visit, the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall remains awe-inspiring with its 65 feet (20 meters) drop. In winter, the almost symmetrical basalt columns are covered with ice. But during summer, you can see the volcanic formations in full glory.
Meanwhile, Ingvararfoss waterfall is the least known of the three Skjalfandafljot waterfalls. It has preserved its natural beauty throughout the ages because only a few travelers know its existence. You can see its grandeur by hiking less than a kilometer from the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall.
The last stop of the private tour in North Iceland is the Hrafnabjargarfoss waterfall. This natural wonder is also a hidden gem because of its remote location.
Once you arrive at the location, either by hiking or a super jeep, you will witness its majestic waters cascading into two flows. In particular, in the Hrafnabjargarfoss waterfall, a large boulder right in the middle interrupts the flow of the Skjalfandafljot here before falling into a pool of icy wonders.
The private tour of four North Iceland waterfalls ends as you return to Akureyri with lovely photos and unforgettable memories.
Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the beautiful and hidden waterfalls of North Iceland by booking this four-hour private tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Good to know
- This tour depends on weather and road conditions, so changes to the itinerary might happen with short notice.
- The tour uses jeeps that accommodate up to four or six people.