Immersive 8-Hour North Iceland Sightseeing Tour with Myvatn and Dettifoss from Mývatn

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Mývatn, Iceland
6 hours
All year
Minimum age
13 years old


Explore the best of Iceland with this eight-hour combo tour of Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss waterfall, with a departure from Myvatn and drop-off in Myvatn or Akureyri. This excursion is perfect for those who want to see the famous attractions in Northeast Iceland and experience its magical nature firsthand. 

Your adventure begins with a pick-up from your Lake Myvatn accommodation, or you can make your way to one of the designated meeting points. You'll meet your local tour guide, who will help you and be your primary information source throughout the tour. 

For the tour, you'll visit the top places in Myvatn, including its nature baths and the waterfalls of Dettifoss and Selfoss. 

Wear warm clothes with layers and walking shoes or boots to ensure you are comfortable during the excursion. If you plan to swim at the Myvatn Nature Baths, you can bring your swimsuit and towel or rent them. You should also bring a water bottle as there'll be a lot of walking, and a camera to capture all the beautiful places you'll visit. 

As this tour will last up to eight hours, bring your food. You can also buy snacks at a local cafe, where your driver will stop.

Your first destination for today is Lake Myvatn. It's in an active geothermal area and is home to various geological and natural wonders. 

One of the sites you'll visit, the Myvatn Nature Baths, allows travelers to enjoy its naturally heated waters. The nature baths may not be as famous as South Iceland's Blue Lagoon, but they are still worth visiting. The entrance fee isn't included, so you'll have to pay if you want to swim. 

Aside from the nature baths, you'll also visit the unique pseudocraters of Skutustadagigar, which were formed from gas explosions and boiling lava. Plus, check out the Dimmuborgir lava formations from the famous TV series, Game of Thrones. Near Dimmuborgir is the Grjotagja lava cave, which is home to another hot spring. 

At the side of Lake Myvatn, there's the Namafjall geothermal area which is home to the volcanic mountain of Namafjall and the boiling mud pools of Hverir. 

After marveling at the beautiful places of Myvatn, you'll return to your vehicle and drive to the Dettifoss waterfall. Dettifoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Europe due to its strong water flow and beauty. 

You'll also visit Selfoss waterfall nearby. Although not as powerful as its neighbor Dettifoss, its beauty and magnificence make it a sight you should not miss. 

Your magical tour ends after your driver returns you to Akureyri or Lake Myvatn. 

Explore the nature of Iceland and visit the best of it when you join this combo tour of Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Pick-up at your accommodation in the Lake Myvatn area
Drop-off at your accommodation or in Akureyri
Transportation between sights


Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy outdoor shoes
Swimsuit and towel
Water bottle
Fully charged camera
Identification (teenagers and seniors get discounted entry tickets to the Myvatn Nature Baths)

Good to know

The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable. If the weather conditions make roads unsafe, there could be last-minute changes to the itinerary or the tour could be canceled. In the event that the tour is canceled, you will receive a full refund.

The tour usually lasts between six and eight hours. You should arrive at your accommodation on in Akureyri in the early evening.

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