Spectacular 8-Hour Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri with Hot Springs Visit

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Hof Cultural and Conference Centre, Strandgata, Akureyri, Icelan
8 hours
Minimum age


Discover the highlights of North Iceland on this eight-hour sightseeing tour to Lake Myvatn and the Dettifoss waterfall. Travelers who want to explore the top attractions in the Northern Region of Iceland before enjoying a relaxing soak in a thermal spring should book this tour today.

The tour begins with pick-up at your accommodation in Akureyri. Alternatively, you can make your way to the Hof Cultural Center in the town center. You'll meet the expert local guide leading your group on this exciting sightseeing tour. The driver will then take you to the day's first stop, the beautiful Godafoss waterfall.

Godafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland and a popular detour from the usual Diamond Circle tourist route. The water here falls from 40 feet (about 12 meters) across a width of almost 100 feet (30 meters), offering incredible vistas for visitors.

You'll have time to look closely at the waterfall before moving on to the next stop of the day at Lake Myvatn. The guide will tell you about the lake as you explore the area and admire the views.

While at the lake, the guide will take you to the incredible Dimmuborgir lava field. Cooling lava has formed a natural maze known as the Black Fortress.

When you've finished exploring the lava field, it'll be time to stop for lunch at a local restaurant. You can buy a meal to enjoy some traditional Icelandic food, or bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

The next stop is the Dettifoss waterfall. At 330 feet (about 100 meters) wide and 150 feet (roughly 45 meters) tall, Dettifoss is the largest waterfall in Iceland. It's also thought to be the most powerful in Europe. Over 6,000 cubic feet (about 193 cubic meters) of water tumble down from the crest every second.

A visit to the Dettifoss waterfall is something you'll never forget. It's a magnificent sight, and you'll have plenty of time to take beautiful photos. The scenery surrounding the falls is also stunning, and there's another waterfall nearby that your guide will take you to visit too.

After enjoying the views, your driver will take you to the Myvatn Nature Baths, where you can relax in a pale-blue geothermal spring. It's the perfect way to finish a busy day.

When you're finished at the baths, it's time to head back to your accommodation in Akureyri. Drop-off is included in the tour price, and you should arrive in town with enough time to enjoy an evening in the Capital of the North.

Don't miss this opportunity to visit the best natural attractions in North Iceland with this eight-hour sightseeing tour to the Dettifoss waterfall and Myvatn lake. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Akureyri
Expert, English-speaking guide


Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy outdoor shoes
Fully charged camera
Bottle of water
Snacks or a packed lunch (alternatively, you can buy lunch at a local restaurant)

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