10 Hour Tour to Godafoss, Lake Myvatn & Askja Crater

10 Hour Tour to Godafoss, Lake Myvatn & Askja Crater
A seething and steaming hot spring at Námaskarð in the Mývatn region of North Iceland.
Fumaroles and steam vents dot the geothermal areas of Námaskarð in north Iceland.
Goðafoss waterfall in north Iceland between seasons, with patches of snow.
An image from the foot of the northern falls Goðafoss, on the Diamond Circle.
The midnight summer sun glowing on the mists of Goðafoss waterfall in north Iceland.
The roads of north Iceland in summer go from one incredible destination to another.

Join this tour for an unforgettable journey of north Iceland in summer. Travel through the countryside, now awake after the long winter, dotted with sheep and Icelandic horses at play, through volcanic craters and magnificent mountains.

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and taken to the indomitable Goðafoss, a powerful waterfall which gives life to the surrounding land.

Goðafoss means 'God's Waterfall; it was named during the conversion of Iceland to Christianity in the year 1000 AD. Upon returning from the Alþingi where the religion was adopted throughout the land, the law-speaker threw his figures of the Norse gods into the water here, changing Iceland’s history forever.

Next, you’ll visit the largest bird sanctuary in Europe, a short distance from the shores of Lake Mývatn. Despite its beautiful, stark landscape, Iceland has few native animal species, and so we care deeply for our birds.

The wetlands around the lake are a protected space for the dozens of species who visit our shores in the warmer months. In particular, you’ll view many types of ducks and other seabirds wheeling through the sky, nesting, or scanning the waters for their next meal.

The spectacular scenery continues at Dimmuborgir, 'the Dark Fortress'. Formations of lava leftover from an enormous lava tube which collapsed long ago have created dramatic caves, castles and towers of rock that loom over the pathway.

Then, you will take in the incredibly varied landscape of Námaskarð geothermal area, located between the Krafla volcanic area and the desert plain of Mývatsöræfi.

Bubbling mud springs and hissing steam vents add colour and noise to this experience; take a deep breath and smell the primordial sulphur in the air. This area is also unexpectedly colourful, where mineral deposits in the mud and rock have streaked the lava field in a rainbow display.

You will glide by the mountain Herðubreið and take in new lava deposits on the raw landscape of Holuhraun lava field before stopping at the huge volcanic crater Askja to admire the crystalline lake at the bottom, reflecting the snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains.

While there, you will admire the grim, desolate expanse of the nearby crater Víti, which is the Icelandic word for 'hell'. Finally, you’ll be delivered back to Akureyri for an evening of rest.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to view the startling landscape features which make Iceland unique! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Askja, Víti by Askja, Goðafoss, Herðubreið, Öskjuvatn, Námafjall Geothermal Area, Holuhraun
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:20.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pickup

  • Guidance

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes

  • Rain clothes

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