See The North! | Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn & Godafoss

See The North! | Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn & Godafoss
Aside from lakes and waterfalls, you will lay your eyes on dramatic mountains, scenic volcanic plateaus and charming farmlands.
Goðafoss is known as 'The Waterfall of the Gods' and is the resting place for hundreds of ancient, pagan idols.
Lake Mývatn can be translated as 'Fly Lake' in English, though these pesky only appear during the spring and summer time.
Northern Iceland is positively brimming with attractions, least of which is the sublime and dramatic scenery.
The cascading water of Dettifoss originates from Vatnajökull glacier.
A marathon takes place around Mývatn every summer.
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Come and see for yourself the wealth of attractions that make North Iceland so famous with this fantastic guided sightseeing tour. This is an excellent tour opportunity for those travellers to Iceland looking to expand beyond the major attractions of the southwest and, instead, maximise every second of their time on vacation.

Your day will begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's charmed northern capital, Akureyri, before heading out to the dramatic waterfall, Goðafoss. Goðafoss is known as "The Waterfall of the Gods" given its place in history; upon adopting Christianity in 1000 AD, the early Icelandic settlers chose to dispose of their pagan idols in frothing waters of Goðafoss, abandoning their former beliefs through this symbolic action.

From there, you will continue on to Lake Mývatn and its gorgeous, volcanic surrounding landscape. Rich in bird life and interesting flora, you will first make a stop at the cragged Dimmuborgir ("Dark Fort"), an area of dried magma that, over the centuries, has come to resemble an ominous castle. You will also visit the geothermally active field of Hverir as well as the dazzling blue interior of Grjótagjá lava cave. 

Once your time at Lake Mývatn has come to fruition, you will begin to make your way to Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss, a thick curtain of hurling, cascading, frothing water that seems to stand in stark contrast to the hard, grey landscapes that surround it. Dettifoss is 100 meters wide and drops 45 meters down into the gorge, Jökulsárgljúfur. You will take a closer look at Jökulsárgljúfur, the largest gorge in all of Iceland, before heading back to Akureyri.

Book now for your chance to experience all of the above and more with this fantastic sightseeing tour around the beautiful attractions of North Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Goðafoss, Dettifoss, Jökulsárgljúfur, Grjótagjá, Námaskarð
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

We offer free pick up anywhere in Akureyri.

  • Fully guided tour

  • Super Jeep Transfer

  • Snowshoes if needed

  • Crampons if needed

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Good walking shoes fit for the season

  • Warm clothing, hat and gloves

Good to know:

There is about 2 Kilometre hike involved in this tour which during winter can be demanding for some people.

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See The North! | Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn & Godafoss
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