Relaxing 4.5-Hour Godafoss Waterfall and Geothermal Baths Tour From Husavik Port

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Summary

Tour starts
Húsavík, Iceland
Duration
4,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
June - Aug.
Minimum age
3 years old

Description

Experience the beauty of Iceland by visiting an iconic waterfall, a folk museum, and a refreshing geothermal pool on this 4.5-hour Godafoss waterfall and geothermal baths tour. This enriching adventure takes cruise ship travelers around North Iceland for a taste of the country's natural beauty and rich history.

The action begins when a friendly driver picks you up from the Husavik port, where your cruise ship is docked. You'll ride a comfortable vehicle to your first stop: Godafoss waterfall, where you'll enjoy its picturesque beauty for an hour. The name Godafoss translates to "Waterfall of the Gods," a fitting title given its breathtaking beauty and historical significance. 

The falls are about 39 feet (12 meters) high and 98 feet (30 meters) wide, creating a stunning semicircular cascade. According to legend, around the year 1000, the lawspeaker Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. In a symbolic gesture, he threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall, giving it the name it carries today.

Check out the water's vivid blue-green color, resulting from glacial melt mixing with the river. You'll also see scenic walking trails, offering an excellent way to explore the surrounding area. These paths also allow you to appreciate the waterfall from various angles and enjoy the peaceful Icelandic countryside.

Next, your experienced guide will take you to Reykjadalur valley, a geothermal wonderland and a hiker's paradise. Reykjadalur translates to "Steam Valley," which perfectly describes the landscape's numerous hot springs, steaming vents, and bubbling mud pools.

Next, you'll proceed to Adaldalur valley to visit the Grenjadarstadur turf house museum. Interestingly, Grenjadarstadur museum is one of Iceland's largest and well-preserved turf farms, dating back to the mid-19th century. However, the dwelling houses were abandoned in 1932 before the National Museum took over and restored them in 1955.

As for the houses' composition, you'll see thick turf walls and wooden interiors with insulating properties, creating warm, sustainable homes. Inside the museum, you'll see restored rooms that reflect the daily life of the people who once lived here. You can see the living quarters, kitchen, and storage areas, all filled with around 2,000 period artifacts.

For your final stop for the day, you'll head for a relaxing time at the GeoSea Spa. Unlike typical geothermal pools, GeoSea Spa uses mineral-rich seawater drawn from deep underground. You can enjoy a refreshing drink while enjoying the benefits of geothermal heat and ocean minerals.

If you don't feel like dipping in the geothermal pools, you can stay in the GeoSea restaurant for a meal while enjoying the views over the bay. After rejuvenating at the GeoSea Spa, the driver will take you back to the Husavik port in time for your cruise ship's departure.

Grab this opportunity to experience the beauty of North Iceland in this 4.5-hour tour of Godafoss waterfall with a stop at a geothermal bath. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Entry fee to Grenjadarstadur turf house museum
Experienced guide
Comfortable vehicle
Free Wi-Fi on vehicle
Entry fee to GeoSea Spa with free use of towels

Activities

Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Transfers

What to bring

Swimsuit for geothermal bathing

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