Highlights of the North Tour | Departure from Akureyri

Highlights of the North Tour | Departure from Akureyri
An immense amount of glacier spray rises from the most powerful waterfall in Europe: north Iceland's Dettifoss.
Goðafoss has a fascinating history, which is often forgotten by sightseers in north Iceland due to its spectacular beauty.
Aldeyjarfoss in north Iceland's winter, with its hexagonal basalt columns caked in ice.
Grjótagjá hot spring cave in the Mývatn region of north Iceland will be very familiar to Game of Thrones fans.
North Iceland's 'Dark Fortress', Dimmuborgir, is a spectacular field of dramatic lava formations.
The Mývatn Nature Baths are one of the most scenic places to relax in geothermal waters in north Iceland.

Join this fun-filled tour to see waterfalls, geothermal areas, mountains, valleys and lakes. The Highlights of the North tour is perfect for those who only have a day to spare in the region and want to see the best spots of northern Iceland. 

Your private driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel, guesthouse or Akureyri airport and drive to the beautiful landscapes of North Iceland. 

Goðafoss, 'The Waterfall of the Gods', is your first stop of the day. Goðafoss is considered to be one of the most stunning waterfalls in Iceland, some say it is like a miniature version of the Niagara Falls. It is also a place of great historical importance. After Iceland officially converted to Christianity in 1000 AD, a law-speaker threw idols of the old Gods into the waters in a symbolic gesture.

From there you'll make your way up Bárðardalur valley along the glacial river Skjálfandafljót, and come to the fantastic Aldeyjarfoss waterfall and the basalt rock column formations around it. It is a sight not to be missed. 

Lake Mývatn is next on your agenda. The lake and its surroundings were formed in a volcanic eruption over two thousand years ago. At Mývatn, you will see abstract landscapes such as Skútustaðagígar pseudocraters, Höfði cape, and the majestic mountain Hverafjall.

You will also visit otherworldly areas that were settings for the television show Game of Thrones, such as the lava rocks at Dimmuborgir, and Grjótagjá cave. On top of that, you will get to witness the raw power of Hverir geothermal area, learn about the geological history of Krafla volcano,  and relax in the Mývatn Nature Baths.

You will end your tour by driving to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall and the setting for the opening scene of the movie Prometheus.

On the road, there will be plenty of time for stops where you can have a bite to eat, stretch your legs and capture the amazing Icelandic nature on film. At the end of the day, you will be dropped off at your hotel, guesthouse or Akureyri airport.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish
  • Highlights: Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Aldeyjarfoss, Goðafoss, Dettifoss, Höfði, Skútustaðagígar, Grjótagjá, Krafla, Leirhnjúkur, Hverfell, Víti in Krafla, Námafjall Geothermal Area, Mývatn Nature Baths
Pickup information:

    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 and drop off in Akureyri

    • Super jeep tour

    • Local English speaking guide/driver

    • Bottled Water

    • Admission to Mývatn Nature Baths (optional)

    • Dinner

    • Lunch (a packed lunch can be ordered during the booking process)

    What to bring:
    • Warm and waterproof clothes

    • Good hiking shoes

    • Bathing suit for the Nature Baths

    • Sunglasses

    • Camera

    Good to know:

    You will stop at a local restaurant or a café for refreshments if you don't have a packed lunch with you. Your safety is our first priority so itinerary might be altered due to bad weather or road conditions. The duration of the tour might extend or we might have to cancel the tour if weather or other conditions are not in our favour. Bathing suit and towel can be rented at the Nature Baths.

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