Join this amazing day tour to fly from Reykjavík to the town of Akureyri: there, you'll witness North Iceland's most stunning sights, such as Lake Myvatn, the waterfalls Dettifoss and Godafoss, the Namaskard geothermal area and the area of the incredible Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.
You will begin your tour visiting the beautiful Goðafoss, The Waterfall of the Gods, where lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the idols of the old nordic gods, after he converted to Christianity. Next you will witness the stunning area of Lake M´yvatn, one of Iceland's most beautiful and beloved sites.
You will then visit the colourful and catastrophic geothermal area by Námafjall mountain (also known as 'Námaskarð' or 'Hverir') and then head for the thunderous waterfall Dettifoss, 44m high and 100 m wide, rumbling into one of Iceland's most impressive canyons, Jökulsárgljúfur.
You travel along the canyon and visit the famous Hljóðaklettar or Echoing Cliffs, thus named due to their excellent acoustics and further notable for their impressive basalt cliffs that characterize the ancient crater remains.
Then you are off to another highlight of the area, the magnificent ásbyrgi canyon. Richly vegetated and, shaped like a horseshoe. The canyon is 3.5 km long and 1.1. km across with cliffs reaching as high as 100 m. At its opening is a 250 m wide cliff that rises into the centre, ending in a narrow edge resembling a ship's stern. This cliff is known as the island. When witnessing this fantastic scenery, it will not come as a small surprise that it was believed to be the meeting place of the old gods.
In springtime, you will also get to see the impressive cliffs of the Tjörnes peninsula and greet the puffins that nest there. You will finish up your tour with a drive through the village of Húsavik, the whale watching capital of Iceland, before heading back to Akureyri. In Húsavík we can try the new GeoSea Geothermal Sea baths. Those who don´t visit the baths can relax in the town, visit the Whale Museum or just enjoy one of the nice café´s in town while others visit GeoSea.
Your morning flight from Reykjavík Airport is at 7:10 but please be there for your check in at 6:25. You'll meet with your guides at Akureyri Airport where the tour starts at 8:00.
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During the tour we break for refreshments at a café. The stop is quite late on the tour and we therefore recommend a pre-packed lunch.
Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour