Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri
Mud and clay literally boil in the Námaskarð geothermal area.
The underground hot springs of Grjótagjá canyon.
A mud pot boils and bubbles in the Námaskarð geothermal area by Lake Mývatn.
Lake Mývatn dressed in winter attire.
The mighty Goðafoss waterfall attracts visitors from across the world.
The Námaskarð geothermal area is known across the world for its high geothermal activity.
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Hop on this tour for a unique journey across the diverse landscape of Iceland. This tour is for those who love to explore Iceland’s volcanic marvels and any animal lovers who visits our shores!

You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and whizz across the land all the way to Lake Mývatn, stopping at various unforgettable points throughout the tour. Goðafoss is your first stop, a waterfall named “The Gods’ Waterfall.”

It is said that in the year 1000 AD, law-speaker Þorgeir declared Christianity to be the law of the land because he believed that religious differences between the Christians and the pagans could tear the country apart. Thus united, Þorgeir returned home after the parliament meeting. On the way, he stopped at this fall and threw figurines of the Norse gods into the water, casting off his own pagan beliefs in the process.

Next, you will visit Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters on the south shore of Lake Mývatn, formed when scorching lava flowed over the entire area, met up with the cool lake water, and exploded in the rapidly cooling temperatures. You'll continue on to Dimmuborgir, the “dark cities,” where lava formations and pillars are plenty and tell mysterious tales and sagas.

Then, you go to the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the Námafjall geothermal area, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In the summertime, you’ll be able to proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the geothermal steam energy plant, a route that is usually closed due to snow in the winter.

For the next stop, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Leirhnjúkur volcano, the Víti explosion crater that was formed during the Myvatnseldar eruption in 1724.

And to cap off your Mývatn adventure, you'll relax in a two-hour nature bath in a geothermal pool surrounded by vast lava fields, while enjoying the view of the great lake Mývatn, a nature preserve for the thousands of birds winging through the skies overhead. The entry fee is not included in the tour price but is available as an extra.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the sensational north! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 3 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: North Iceland, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Goðafoss, Skútustaðagígar, Grjótagjá, Námafjall Geothermal Area
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:45. 09:15,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Pick-up starts 15 minutes before tour departure.

  • Fully guided tour

  • Transport

  • Admission to the Mývatn Nature Baths

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Good walking shoes

  • Warm clothing

  • Water bottle

  • Bathing suit and towel (can be rented)

Good to know:

● During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café

● Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour

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Wonderful tour, beautiful scenery and an excellent and informative guide
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the north is so expansive and wild. this tour was perfect to get a feel for the uniqueness of the area, and pehaps what you might want to come back and explore some more! what a great way to take it in and end with a trip to the nature baths. the baths were not crowded at all and the views are incredible. just a perfect day.
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Our guide was a local and he had excellent knowledge of the area, local customs and history. He also had a great sense of humour.
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Our guide (Ingi) was amazing. Very knowledgeable and patient. The weather was hit and miss but the bus was warm and comfortable. Every stop was a very interesting look at the geological wonders of Iceland. Seeing trolls and elf houses was extra cool ;). The nature baths were the perfect way to end the day. 100% worth the money!
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Great guide and amazing tour, very relaxed so you have plenty of time to appreciate the beautiful and spectacular surroundings. Very good way to explore the Lake Myvatn area if you don’t have your own car, and the visit to the Nature Baths is great; highly recommend grabbing a beer and soaking up the amazing view. Plenty of time given at all stops and at the hot springs, with lots of photo opportunities and good stories.
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Wonderful tour.
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We were all happy because it was a small group tour. Our guide is so knowledgeable and he does love his home, Akureyri. He cares about the environment. Recommend!
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The tour was so much fun and our tour guide was full of insightful knowledge. We had an incredible experience.
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Eyþór was a great tour guide, and so friendly and funny. I liked that he alternated between stretches of telling us things about Iceland and the landscape vs. letting us relax or ruminate with just music. He even played a few songs I requested when we talked about Icelandic music - so awesome! Super cool tour, I'd go on it again just to get to walk on that glacier!
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