Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri
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.
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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