Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

The underground hot springs of Grjótagjá canyon.
The mighty Goðafoss waterfall attracts visitors from across the world.
The Námaskarð geothermal area is known across the world for its high geothermal activity.
Don't forget to have fun on your Iceland holiday!
Relaxing in the Mývatn Nature Baths make for the perfect end of a day of travelling.
Lake Mývatn under the midnight sun.
Based on 13 traveller reviews

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: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Goðafoss, Skútustaðagígar, Grjótagjá, Námafjall Geothermal Area
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:45

  • 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


Average rating 4.9 / Number of reviews 13

The tour was so much fun and our tour guide was full of insightful knowledge. We had an incredible experience.

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!

I went with my husband to Iceland to my honeymoon and thus tour was one that we really enjoyed. Jonas, our guide, was extremely friendly - he took us to one of his favourite places for lunch during thr tour, and even gave us recommendations for restaurants and places to visit outside of the tour. Since we were the only people on this tour, Jonas was kind enough to extend it a bit and let us stop along the way to take some photographs. We really enjoyed the tour and the guide and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the seeing the natural beauty in the area outside Akureyri. Thank you Guide To Iceland!

Our guide was very helpful, knowledgeable, and entertaining. It also didn't hurt having our day start off with snow to see the waterfall and then clearing up with lots of sun.

This tour is amazing! Tour guide Júlli is quite so funny guy. We went to manus spots as described. Super cool to experience North Iceland from this tour. And Mývatn is even much better than Blue Lagoon.... Highly recommended this tour!

Mr. Maple Tree is the best guide I have ever seen. He is quite professional and charming. He showed us the amazing sights around Akureyri and took us to a fantastic restaurant for lunch.

Did this tour in early March, so we could not go to see Krafla. This initially disappointed me, but the tour ended up being great! We some some really cool sites with a neat variety of weather. Perhaps most importantly though our guide was great! He was very knowledgeable, never rushed us, was friendly with a good sense of humor, and was very helpful with people getting in and out of the van.

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