Cruise Excursion | Small-Group 5-Hour North Iceland Tour from Akureyri Harbour

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Akureyri, Iceland
5,5 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age
10 years old


Explore the fantastic sights around Lake Myvatn and the magnificent Godafoss waterfall by booking this small-group tour. This is a perfect day tour for cruise ship travelers with pick-up and drop-off at Akureyri harbor.

At the beginning of the tour, the driver will pick you up at Akureyri port. You’ll meet your expert local tour guide and the other adventurers in your group. As this is a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask any questions you have throughout the day.

From Akureyri, you’ll head to the Godafoss waterfall. It’s a stunning drive to get there along the coast of Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland. The fjord measures over 47 miles (around 70 kilometers) from one end to the other and has high mountains on both sides.

The Godafoss waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland, measuring around 100 feet (roughly 30 meters) across. The Skjalfandafljot river cascades 39 feet (about 12 meters) in a spectacular natural display.

The word “Godafoss” translates to “Waterfall of the Gods.” Learn about the fascinating history of the falls while you enjoy the view and take some incredible photos.

After you’ve marveled at the waterfall, it’s time to see the sights on Lake Myvatn. Lake Myvatn is the fourth-largest lake in Iceland, with an area of 23 square miles (around 36 square kilometers).

Not only is it vast in its scale, but it’s also home to some unique geological features, which you’ll see on the tour. For example, Skutustadagigar is a row of pseudocraters formed by gas explosions caused when melting lava flowed over the water here. Several bird species live at the lake, a designated conservation area.

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’re in luck. You’ll now visit some locations where the popular television series was filmed. These include Hofdi, which was the location used as the area north of the Wall.

Next, you’ll be able to enjoy the Myvatn Nature Baths, a series of geothermically heated pools in a lava field. The water in these baths contains minerals, like sulfur, which are considered beneficial for the skin. There are also steam baths, a hot tub, and a restaurant on site.

The day’s adventures will last between seven and nine hours. At the end of the tour, you can choose whether you’d like to be dropped off back at Akureyri port or if you’d like to stay in Lake Myvatn and continue your journey from here.

Don’t miss your chance to discover the breathtaking sights of Lake Myvatn and the Godafoss waterfall in North Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Akureyri
Expert, English-speaking guide


Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Swimming costume and towel for the Myvatn Nature Baths
Reusable water bottle
Fully charged camera

Good to know

Entrance to the Myvatn Nature Baths is not included in the tour price.

Due to weather, road conditions, or unforeseen circumstances, your guide may have to alter the itinerary and locations or adjust the total journey time.

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