Incredible 8-Hour Lake Myvatn & North Iceland Waterfalls Tour With Transfer From Akureyri

Lake Myvatn features pillars and pseudo craters on its expansive waters.
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Akureyri, Iceland
8 hours
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Embark on an unforgettable adventure in North Iceland by joining this small-group tour that will take you to the famous Lake Myvatn and the powerful Dettifoss and Godafoss waterfalls. Travelers who want to explore these breathtaking bodies of water in Iceland should grab their tour spots now.

Your great eight-hour excursion begins in the scenic town of Akureyri, where you will meet your tour guide. From your pick-up location, your small group will journey into some of Iceland’s best attractions aboard a minibus fit for the terrain of the northern region.

Before arriving at your first destination, you will travel along the beautiful coast of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in Iceland. The stunning scenery of the bay, surrounded by towering mountains, is an excellent introduction to the nature of Iceland.

The tour’s first destination is the Godafoss waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the land of fire and ice. After all, its name translates to “waterfall of the gods.” 

Once you arrive here, you will witness its magnificent waters dropping from a cliff of 39 feet (12 meters). You may ask your guide about the attraction’s colorful history and folklore as you marvel at it.

Not far from the North Iceland waterfall is where you’ll spend most of your day. Lake Myvatn is best known for its active geothermal areas and thriving Icelandic wildlife due to its fertile waters.

As one of the largest lakes in Iceland, the lake covers a massive area of 14 square miles (37 square kilometers). While on the site, you’ll see endless volcanic pillars and pseudocraters scattered on the water, including the Skutustadagigar craters.

If you’re fond of birdwatching, Myvatn lake is the perfect place for this activity. As many as 13 nesting species of birds and ducks are present in the lake, especially in the spring and summer months.

Soon after, you’ll make your way to the Hverarond in Namaskard. This area of active geothermal activity features an expanse of hot springs, mud pots, pools, and fumaroles. The otherworldly view presents just how powerful the nature of Iceland is.

As you get nearer the end of the eight-hour North Iceland tour, your small group will have two more stops.

You’ll get the chance to see the most powerful waterfall in Europe on this trip, the Dettifoss waterfall. This Icelandic waterfall has a massive body that spans 330 feet (100 meters) wide, cascading from its height of 150 feet (45 meters). The breathtaking attraction is the best spot for taking landscape photos.

As you make your way back to Akureyri in the Eyjafjordur fjord, the minibus tour will have one final stop at the Myvatn area to explore the iconic lava fields of Dimmuborgir. This scenic area is steeped in the folklore of trolls.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore the best attractions of North Iceland, from the geothermal wonders of Myvatn lake to the powerful beauty of the Dettifoss waterfall. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Minibus transfer from Akureyri
English-speaking guide
Small group tour



What to bring

Winter clothes with layers
Sturdy hiking shoes
Winter headwear and gloves
Water bottle and light snacks

Good to know

- This tour depends on weather and road conditions, so changes to the itinerary might happen with short notice.

- The tour uses a minibus or van to explore North Iceland. But there is an option to opt for the private tour via a 4X4 super jeep for an added cost.

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