North Iceland Day Tour to Godafoss, Lake Myvatn & the Nature Baths from Akureyri

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Summary

Tour starts
Akureyri, Iceland
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
None

Description

Spend your day exploring the best of North Iceland with this eight-hour tour of lake Myvatn, Godafoss, and the Myvatn Nature Baths. The tour is for those who want to see some of the most beautiful sights of North Iceland and relax in geothermal springs after a day of exploration. 

The tour starts in the comforts of your accommodation in Akureyri, where your operator will pick you up. Your guide, who will be with you throughout the tour, will give you information and entertain you with interesting facts about North Iceland’s gems as you travel.

You are also welcome to ask them questions if you have some. 

Your first stop will be at the powerful Godafoss waterfall, around 39 feet (12 meters) in height and 98 feet (30 meters) in width. Due to its width, it’s become one of the biggest in Iceland. The waterfall is also beautiful, so bring your camera to take a picture of this photogenic attraction. 

Aside from its physical prowess, Godafoss, the waterfall of the gods, has a story connected to Iceland’s transition to Christianity. According to legend, in the past, a local leader threw the statues of the old Gods of Iceland into the waterfall as a symbol of embracing Christianity. 

After a marvelous time at Godafoss, your next stop will be at Myvatn lake, a highlight of North Iceland’s Diamond Circle. Myvatn, with an area of 14.2 square miles (37 square kilometers), is one of the largest lakes in the country. It is located in an area with high geothermal activity and is home to unique and beautiful attractions. 

Aside from the lake, Myvatn is home to other famous and exciting attractions, including caves, hot pools, and other geological wonders. There is Dimmuborgir, which consists of lava rock columns and is often compared to a castle. Skutustadagigar, meanwhile, is a set of unique pseudocraters and a protected conservation area. 

Myvatn is also teeming with bird life, especially ducks. If you love animals, you may even have the chance to see more duck species in Myvatn than in other places in the world. 

Your last stop will be at the Myvatn Nature Baths, another popular destination in Myvatn lake. These baths are geothermally heated pools, which allow you to relax after a long day of exploring. The waters of Myvatn Nature Baths have a temperature of around 97 to 104 F (35 to 40 C) and are said to be good for the skin and health. 

The tour is open during summer and winter. Also, since you’ll be visiting various kinds of places in Iceland, including a waterfall, make sure to wear warm clothing. In addition, you can rent a bathing suit and towel when you go to the Nature Baths, but if you prefer to bring your own, you are free to do so. 

Visit the most iconic attractions of North Iceland, including Myvatn, Godafoss, and the Myvatn Nature Baths, in this eight-hour guided tour. Check availability by choosing a date now.   

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Included

Entrance fee to the nature baths.
Small group tour (minimum if two)
Pick up from any hotel or guesthouse

Activities

Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Wear warm clothing
Camera
Bathing suit and towel

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