Myvatn Off-Road Super Jeep Tour

Incredible flora, geology and lakes can be found in north Iceland's Mývatn in winter.
Lake Mývatn is serene and silent in winter, without its many migratory birds and buzzing flies.
A perfectly still day in winter across Mývatn lake and its surrounding lava rocks.
Goðafoss is one of Iceland's most spectacular waterfalls, and located about halfway between the popular northern sites of Akureyri and Mývatn.
If Mývatn in winter looks like a scene north of the Wall in Game of Thrones, that's because it was used as one.
Dimmuborgir in winter is the setting for the Wildling Camp in Game of Thrones, shot in Mývatn.
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Be adventurous and explore the sites at and around Lake Mývatn in a super jeep. This is an exciting off road journey where you will get to follow some forgotten and unused trails around this region of geological and geothermal wonders.

During your trip, you will get to experience rough off roading, while witnessing incredible volcanoes and waterfalls. Your trained and friendly guides will take you to some of Mývatn's more known attractions such as, Dimmuborgir, Grjótagjá and Hverir, as well as some hidden ones.

Your first stop, however, will be at the magnificent waterfall Goðafoss, a site of great historic importance. This is approximately halfway between the lake and Akureyri, the town where you will be picked up.

After marvelling over this feature, and learning all about it, you will reach the Mývatn region and visit Skútustaðagígar, a cluster of very unique pseudo craters, formed during a eruption in the area. This type of land formation has only been found in three locations in Iceland, and are only common in places as literally otherworldly as the planet Mars.

The next stop will be  Dimmuborgir, an unusually dark and rough lava field which contains many volcanic caves and strange formations. Game of Thrones scenes North of the Wall have been shot here. 

Your guides will then take you off-road, through the deep snow towards the volcanoes Hverfjall and Lúden. From here, you will take a secret passage to Hverir following a long forgotten trail.

Hverir is a geothermal area with countless hot springs and steam vents dyed a variety of different colours. From here, you'll go over Námaskarð Pass to Grjótagjá. Grjótagjá is a small lava cave near lake Mývatn with a thermal spring inside. This was also used in Game of Thrones, and will be instantly recognisable to fans of the series.

After enjoying these sites, you'll return to Akureyri.

Hop aboard for this off-road adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Goðafoss, Grjótagjá, Lúdentarborgir, Námaskarð, Ring Road
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

Included:
  • Super Jeep transport (Fully guided in English)

  • Lunch or other refreshments


What to bring:
  • Good winter boots

  • Warm, waterproof clothes

  • Hat and gloves

  • Camera


Good to know:

Conditions can make some locations impossible to reached; if so, other sites will be reached.



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