Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Day Tour

Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Day Tour
The notorious north Iceland Krafla crater as pictured in summer.
The winter sun gleaming over the snowy landscapes of the lake Mývatn region.
The lava fields around Mývatn, formed by notorious eruptions, become hidden by a thick blanket of snow in winter.
In the stretches of water that make up Lake Mývatn, expect to see many of the bizarre lava formations that make north Iceland unique.
A frosted island in Lake Mývatn in north Iceland's winter.
The Mývatn area is a map of ancient lava fields and serene lakes, and draws many visitors to north Iceland.

Enjoy the sites of Mývatn in north Iceland, with this excellent day tour. This is a perfect choice for those staying in or around Akureyri on their holidays. 

This tour will take you to all the highlights of Lake Mývatn. You will learn about how Lake Mývatn was formed and shaped through the ages, and about all the volcanic activities that help make this jewel of the north as beautiful as it is.

For example, you'll visit the Skútustaðir pseudo craters, which are incredibly rare formations caused by lava rising over a body of water. You'll also stop at Dimmuborgir Lava Park to see very unusual lava formations, pillars, caves and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are trolls that turned to stone. 

Lunch can be enjoyed at a local restaurant or with a lunch pack, which you can book as an extra to be served at a scenic place. After lunch, you will visit famous locations where parts of the series 'Game of Thrones' was filmed like Grjótagjá cave and Höfði cape.

You will then visit the geothermal area of Hverir and learn about the tectonic plates, and the crater Krafla. Your guide will also take you to Víti, where the view over the surrounding volcanoes, lava fields and geothermal areas is excellent.

After a long and enlightening tour, you are welcome to take a relaxing dip into the famous Mývatn Nature Baths.

The Mývatn area offers a unique natural environment of geology and biology, where volcanic eruptions have played a crucial role in the formation of the landscape. Whether the plan is to enjoy the landscape, examine unique natural phenomena or take a closer look at the plant and bird life, Lake Mývatn has it all.

A large number of travellers visit Mývatn in the summer, but its landscape are no less impressive and mystical in the wintertime, when you have the added possibility of seeing the northern lights.

Don't miss this excellent northern excursion. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish
  • Highlights: Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Skútustaðagígar, Grjótagjá, Krafla, Víti in Krafla, Námafjall Geothermal Area, Mývatn Nature Baths, Námaskarð, Hverfjall
Pickup information:

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure

    • Pickup and drop off in the Myvatn area

    • Super jeep tour

    • English speaking guide

    • Admission to Mývatn Nature Baths

    • Bottled water

    • Lunch Pack

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothes

    • Good shoes

    • Bathing suit and towel

    • Camera

    Good to know:

    You will stop at a local restaurant or a café for refreshments if a lunch pack is not taken as extra. Your safety is our first priority so itinerary might be altered due to bad weather or road conditions, the duration of the tour might extend or we might have to cancel the tour if weather or other conditions are not in our favour.

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