Private 5-Hour Sightseeing & Hot Spring Bathing Tour of North Iceland with Transfer from Akureyri

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Summary

Tour starts
Akureyri, Iceland
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
May - Sept.
Minimum age
16 years old

Description

Explore waterfalls, museums, and geothermal spas on this fantastic five-hour private excursion in North Iceland. Those eager to discover the region's natural attractions, learn more about its past, and bathe in stunning natural hot springs should book this private tour now.

Your adventure starts when your expert local driver-guide collects you from your accommodation in Akureyri. This excursion is a private tour, meaning it will be just you and your traveling party. There's no need to wait for other guests, and you can tailor the tour to your needs, spending more or less time at each sight depending on what you enjoy. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to ask your guide questions.

The first stop of the day will be the Godafoss waterfall. It's a beautiful drive from Akureyri to Godafoss waterfall, as you'll pass Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in Iceland. Relax in the comfortable vehicle and enjoy the views.

The Godafoss waterfall is one of the country's most stunning waterfalls. Its name means "Waterfall of the Gods," reflecting its historical significance. Legend has it that a local chieftain threw statuettes of the Norse gods into the waterfall when Iceland officially converted to Christianity.

The waterfall is about 98 feet (30 meters) wide and drops about 39 feet (12 meters), creating a powerful and picturesque cascade. The surrounding area offers walking paths and viewpoints, allowing visitors to enjoy the scenic beauty from various angles.

You may see a rainbow in the mist which forms over the waterfall due to its power, making for some incredible pictures. Your guide will be able to advise you on how to capture the best photographs.

Next, you'll visit the Laufas Museum. The museum features a well-preserved turf farmhouse, which dates back to the 19th century, offering visitors a glimpse into traditional Icelandic life. The farmhouse is a prime example of local architecture, built with turf walls and a wooden frame.

Inside, the museum displays various artifacts and furnishings from the period, illustrating the daily lives of its former inhabitants. The site also includes a church built in 1865.

Before continuing to the day's final stop, you'll pause to enjoy the view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. You can see across the bay to Akureyri, providing a stunning photo opportunity. 

Your driver will now take you to the Forest Lagoon geothermal spa. This spa is less well-known than some of Iceland's other spas, but it's just as charming and relaxing. Soak in the natural hot water and unwind as you reflect on your time in North Iceland.

Once you feel relaxed and rejuvenated, it's time to head back to Akureyri. The driver will take you back to your accommodation or another convenient place, and you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Visit a beautiful waterfall, learn about Icelandic history, and relax in geothermal hot pools on this immersive private tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Transport by comfortable minibus
Free onboard Wi-Fi
Entrance fee to the Laufas museum
Expert English-speaking guide

Activities

Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Water bottle and snacks
Camera
Bathing suit and towel (can be rented)
Sunglasses
Entrance fee to the Forest Lagoon spa

Good to know

This tour depends on weather and road conditions. Changes to the itinerary may occur with short notice.

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