Private 9-Hour North Iceland Sightseeing Tour from Akureyri with Nature Baths

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Akureyri, Iceland
9 hours
All year
Minimum age


Discover the wonders of North Iceland with a private guide on this once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing and hot spring bathing tour. Travelers eager to explore the Diamond Circle and witness incredible waterfalls, lakes, geothermal areas, and geological marvels should book now.

This excursion begins in Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland, where you will meet your private guide. Because this tour is exclusively for you and your group, you don't have to wait for any other guests and will head straight out into the wilderness.

As you travel, your guide will tell you about the beautiful natural sites you pass and about local folklore. Feel free to ask questions, as you will have their full attention.

Your first stop will be at the Godafoss waterfall, "the waterfall of the gods." Not only is this a spectacular sight, but it was the location where Iceland officially converted to Christianity in 1000 AD.

The lawspeaker of the time, Iceland's most powerful figure, threw his figures of the Old Norse Gods in the waters to mark the charge.

Next, you will visit North Iceland's most famous attraction, Lake Myvatn. This region has stunning waterways, abundant birdlife, beautiful flora, geothermal areas, and dramatic geology.

The most interesting geology can be found at "the lava fortress" of Dimmuborgir. The mythical Yule Lads, or Christmas Trolls, are said to live in the rocks here with their child-eating mother, and it's a Game of Thrones filming location.

Next, you'll head to the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss. Surrounded by towering black cliffs, few sites in North Iceland are as impressive as this. On either side are two more waterfalls, Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss.

On the way back from Akureyri, you'll stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths if you booked admission in advance. As you bask in the healing geothermal waters, your body will relax as your spirit rejuvenates.

The breathtaking nature of the Myvatn area surrounds this geothermal spa. You may even be lucky enough to see the northern lights from the hot spring in winter.

Those heading to the Myvatn Nature Baths should bring a swimsuit and towels. Otherwise, you will need warm, waterproof clothing and a water bottle. You can also bring snacks, although you will stop along the way for refreshments. 

After you visit the geothermal spa, you will return to Akureyri.

Don't miss this fantastic chance to explore the magical sites of North Iceland on this private sightseeing tour, complete with hot spring bathing. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Water bottle
Swimsuit and towel (can be rented on site)

Good to know

Please book admission to the Myvatn Nature Baths in advance if you plan to visit. Pick up is from KEA hotel unless you specify otherwise.

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