Lake Myvatn, the Nature Baths, and Whale Watching | Departures from Akureyri and Reykjavík

Lake Myvatn, the Nature Baths, and Whale Watching | Departures from Akureyri and Reykjavík
A fumarole perpetually blows steam into the air in the Námaskarð geothermal area.
A bubbling mud pot in the Námaskarð geothermal area.
Whale-watches in North Iceland have success rates of 99%.
Whale watching tours allow for up close encounters with the gentle giants of the sea.
Loved by all, the puffin is Iceland's unofficial national bird.
Steeped in history, Goðafoss is widely considered to be one of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls.

Immerse yourself in North Iceland, with a combo trip to see the wonders of Lake Mývatn and the incredible whales of Eyjafjörður. This tour is perfect for those who love to make the most of every moment on their holidays, and balance sightseeing, relaxation and excursions.

The day will begin when you are picked up from Akureyri, although you can add flights to and from Reykjavík when you are booking if you are not otherwise travelling to the North. En route to Lake Mývatn, you will stop at the mighty Goðafoss, an awe-inspiring waterfall with a fascinating history, and learn about it from your guide.

You will then reach lake Mývatn, where there are a wealth of places to see; you will start by walking along the Skútustaðagígar pseudo-craters, before heading over to the geothermal area at Hverir. You will then go to where the earth is tearing apart due to plate tectonics, at a place called Grjótagjá Rift, before reaching the Dimmuborgir lava fortress.

Depending on the time and weather conditions, you may see other spots such as Mount Krafla and the explosion crater of Víti. The final place in the Mývatn area you will definitely have access to, however, is the Mývatn Nature Baths where you will bask in the beautiful healing waters.

Once you have recharged, you’ll be driven back to Akureyri and get dropped off at the harbour. Here, you will find your whale-watching vessel, which has several outdoor viewing platforms, an indoor area, and a cafe.

You will set out for Eyjafjörður, and start your hunt for the majestic creatures of the deep. Whale-watches in North Iceland have success rates of 99%. The most common species is the humpback whale, but you may also see white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, orcas, beaked whales, fin whales, and even blue whales. You are also very likely to spot some puffins.

After your whale watching excursion, the boat will whisk you back to Akureyri; whether staying or flying back to Reykjavík, your evening will no doubt be spent reminiscing over an incredible day.

Do not hesitate to book this tour combining sightseeing, whale-watching, and hot-spring bathing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Akureyri, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Goðafoss, Eyjafjörður, Skútustaðagígar, Grjótagjá, Krafla, Námafjall Geothermal Area, Mývatn Nature Baths
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:45.

Free pickup
  • Professional Guide

  • Pick up and drop-off in Akureyri

  • Entrance to the Mývatn Nature Baths

  • Whale watching trip

  • Flights from and to Reykjavík (can be added during booking)

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm Clothes

  • Hiking Shoes

  • Camera

  • Swimsuit and towel

Good to know:

Sighting success is 99%, however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. Most common species are Humpback whales. If no whales or dolphins are seen on your tour we will offer you a complimentary ticket for our classic whale watching tour, valid for two years in Reykjavik and Akureyri.

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Lake Myvatn, the Nature Baths, and Whale Watching | Departures from Akureyri and Reykjavík
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