Private Lake Myvatn Day Tour

Private Lake Myvatn Day Tour
The stunning and historical Goðafoss in winter.
The water in Grjótagjá canyon is too warm for bathing these days.
One of the many mud pots that dot the otherworldly Námaskarð geothermal area.
The drive between Akureyri and Lake Mývatn takes you through otherworldly areas of stunning beauty.
A rock formation in Dimmuborgir lava fields.
Goðafoss, found in north Iceland, translates to 'Waterfall of the Gods'.

Marvel over the diverse wonders of the lake Mývatn region on this private day tour. Where you go, and how long you spend at each destination, is all in your hands. This is a perfect excursion for those who seek to immerse themselves in Iceland's natural beauty, without having to worry about travelling on anybody else’s terms.

Your guide will pick you up from your Akureyri accommodation in the morning, and transport you to the Mývatn region. En route, you will pass the incredible Goðafoss waterfall, and stop to marvel at its power and learn about its fascinating history. After that, you will continue east, and what you see next is entirely in your own hands.

There are many fascinating places to visit in Mývatn. You can observe seething geothermal areas, such as at Mount Námafjall and Hverir, or bathe in naturally heated water in the Myvatn Nature Baths. Those interested in Iceland's raw volcanism would enjoy the lava fortress of Dimmuborgir and the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar, and avid birdwatchers should spend some time at the lake itself to see a wealth of life.

How you choose to see these sites is up to you. You could leave it all in the hands of your guide, and get them to show you and tell you about as many places as possible, or you could fully invest in a couple of destinations and spend your day taking them in. If you are a fan of the HBO Series Game of Thrones, you could even tailor your tour to hit as many filming destinations as possible.

The only possible limitation on this tour is that some areas can become inaccessible in winter. While most places still can be reached, Mount Krafla and the Víti explosion crater are closed off in bad weather. There is still plenty in the area to entertain yourself with, however.

Once you have made the most of your day, you will head back to Akureyri.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Lake Mývatn, and do so on your own terms. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Akureyri, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Goðafoss, Skútustaðagígar, Grjótagjá, Krafla, Námafjall Geothermal Area, Mývatn Nature Baths
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:00, Flexible.

  • Fully guided private tour with a local expert

  • Transport in Comfort Vehicle

  • Hotel/Guesthouse pick-up

  • Flights from and to Reykjavík (can be added for 40,000 ISK)

  • Admission to the Mývatn Nature Baths (can be added for 4,900 ISK)

What to bring:
  • Good walking shoes

  • Warm clothes

  • Water bottle

  • Bathing suit and towel

Good to know:

When booking the tour choose number of persons.

If 1-4 person choose from the folding menu the total number.

If more than 4 person, choose 4 person in the folding menu

and say yes to the group size you want 5-7 or 8-19.

This gives you the total cost at the bottom of the page.

Price for private tour 1-4 person is = 1,251 USD total per car.

Price for private tour 5-7 person is = 1,293 USD total per car.

Price for private tour 8-19 person is = 1,335 USD total per car.

During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café.

Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour

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