Fascinating 7-Hour Sightseeing Tour of Lake Myvatn and North Iceland from Akureyri
Jump aboard a fascinating sightseeing adventure in North Iceland to see Lake Myvatn and its diverse landscapes on this small-group tour from Akureyri. Those who want to see unique lava formations, geothermal areas, and rich birdlife by a beautiful lake should book this tour today.
The sightseeing tour in Iceland starts with a morning pick-up at Hof Cultural Center or your hotel in Akureyri. You’ll meet your friendly tour guide here, who will brief you about the day’s itinerary to Lake Myvatn and North Iceland.
To help you have a more convenient tour experience, wear weather-appropriate clothing like a jacket with thermal layers and sturdy walking shoes. If you’re joining the optional Myvatn Nature Baths experience, bring a towel and swimsuit so you don’t have to rent on-site.
As you depart from Akureyri, a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord will welcome you. It is one of the longest fjords in Iceland, with picturesque mountains and cliffs surrounding parts of its 47 miles (70 kilometers) size. The group will make a quick stop here for a photo opportunity.
Next to visit is the breathtaking beauty of Godafoss waterfall, known to locals as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” The cold waters of Godafoss originate from the Skjalfandafljot river and cascade from a cliff of 39 feet (12 meters). While admiring the Icelandic waterfall, ask your guide about its legend, as it makes a unique story.
Soon after, you’ll arrive at the Myvatn area, the highlight of your sightseeing excursion. Lake Myvatn is the fourth largest lake in Iceland, where many diverse geological wonders await you.
First to see in the beautiful lake are the unique pseudocraters lining its waters. These features result from the area’s active geothermal and volcanic activities. While exploring these formations, you may also encounter curious nesting birds and ducks roaming around the fertile waters.
Your next stops are at Dimmuborgir lava fields and Hverir geothermal area. Hverir is interesting enough to visit because of its colorful mud pools and fumaroles despite being a barren landscape.
On the other hand, Dimmuborgir is an expanse of lava fields with some of the most bizarre geological shapes and formations you’ll see. The attraction is also known as the “Black Fortress” because its tall rocks resemble a castle tower. According to folklore, Dimmuborgir is also home to some Icelandic trolls, which you can hear more about from your guide.
Before returning to Akureyri and as the tour ends, you can stop by Myvatn Nature Baths for a geothermal bath. The Icelandic spa is famous for its milky blue waters that can soothe your body and skin after a day of exploring in North Iceland.
Make sure to add an entrance ticket to the geothermal spa when you book this tour.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the best attractions of Lake Myvatn and North Iceland, from Dimmuborgir to Godafoss waterfall, by booking this small-group tour from Akureyri. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Good to know
- Meeting point or departure is at Hof Culture Center. Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Akureyri can also be arranged.
- This tour depends on weather and road conditions. Changes to the itinerary might happen with short notice.
- Entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths is optional. You can add the admission ticket to the attraction upon booking for an extra cost.