Top 47 Myvatn Tours
- ATV & Buggy Tours
- Airplane Tours
- Biking Tours
- Boat Tours
- Caving Tours
- Combo Deals
- Culture Tours
- Diving Tours
- Dog Sledding Tours
- Fishing Tours
- Glacier Tours
- Helicopter Tours
- Hiking Tours
- Horse Riding Tours
- Ice Climbing Tours
- Photo Tours
- Rafting Tours
- Sightseeing Tours
- Skiing Tours
- Snorkelling Tours
- Snowmobile Tours
- Super Jeep Tours
- Surfing tours
- Whale Watching & Puffin Tours
Frequently Asked Questions
About Myvatn Tours
The Myvatn region is a diverse area surrounding Lake Myvatn in Iceland’s north. There are many geological sites here for you to explore, such as the Dimmuborgir lava fortress, as well as a high level of geothermal activity, visible at places such as the Namaskard Pass and Grjotagja hot spring cave. This is one of the main stops along the ‘Diamond Circle’ route and is close to many waterfalls and other popular features.
1. How far is Myvatn from Reykjavik?
Reykjavik is about 400 km from Myvatn and it can take around 5 hours to drive there.
2. How far is Akureyri from Myvatn?
Akureyri is about 115 km (71 mi) from Myvatn.
3. What is the Diamond Circle?
It is a popular tourist route in North-Iceland which includes stops at four locations; the town of Husavik, Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss Waterfall and Asbyrgi Canyon. Other stops can include Godafoss waterfall, Dimmuborgir lava field, and Tjornes Peninsula.
4. What are some of the attractions around Lake Myvatn?
There are numerous attractions around Lake Myvatn such as Dimmuborgir lava fields, Namafjall geothermal area, Grjotagja hot spring, and Myvatn Nature Baths.
5. Where can I stay in the Myvatn area?
There are several hotels and guesthouses in the Myvatn area. The largest settlement in northern Iceland, Akureyri, is also a short drive away and offers numerous accommodations.
6. What are the Myvatn Nature Baths?
The Myvatn Nature Baths are very similar to the Blue Lagoon, except they are smaller and often less crowded. The baths are filled with blue, mineral-rich geothermal waters with a temperature of 36-40°C.
7. Can you fly to Lake Myvatn?
Not to Myvatn itself but the nearby town of Akureyri has a domestic airport. So you can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri.
8. Do I need a 4x4 vehicle to get to Myvatn?
Not in the summer but as northern Iceland gets heavy snow in the winter, a 4x4 is highly recommended.
9. Are there any fun activities in the Myvatn area?
Yes! Besides sightseeing, there are dog sledging tours that operate in the area, Super Jeep tours to Viti Caldera, and you can visit the Myvatn Nature Baths. Close by are the towns of Husavík and Akureyri, both of which offer whale watching tours.
10. Are there any active volcanoes near Lake Myvatn?
Yes. The caldera Krafla is located in the Myvatn region. It has erupted 29 times in recorded history, but don’t worry, all volcanoes in Iceland are monitored.