Breathtaking panoramic views make Lake Mývatn one of the most beautiful places in the world.
This day trip is designed especially for Cruise ship passengers docking in Akureyri. You will experience the vast landscapes, historical volcanic areas, beautiful waterfalls and more in the spectacular Lake Mývatn area, one of the most scenic places in Iceland.
How to get to Akureyri:
Best way is to book a flight with Air Iceland, you can fly to Akureyri in the morning, have an amazing day in North Iceland, and then fly back to Reykjavik in the evening.
The flight takes approx 40 minutes and we will be waiting for you in Akureyri airport to show you the wonders of Mývatn and the area around.
This tour is operated by our sister company in the North of Iceland, FAB Travel
The first stop on the way is at the waterfall Goðafoss (The Waterfall of The Gods), one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. Its name derives from the year 999. or 1000. when the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland.
After his conversion it is said that upon returning from the Alþingi, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall Goðafoss, hence the name.
From Godafoss we head to Dimmuborgir, a large area composed of various volcanic caves and rock formations, reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel. Dimmuborgir in Lake Mývatn is one of a kind lava formation in the world.
Next we visit Jarðböðin (The Nature Bath), which is a place as unique as the Blue Lagoon. There is a chance to go inside and experience the best relaxation in geothermal that you can imagine.
[Those who don´t go into Jarðböðin go for a little tour]
From Jarðböðin we drive to Námaskarð. The name derives from the 19th century sulphur recovery located at an altitude of 410 m. The place is a myriad of hot mud springs in widely different colors.