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Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss waterfall

This day tour takes you to some of the most beautiful and scenic locations in the north of Iceland. On this day trip designed especially for cruise ship passengers docking in Akureyri you will experience the vast landscapes, historical volcanic areas, beautiful waterfalls and more.

From Akureyri we drive to Lake Mývatn one of the most scenic places in Iceland due to the landscape filled with craters and lava formations and amazing bird population. Breathtaking panoramic views make Lake Mývatn one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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 1000 when the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland.

From Goðafoss we head to Dimmuborgir, a large area composed of various volcanic caves and rock formations, reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel.

Next stop Jarðböðin (the Mývatn nature baths), which is a place just as unique as the Blue Lagoon.

Stop at Jarðböðin (45-60 min) Not inlcuded. Bring: Towels, Swimsuits and all that you need. Lockers are included in the price when you pay the entrance.

Those who don´t go into Jarðböðin go for a short tour to Grjótagjá, a small lava cave with a thermal spring inside.

From Jarðböðin we drive to Námaskarð. The name derives from the 19th century sulphur mine located at an altitude of 410 m. The place is a myriad of hot mud springs in widely different colors.

Stops on the way on this tour

  • Goðafoss - "Waterfall of the Gods"
  • Skútustaðir pseudocraters
  • Dimmuborgir rock formations
  • Námaskarð old sulfur mines & hot springs
  • Jarðböðin - Mývatn Nature Baths

What's included

  • Pickup from your hotel / Akureyri center / Port
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Comfortable minibus
  • Drop off at your hotel / Akureyri center / Port

What's not included

  • Snacks / Meals
  • Admission to The Nature Baths

What do I need to bring

  • Warm waterproof clothes
  • Good shoes
  • Camera if possible


Pick up between 08:30-09:00. Later arrivals start 40 minutes after the arrival.

Early arrival - E-mail for instructions

This day tour is operated all year long.

Downtown city tour is included at the end of the trip.

Admission to Jarðböðin and meals are not included in the price.

Don't forget to bring your own swimsuits and towels, they cost extra if you want to rent them in Jarðböðin.

If you prefer to pay upon arrival you have to contact us by e-mail. We accept payments with VISA / Master Card and also USD / GBP / EUR.

After booking the tour you will receive an e-mail with further information.

In case of unexpected situations such as cruise ship not being able to dock, refund is guaranteed.

Cruise ship tours start 30-40 minutes after arrival of the ship.

If you have any questions concerning your tour or you would like to go on a private tour don't hesitate to contact us.

Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss waterfall

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