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Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall
Akureyri Tour - Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall


 



This 7 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Meeting at the Port in Akureyri
  • Private Vehicle with Licensed English Speaking Guide
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Tour Number:
IAKUR-01


Select Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $686 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $464 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $348 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $278 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $232 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $202 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $177 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Akureyri Shore Excursion

This Akureyri shore trip explores the top sites at Lake Myvatn including Dimmuborgir, the Hverir geothermal area and Skutustadagigar. An added a bonus is a stop to see the beautiful Godafoss waterfall.

After meeting your guide in Akureyri you start the journey towards Lake Myvatn. About half way there is a stop at the Godafoss waterfall which is one of the most stunning in all of Iceland. The name of the falls means, waterfall of the Gods, and your guide will explain the legend which brought this name. The falls are about 40 feet high and 100 feet wide.

After this magical visit you continue on the Lake Myvatn, the fourth largest lake in Iceland. This lake and the sites nearby are one of Iceland's best natural attractions. Bird watchers are in for a treat as there is an abundant birdlife here and more species of ducks than anywhere in the world.

The lake has many small islands, some of which are pseudocraters, formed by steam explosions and boiling lava. These unique islands are known as Skutustadagigar.

Close to the lake is Dimmuborgir, a fascinating area of unusual shaped lava formations and volcanic caves. This area is referred to as the Dark Cities and your guide will explain where these reference came from.

Finally is a stop at Hverir, located at the foot of the Namafjall volcanic mountain. This geothermal area includes fumaroles, mud pools, steam vents and sulfur pits.

Note: Even if you are visiting in the middle of summer, please wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs
If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Akureyri Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Akureyri tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet guide and Drive to Godafoss waterfall - 45 Minutes
  • Visit Godafoss waterfall - 1 Hour
  • Drive to Lake Myvatn - 45 Minutes
  • Visits Sites at Lake Myvatn - 3 Hours
  • Return to Akureyri - 1.5 Hours