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Myvatn Nature Baths & Godafoss Waterfall
Akureyri Tour - Lake Myvatn Nature Baths & 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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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $958 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $656 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $492 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $394 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $328 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $286 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $267 Per Person (Private Tour)

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Akureyri Shore Excursion

This Akureyri shore trip visits the Nature Baths at Lake Myvatn in addition to visiting Dimmuborgir, the Hverir geothermal area, Skutustadagigar and the stunning 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.

Next 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.

Later this afternoon you visit the Nature Baths where you can enjoy bathing in the lagoon. The man-made lagoon is kept at a temperature of 98 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and is loaded with natural minerals which are known to have a positive effect on asthma and other respiratory diseases in addition to improving skin health.

There is also a restaurant which serves soups, salads and desserts on site.

Entry Fees: Please note that entry fees to the Baths are NOT included and vary by the time of year and services desired. Items such as towels, swim suits and bathrobes can also be rented on the spot. The approximate price per person is $50 USD,

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 - 30 Minutes
  • Drive to Lake Myvatn - 45 Minutes
  • Visits Sites at Lake Myvatn - 1.5 Hours
  • Free Time at Nature Baths - 2 Hours
  • Return to Akureyri - 1.5 Hours