The Wonders of Lake Myvatn
Tour ID: IS01
Tour Duration: 12 hours
Take a flight to the North of Iceland and discover the amazing nature surrounding of one of the longest fjords in Iceland. Visit the stunning waterfall of Gođafoss and the colorful and varied volcanic area of Lake Mvatn.
- View of Eyjafjörđur and Akureyri
- Gođafoss waterfall
- Pseudo-craters of Skútustađir
- Lava formations at Dimmuborgir
- Fissure Grjotagja
- Hverarönd solfataras
- Volcano Krafla and crater Víti
- Nature bath
Departures: all year 2018
January - May & October - December: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
June - September: daily
Price per person from: ISK 44.000,-
Prices vary depending upon seat availability
- flights Reykjavík-Akureyri-Reykjavík and all taxes.
- guided coach tour from Akureyri; pick up/drop off at Akureyri airport
Transfers to / from Reykjavík domestic airport
Admission fee to Nature Baths
Early morning departure from the domestic airport of Reykjavík and after a 45 min. flight we will arrive at the airport of Akureyri.
We begin by driving along the East coast of Eyjafjördur which offers a panoramic view of Akureyri. We cross the Víkurskard-pass and drive along the valleys of Fnjóskadalur and Ljósavatnsskarđ. We make a half hour stop at the waterfall of Gođafoss, known not only for its beauty, but also as the scene of historical events from the saga times.
By noon we arrive at Lake Mývatn, famous for its combination of natural beauty and unique ecology. We begin by driving to the farm of Skútustađir, named after a saga hero. Today, this place however, is better known for its unusually regular pseudocraters which are among the best known in the world. From here there is a good view of Lake Mývatn and, in clear weather, of some of the mountains in the central highlands. Here we make a midday break with the possibility of buying lunch at the restaurant.
From the pseudocraters we drive along the South side of the lake to see the fascinating lava formations of Dimmuborgir. Our next port of call will be Grjotagja, a fissure with underground warm water caves. They were a popular bathing place until the water became too hot as a result of the Krafla fires in the 1970s.
We proceed to the Hverir solfataras (boiling sulphur mudpits) at Námaskarđ, these being some of the most spectacular in the country. Then we drive up to the volcano Krafla and to the explosion crater Víti, formed in 1724 by an enormous explosion of steam. From the brim of Víti we can view the craters formed between 1975 and 1984, the most recent in the area, and in clear weather the Vatnajökull glacier appears to be within easy reach although more than 100 km away.
This tour incorporates a stop at the geothermal lagoon Nature Baths at Lake Myvatn with an optional possibilty for a relaxing soak in the pleasantly warm water (www.jardbodin.is)
Upon returning to the airport in Akureyri you will catch your flight back to Reykjavík.(45mins)
Fully guided in English. The itinerary may have to be adapted to accommodate different weather/road conditions in winter/spring time.