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Lake Myvatn Day Tour and Godafoss Waterfall for Cruise Ships from Akureyri Port
A geological wonderland!
, Aug 2019
Our guide, Armann was superb in his knowledge of the area. The sights are so diversified - waterfalls, lava formations, fumaroles, and nature baths. You have the option to enjoy the Myvatn baths or visit the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, a short drive away. I highly recommend this tour with Image Iceland Tours.
Make the most of your time on land with this shore excursion from Akureryi Port. This comprehensive tour takes you to see some of Iceland's most picturesque natural wonders at Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall, and includes an optional stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths.
Van was waiting for us by the cruise ship - easy to access. Good well paced trip with excellent guide. Our weather was rainy and windy. The last seats in the van are elevated so it was hard to see out the side windows, and we were the last ones to the van so those were our seats. Others seemed to come well before the stated meeting time. Varied sites and all were interesting. Would do it again, but would show up earlier!
A volcanic lake nestled in the northern Iceland countryside, Lake Mývatn ranks among Iceland’s top natural attractions—but its remote location can make visiting a challenge. Specially planned for cruise ship passengers, this tour begins and ends at the port in Akureyri, and takes you to the lake and back in comfort. Choose the tour time to match your arrival and departure cruise times, and visit nearby attractions including the Dimmuborgir lava fields.
Get a unique view of the treasures of Iceland's Highland region on this scenic air tour from Akureyri. Soar above Askja caldera, training ground for NASA astronauts; Mt Herthubreith and the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest and most voluminous icecap in Iceland and the largest glacier in Europe. Over the duration of the flight, you will also experience the sight of lava fields and waterfalls from the air, giving you an unparalleled perspective of Icelandic nature, away from the tourist crowds.
Discover Iceland’s most iconic wildlife with a 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour from Húsavík on an RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of the Skjálfandi Bay as you skim along the coast, covering an expansive territory in the high-powered craft. Watch for massive blue whales and acrobatic humpbacks, and learn about life beneath the surface from your experienced guide. During the breeding season of mid-April through mid-August, visit ‘Puffin Island’ to find a thriving colony of brightly-colored birds before returning to Húsavík.
I had been hearing lots about this attraction but unfortunately both my wife as well as I, felt that the experience was a bit overrated. We managed to see a whale from a distance of about 200m a few times and it’s good to hear such a massive mammal hiss so not a disappointing experience. The guide on Elder was very knowledgeable. Overall not a bad experience
To be fair, the weather was awful - cold & rainy. However, it seemed that too many tickets were sold. It was difficult to find a seat. The promised 'narration' was minimal at best. The sea was rough and we spent the entire time waiting to get off! Supposedly one whale was seen in the very beginning of the cruise. They did offer free tickets to anyone who wanted them for Akureyri (or their place in Reykjavik) that were good for a year (I think).
Maximize your chances of seeing humpback whales on this Eyjafjord whale watching cruise from Akureyri. Iceland’s longest fjord is known for attracting these massive mammals for summer feeding. Board a high-speed, specially adapted ship capable of covering all the likely viewing areas, and watch for whales from the viewing platforms and decks. Choose from several departures, including a late-night cruise (June to August), with use of thermal coveralls, raincoats, or blankets included.
Take a trip around Iceland’s spectacular Diamond Circle with this full-day guided tour from Akureyri. Travel along otherworldly volcanic fields to see highlights like Húsavík village, Lake Mývatn, and the glacier-fed cascades of Godafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls. Learn about the geologic history of this landscape of contrasts, from the steaming mud pits of Hverir to the Jökulsárgljúfur glacier canyon. In early summer, the tour also includes a stop at a puffin nesting site on the Tjörnes peninsula.
Combine two essential northern Iceland activities in one day on this guided tour from Akureyri to the Mývatn Baths and Goðafoss waterfall. Discover why Goðafoss is called "waterfall of the gods" and Mývatn known as "the Blue Lagoon of the North." Unlike the Blue Lagoon, however, you won't have to deal with big crowds.
Get a firsthand look at the wild beauty of Lake Mývatn on an full-day tour from Akureyri. Learn about the geology, geothermal activity, flora, and fauna of the area from your guide as you travel. Visit Goðafoss Waterfall and the Mývatn Nature Baths (entrance included). Hotel pickup and drop-off provided.
Sometimes whale watching cruises on huge boats make it hard to be able to actually see the ocean life unless you board first and claim the best spots. This whale watching tour from Husavik is on board an RIB boat limited to just 12 passengers, so you’re never in competition for the best vantage points. Plus, its easy to stay warm and safe with an included warm suit and life jacket.
Explore the natural wonders of Northern Iceland on this full-day tour from Akureyri. Enjoy spectacular views of Godafoss waterfall, then visit Lake Myvatn and enjoy free time to soak in the Myvatn Nature Baths (entrance fees not included). Along the way, marvel at natural wonders including the Dimmuborgir Lava formations and Hverir mud pools, visit Grotcaja cave, and see filming sites from hit TV show Game of Thrones.
Experience the enchantment of watching whales in their natural environment on a 3-hour whale watching tour from Husavik. Climb aboard a powerful boat and relax as an expert skipper sails to spots renowned for abundant whale sightings. Observe wild seabirds and playful dolphins in their natural environment while scouring the sea for sightings of colossal humpback, blue and Minke whales. Warm up with steaming coffee and sweet cookies on board the boat.
Venture into northern Iceland’s spectacular scenery—and don’t worry about finding your own way there—when you book this private, full-day sightseeing tour from Akureyri. Depart in the morning from your local hotel or other convenient location, and travel in a comfortable vehicle. The itinerary is entirely customizable, and based on your interests; popular stops include Dettifoss (one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls), Lake Myvatn (a volcanic lake), the Arctic coastline, and much more.
Discover the incredible Diamond Circle of North Iceland with an experienced local tour guide in a small group. This tour uncovers the natural beauty of the utterly unique landscape of Northern Iceland. As we travel through the diverse glacial and volcanic geothermal areas we visit top attractions including the amazing Dettifoss waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park and an opportunity to enjoy the GeoSea Geothermal baths.This great value tour includes pick up and drop off. Our first stop is at Godadoss waterfall, the famous 'Waterfall of the Gods' and then we visit the Lake Myvatn area for photo stops. Next is Dettifoss Waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall and you can also visit Selfoss waterfall in Vatnajokull National Park, We also visit Jokulsargljufur Canyon, Hljodaklettar Echo Cliffs, Asbyrgi Canyon, Tjornes Peninsula Cliffs where Puffins nest in the summer and then Husavik town where you can use the GeoSea Geothermal Sea Bath (optional add-on, entrance fee not included)
Watch the northern lights illuminate the sky on a 2.5-hour day trip from Akureyri, and experience a remarkable display far away from the city's glare. No two nights are alike, but with clear skies you may see brilliant waves and flashing bursts of color; learn the science behind the spectacle from your guide as you take in the show.
Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri (max 6 in jeep)
, Sep 2019
Reynir was a great guide! He took us out where there were no other spectators and it was like having a private show! He took photos on his camera, capturing some amazing views and emailed them to us the next day. The hot chocolate and doughnut was a nice touch on a cold evening. Highly recommend!
Go in search of the Northern Lights on a nighttime tour from Akureyri. Travel by 4x4 Jeep outside of town to escape any light pollution, and watch the dark sky for one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular shows. This area of northern Iceland is one of the best places to see the lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, so don’t miss the chance while you’re here. Hot chocolate and an Icelandic doughnut will keep you warm and awake while you wait for the lights to appear.
Explore Iceland’s beautiful Golden Circle on an unforgettable small-group expedition. Visit famous Thingvellir National Park, iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and the exciting geothermal activity at Geysir in Haukadalur Valley. Get a real treat at a working dairy farm, where you meet the cows and taste fresh ice cream. Make the most of your limited time in Iceland.
Leave driving and tackling difficult road conditions to the experts, and get off the beaten track on this tour from Akureyri to Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful in Europe. In a small group, head first for Lake Mývatn then to Jökulsá á Fjöllum glacier river, where a mass of water, mud, and sand rumbles into a canyon from Vatnajökull Glacier. Upon arrival, enjoy excellent views of Dettifoss, as well as adjacent Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss waterfalls.
To visit Iceland's remote Highlands, you need the correct vehicle and, preferably, the company of a guide. Go well off the beaten track and undertake an extensive exploration of the region on this tour from Akureyri. In a small group, hike across the same lunar landscape as the NASA-trained Apollo astronauts to Askja Caldera. See Herðubreið Mountain, the Herðubreiðarlindir oasis, Lake Askja, and Víti, an explosion crater formed in 1875.
Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small-Group Tour
Absolutely worth it
, Aug 2019
This best part of the trip is it is a small group and very flexible. We have 4 people so can pretty much get all the attentions from the guide and there is plenty of time taking photos of the magnificent waterfalls. 2 hours bathing is included (pretty much 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour for showering and queuing, etc.) which is not clearly written on the website, but we enjoyed it.
North Iceland boasts many natural wonders, including lava formations, waterfalls, thermal pools, and more. This small-group tour from Akureyi covers the best in a convenient day trip, including an optional swim at Myvatn Nature Baths. Marvel at the waterfalls at Godafoss, Dettifoss, and Selfoss; view Lake Myvatn, hot springs, and the Dimmuborgir lava fields, and then choose to bathe in the naturally heated Myvtan baths. Hotel and airport pickup and drop-off are included.
Discover the Natural Wonders of Lake Myvan, Nature Baths, Goddafoss waterfall AND the spectacular Dettifoss waterfall all in one day on this popular and great value tour with an experienced local guide. We set off from Akureryi stopping at the beautiful Godafoss waterfall also known as 'The Waterfall of the Gods' and then onto the famous Lake Myvatn. In Lake Myvatn we visit popular destinations including the Myvatn Nature baths, a geothermal lagoon with mineral rich water in the middle of lava fields, Skútustaðagígar, the psuedocrater area, with stunning views of the Lake Myvatn area, the Dimmuborgir Lava formations also known as 'The Dark Castle', Game of thrones filming locations, the Mount Námafjall area where you can view the bubbling Hverir Mud pools and Natural steam vents/fumaroles and also the Grjotagja rift and cave. We also visit Dettifoss waterfall, Europes most powerful waterfall (conditions dependant). *Please note the entrance fee to the Nautre Baths is not included*
Watch for nimble humpbacks and massive blue whales on this whale watching adventure from Húsavík on a traditional Icelandic oak boat. Enjoy stunning views of the Skjálfandi Bay and Vík mountains as you explore the coastline, a thriving pilgrimage place for marine mammals in the summer season. Learn about Iceland’s wildlife and culture with live commentary from your experienced guide, then finish the tour over a traditional snack of hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts.
There are few better ways to admire the striking landscapes of north Iceland's Diamond Circle than from the sky. During this flight from Akureyri, you’ll enjoy aerial views of world-renowned natural landmarks including Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, and Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. See, too, the visionary tableau of Vatnajökull National Park and relish the intimate atmosphere of this small-group tour, limited to only seven guests.
Spotting the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult. Rather than simply counting on getting lucky, you can hugely improve your chances by joining this tour that takes you into the countryside, far from light pollution, in the company of an experienced aurora-hunter guide.
Come face to face with the world’s largest mammals on this half-day whale watching excursion from Akureyri, Iceland’s scenic northern port city. Listen to stories about the history and culture of the region from your guide. Then, enjoy comfortable, first-class amenities as you cruise through Torfunefsbryggja Harbor, including an on-site bar with hot and cold drinks for purchase.