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Lake Myvatn Day Tour and Godafoss Waterfall for Cruise Ships from Akureyri PortNature & Wildlife

Lake Myvatn Day Tour and Godafoss Waterfall for Cruise Ships from Akureyri Port

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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.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Lake Myvatn Classic Tour from AkureyriDay Trips

Lake Myvatn Classic Tour from Akureyri

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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.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Lake Myvatn Day Tour and Godafoss Waterfall (from Akureyri)Day Trips

Lake Myvatn Day Tour and Godafoss Waterfall (from Akureyri)

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour Tailor Made Tour from Akureyri e.g Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, DettifossNature & Wildlife

Private Tour Tailor Made Tour from Akureyri e.g Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, Dettifoss

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Diamond Circle Day Tour (From Akureyri)Day Trips

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Diamond Circle Day Tour (From Akureyri)

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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)
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Askja Caldera Tour from AkureyriDay Trips

Askja Caldera Tour from Akureyri

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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.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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Combo Day: Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss and Goddafoss Waterfalls (from Akureyri)Day Trips

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Combo Day: Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss and Goddafoss Waterfalls (from Akureyri)

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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*
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Northern Lights Classic (from Akureyri)Nature & Wildlife

Northern Lights Classic (from Akureyri)

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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.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Whale Watching from the heart of AkureyriNature & Wildlife

Whale Watching from the heart of Akureyri

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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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Goðafoss (Waterfall of the gods)Nature & Wildlife

Goðafoss (Waterfall of the gods)

An easy and short tour to Goðafoss, also known as the water of the gods, which played a role in the christening of Iceland. We drive to the waterfall and spend some time there and then we head back to Akureyri, stopping at some good photo points on the wat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Whale and Puffin Watching on board a Traditional Oak Ship from HusavikNature & Wildlife

Whale and Puffin Watching on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik

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Coastal Iceland is home to a spectacular range of native wildlife, but to see the best of it you have to take to the waves. With this tour, cruise out into Skjálfandi Bay by traditional wooden oak boat, and watch the waters for dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Spot colorful puffins and other seabirds with live on-board commentary, and keep warm with a refreshing hot chocolate.
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  • 3 hours
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Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from HusavikNature & Wildlife

Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik

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Realize your dreams of watching humpback whales and orcas in their natural environment on a 3-hour Original Whale Watching tour from Húsavik, capital of whale watching in Iceland. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship and set sail for a prime whale-watching destination on the icy ocean. With luck, marvel at the majestic mammals as they dive and plunge before your eyes, listening to informative commentary from your guide as you observe.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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4X4 Private Tour in Northern Iceland from AkureyriDay Trips

4X4 Private Tour in Northern Iceland from Akureyri

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Of all the natural jewels in northern Iceland, see the ones that most interest you on a customizable private day trip from Akureyri for up to eight people. Travel by 4x4 vehicle to waterfalls, craters, lakes and more, such as Dettifoss, Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss or the Mývatn Nature Baths. With a guide, create an itinerary that suits you and your group.
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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from AkureyriNature & Wildlife

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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri

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Ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, then watch for whales on the Eyjafjord with a 7-hour nature tour from Akureyri. The 1.5-hour ride is well suited to both beginning and experienced riders, and the Eyjafjord is home to a thriving population of humpback whales: you’ll have 3 hours of time on the water, with views of the stunning fjord landscape. All activities are included in this 7-hour nature tour, with optional hotel pickup in Akureyri.
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  • 7 hours
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Original Carbon Neutral Whale Watching Tour from HúsavíkNature & Wildlife

Original Carbon Neutral Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

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Whale watching is a popular activity for visitors to Iceland, but it can be tricky for animal lovers to find a tour that is sustainable and non-invasive. This whale-watching cruise from Húsavík is the perfect choice – using low-sound, carbon-neutral boats to ensure minimal disturbance as you admire the whales in their natural environment.
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  • 3 hours
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Whale Watching & Sea AnglingAttraction Tickets

Whale Watching & Sea Angling

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Enjoy a responsible whale-watching cruise with an eco-friendly company, and reduce the chance of motion sickness by traveling in a large stable oak boat in the sheltered waters of Eyjafjörður. Travel slowly and quietly so as not to disturb the wildlife. This leaves lots of time to soak up the scenery, and you’ll also have the chance to fish from the boat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Glacier Lagoon and Diamond BeachDay Trips

Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

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One of a kind tour that offers our guests a chance to explore Iceland´s highlands and glaciers. Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach and much more.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Arctic Fox Travel Dettifoss lake Mývatn winter private super jeep tourDay Trips

Arctic Fox Travel Dettifoss lake Mývatn winter private super jeep tour

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Explore the highlights of northern Iceland without the crowds on this private guided tour. Starting in Akureyri, head for the teeming Goðafoss waterfall and Lake Mývatn, before continuing on to Europe's largest waterfall Dettifoss.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from HjalteyriNature & Wildlife

Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri

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The north coast is one of the best places for whale watching in Iceland, and this cruise from Hjalteyri maximizes your chances of spotting the majestic creatures. Set sail across the Eyjafjörður fjord on a traditional oak ship, tuck into refreshments on-board, and look out for minke, humpback, and orca whales.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Askja Day tour by 4x4 bus. Experience lunar landscape in the highlandsDay Trips

Askja Day tour by 4x4 bus. Experience lunar landscape in the highlands

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We have been running this tours since 1980 and it is very popular. You should not miss it when you are in Iceland. The Askja Caldera is a true diamond in the rough. It is out of this world. Askja is in the middle of the Icelandic highlands. Where you will see lunar landscape, lava, sand, pumice, mountains, glacier river, caldera, Víti crater where you can bath in, Askja lake and silents.
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  • 12 hours
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Lake Mývatn tour (Private)Day Trips

Lake Mývatn tour (Private)

A great tour around the lake Mývatn area where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. This tour is private, so only you will be on board
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Horse Riding Tour for all ages and experience levels in Skagafjörður - 1 hourNature & Wildlife

Horse Riding Tour for all ages and experience levels in Skagafjörður - 1 hour

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The ideal tour for your first experience with the Icelandic horse! Enjoy a break on your journey in Iceland when discovering Skagafjörður, a mythical region for Icelandic horses. The scenic landscape alongside the river Svartá between prominent mountains provides a wonderful setting for horseback riding and getting to know more about our four-legged friends. Please let us know if you have any previous riding experience. This helps us choose the right horses for you. You can do this on the check out page.
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  • 1 hour
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Horse Riding Tour to the Glacier River Delta with Waterfall - 3 hoursNature & Wildlife

Horse Riding Tour to the Glacier River Delta with Waterfall - 3 hours

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This trip begins with a highlight: after a short ride on countryside tracks, we will arrive at the amazing waterfall "Reykjafoss". You will soon understand why Icelanders describe it as "the steaming falls"! Later on, you will be having fun crossing quite a few rivers on your trusted companion, the Icelandic horse. In the amazing natural paradise of the river delta Héraðsvötn you might, depending on the season, be able to watch birds hatching or pick a handful of crowberries whilst taking a short break. The terrain offers the best possibilities to fully experience the gaits of the Icelandic horse, especially the famous tölt. Please give us some details about your previous riding experience. This helps us choose the right horses for you. You can do this on the check out page. THIS RIDE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS!
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  • 3 hours
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Horse Riding Tour in Varmahlíð - Country Life - 2 hoursNature & Wildlife

Horse Riding Tour in Varmahlíð - Country Life - 2 hours

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Experience the wild landscapes and rugged terrain of Iceland’s north—without disturbing the serene nature—on a guided horseback trek in Varmahlíð. Go with a guide who will lead you along a route tailored to your riding experience and move at a speed comfortable for you. A helmet is provided, as is rain gear if needed.
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