Cruise Shore Excursion – Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Waterfall
This cruise shore excursion day tour from Akureyri Port is specially designed with the needs of Cruise Ship passengers in mind. Visit the highlights of the area, such as Goðafoss Waterfall, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and Grjótagjá Cave. We adjust the departure time and length so it will fit the docking time of each cruise ship at Akureyri Port. The return time is always 1 hour before ship’s departure.
- Panoramic views of Akureyri and Eyjafjörður
- Goðafoss waterfall
- Pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir
- Lava maze of Dimmuborgir
- Grjótagjá fissure
- Hverir solfataras at Námaskarð
Tour starts with a departure from Akureyri Port where we drive towards the magnificent Lake Mývatn area. Our first stop is by Goðafoss Waterfall. Goðafoss plays an important role in the Icelandic history, particularly in connection with the introduction of Christianity. Once we reach the Lake Mývatn area, we will first make a stop at the picturesque Skútustaðagígar Psuedo Craters, formed from explosions when the flowing hot lava met with the ice cold water from the lake. We continue to Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, full of lava-pillars and formations that are rich of mythical sagas and ghoulish trails. We come to the warm underground river in Grjótagjá Rift, where you will stand on the continental rift between Europe and America. The final stop by Lake Mývatn is the geothermal area of Hverir, with boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulphur pits. Various photo stops are added to the tour depending on the weather. The tour ends with a return back to port in Akureyri, in time for your ship’s departure.
Dates & prices
Tour duration: 5-6 hours
Price per person: ISK 15.000,-
Children 1 – 12 years: 50% discount
Price includes: transportation and guidance
Not included: Refreshments are not included, but we will make a stop during the tour for refreshments at a local restaurant or café