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
- Hverir solfataras at Námaskarð
From Akureyri we drive to Lake Mývatn one of the most scenic places in Iceland due to the landscape filled with craters and lava formations and amazing bird population. Breathtaking panoramic views make Lake Mývatn one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The first stop on the way is at the waterfall Goðafoss (The Waterfall of The Gods), one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. Its name derives from the year 1000 when the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland.
From Goðafoss we head to Dimmuborgir, a large area composed of various volcanic caves and rock formations, reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel. From Dimmuborgir we drive to Námaskarð. The name derives from the 19th century sulphur recovery located at an altitude of 410 m. The place is a myriad of hot mud springs in widely different colors.
Next stop is Jarðböðin (the nature bath), which is a place as unique as the Blue Lagoon. There you can have a relaxed and exquisite experience with the view over the Lake Mývatn and the surrounding lava formation.
Stop at Jarðböðin (45-60 min) Not inlcuded. Bring: Towels, Swimsuits and all that you need. Lockers are included in the price when you pay the entrance.
Dates & prices
Tour duration: 5-6 hours
Price per person: ISK 14.300,-
Children 2 – 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