Day Tour Lake Myvatn & Dettifoss
A tour for all seasons to the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Feel the ground shake beneath your feet, and the mist spray your face as you stand near this waterfall. The tour also takes you to the Lake Myvatn area with the option of soaking in the nature baths. Relaxing in these geothermal waters is a wonderful way to end this tour.
- Goðafoss Waterfall
- Lake Mývatn (Few short photo stops)
- Vatnajökull National Park
- Dettifoss waterfall
- Selfoss waterfall
The first stop on this tour is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss. You have enough time to view the falls up close before driving to Lake Myvatn. In this area of outstanding natural beauty, we take you to places of interest, such as the lava maze at Dimmuborgir. We stop for refreshments at a local restaurant (not included in the tour price) before driving on to the King of Icelandic waterfalls – Dettifoss.
Dettifoss is believed to be the most powerful fall in Europe. And of course the biggest one in Iceland!
To visit Dettifoss is an experience you will never forget. Although we give you all the time you need to take photographs, your first glimpse of this giant fall will your best memory. Not far from Dettifoss is another waterfall. We walk with you to view this waterfall. The scenery around these waterfalls is as you would imagine it on some other planet. In fact, Dettifoss played a big part in the 2012 Ridley Scott film, Prometheus,
After visiting these giants, we travel to The Myvatn Nature Baths. Here you have the option of dipping in the relaxing geothermal hot spring. There is a final drive around the lake before driving back to Akureyri.
Dates & prices
Tour duration: 8 – 9 hours
Departures and prices:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, all year.
Price per person: ISK 26.000
Included in the price:
- Fully guided tour
Not included in the price:
- Entrance fee to the Myvatn Nature Baths
Good to know
- Tour departs from Akureyri at 09:00
- Departure is from Hof Culture Center
- Hotel and harbour pickup is available in Akureyri
- During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café.
- Due to weather and/or road conditions we may have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour
What do I need to bring:
- Warm clothing
- Good hiking shoes
- Water bottle
- Light snacks