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Lake Myvatn—Jewel of the North



6 hours 30 minutes
Available all year
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From spectacular waterfalls to lava labyrinths, discover northern Iceland’s geological jewels on this 6.5-hour bus tour.
  • Experience some of northern Iceland’s most awe-inspiring sites on this comfortable bus tour.

  • Witness the spectacular Goðafoss falls, the “waterfall of the gods.”

  • See the unique Skútustaðir craters, the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir, and the otherworldly cauldrons of Námaskarð.

Geological Wonders

Starting in Akureyri, this fascinating coach tour showcases the wonders of northern Iceland.

Our first stop is Goðafoss falls. Meaning “waterfall of the gods,” Goðafoss is breathtaking, with the waters of the Skjálfandafljót River tumbling some 40 ft. From there, we’ll head to Lake Mývatn to see the unique Skútustaðir craters and have a refreshment.

Our next stop is the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir. We’ll explore the rugged volcanic landscape here, discovering lava caves, channels and arches. At Námaskarð, you’ll witness the otherworldly cauldrons that bubble bright colors from blue to yellow before heading back to Akureyri.

*While we're excited to share the unique flavors of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

  • Included: Refreshments

  • Remarks/requirements: Please dress according to the weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes. Kindly note that the order of the sites may vary.

  • Walking or Activity information: Involves physical activity on uneven surfaces and/or steep terrain. You may be expected to carry your own backpack and equipment. Not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Walking at each site is optional.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No

  • Language Availability: English and German (subject to availability)

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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