• Duration: 6 hours
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Journey through North Iceland´s unique Mývatn region, renowned for its fascinating geological formations, volcanic lava fields, and hot-springs. Mývatn lake teams with birdlife attracted to the abundant fish who call the nutrient-rich waters their home. The lake is surrounded by countless other stunning attractions including Dimmuborgir´s stunning lava formations, Skutustadir craters and much more. We will also make a stop at the waterfall of the gods at Goðafoss. Join us for this fascinating 6 hour tour sightseeing tour from Akureyri, and if you wish you add on a visit to the Forest Lagoon, the perfect way to end the day.


  • Goðafoss waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn landscapes
  • Skútustaðir peusdo-craters
  • Dimmuborgir lava formations
  • Námaskarð geothermal region
  • Mud-pools and hot-springs


The meeting point for our tour is at the cruise terminal in Akureyri. Once everyone is on board, we head east along Eyjafjörður towards our first stop. Our expert local guides will explain, entertain and educate along the way.


Goðafoss, literally ´Waterfall of the Gods´in Icelandic, is one of the north´s most popular waterfalls. It draws its name from an influential 10th century chieftain, who upon converting to Christianity cast idols of the old norse gods in the waters here. So the falls are a symbol of Icelandic Christianisation.

The falls here are 12 meters high and 30 meters wide, and while there are many taller and broader falls in Iceland, few match its beauty of these crescent-shaped falls. The juxtaposition of the white foamy water against the stark black volcanic rock face makes for a great photo opportunity.

Lake Mývatn Craters

Lake Mývatn is a large shallow lake, the fourth largest in Iceland. Dotted with countless islands, the lake is most noteworthy as the location of unique geological features, the Skutustadirgigur pseudocraters.

Also known as rootless craters, lava did not erupt from these craters, though they do resemble true volcano craters. Rather these strange formations emerged during an ancient volcanic eruption, when lava flowed in wetlands surrounding the lake leading to steam explosions giving them their crater-like appearance. One can walk along the crater tops which are covered in grass and often serve as grazing land for sheep.

Dimmuborgir lava sculptures

Our next stop is the gothic lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Most lava fields in Iceland are relatively flat and covered in moss. But here, the lava formed into dramatic shapes and alluring structures which make this one of the most well-known natural attractions in north Iceland. Formed during the same eruption as the Skutustaðirgigur craters, follow the walking trails to explore this remarkable and captivating landscape.


As you will have realised by now, the landscape at Mývatn was largely formed through vast ancient eruptions of lava. But at Namaskard, also known as Hverir, one can see evidence of ongoing geothermal activity. Namaskard is renowned for the eye-catching color of the rocks and ground, which can be attributed to the minerals in the ground. The area brims with boiling mud pots and the odour of sulphuric steam emanates from the earth.

What´s included

  • Pickup and drop off at your cruise ship
  • Free Wifi
  • Expert local guidance

What´s excluded

  • Food and drink. 

Important information

  • The tour start time and duration has been tailored to your cruise ship times

What should I bring

  • We advise you to wear gloves, hat, waterproof coat and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Snacks and water

Guided language

  • English

Cancellation policy

  • The tour can be cancelled for a full refund upto 24 hours in advance. No refunds are available after that.


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