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LAKE MYVATN AREA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Per Person $189 USD
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LAKE MYVATN AREA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

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See Lake Myvatn's magical staple sights!

Your drive from Akureyri takes about 1.5 hours and during that time you will hear and learn why this area has been an inspiration to so many fantasizes. You will be entertained on your way to the Lake, as one of your stops is the spectacular Goðafos Waterfall, claiming to be the most spectacular in Iceland. Water falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. The rock formations in and around the waterfall make it one of the greatest natural wonders in Iceland. Goðafoss is closely connected to one of the most important events in Icelandic history, the conversion to Christianity from heathendom or “the old custom” in the year 1000. It is breathtaking and a must-see.

You will continue on to Lake Mývatn, seeing the mysterious Dimmuborgir, also called Dark Cities, first. Dimmuborgir is a large area of unusually shaped lava fields east of Mývatn. The Dimmuborgir area is composed of various volcanic caves and rock formations, reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel. The dramatic structures are one of Iceland's most popular natural tourist attractions and you will enjoy hearing of the sagas and tales that accompany the lava-pillars.

You will then travel to the warm underground river in Grjotagja Rift where you will stand on the continental divide between Europe and America.

Before returning to the cruise pier, you will stop at the geothermal area of Hverir. This area is rich with boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Fully licensed local guide
  • Stop at the spectacular Goðafoss Waterfall
  • See the Skútustaðagígar Pseudo Craters
  • See and hear of the Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
  • Step on both continents at the Rift Between the Eurasian & American Continents
  • Enjoy Mt. Námafjall
  • See the geothermal area of Hverir
  • Time for lunch (not included in tour cost)
  • This tour does NOT include:
  • Bathing at the Lake Myvatn Nature Baths

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Departures (local time)

  • 5.5 hrs - The departure time will be determined when the reservation is confirmed.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please note that departure times vary based on various cruise ship itineraries. Departure time will be assigned upon confirmation and in accordance with your time in port.
• Weather is unpredictable and you should wear warm clothes in layers and waterproof shoes.
• Food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the tour. A break for refreshments is taken at a local restaurant or café and is not included in the cost.
• We suggest you bring a bottle of water.
• This is an easy and enjoyable tour for most ages. The longest walking time is 20 minutes.
• You will want your camera.
• Please note that time does not permit entering the Lake Myvatn Nature Baths.

Restrictions

• Minimum of 2 participants required. This tour can accomodate a maximum of 19 passengers per mini bus.
• Walking is on easy terrain so comfortable for anyone who can walk for 20 minutes.
• If you are on a cruise, this tour is timed to return one hour before your ship departure.
• You may book this as a private by contacting ShoreTrips in advance.
• Tailor made for each Cruise Ship from port of Akuyreri. If you do not see a time that works, contact ShoreTrips.
• Book early in order to avoid the disappointment of sell-outs. Please note we may have alternative tour options at a higher cost.