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PRIVATE LAKE MYVATN AREA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $1707 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $1764 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1844 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1950 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate) $1977 USD
Private Tour for up to 12 (Not a per person rate) $2045 USD
Private Tour for up to 14 (Not a per person rate) $2114 USD
Private Tour for up to 16 (Not a per person rate) $2175 USD
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PRIVATE LAKE MYVATN AREA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

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This private Lake Mývatn Classic tour is an exclusive way to experience this “must see” area. You control the pace and focus according to your interests and you have complete access to your private guide.

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.

From here you will take a journey through areas of extreme contrasts: bird life, flora, lava fields, geothermal activity, geology and saga speak to those differences.
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 would not expect this, a warm underground river, but this is common in Iceland. The geothermal spring in the Grjotagja rift was once popular for bathing but the temperature became too hot after the eruptions.

See it, learn about the geothermal springs all over Iceland, then move on to the Myvatn Naturebaths which are located in a geothermal area just east of the Grjotagja rift and west of the colourful Namafjall mountain. Now in a relaxing setting, enjoy the natural pool of geothermal water based in the middle of the lava fields. Here you will have a great view of Lake Mývatn while your aches and pains heal in the special sulfur water.

Much of these sights have been part of the Game of Thrones filming and no doubt you will recognize them and even have a chance to pose with some during this journey.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship pier or hotel
  • 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
  • Photograph all the Game of Thrones local shooting sights
  • Sink into the Mývatn Nature Baths (optional, entrance not included, time permitting)
  • Time for lunch (not included in tour cost)
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (8 hrs) Check in 15 minutes prior.
  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs) Check in 15 minutes prior.
  • 10:00 AM (8 hrs) Check in 15 minutes prior.
  • 10:15 AM (7.75 hrs) Check in 15 minutes prior. Tour 15 minutes shorter tour for MSC Preziosa.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• Entrance to Lake Mytvatn is NOT included in tour cost.
• As this is a private tour, you are able to modify as per your interests. This is our suggested itinerary and it is best to know in advance if you have any specific requests.
• Weather is unpredictable and you should wear warm clothes in layers and waterproof shoes.
• A break for refreshments is taken at a local restaurant or café and is not included in the cost unless you purchase the optional fields during your booking process.
• We suggest you bring a bottle of water.
• You will want your camera.

Restrictions

• This excursion is available throughout the year.
• This is an easy and enjoyable tour for most ages. The longest walking time is 20 minutes.
• If you are on a cruise, this tour is timed to return one hour before your ship's departure.
• Contact ShoreTrips if you need a different departure time.
• Book early in order to avoid the disappointment of sell-outs. Please note we may have alternative tour options at a higher cost.