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See Lake Myvatn's magical staple sights before soaking in the Myvatn Nature Baths.

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. Your next stop will be at the geothermal area of Hverir. This area is rich with boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits.

Our final stop is at the Mývatn Nature Baths where you will have time to soak and relax in the geothermal waters as you take in the surrounding volcanic setting. Even if you have or plan to visit the Blue Lagoon, and you should, this experience is vastly different. Secluded, quiet, serene and stunning, the location really tells the story of life here. There will be some time to try the sauna and grab a bite to eat. After the relaxing and warm soak we head back to Akureyri.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship pier or your lodging
  • Fully licensed local guide
  • Stop at the spectacular Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Stop at Lake Mývatn
  • See and hear of the Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
  • Step on both continents at the Rift Between the Eurasian & American Continents
  • See the geothermal area of Hverir
  • See underground caves at Grjotagja
  • Time to soak in Mývatn Nature Baths (entrance included)
  • Time for lunch (not included in tour cost)

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
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Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 7 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

• Entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths is included.
• 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.


• Minimum of 2 participants required. This tour can accommodate a maximum of 12 passengers per mini bus.
• Walking is on easy terrain so comfortable for anyone who can walk for 20 minutes.
• You may book this as a private by contacting ShoreTrips in advance.
• Book early in order to avoid the disappointment of sell-outs. Please note we may have alternative tour options at a higher cost.