From Akureyri: Lake Myvatn | Winter Excursion | Small Groups

This 8-hour winter tour to one of the most interesting spots in North Iceland focuses on the most attractive features of the Lake Myvatn area and its surroundings.
Available: October - May
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 8-9 hours
Minimum Age: No minimum age
Pick Up: Included from Hotel Kea, Icelandair hotel or the airport
Price From: ISK 17.100

Tour Highlights

✅ Godafoss waterfall
✅ Skutustadagigar pseudo craters
✅ Dimmuborgir lava formations
✅ Location sites from Game of Thrones  including Grjótagjá – the “Love Cave” from GoT
✅ Eurasian & American continental rift zone
Mt. Námafjall and Hverir boiling mud pools
✅ Víti, an explosion crater with an aqua blue lake inside
✅ Myvatn Nature Baths (entry fee not included)
✅ Small groups (max 20 people on each tour)

Tour Details

Availability: October – May
Operated: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Departure time: between 08:00 and  08:15
Duration: 8-9 hours
Included: Transportation and experienced local tour guide
Not included: Refreshments and entrance to the Myvatn Nature Baths. You are not allowed to consume your own pre-packed refreshments in restaurants.
Bring with you: Warm clothes to wear during the tour, sturdy shoes,  swimsuits for the Nature baths. (If you don’t have swimsuits it can be borrowed)

The itinerary may be altered due to weather/road conditions. This may result in cancellation of the tour or delayed schedule.
When booking please select one of three pick up locations: Akureyri Airport, Hotel KEA, Icelandair Hotel and choose the appropriate pickup date and time. Please note that the departure from Akureyri Airport can be delayed by a few minutes depending on the arrival of flight NY-112 from Reykjavik. Pickups at Hotel KEA and Icelandair Hotel will subsequently also be delayed. You can ask the hotel reception to call us (Tel: 5 500 700) for information about the pick up if it has been delayed by more than 10 minutes. 

Tour Description

This 8-hour winter tour to one of the most interesting spots in North Iceland focuses on the most attractive features of the Lake Myvatn area and its surroundings.

The first stop is at Godafoss waterfall, not only famous for its breathtaking beauty but also for its significant historic value related to the Christianisation of Iceland. From Godafoss the tour continues through the valley of Reykjadalur to Skutustadir in the Lake Myvatn district. Next stop is at Dimmuborgir, a lava labyrinth formed around 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basaltic pillars and sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir, the tour continues through the lava field to Grjotagja, a popular underground bathing cave among the locals before the Krafla Fires (1975-1984) when the water became too hot to bathe in.

Next, we explore the fumarole fields of Hverarond (Namaskard) where groundwater is heated by an underground magma intrusion. Sulfur deposits are brought to the surface and the area is characterized by a strong smell of sulfur. After a short walk around the fumaroles, we head for the final destination of the tour, the Myvatn Nature Baths, where visitors get the chance to bathe in the silky smooth geothermal water. After the stop in the nature baths, we drive back to Akureyri where the estimated arrival time is between 16:00-17:00.

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