Dig deeper into Iceland's chest of national treasures with a curious journey through the most magnificent landscapes that the north has to offer.
From Akureyri we drive to Lake Myvatn one of the most scenic places in Iceland due to the landscape filled with craters and lava formations and amazing bird population. Breathtaking panoramic views make Lake Myvatn one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The first stop on the way is at the waterfall Godafoss (The Waterfall of The Gods), one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. Its name derives from the year 999. or 1000. when the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that upon returning from the Alþingi, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall Godafoss, hence the name.
From Godafoss we head to Dimmuborgir, a large area composed of various volcanic caves and rock formations, reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel. Dimmuborgir in Lake Myvatn is one one of a kind lava formation in the world.
Next we visit Jardbodin (the nature bath), which is a place as unique as the Blue Lagoon. There is a chance to go inside and experience the best relaxation in geothermal that you can imagine.
From Jardbodin we drive to Namaskard. The name derives from the 19th century sulphur recovery located at an altitude of 410 m. The place is a myriad of hot mud springs in widely different colors.
How to get to Akureyri:
Best way is to book a flight with Air Iceland, you can fly to Akureyri in the morning, have an amazing day in North Iceland, and then fly back to Reykjavik in the evening.The flight takes approx 40 minutes and we will be waiting for you in Akureyri airport to show you the wonders of Mývatn and the area around.
Bring good shoes, warm waterproof clothing and yourself.