Be drawn to the water wonders of Myvatn on a sightseeing journey navigating a series of geological attractions on your way to one of Iceland's most magnificent lakes.
Departures optional for the tour: Akureyri, Húsavík, Mývatn area or another agreed place nearby. First and last parts of the day plan might be vary after meeting point. Starting from Akureyri, we will make a stop by the waterfall Goðafoss on our way to Mývatn area.
On arrival in the area, the passenger inevitably focuses first on the lovely Laxá river to the left of the highway as the bus approaches the clusters of pseudo craters at Skútustaðir, where a refreshing walk reveals these craters that look like real craters but they have never spewed forth anything, since they were created a few thousand years ago by sizzling hot lava flows into the lake, followed by steam explosions.
From there the tour leads to the unique Dimmuborgir lava formations, including a brief visit to Grjótagjá, ensconced deep in the rocky rift formed by the two separating tectonic plates, thereafter to Námafjall with its boiling and bubbling solfatara or sulphur pits and then to Sigurgeir´s Bird Museum that proudly exhibits 180 bird species.
A visit to the Nature Baths is also an exhilarating and unforgettable experience that you will not want to miss (ticket not included). Here are only few places mentioned, but the tour include also a circle around the lake (Mývatn), so there is a lot to enjoy during this day and most often too soon time to head back and end the tour.
Departure can be from Akureyri, Húsavík or within Mývatn area. The core of the program is the same. When booked, please make a note where you are staying / want the pick.
A private tour. Fully guided tour, transportation and visit for Sigurgeir’s Bird Centre.