Head out to see Icelandic nature at its finest from your cruise port in Akureyri. Venture to this volcanic lake to see lava rock formations and how it has shaped the lake and the entire surrounding area. You also get to explore Goðafoss Waterfall, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and Grjótagjá Cave.
Lake Mývatn from Akureyri Port is a tour specially designed with the needs of Cruise Ship passengers. Visit the highlights of the area, such as Goðafoss Waterfall, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and Grjótagjá Cave.
We adjust the departure time and length so it will fit the docking time of each cruise ship at Akureyri Port.
The return time is always 1 hour before ship's departure.
Lake Mývatn Tour Description
Tour starts with a departure from Akureyri Port were we drive towards the magnificent Lake Mývatn area.
Our first stop is by Goðafoss Waterfall. Goðafoss plays an important role in the Icelandic history, particularly in connection with the introduction of Christianity.
Our second stop at the Lake Mývatn area are the picturesque Skútustaðagígar Psuedo Craters, formed from explosions when the flowing hot lava met with the ice cold water from the lake.
We continue to Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, full of lava-pillars and formations that are rich of mythical sagas and ghoulish trails.
We come to the warm underground river in Grjótagjá Rift, where you will stand on the continental rift between Europe and America.
The final stop by Lake Mývatn is the geothermal area of Hverir, with boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulphur pits. Various photo stops are added to the tour depending on the weather.
The tour ends with a return back to port in Akureyri, in time for your ship's departure.
Timing is geared towards cruise ship passengers.
What is not included:
Warm layers and accessories, waterproof shell and good walking shoes.