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6 Day Lake Mývatn & Iceland Outback

Where Diverse Wildlife & Rough Lava Fields Contrast

Enjoy an adventure through an area of extreme contrasts, bird life, flora, geothermal activity, geology and saga. The Lake Mývatn area is no less than “unearthly” and by many considered the most beautiful but at the same time the most catastrophic place in Iceland. This is where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates move apart, where mother nature is still sculpting our planet, making it very apparent in this majestic area.

You will also go Ice Caving in a unique lava tube cave in the Mývatn Outback, witness Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss and enjoy a full Diamond Circle day tour on this complete Iceland Adventure.


In this package comfort accommodation is included. It is by standard a double/twin room in hotels and guesthouses with private facilities. All rooms come with made up beds and towels.

You can also book a single room with an applicable fee. Breakfast is included, unless otherwise stated.

Domestic round flight

You can add a domestic round flight between KEF International Airport or Reykjavík domestic airport and Akureyri when finalizing your booking. It is a scenic 45 minute domestic flight across Iceland. Simply add it as an extra when finalising your booking here below.

Airport Pick-up & Drop-off

If you would like to be picked up at the Akureyri airport upon your arrival we offer a pick-up that brings you directly to your drop-off location. We also offer a drop-off to the Airport at the end of your journey.

Private Pick-up

Same as above but as a private pick-up, giving you time and space for a worry free commute at the start and end of your journey. Please contact Saga Travel  sales team for further information and booking.


6 Day Lake Mývatn & Iceland Outback

Welcome to Akureyri! If you arrive early you have the whole day to explore this wonderful city located by Eyjafjörður Fjord. It offers a wide variety of activities, museums, restaurants and cafés. You can also use the opportunity and add a day tour to your break, for example a Akureyri Whale Watching tour or a relaxing coastal tour to Siglufjörður Fjord.

Overnight: Akureyri

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Enjoy an amazing journey through the Lake Mývatn area, full of extreme contrasts, bird life, flora, geothermal activity, geology and saga. We begin our day by stopping at Goðafoss Waterfall in Skjálfandafljót River. From there we go to Lake Mývatn area and visit all the highlights of the area, such as Hverir Mud Pools, Grjótagjá Rift, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and many more. Our last stop by Lake Mývatn are the Mývatn Nature Baths based in the middle of lava fields with great view over the area.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn

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A visit to Dettifoss Waterfall is a unique experience. We travel from Akureyri towards Lake Mývatn and then onwards to the Icelandic Highland where we arrive at Jökulsá á Fjöllum glacier river,  where a mass of water, mud and sand rumbles into Iceland’s most impressive canyon from Vatnajökull Glacier. Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, 100m wide and with fall of 44m. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the best viewpoints of the waterfall, and adjacent waterfalls of Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss.

From 16th June to 30th October we travel down the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon alongside a rural route, visiting iconic locations such as Dettifoss Waterfall, Hljóðaklettar Echo Cliffs, Ásbyrgi Canyon, the Arctic Coastline and Húsavík Village.

From 1st of November to 15th June we travel in a Super Jeep and if the ground is covered in snow (which it is usually in winter), we use snowshoes to make the hike to Dettifoss easier.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn Area

Category: 6 Day Lake Mývatn & Iceland Outback


Cave Exploration Lofthellir tour takes you to the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland. We drive along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 30 min walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. In winter we might have to use snowshoes to walk to the cave depending on snow layers.

After seeing the magnificent cave we head back to Akureyri where you have the evening at your own leisure.

Overnight: Akureyri

Category: 6 Day Lake Mývatn & Iceland Outback


Enjoy a free day in Akureyri. This lovely town, located by Eyjafjörður Fjord, offers a wide variety of activities, museums, restaurants and cafés. You can also use the opportunity and add a day tour to your break, for example Whale Watching or Culinary Coastline tour.

We recommend:

Whale Watching in Akureyri
Akureyri Food Walk

Overnight: Akureyri

Category: 6 Day Lake Mývatn & Iceland Outback


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Price from

169.900 ISK

Tour type

Short Break


Lake Mývatn area ● Lúdentaborgir Crater row ● Lofthellir Ice Cave ●Dimmuborgir ● Mt. Námafjall ● Mývatn Nature Baths ● Goðafoss Waterfall ● Dettifoss Waterfall ● Jökulsárgljúfur canyon ● Vatnajökull National Park


April 15th - August 31st


Mondays & Wednesdays

Departure time

Upon Arrival


6 days / 5 nights


icon v5x Nights Accommodation

icon v 5x Breakfast (D2-D6)

icon v Fully Guided Tours (D2, D3 & D4)

icon v Entrance fee for Mývatn Nature Baths (D2)


  • Reservation is necessary
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour


We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
  • Bathing suit

    6 Day Lake Mývatn & Iceland Outback

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