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Lake Mývatn Classic from Akureyri

Our Most Popular Destination in North Iceland

Lake Mývatn Tour Through Areas of Geological Wonders and Breathtaking Nature

The Lake Mývatn area is by many considered the most beautiful place in Iceland. This has been one of Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations for years. An amazing journey through an area of extreme contrasts and nature’s diversity. The lake area has been a filming location for major Hollywood films and TV shows, such as Game of Thrones, Fast & Furious, and Star Wars. The tour guides are local experts who know the area like the back of their hands and are storytellers at heart.

This tour is also available as a private tour.

Tour Description

Pickup is from 8:45-9:00 AM when we start our tour to Lake Mývatn.

We drive east from Akureyri, cross Eyjafjörður fjord and enjoy the view of the town, the ocean, and the mountains surrounding the fjord.

After only a half-hour drive we arrive at the picturesque Goðafoss Waterfall. We stop there before travelling for another half hour to the Lake Mývatn area.

The Mývatn Area

We explore the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar where we enjoy the great panoramic view of the area.
For the next hours, we visit local nature highlights, such as Hverir Mud Pools, Mt. Námafjall, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, and Grjótagjá cave.
There the rift between the Eurasian & American Continents is very visible.

Lake Mývatn Nature Baths

Before returning to Akureyri we visit the Mývatn Nature Baths.
The baths are located in the middle of lava fields where you can soak in a relaxing geothermal lagoon.
The entry fee is NOT included in the tour price. We stop for at least 2 hours at the Nature Baths.

We offer several other tours that take you to, from, or around the Lake Mývatn area.

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No, due to high number of no shows in 2022 we decided to stop allowing guests to pay on arrival. Now you can only pay all the amount when you are booking. We of course still offer a full refund up until 24h on most our products and we use a secure payment system hosted by Rapyd. We accept most Credit Cards (Not American Express) and it is possible to use Apple pay and Google pay on most mobile devices.

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We leave our departure location at the scheduled departure time. If you are not there we will unfortunately leave you behind. No refunds are available if you do not show up on your booked tour.

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If we cancel the tour, you will receive an email and offered to reschedule. If rescheduling does not work out, we refund the booking.

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Yes, please bring your ticket, you can either have it on your phone/tablet or print it out. Make sure the QR barcode is visible and readable.

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Price from

37.900 ISK per person




  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Skútustaðagígar Pseudo Craters
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
  • The Rift Between the Eurasian & American Continents
  • Mt. Námafjall
  • Game of Thrones filming locations by Lake Myvatn
  • Mývatn Nature Baths (Entry fee not included)


All Year



Departure time

09:00 AM


9 hours


icon v Free WiFi on board
icon v Fully guided tour
icon vTransport by comfortable mini bus


  • Due to weather or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation
  • Changes to itinerary or cancellation are notified only via email, so be careful to use a functional email and follow it on departure day
  • During the tour we break for refreshments at a café. The stop is quite late on the tour and we therefore recommend a pre-packed lunch
  • Refreshments are not included in Tour Price
  • Admission for the Mývatn Nature Baths is NOT included

Meeting point: Tour departs from Torfunefsbryggja, please be ready 15 minutes before departure

We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle and refreshments
  • Camera
  • Bathing suit and towel (can be rented)
  • Sunglasses