Witness the Wonders of Lake Mývatn from Akureyri Port. 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.
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 first 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.
Cruise Ship Instructions
We travel in small groups
In our tours we focus on close groups and personal service. This is why we choose Mini-Buses for max 19 passengers.
Where / how will we meet at the dock?
Our guides will pick you up at the dock just as you leave your ship. They will hold a Saga Travel GeoIceland sign with the name of your tour. You will need to exit through the gate and go past or through the information center.
How do I book a tour?
Find your docking date and time in the booking area below and select your ship as in the pickup list. If you are having problems finding the correct time please contact our sales team for assistance. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pay upon arrival on our day tours, but we might not have a seat available. If you book online and pay the deposit of 20% we will secure a seat for you. You then pay the remainder of the cost upon arrival. Either with the guide or at the departure point.← Frequently Asked Questions
We charge a 20% deposit on our website for securing a seat on our tours. The remainder of the cost (80%) is then charged upon arrival. You can pay with cash or card upon arrival. We accept all major cards and currencies. The deposit is non refundable, but can be forwarded to a new booking (either a new tour or a new date of departure). The reason we do not refund the deposit is that costs for the booking have already been created, we have credit card fees, online advertising costs and service desk employees.← Frequently Asked Questions
The tours from port are customized around cruise time frame so if your cruise docks late your guide will wait for you and the guide will also make sure to bring you back to the cruise in time.← Frequently Asked Questions
The guide will be waiting for you at the port with a Saga Travel GeoIceland sign.← Frequently Asked Questions
If you booked a tour from port, your tour is customized only for cruise ship passengers so your guide will wait for you.← Frequently Asked Questions
You will receive a full refund if your cruise cannot dock.← Frequently Asked Questions
If we cancel the tour, you will receive an email and offered to reschedule. If rescheduling does not work out, we refund the booking.← Frequently Asked Questions
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
No worries! Our tours that depart from the harbor are scheduled for cruise ship passengers only and customized to the according time frame given. We guarantee that the tour arrives back before the ship departure from dock. See our specially organized Cruise Ship tours here.← Frequently Asked Questions
Meeting point: At Akureyri Port