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Lake Mývatn Classic from Akureyri Port

Our Most Popular Destination in North Iceland

Lake Mývatn Highlights from Akureyri Port

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 isalways1 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 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.

This tour is also available as a private tour

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 sagatravel@sagatravel.is.

Frequently Asked Questions on Shore Excursions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The guide will be waiting for you at the port with a Saga Travel GeoIceland sign.

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If you booked a tour from port, your tour is customized only for cruise ship passengers so your guide will wait for you.

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You will receive a full refund if your cruise cannot dock.

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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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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.

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Price from

14.900 ISK per person

Location

Akureyri

Highlights

  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Skútustaðagígar Pseudo Craters
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
  • The Rift Between the Eurasian & American Continents
  • Mt. Námafjall

Available

Upon Cruise Ship Arrival

Departure

Tailor made for each Cruise Ship

Departure time

Tailor made for each Cruise Ship

Duration

6 Hours

Included

icon v Free WiFi on board
icon v Fully guided tour
icon v Transport by comfortable mini bus
icon v Pickup at the port
icon v Cruise Ship Return Guarantee

Note

  • 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 tour we break for refreshments at a restaurant or café
  • Refreshments are not included in Tour Price
  • We return at least 1 hour before Cruise Ships departure time
  • Reservation is necessary

Meeting point: At Akureyri Port

We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle and refreshments
  • Camera