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Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri

Sightseeing Adventure to Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall

The Lake Mývatn  and Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri is an all in one experience when visiting North Iceland. 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.

Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri is the perfect tour to fully experience the magic and power of the great Dettifoss Waterfall. We take our time to find the best sights for photographing depending on weather and other conditions during that particular day.

The tour guides are local experts that know the area like the back of their hands and are storytellers at heart.

Tour Description

Tour starts with a departure from Akureyri. 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. Goðafoss plays an important role in the Icelandic history, particularly in connection with the introduction of Christianity. From there we go on an amazing journey through areas of extreme contrasts, bird life, flora, lava fields, geothermal activity, geology, and saga.

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 enjoy the great panoramic view of the area.

After that we arrive at Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, full of lava-pillars and formations that are rich of mythical sagas and ghoulish trails. Next, we drive to the warm underground river in Grjótagjá Rift, where the rift between the Eurasian & American Continents is very visible. The final stop by Lake Mývatn is at Námafjall and the geothermal area of Hverir Mud Pools, with steaming fumaroles, boiling mud pools and sulphur pits.

After enjoying the sights in the Myvatn Lake area we drive towards Dettifoss Waterfall, going off the main road. 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. If the ground is covered in snow (which it is usually in winter), we use snowshoes to make the hike easier.

 

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Yes, now we offer two payment methods: you can pay all the amount when you are booking or you can just create a booking without payment and all the amount is paid on arrival to the tour. We accept credit cards and cash payments.

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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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Price from

29.900 ISK per person

Location

Akureyri

Highlights

  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Dettifoss
  • Selfoss

Available

FEB-NOV

Departure

Daily

Departure time

09:00

Duration

9 Hours

Included

v Fully guided tour

v Transportation

x Refreshments

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 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
  • During this tour you are not able to visit the Lake Mývatn Nature Baths

We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Light snacks