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Lake Mývatn from Akureyri Port

Witness the Wonders of Lake Mývatn

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.

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.

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Price from

14.900 ISK per person

Tour type

Day Tour Akureyri


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


May 1st - September 30th


Tailor made for each Cruise Ship

Departure time

Tailor made for each Cruise Ship


5-6 Hours


icon v Fully guided tour

icon v Transportation

icon x Refreshments, during the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café


  • Reservation is necessary
  • We return at least 1 hour before Cruise Ships departure time

We recommend you bring

  • Water bottle
  • Camera

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