An hour's drive from Akureyri lies one of most popular destinations in Iceland, Lake Myvatn. In this area you find some amazing geological features such as Dimmuborgir, Skutustadagigar craters, Grjotagja, Krafla volcano and Namaskard geothermal area.
Lake Myvatn is also known for its richness in bird life and the nature baths.
If you did the Golden Circle in the south of Iceland, you should do this in the north of Iceland.
- Guided excursion in a bus / coach
- Free hotel pick up in Akureyri 10-20 minutes before
- Season: All year but dependent upon snow conditions in mid winter
- Duration: 8 - 9 hours
- Departures from Akureyri: Daily at 09:00 am, from 1 November to 30 April
- Departures from Akureyri: Daily at 08:00 am, from 1 May to 31 October
- Minimum in tour: 2 adults
- Fee for the Myvatn Nature Baths is NOT included
Children 0-11: 50% discount
We recommend you bring:
● Warm clothes in wintertime
● Bathing suit
Itinerary for Lake Myvatn Classic
Departure from Akureyri and first stop at Godafoss waterfall on our way to Lake Myvatn. Godafoss is important in the Icelandic history, going back a thousand years when Iceland converted to Christianity. Next we stop at the pseudo-craters of Skutustadagigar before continuing to the mystic Dimmuborgir ('Dark Cities'), a series of unique lava-pillars and formations that are rich of mystic sagas and tales. At Grjotagja there is a warm underground river and nearby a geothermal area of Hverir with boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulphur pits. Krafla volcano area is our next destination and we drive past the power station bearing the same name which uses geothermal steam energy to create electricity. We then come to the explosion crater Viti that was formed in 1724 in the Myvatnseldar eruption and from there we will enjoy the view over Leirhnjukur volcano. On our last stop we visit the Myvatn Nature Baths and enjoy 1-2 hour relaxing in completely natural pool of geothermal water based in the middle of lava fields with great view over Lake Myvatn.
● Reservation is necessary
● You might like to read our article on Lake Myvatn
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