Day trip

From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Saga Travel GeoIceland

From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Saga Travel GeoIceland

From US$ 147.08 per person

Explore the geothermal landscapes of the north of Iceland on a full-day shore excursion to Lake Mývatn from Akureyri Port. Get dropped off directly at your cruise ship in plenty of time for its departure.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Goðafoss waterfall
  • See the pseudo craters of Skútustaðagígar
  • Stand on the continental rift between Europe and the Americas
  • Marvel at the lava fields of Dimmuborgir
  • Gaze in awe at the volcanic mountain of Namafjall
Full description

Benefit from pick-up from your cruise ship in Akureyri Port, and then drive to Lake Mývatn and the surrounding wetlands area near Krafla volcano. Stop at Goðafoss waterfall and hear about its important role in the history of Iceland. Continue to the pseudo craters of Skútustaðagígar, formed when hot flowing lava met with ice-cold water from the lake. See the lava fields of Dimmuborgir, rich in mythical sagas and stunning to look at for the lava pillars and rock formations.   Discover the thermal waters of an underground river at Grjotagja, where you will stand on the continental rift between Europe and America.

End with a look at the boiling mud pools of Hverir and gaze in awe at the steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits. Return to Akureyri Port at least 1 hour before your ship’s departure for the end of the tour services.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
  • Refreshments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  • There will be a break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café
  • The itinerary may be altered due to the weather or road conditions
  • You will get dropped off at the port at least 1 hour before your cruise ship's departure time
  • Please check if your ship’s arrival and departure times fit with the schedule before booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 144 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had a good experience. Guide was at the port on time and did a good job explaining the stops and moving things along. The guide was friendly and we never felt rushed. First stop, Goðafoss waterfall. I love waterfalls, and Iceland has no shortage of them. I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls in my life and this one is up there. Next, Skútustaðagígar to see the pseudo craters. Many hiking trails around these craters and it was beautiful. Also, we got to taste some authentic lamb stew! At the entrance of the craters, there’s a little Café shop called Kaffi Sel. They sell this amazing lamb stew (unlimited refills) and some local beer. I had lamb stew at some other ports in Iceland, but this one was the best (and cheapest). Next, Dimmuborgir. This area is made of lava fields, with various rock formations and caves. This is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions due to its unique looking rocks, the folklores, and the filming of Game of Thrones. Much more to say but I'm out of space.

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November 28, 2022

Our guide, Daba, was cheerful and welcoming. The depth of her local knowledge and the way in which she looked after us throughout the day was such an asset to our experience. It was a day full of wonders, waterfalls, mud pots, spa resorts, sulphur coloured mountains and tortuously shaped volcanic outcrops. This was the highlight of our visit to Iceland.

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September 17, 2022

This was a very enjoyable tour which was provided by Saga Travel but arranged by Get Your Guide. Our tour guide was Dabba, a woman who is a native Icelandic person and who was very knowledgeable about everything. She was fun and laughed all the time, and made the trip enjoyable for everyone. Our van was only half full - we enjoyed that! The only downside to the whole tour was the midgies at Lake My"vatn which were very annoying but thankfully didn't bite. And Dabba said there were hardly any of them compared to other years! The weather was also good, which was a big help. Dabba was very good about providing information on toilet stops, what we were doing next, and how we should explore the various areas where we stopped. Absolutely the best tour we have had in ages.

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August 15, 2022

Product ID: 133107