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Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Winter Tour from Akureyri
Product Code: 5374-423652
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Panoramic views of Akureyri and Eyjafjordur
  • • Godafoss waterfall
  • • Lake Myvatn in winter
  • • Lava fields and formations
  • • Solfataras and fumaroles
  • • Chance for bathing in Nature Baths geothermal lagoon
Tour Code
5374-423652
Duration
7 hours
Departure City
Akureyri
End City
Akureyri
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature

Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Godafoss Waterfalls

Akureyri - Godafoss Waterfall - Lake Myvatn - Akureyri

This winter tour to one of the most interesting spots in North Iceland focuses on the most attractive features of the Lake Myvatn and its surroundings.

The first stop is at Godafoss Waterfall, not only famous for its breathtaking beauty but also for its significant historic value related to the Christianisation of Iceland. In autumn the waterfall and the river are surrounded by lush and colorful vegetation. In winter as the temperatures go below freezing the waterfall is often partly bound in ice.

From Godafoss the tour continues across the Fljotsheidi heath and through the valley of Reykjadalur to the Lake Myvatn area, with first stop at Skutustadir and the Skutustadagigar pseudocraters. We drive on to Dimmuborgir, a lava maze of magnificent basalt pillars and lava sculptures. After a short walk in the park the tour continues through the lava field to Grjotagja (road conditions permitting), which used to be a popular underground bathing cave among the locals before the Krafla Fires (1975-1984) when the water became too hot to bathe in.

Crossing the Namaskard mountain pass we continue along the road that passes Krafla geothermal power station to Mt.Krafla and the explosion crater Viti which marked the beginning of the volcanic eruption in 1724. From Viti crater there is a good view over Leirhnjukur volcanic zone and the lava field formed in the Krafla fires 1975-84.

Next we explore the solfatara field of Hverir (Namaskard) where ground water is heated by an underground magma intrusion. Sulphur deposits are brought to the surface and the area is characterized by a strong smell of sulphur. Here we have chance for a short walk around the fumaroles and mud pits before we head for the final destination of the tour, the Myvatn Nature Baths (entrance fees are included), where visitors get the chance to bathe in the silky smooth geothermal water.

After the stop at the Nature Baths we drive back to Akureyri.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Tour departs at 9:00am and returns at 4:00pm approximately.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Guided coach tour as per itinerary
  • Akureyri hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • Cave exploration equipment (helmet, headlights, rubber boots)

Package Excludes

  • Own-expense activities
  • Optional tips
  • Meals and refreshment
  • Admission fee to Nature Baths
Special Notes
  • Please leave the name and address of your hotel in the "Meeting Point" box during booking.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 13 and older
* Child: 12 years of age and under.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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