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.
The tour guides are local experts that know the area like the back of their hands and are storytellers at heart.
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.
Before returning back to Akureyri we visit the Mývatn Nature Baths. The baths are located in the between lava fields where you can soak in a relaxing geothermal lagoon.
Entry to the Mývatn Nature Baths is not included in the tour. We arrive at the Nature Baths at 2:00PM it is possible to buy a ticket at the lobby at arrival, however tickets can sell out, so we highly recommend booking tickets in advance. Book the nature baths ticket at www.myvatnnaturebaths.is
Various photo stops are added to the tour depending on the weather.
We offer number of other tours that take you to, from or around the Lake Mývatn area.
You can pay upon arrival on our day tours, but we might not have a seat available. If you book online and pay the deposit of 20% we will secure a seat for you. You then pay the remainder of the cost upon arrival. Either with the guide or at the departure point.← Frequently Asked Questions
We charge a 20% deposit on our website for securing a seat on our tours. The remainder of the cost (80%) is then charged upon arrival. You can pay with cash or card upon arrival. We accept all major cards and currencies. The deposit is non refundable, but can be forwarded to a new booking (either a new tour or a new date of departure). The reason we do not refund the deposit is that costs for the booking have already been created, we have credit card fees, online advertising costs and service desk employees.← Frequently Asked Questions
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.← Frequently Asked Questions
If we cancel the tour, you will receive an email and offered to reschedule. If rescheduling does not work out, we refund the booking.← Frequently Asked Questions
Meeting point: Tour departs from Torfunefsbryggja, please be ready 15 minutes before departure