Lake Myvatn Excursion

Guided tour to Lake Myvatn and surroundings, visit the pseudo craters of Skutustadir, the lava park of Dimmuborgir and the Myvatn Nature Baths.

Lake Myvatn - Summer Excursion

  • Adults 14.670.- kr. 16.300.- kr.
  • 12-15 years old 7.335.- kr. 8.150.- kr.
  • 0-11 years old 0.- kr.
Total 0.- kr.

Day tour from Akureyri

Valid: 1/6 2017- 30/9 2017
Price: 16.300 ISK
Departure: Mon-Fri 07:50 from SBA Bus Terminal, Hafnarstrćti 82. - From Akureyri Airport upon arrival of flight NY112
Departure: Sat-Sun 08:30 from SBA Bus Terminal, Hafnarstrćti 82. - From Akureyri Airport upon arrival of flight NY114
Duration: 8-9 hours

Included: Transportation and Guide
Not included: 
Refreshments and entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths
Bring with you: 
Swimsuits and a towel.  

The Lake Myvatn area is widely known for its natural beauty. In this 9-hour bus tour that starts in Akureyri we provide the chance to explore the highlights of the area with an experienced, local tour guide. First we drive along the coast of Eyjafjordur fjord, across the mountain pass Vikurskard to the valley of Fnjoskadalur.

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. From Godafoss the tour continues through the valley of Reykjadalur to Skutustadir in the Lake Myvatn district. There we explore the regular shaped pseudo craters formed in a volcanic eruption approximately 2300 years ago. Next we drive along the south coast of the lake to the small village of Reykjahlid, where we break for lunch.

SBA 1A (Lake Myvatn Sightseeing passengers join the tour)

Departure: 12:30 from Tourist Information Reykjahlid
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Included: Transportation and Guide
Not included: Refreshments and entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths
Bring with you: Swimsuits and a towel.

At 12:30 the tour continues to Dimmuborgir, a lava labyrinth formed around 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basaltic pillars and sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir the tour continues through the lava field to Grjotagja, a popular underground bathing cave among the locals before the Krafla Fires (1975-1984) when the water became too hot to bathe in.

After a short stop by Grjotagja we drive east over the Namaskard mountain pass to the Krafla caldera. Along the way we pass a 60- MW geothermal power station that partly supplies the town of Akureyri with electricity. We visit the explosion crater of Viti (Hell) but its formation marked the beginning of the great Myvatn Fires in 1724. From Viti there is a good view to the geothermal zone of Leirhnjukur and the lava field formed in the Krafla Fires.

Next we explore the fumarole fields of Hverarond (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. After a short walk around the fumaroles we head for the final destination of the tour, the Myvatn Nature Baths, where visitors get the chance to bathe in the silky smooth geothermal water. After the stop in the nature baths we drive back to Akureyri where estimated arrival time is around 17:30.

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