Dettifoss Grand Tour - From Lake Mývatn / Ends in Akureyri

Guided tour to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Lake Myvatn and the Jokulsargljufur glacial canyon.

Dettifoss Grand Tour - From Lake Mývatn / Ends in Akureyri


Dettifoss Grand Tour - From Lake Mývatn / Ends in Akureyri

Myvatn - Dettifoss - Asbyrgi - Husavik - Akureyri

Valid: June 18th - August  31st 2019
Departure: Daily at 11:30 from Reykjahlid Information Centre.
Price: 15.300 ISK
ATTENTION: Same day bookings can not be guaranteed.

The tour starts with a short bus ride over the Namaskard mountain pass and we explore the fumarole zone 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 and easy walk around the fumarole zone we drive on Highway 1 to the Dettifoss Waterfall, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, where we enter the Vatnajokull National Park. From the parking there is about 10 to 15-minute walk to the waterfall. We explore the Jokulsargljúfur Canyon, 25 kilometres long and over 100 metres deep, formed in a catastrophic glacial flood after the last ice age. On our way along the canyon we make short stops in Vesturdalur and Hljodaklettar (Echo Cliffs) before we make our way into Asbyrgi, a horse shoe shaped cliff formation. The folklore states that Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of Odin, stepped down there when passing by forming the 100 meter high cliffs. Asbyrgi is sheltered from the ocean wind and is therefore highly vegetated. After a stop in Asbyrgi we drive through the Tjornes fracture zone to Husavik, a small fishing and tourism village, and then back to Akureyri. No return to Lake Mývatn.

Included: Transportation and guide
Not included: Refreshments. 
Note: End point of trip is in Akureyri. Passengers do not have the option of travelling back to Lake Mývatn at the end of the journey. 

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SBA-NORÐURLEIÐ HJALTEYRARGATA 10  |  600 AKUREYRI  |  ICELAND  | TEL: (+354) 5 500 700  |  | ID-number: 690190-1259
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