Dettifoss Grand Tour - From Lake Mývatn

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

Dettifoss Grand Tour - From Lake Mývatn

  • Adults 13.050.- kr. 14.500.- kr.
  • 12-15 years old 6.525.- kr. 7.250.- kr.
  • 0-11 years old 0.- kr.
Total 0.- kr.

Dettifoss Grand Tour - From Lake Mývatn

Myvatn - Dettifoss - Asbyrgi - Husavik - Myvatn

Valid: June 18th - August  31 th 2017
Departure: Daily at 11:30 from Reykjahlid Information Centre.
Price: 14.500 ISK

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 Lake Myvatn through Holasandur. Arrival around 18:00.

Included: Transportation and guide
Not included: Refreshments. 
Note: Passengers also have the option of travelling to Akureyri instead of Lake Mývatn at the end of the tour for no extra charge.  

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