DT73 - Jewels of the North
Day Tour With Flight - Guided Bus Tour

Picture from Jewels of the North tour
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Season: (JUN 18 to AUG 30)
Operates: (Daily)
Departure times: (07:10 or 08:05)
Duration: (10 hours - plus flight time)
Price from: (67105 ISK / tour)
Map for Jewels of the North tour

A day tour featuring Dettifoss waterfall and sightseeing around Lake Mývatn and the Jokulsargljufur canyons formed in a devastating glacial flood. This tour is great for those who are staying in Reykajvik but want to see some of the amazing sites further away from the capital


Godafoss waterfall
The tour starts with departure from Reykjavik Airport. When arriving in Akureyri we first drive along the coast of Eyjafjordur, across the mountain pass of Vikurskard to the valley of Fnjoskadalur. A stop is made to view Godafoss waterfall, famous for both its breath-taking beauty and its historical significance related to the Christianisation of Iceland.

Lake Mývatn and Dimmuborgir
From Godafoss, the tour continues through the valley of Reykjadalur to Skutustadir in the Lake Mývatn district. There, you will explore the regular-shaped pseudo-craters formed in a volcanic eruption approximately 2,300 years ago. We drive along the south coast of the lake to Dimmuborgir, a lava labyrinth formed around 2,300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basaltic pillars and sculptures. The next destination is the small village of Reykjahlid, where you will have the opportunity to have lunch or buy snacks. The tour continues east over the Namaskard mountain pass, and we explore the fumarole fields of Hverarond (Námaskarđ) where ground water is heated by an underground magma intrusion. Sulphur deposits are brought to the surface, and the area is characterised by a strong smell of sulphur.

Dettifoss waterfall
After a short and easy walk around the fumarole zone, we drive to Vatnajokull National Park and take a 10- to 15-minute walk to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. After that, we explore the Jokulsarsgljufur Canyon, 25 kilometres long and over 100 metres deep, formed in a catastrophic glacial flood after the last ice age, before making our way into Asbyrgi, a horse-shoe-shaped cliff formation. Legend states that Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of Odin, stepped down there when passing by, forming the 100-metre high cliffs. After a stop in Asbyrgi, we coninue through the Tjornes fracture zone to Husavik, a small fishing and tourism village, and head back to Akureyri, arriving around 18:15.

Included in the tour
- Round flights from Reykjavik to Akureyri
- Guided Bus Tour
- Airport taxes

Not Included:
- Airport transfers in Reykjavik
- --------------------
- Lunch and refreshments

Other Details
June 18 to August 30
- 67105 ISK
- Children (0-5): 55% of above prices
- Infants (5-11): 55% of above prices
*All prices are per person
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Check in begins 45 minutes before departure from Reykjavik airport. Departure for your tour is from Akureyri airport shortly after your arrival, you will be met by a local guide showing you to the tour bus.

The duration of the day tour is 11-12 hours from time of departure from Reykjavik Airport.

After the tour you will be dropped of at Akureyri airport for your flight back to Reykjavik.

Bring with you:
Waterproof clothes
Good sturdy walking shoes
Water bottle

We recommend you to dress according to weather. Please have in mind that the weather conditions can change quickly.

Guided in English.

Where to eat:
You will be able to purchase something to eat during the tour.

Book Now
Season: (JUN 18 to AUG 30)
Operates: (Daily)
Departure times: (07:10 or 08:05)
Duration: (10 hours - plus flight time)
Price from: (67105 ISK / tour)
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