DT72 - Lake Myvatn
Day Tour With Flight - Guided Bus Tour

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Season: (All year)
Operates: (Daily)
Departure times: (07:10, 08:05 or 08:30)
Duration: (8-9 hours - plus flight time)
Price from: (61705 ISK / tour)
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A day of spectacular sights around Lake Mývatn in the North of Iceland comprises this 12-hour day tour departing from Reykjavik on Air Iceland. The Lake Mývatn district is world-famous for exceptionally versatile nature and the Mývatn Nature Baths, so be sure to take along your bathing suit for this optional activity.

Itinerary

Akureyri – Godafoss
We travel from Akureyri to the beautiful twin waterfall Godafoss, named for the pagan idols thrown into it a thousand years ago. From Gođafoss the tour continues through the valley of Reykjadalur to Skútustađir in the Lake Mývatn district. There we explore the regular shaped pseudo craters formed in a volcanic eruption approximately 2300 years ago.

Dimmuborgir
Next the tour continues to Dimmuborgir (The Black Castles), 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 and a lunch break (lunch not included).

Grjótagjá
The tour will continue through the lava field to Grjótagjá, a popular underground bathing cave among the locals before the Krafla Fires (1975-1984) when the water became too hot to bathe in.

Krafla & Víti
After a short stop by Grjótagjá we drive east over the Námaskarđ 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 Víti (Hell) but its formation marked the beginning of the great Mývatn Fires in 1724. From Víti there is a good view to the geothermal zone of Leirhnjúkur and the lava field formed in the Krafla Fires.

Hverarönd (Námaskarđ)
Next we explore the fumarole fields of Hverarönd (Námaskarđ) 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.

Mývatn Nature Baths
We will stop at Mývatn Nature Bath, where you will have the option to enjoy a swim in the the milky - white geothermal water. (not included). The stop is approx. 80-90 minutes.

After the stop in the nature baths we drive back to Akureyri


Included in the tour
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- Round flights to Akureyri
- Guided bus tour
- Airport taxes
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Not Included:
- Lunch and refreshments

Other Details
Price:
January 1 to December 31
- 61705 ISK
- Children (5-11): 55% of above prices
- Infants (0-4): 55% of above prices
*All prices are per person
 
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Note that from 1. October - 31. May the tour departures are as follows:

Mondays
Wednesdays
Fridays

From 01. June - 30. September: Daily departures

Check in begins 45 minutes before departure from Reykjavík airport. Departure for the tour is from Akureyri Airport shortly after you arrive. Upon your arrival you will be met by a local guide showing you to the tour bus.

Remember.
You will visit Myvatn Nature Baths and have the option (not included) to enjoy a swim in the lagoon, so remember to take bathing suit along!

At the end of the day the tour bus will drop you of at Akureyri Airport for your flight back to Reykjavik.

Please note: Children ages 11 and younger who are accompanied by adults receive a 50% discount, before taxes and charges.

Guidance:
Guided in English daily all year round.

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

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

Highlights:

Small groups
Gođafoss waterfall
Skútustađagígar pseudo craters
Dimmuborgir lava formations
Eurasian & American continental rift zone
Mt. Námafjall - Hverir - mud pots
Mývatn Nature Baths (entry fee not included)
Location sites from "Game of Thrones"

Book Now
Season: (All year)
Operates: (Daily)
Departure times: (07:10, 08:05 or 08:30)
Duration: (8-9 hours - plus flight time)
Price from: (61705 ISK / tour)
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