A superb tour from Akureyri to some of the most popular attractions in northern Iceland. Waterfalls, volcanoes and the marvelous lake Mývatn are among the natural highlights you can expect on this tour.
Starting in Akureyri, this tour will take you to the highlights of the North, where you will enjoy a full day of exploring these wonders of nature. A perfect opportunity for anyone who would like to visit these sights with an experienced guide.
Jun. - Oct.
13 - 16 hours
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Askja crater
- Godafoss waterfall
- Lake Mývatn
- Drekagil gorge
- Viti crater
- Herdubreidalindir oasis
- Hrossaborg Volcano
- Holuhraun 2015 eruption lava fields
- Skínandi Waterfall
- Transfer from Akureyri
- Experienced guide
- Small Group
Pick up starts at 06:15 am from your Akureyri pick up location. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
We take off from Akureyri and head into the interior. Our first stop is Goðafoss waterfall where you will have enough time to admire this magnificent fall and take great photographs. After that, we drive to Lake Mývatn. The Mývatn area attracts thousands of visitors every year. With its pseudocraters, lava pillars and stunning volcanic landscape surrounding the area leaves no one untouched. We will make a stop at the small village of Reykjahlíð, located right on the shore of Lake Mývatn. From Lake Mývatn, we start making our way into the interior. Möðrudalur valley is where we say goodbye to civilization for now so this is a good place to have a cup of coffee and admire the “Mountain queen” Herðubreið. After about 2-hour drive we reach Drekagil where we can stretch our legs before the final 10-minute drive to Askja. Now it’s time to tie our shoelaces and get ready for the hike to Lake Askja and Víti. We will be walking through a moon-like landscape where the NASA astronauts practiced for the moon landing in 1969. It will take about 40 minutes to reach the impressive caldera and Víti, explosion crater. The lakes are a natural phenomenon that has attracted scientist and tourist alike over the years.
After the hike, we drive to Herðubreiðalindir oasis where spring water runs from under the lava and makes it possible for a rich vegetation to thrive in the middle of the lava desert. Our last stop of this extensive day is at Mývatn where we stretch out for the drive back to Akureyri.
Remember to bring: It is extremely important to have warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are essential on this tour. You also need to bring packed lunch and snacks for the whole day.
This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
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Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.
All of our tours are guided in English.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at time of booking. The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us. Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.
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