• Mývatn lake
    Mývatn lake
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Mývatn lake
    Mývatn lake
  • Goðafoss waterfall
    Goðafoss waterfall

Lake Mývatn Excursion from Akureyri

Ticket start date *
Adult - 08:30-17:30
Youth - 08:30-17:30
Adult - 07:45-16:45
Youth - 07:45-16:45
Child ages
0 - 11 yrs
Product type
Day tour/trip/activity/attraction (No overnight stay)
Tourleader type
Tour guide / driver
Tour grade
All ages / Not applicable
8 to 9 hours

* Round-trip transportation
* Professional tour guide


* Refreshments and entrance fee to Mývatn Nature Baths

Leaving from Akureyri this tour takes you along the eastern shores of Iceland's longest fjord Eyjafjördur through lush farmlands and beautiful mountain landscape.

The first stop is at the picturesque Goðafoss waterfall where in 999 A.D: one the most dramatic event in the history of Iceland unfolded,- when Iceland's Law-speaker, Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði threw pagan idols and relics of the Old Viking religion into the waterfall which marked the end of that religion in Iceland.

From Goðafoss the tour continues through the valley of Reykjadalur to Lake Mývatn district where you'll spend time exploring the most amazing landscape dotted with pseudo craters formed in a volcanic eruption

Lake Mývatn and surrounding wetlands are registered as one of the internationally important wetlands, along with the Laxá river which flows out of the lake. The area is paradise for birdwatchers featuring an array of waders and marsh dwellers and one of the world‘s most diverse duck species composition.

Essential information

* Bring swimsuits and a towel
* This tour departs from Akureyri in the North of Iceland. It is operated by our partners, SBA-Norðurleid (Akureyri Bus Company)