Price 19200 ISK per person
– Skútustaðagígar Craters
– Höfði Park
– Grjótagjá Fissure
Available from mid-May to mid-September
– Duration 6 to 8 hours.
– Pickup 20 minutes before tour start.
– This tour scheduled for cruise ship passengers only.
– If the cruise ship is delayed then we adjust our departure time and we make sure that we will be back to cruise port before cruise ship closes for boarding.
– Free WiFi on board
– Parking and entrance fees
– During our tour we take break for refreshments at café or restaurant
– Refreshments are not incl. in tour price.
– We might change the order of stops on our tour due to weather and traffic.
We recommend bringing!
– Warm clothing (wind/waterproof coat and trousers).
– Base layers over winter time (merino wool or similar).
– Good trainers or hiking boots.
– Water bottle.
– And of course good mood.
Let us know if car seat for child/children is needed or if there is any disability that we need to know of.
From Akureyri Port we drive for about 30 minutes to Goðafoss where we stop for about 50 minutes sightseeing and facility.
After Goðafoss we drive for about 30 minutes to Reykjahlíð by Mývatn Lake where we make 30 stop for lunch and facility.
After Reykjahlíð we drive for about 5 minutes to Grjótagjá where we stop for about 20 minutes sightseeing.
After Grjótagjá we drive for about 10 minutes to Námaskarð where we stop for about 30 minutes sightseeing.
After Námaskarð we drive for about 20 minutes to Dimmuborgir where we stop for about 40 minutes sightseeing and facility.
After Dimmuborgir we drive for about 10 minutes to Höfði Park where we stop for about 30 minutes sightseeing.
After Höfði Park we drive for about 15 minutes to Skútustaðagígar where we stop for about 30 minutes sightseeing and facility.
After Skútustaðagígar we got about 60 minutes drive back to Akureyri.
Goðafoss Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Goðafoss is about 12 meters high and about 30 meters wide.
It’s name means “Waterfall of the Gods” as it is believed that idols of the old pagan Gods were thrown into the waterfall when Iceland embraced Christianity in 1000 AD.
Goðafoss nickname is “Beauty” as Dettifoss being the “Beast”.
Skútustaðagígar Pseudo Craters
Skútustaðagígar where formed about 2300 years ago during the eruption of Lúdentaborgir and Þrengslaborgir.
Skútustaðagígar are not caused by actual explosion of volcanos, they are however by product of their bubbling lava flowing over mushy wetlands.
This phenomenon happens when extreme hot lava flows over cool and wet grounds. This traps steam underneath the lava causing it to build pressure and when the pressure becomes too great it causes explosion that creates depressions in the ground which forms this beautiful wonder.
Höfði is a beautiful recreational area on the east shore of Lake Mývatn. Thousands maybe dozens thousand trees and Kálfastrandavogar free standing lava pillars called Klasar make this area so unique in Iceland.
This was once barren as most of Iceland or until couple that bought Höfði around 1930, started planting trees, other types of flora, flowers and vegetation during summer holidays.
Dimmuborgir (or Dark Cities), is the most fascinating rock formations in Iceland and were formed when Lúdentsborgir and Þrengslaborgir erupted about 2300 years ago. Dimmuborgir area is characterized by large hollow cell- or chamber-like structures formed around bubbles of vapor. Several of the chambers and pillar bases are big enough to house humans.
It is said that Dimmuborgir connect earth with the infernal regions. It is also believed that Dimmuborgir is the place where the 13 Icelandic Yule Lads (Santa Clauses) live.
Grjótagjá Lava Cave is a unique landscape of caves and is believed to be the home of an outlaw in the 18th century.
Grjótagjá was used as a local hot spring until the 1970s. Despite being too warm to bathe in after the Krafla eruptions. It’s deep blue color and concealed setting makes it very popular, and more so after being featured in the popular tv series “Game of Thrones”.
Námaskarð is uniquely colorful geothermal area with enormously powerful Sulphuric hot springs with geothermal activity. The hot springs in Námaskarð area are not like most normal hot springs, they’re sulphurous mud springs called solfataras and steam springs called fumaroles, where the water and mud are boiling on the surface. This geothermal area is defined as a high temperature geothermal area, where the temperature in the ground is extremely high.
In the old days Námaskarð was mining area for sulphate in the Sulphur mines for export.