Excursion Details

Godafoss Waterfall, Botanical Gardens & City Drive

AEY-205 | Akureyri, Iceland | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Godafoss Waterfall Godafoss Waterfall
  • Botanical Garden Botanical Garden
You will see:

    Moderate

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 3 hours

    Max. Group Size: 60

    Tour Overview

    Board your motorcoach at the pier and we'll take the coastal road, traveling through the fertile farmland of the Fnjoskadalur Valley en route to your first attraction: Godafoss Waterfall.

    In the year 1000 at the Godafoss Waterfall, Thorgeir Thorkelsson and the Icelandic parliament, or Althing, decreed the island would convert to Christianity. Thorkelsson then commemorated the event by hurling his pagan idols into the cataract.

    Next, you'll head to the Botanical Garden, which was established in 1912. This lush garden is home to an impressive collection of flora, with more than 2,000 species. The specimens range from Icelandic natives to plants and trees gathered from all around the world. Stroll the gardens and don't forget to bring your camera as the photo opportunities are boundless.

    Afterwards, re-board the motorcoach and head back to Akureyri for a brief tour of the town. You'll pause along a scenic coastal road for a panoramic view of the town and its harbor before heading back to the ship.

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    Depart from ship and drive to Godafoss Waterfall

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
    Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :No
    Walking distance (yards):900
    Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

    Sight can mostly be seen from the bus

    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):30 Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Credit cards accepted: Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Visit Botanical Gardens

    Details:
    Travel time: 01:00 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
    Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :No
    Walking distance (yards):800
    Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):30 Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    The drive between Akureyri and Godafoss is approximately 45 minutes each way.

    The rocky areas around Godafoss Falls are slippery and wet with jagged volcanic edges; passengers should take care if leaving the designated paths to take pictures and and wear appropriate footwear.

    Child Price:

    12 & under reduced

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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