Best of Akureyri

AEY-100 | Akureyri, Iceland | See Special Notes

from $169.95*

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Godafoss Waterfall Godafoss Waterfall
  • Nmaskar Pass Nmaskar Pass
  • Lake Myvatn Lake Myvatn
You will see:

Moderate Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 8 hours

Max. Group Size: 60

Tour Overview

Board your motorcoach at the pier and drive through town, taking the coastal road and traveling through the fertile farmland of the Fnjoskadalur Valley en route to Namaskard and Dimmuborgir, with views of rugged, volcanic landscape and dramatic lava formations. Upon arrival at Namaskard, witness boiling hot mud pools that let out a steady roar and dense vapors, cloaking the hot sulfur pits at one of the most active volcanic areas on Iceland.

At Dimmuborgir, which means "twilight castles," see weirdly shaped lava formations that were left exposed in the bed as this former lava lake cooled and receded. Next, we'll head to Skutustadir where large craters situated on the southern shore of Lake Myvatn are called pseudo or rootless craters. They were formed when lava overflowed the lakeshore's sodden ground.

Take a photo opportunity and then it's off to lunch where you'll enjoy a sit-down meal at a local restaurant.

Afterwards, you'll re-board the motorcoach and continue to Godafoss Waterfall. In the year 1000 the Lawspeaker Thorgeir Thorkelsson made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion Thorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall.

We'll return to Akureyri for a brief tour of the town, stopping along a scenic coastal road at a vantage point, if time allows, near the fjord for a panoramic view of the town and its harbor before heading back to the ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship and drive to Namaskard

Details:
Travel time: 01:30 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:00:45 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):300
Total number of steps:5
Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

Sight can mostly be seen from the bus, but is not accessible to wheelchairs.

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

Visit Dimmuborgir

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:00:45 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):2000
Total number of steps:15
Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

Sight can mostly be seen from the bus, but is not accessible to wheelchairs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):45 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:ISK Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

Filming or photographing The Book of Kells is never permitted

View Skutustadir pseudo craters

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):300
Total number of steps:1
Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

Sight can mostly be seen from the bus, but is not accessible to wheelchairs.

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

Lunch at a local restaurant in the Lake Myvatn district

Details:
Travel time: 00:10 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):350
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:No
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Visit 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, but is not accessible to wheelchairs.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):45 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:ISK Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 01:20 Transport type:Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:No
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

The drive between Akureyri and Godafoss is approximately 45 minutes. The return drive from Namaskard to Akureyri is approximately 90 minutes. This tour does not operate on all calls due to the duration of the ship call being too short.

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 wear appropriate footwear. Guests should stay within marked footpaths at the Namaskard area.

Passengers should not leave the designated paths.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Medical Restriction:

This tour is not suitable for physically disabled passengers.

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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