Godafoss, Botanical Gardens & Laufas Folk Museum

4 hours | Akureyri | A E Y - 2 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Laufas Folk Museum
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This half-day tour takes you to three of Akureyri's most famous attractions: Godafoss Falls and the Botanical Gardens, home to over 2,000 species of plants and flowers; and the Laufas Folk Museum, featuring traditional Icelandic houses with grass roofs.

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. At the Laufas Folk Museum, explore a traditional Icelandic farmhouse of wood, turf, and stone, plus a fascinating collection of Icelandic artifacts. Next, stroll through the Botanical Garden, which was established in 1912. This impressive garden is home to more than 2,000 flora species, ranging from Icelandic natives to specimens gathered worldwide. Afterwards, return to Akureyri for a scenic tour of the town and if time allows, a panoramic view of the harbor.

Special Notes:

The drive between Akureyri and Godafoss is approximately 45 minutes.

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.

Passengers should not leave the designated paths.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship and drive to Godafoss Waterfall

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:45
  • Time at site: 00:30
  • Free time at site: 30
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 900
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Inside visit of Laufas Folk Museum

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Time at site: 00:40
  • Free time at site: 30
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 300
  • Steps: 1
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: No

Visit Botanical Gardens

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Time at site: 00:40
  • Free time at site: 40
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 800
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:15
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Shopping available: No