Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik
Hike through the strange lava labyrinth of Dimmuborgir on your Mývatn tour.
The area surrounding Lake Mývatn is literally overrun with frozen lava formations.
The Mývatn Nature Baths are amongst North Iceland's most popular attractions.
Víti in Krafla is a crater Lake in North Iceland.
See bubbling mud pools and steaming fumaroles on your tour of the Lake Mývatn area.
Warm pools and mud pots bubble and boil in the Námaskarð geothermal area.

Join this unique journey where you will experience the vast extremes and incredible beauty of the wild Icelandic nature. Here you will encounter fascinating bird life, geothermal activity, flora, saga, and impressive geological formations.

The tour starts with a short flight to Akureyri from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. In Akureyri, you will meet a local guide at the airport, who will take you directly to the Lake Mývatn area. The first stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss, where law speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the old Nordic idols, after he declared Christianity to be the official custom of Iceland, in order to settle religious strife at the time between pagan and Christian groups.

You will also see the pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar, along the lake, before entering the chaotic lava field of Dimmuborgir, the "Dark Fortress," with is incredible lava formations. These natural shapes, created thousands of years ago as the lava cooled following an eruption in the east of the country, form strange pathways, stacks and towers scattered across the lava field.

Next you will visit the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the geothermal area of Hverir by Mt. Námafjall, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools.

In summertime, you'll proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the power station there. From the volcanic crater Víti in Krafla, formed in the great Mývatnseldar eruption of 1724, you will have a fine view of Leirhnjúkur volcano, which features further mudholes and fumaroles.

You will finish up your tour with a two-hour relaxation in the famed Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can marvel at some of the most beautiful scenery in Iceland. The entry fee is not included in the tour price, but can be added as extra.

Take this opportunity to see beatuiful Lake Mývatn for yourself! Check availability by choosing a date.

Note: There is no pickup for this tour available in Reykjavík and you need to arrive at the airport 45 minutes before departure of the flight.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Apr.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Akureyri, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Goðafoss, Skútustaðagígar, Grjótagjá, Námafjall Geothermal Area
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 07:10, 08:30.

You meet us at the departure location.
Reykjavik Domestic Airport
  • Domestic return flight RVK-AEY-RVK

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off in Akureyri

  • Fully guided tour

  • Transport

  • Fee for the Mývatn Nature Baths

  • Transport (ca 10 minutes by taxi) between accommodation and Reykjavík Domestic Airport

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Good walking shoes

  • Bathing suit and towel (can be rented)

Loading prices and availabilities
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees