Dettifoss, Asbyrgi & Myvatn


• The impressive Asbyrgi horseshoe-shaped canyon
• Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall
• The impressive Jokulsargljufur glacial river canyon
• Photo stops at the must-see sights around the Lake Myvatn

7 hours



More about the Tour

Your tour starts with a drive along the coast to the spectacular Asbyrgi canyon. Believed in folklore to be the footprint of Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged horse; it was formed thousands of years ago during catastrophic flooding of the Jokulsa a Fjollum river.
The forest trails and the Botnstjorn pond in the basin of the canyon are amongst Iceland’s most serene spots.

We continue South to the Jokulsargljufur canyon and Dettifoss waterfall, some of the most spectacular sights in North Iceland.
100m wide and 44m down, with an average water flow of 193 m³/s, you will hear the rumble of Europe’s most powerful waterfall long before you see it.
The glacial river canyon stretches for 25 kilometres and is the northernmost part of the Vatnajokull National Park.

On the way back we will stop for photos in the Lake Myvatn area.
Myvatn is Iceland’s fourth largest lake and surrounded by diverse natural wonders including the Hverir geothermal area, the Skutustadagigar pseudocraters and the Dimmuborgir lava park.

Depending on your cruise ship schedule and how much time you have, it might be worth adding an hour to this tour to have more time at the sights in the Myvatn area.

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Why Book with Us

• Pickup and dropoff from the port
• 100% refund if your ship does not dock
• Customisable tour with a local guide

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