Myvatn, Godafoss & Nature Baths

Highlights

• Godafoss, the picture-perfect ‘waterfall of the gods’
• The bubbling geothermal landscape at Hverir
• Fascinating lava rock formations of Dimmuborgir
• The extraordinary Skutustadagigar pseudocraters
• Optional: Myvatn Nature Baths
• Optional: Grjotagja lava cave and spring, also featured in the Game of Thrones series

6.5 hours
0+
Up to 19 persons

Languages

English

More about the Tour

We start the tour by driving over Vikurskard mountain pass to Godafoss waterfall. Sometimes nicknamed “Beauty” (with Dettifoss being “the Beast”), Godafoss is indeed one of the prettiest waterfalls in Iceland. Its name means “waterfall of the gods” as it is believed that idols of the Pagan gods were thrown into it when Iceland accepted Christianity in 1000 A.D.

Continuing east to Lake Myvatn, we start on the southern shore of the lake.
Myvatn is Iceland’s fourth-largest lake and is surrounded by incredible natural wonders.

Our first stop here is the pseudocraters at Skutustadagigar. Formed 2300 years ago, these unusual geological features are the result of bubbling molten lava flowing over marshy wetlands.

Next, we head to Dimmuborgir (or Dark Cities), where you can walk amidst some of the most fascinating rock formations in Iceland. The area is also believed to be the home of Iceland’s famous 13 Yule Lads (or Santa Clauses).

To get to the colourful geothermal area of Hverir, we will cross a small mountain pass. On the other side, you will experience the force of nature, amidst sulphurous fissures in cracked earth, steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pools.

Our last stop is the area of the Myvatn Nature Baths, where you have the option to spend an hour in the milky blue geothermal waters.
Those who are not interested in the baths can instead join the guide to visit the Grjotagja lava cave, followed by some free time to take a walk in the unique landscape of the Nature Baths area, or to get something to eat at Kaffi Kvika.

Believed to be the home of an outlaw in the 18th century, Grjotagja was used as a hot spring for bathing until the 1970s, when the eruptions at nearby Krafla volcano meant it became too hot for bathing, and remains so to this day. Despite this, its deep blue colour and concealed setting make it very worth visiting – and even more so after being featured in the Game of Thrones series.

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Why Book with Us

• Pickup and drop off at the port
• 100% refund if your ship does not dock
• Small group tour with a local guide

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Myvatn, Godafoss & Das Naturbad (Deutsch)

Eine kleine Gruppenreise zum faszinierenden Vulkansee Myvatn und zum atemberaubenden Godafoss-Wasserfall mit der Möglichkeit, in den geothermischen Naturbädern zu entspannen.

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