Shore excursion: Lake Mývatn

We start our tour in Akureyri and drive east towards the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall where we'll make our first stop, the waterfall is a place of significant historic value connected with when Icelanders took Christianity.


We continue east from Goðafoss, we'll pass through the valley of Reykjadalur and head to Skútustaðir where we see the pseudocraters.


Our next stop is the stunning lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir where formed about 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basalt pillars and sculptures.


After a short walk in Dimmuborgir we'll travel to Grjótagjá which was a popular underground bathing cave until the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984, those eruptions heated the water in the cave so now it's to hot to bathe there.


We now continue through the Námaskarð pass and go to the Hverarönd fumarole fields which is a quite spectacular area showing earth's inner power. 


After this we'll be heading back towards Akureyri, If time, weather and conditions allow we'll find some good places to stop for pictures