Akureyri - Off the Beaten Track
Available all year
Fun and exciting Super-Jeep tour
Discover off the beaten track treasures
View highlights including Goðafoss and Aldeyjarfoss waterfalls, Lake Mývatn and the Lúdent crater
Departing from Akureyri our Super Jeeps take us first to Goðafoss - the “Waterfall of the Gods”, considered one of Iceland’s most beautiful, to enjoy the cascade and learn a little about its interesting history.
To Lake Mývatn
We continue to the magical Lake Mývatn, then drive off-road to reach the crater of Lúdent, where we will take in the incredible view from its rim over the surrounding area, before enjoying a 2-course lunch at a local restaurant.
At Lake Mývatn, we will stop at some selected attractions and make photo stops.
The valleys and waterfalls of Iceland
As our journey continues, we travel through remote heaths and valleys until we reach Bárðardalur Valley, where Skjálfandafljót River – a white glacial river originating from the Vatnajökull glacier, (the largest ice cap in Iceland) runs towards the sea, carving out magnificent riverbeds on its way. Situated at the edge of the Highlands we find the breathtaking Aldeyjarfoss waterfall, where whitewater cascades from a high cliff into a ravine lined with black basalt columns.
From this waterfall, we’ll drive down the valley and towards Akureyri, - through birch and flowered-covered area named Vaglaskógur Forest, with a brief photo stop enroute.
The last part of our journey takes us along an abandoned mountain road that winds its way up and over a 600m high mountain, providing great views on both sides.
Included: Super-jeep and lunch
Walking information: About 60 min. On all stops, surfaces underfoot can be slippery/wet and guests are asked to exercise extreme caution to avoid slipping. Anyone with mobility challenges is kindly asked to travel in the company of an able-bodied carer. The surface underfoot at Godafoss is of gravel, loose stones and mud pathways - generally uneven with no hand rails.
Remarks: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole.Pregnant women and those passengers with heart and respiratory issues are advised to check with a health professional before taking this tour.
Not suitable for wheelchair users.
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