Akureyri - Jewels of the North
Available all year
The sceinc drive along Iceland’s longest fjord – Eyjafjordur gives a stunning view of Akureyri and its surrounding mountains.
Visit the spectacular Goðafoss waterfall – with a height of 12 metres and a width of 30 metres.
See the jaw dropping Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth, with lava castles, natural arches and countless unexplored grottos.
Visit the cauldrons at the high-temperature thermal field Námaskarð.
Join us on a scenic drive along Eyjafjordur. Enjoy the marvellous view of Akureyri and its surrounding mountains. Marvel at the beauty of Goðafoss – the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ – where Norse religious relics were thrown to symbolise the change to Christianity. Visit the lava labyrinth of Dimmuborgir – the 'Black Fortress’ – and Námaskarð, a thermal field with regular bursts of steam.
Included: 1 Meal – Soup, and bread and fish of the day.
Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera!
Walking information: ALL WALKING IS OPTIONAL and most sites can be viewed through the motor coach windows. There are no actual steps at most of the stops at the time of writing, but some inclined surface levels occur. Surface underfoot is grass/mud/gravel and there are rough pathways throughout. Anyone with mobility challenges is kindly asked to travel in the company of an able bodied career or request assistance from the ship.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
Language: English and German.
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