Goðafoss – Waterfall of the Gods

Akureyri – Jewels of the North

Enjoy Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s longest fjord. See Akureyri and the surrounding mountains, along with Godafoss Falls and a short sightseeing tour of the city upon return.

  • Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjordur.
  • See Akureyri and the surrounding mountains.
  • Godafoss Falls, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls.
  • Short sightseeing tour of the city.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Booking Code

    G-AKU8

  • From

    $ 199

  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed-toe shoes recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera!

The tour starts by driving along the coast of Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjordur. From here, you have an excellent view of Akureyri and the surrounding mountains. After crossing Víkurskard Pass, we can see Fnjoskadalur Valley, featuring geological remains from glacial and post-glacial times. The first stop is by Godafoss Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. Water from the Skjalfandafljot River falls from a height of 39 feet over a width of almost 100 feet. In 1000 A.D., at the meeting of the Althing, the Icelanders voted to adopt Christianity. The wooden idols from Norse mythology were thrown into the falls in a symbolic gesture that swept away the old religion. Thus, Godafoss Falls literally means the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’. From there we drive directly to the Lake Myvatn area, stopping by the unique craters at Skutustadir before having lunch. After lunch, we visit the Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth, full of towering lava castles, natural arches, and countless unexplored grottos. We then continue to the gurgling purple and yellow sulfur cauldrons at the high-temperature thermal field of Namaskard. These are so hot that they actually boil. We then head back to Akureyri for a short sightseeing tour of the city en route.

Practical information:

  • Included: 1 Meal – Soup, bread, and fish of the day.

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed-toe shoes 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 bus windows. There are no steps at most stops at the time of writing, but there are some inclines. Surfaces are grass/mud/gravel and feature rough pathways. People with mobility challenges are kindly asked to travel in the company of a companion who can assist them, or request assistance from the ship.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English and German