Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss waterfall from akureyri

Tour Information

  • Availability: All year
  • Duration: 1h, 36min
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Included: Pickup, Lunch
  • What to bring: Hiking shoes, Warn clothes
  • Activities: Hot Spring Bathing, Ice Caving, Hiking
  • Attractions: Austurdalur


The tour starts from Akureyri with a short bus ride over the Namaskard mountain where we will explore the Namaskard where ground water is heated by an underground magma intrusion. Sulphur deposits are brought to the surface and the area is characterized by a strong smell of sulphur. 

After a short walk around the fumarole zone we drive to Dettifoss (Waterfall), The most powerful waterfall in Europe, where we enter the vatnajokull National Park. There is about 10 minute walk to Dettifoss. We explore the fantastic jökulsárgljúfur Canyon, over 100 meters deep and 25 kilometers long, formed in a catastrophic glacial flood after the last ice age. We make short stops on our way along canyon in Vesturdalur and Hljodaklettar (Echo Cliffs).


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