Lake Mývatn Tour from Akureyri Port

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From $218.07

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


A volcanic lake nestled in the northern Iceland countryside, Lake Mývatn ranks among Iceland’s top natural attractions—but its remote location can make visiting a challenge. Specially planned for cruise ship passengers, this tour begins and ends at the port in Akureyri, and takes you to the lake and back in comfort. Choose the tour time to match your arrival and departure cruise times, and visit nearby attractions including the Dimmuborgir lava fields.
  • Visit Lake Mývatn and surroundings with ease from Akureyri
  • See the best of northern Iceland with ease in one adventurous tour
  • Wide range of departure times to suit your cruise schedule
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from the port at Akureyri

What's Included

  • Fully Guided Tour
  • Transportation in a minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group guarantee
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup point

  • Akureyri harbour

What To Expect

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Admission Ticket Free

Lake Myvatn

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour
  • We return at least 1 hour before Cruise Ships departure time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Mostly recommended fore those who are visiting the north of Iceland.
It is an easy walk from the parking lot and accessible for everyone.
39 reviews
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Interesting Sites!
douglindahay, Sep 2019
Van was waiting for us by the cruise ship - easy to access. Good well paced trip with excellent guide. Our weather was rainy and windy. The last seats in the van are elevated so it was hard to see out the side windows, and we were the last ones to the van so those were our seats. Others seemed to come well before the stated meeting time. Varied sites and all were interesting. Would do it again, but would show up earlier!
dennisbrown180, Aug 2019
Another wonderful trip, we saw so much of this beautiful area,with a brilliant guide who was so informative, we would definitely use Viator in the future.
Akureyri sights
Doug_H, Aug 2019
Easily found guide at cruise port. Took small van to see many varied sights. Waterfalls and lava fields and boiling mud pots. Made several other photo stops.
Great Day
Christina_J, Aug 2019
We enjoyed this tour very much. We saw so many different landscapes and the waterfall was so beautiful!!
Best Way to Experience Raw Beauty of Iceland
tmatthewb, Aug 2019
Given our short time in Akureyri (around eight hours) on a cruise ship, this tour was perfect for the time we had and for our budget (ship based similar shore excursions were almost double the cost). The sights were all incredible and all 'must-see'. The driver/guide was also excellent and made sure that everyone got the most out of their day... I will also say that the mini-bus was excellent and had incredible wifi access.
Lake Myvatn Tour from Akureyri Port by Saga Tours (Driver/Guide: Anna Margaret)
Anna_P, Jul 2019
Anna Margaret was very friendly, professional and helpful! She made our tour very enjoyable and interesting! We'll definitely recommend this tour to our friends visiting Iceland.
Great tour
Keren_L, Jul 2019
Great tour- i think it was expensive and we have very Short time in stops. Anna was super nice. Like it very much.
Great Day
Janet_B, Jul 2019
We had a great guide with Dori - knowledgeable, interesting, and personable! He knew what he was doing & helped us learn and see so much! I'd choose him again anytime. We loved Akureyri every bit as much as Reykjavik, which I didn't expect. There's no way we could have done 1/2 of this on our own, and it was MUCH better than what the ship had to offer.
Interesting tour of the major northern sites
Teresa_G, Jul 2019
Great highlights of the area. Paul, our driver had lots of good information to share with us. Lake Myvatn is just beautiful. The lava columns are interesting and the steam vents and mud pots are eerie, smelly and amazing! Finishing up our tour with a stop at the Godafoss Waterfall was truly amazing. It is an easy walk from the parking lot and accessible for everyone. The van itself was a little tight. Seats don't recline, they are narrow and if you sit on the elevated level, it is hard to see out the windows.
Great Tour! Don't miss!
Georgette_K, Jul 2019
Our guide was excellent and the variety on the trip was also wonderful. This was one of our highlights of our 5 days in Iceland. The scenery was awesome and the pace of the trip was also good.
The best choose
Yossi_B, Jun 2019
Excellent route, excellent guide, excellent car and excellent service and communication. Mostly recommended fore those who are visiting the north of Iceland.
Great overview of Lake Myvatn
FellowTraveler532758, May 2019
Thora was a lovely tour guide! Besides seeing some amazing and lovely sights, Thora perfectly accompanied the tour with lots of added knowledge that enriched our time. Wish we had more time.
Great tour
LuAnn_S, Sep 2018
We are so glad we took this tour. We were on a cruise ship. The group was small and the guide was great. Much better than the large bus the ship tours used. Will book with this company again.
Great tour
John_G, Aug 2018
Paul was an excellent driver/guide. Knew a lot, on time, very helpful. He was attentive to all our needs.
Lake Myvetin tour
Marsha_S, Aug 2018
A native of the area and was very good in covering about the. Ountry, people and other fun facts. Enjoyed our day even took us to see the caves for the show games of thorns. Had a great day!
Jewels of the North
Robert_R, Jul 2018
Fantastic ,not to be missed .our guide Gisli told us more about Iceland in the few hours then you could have read about .Driver was waiting outside cruise terminal when ship arrived. Stopped at all tithe required sites,then some showed us best way into attraction missing crowd stopped for lunch when we wanted .could not have been beter
Très agréable circuit
Alain_C, Jul 2019
Guide passionné par son pays et très sympathique. Minibus confortable, arrêts bien choisis, très satisfaits.
A recommander !
vincent_s, Jun 2019
Chauffeur/guide Elli super sympa . Minibus très confortable . Arrêts fréquents et très intéressants .