Information Not Currently Available
Approximately 7 Hours
Begin with a drive along the coast of Iceland's longest fjord, Eyjafjörður, with an excellent view of Akureyri and its surrounding mountains.
After crossing Víkurskard Pass, you will view Fnjóskadalur Valley, where geological remains of glacial and post-glacial times can be clearly seen.
Stop at Goðafoss -- the waterfall of heathen gods and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The Skjalfandafljot River falls from a height of 36 feet over a breadth of 100 feet.
You'll drive directly to the Lake Myvatn area, stopping by the Skutustadir Craters before lunch. After lunch, visit the Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth -- a paradise of towering lava castles, natural arches and countless unexplored grottos.
The last stop is at the gurgling purple and yellow sulfur cauldrons at the high-temperature geothermal field of Namaskard.
If time allows, you'll also enjoy a short panoramic drive through the town of Akureyri.
There are some inclines and rough grass/mud/gravel paths to negotiate. Suitable for guests with mobility limitations with a companion to assist. However, all walking is optional, and most sights can be viewed through the motorcoach windows. Dress warmly in layers. Wear sturdy, non-skid walking shoes. Dietary requests for lunch venues must be received at least 48 hours before the ship arrives in Akureyri. Parents traveling with children under the age of 3 must rent a
child's car seat from the tour operator; please see the Shore Excursions team on board. You cannot use your child's car seat from home in Iceland. Small black flies (midges or no-see-'ems) populate the Lake Myvatn area. Although they don't bite, they can be quite annoying. Wear insect repellent and bring a light scarf or net to cover your face and/or mouth.