4x4 excursions from Lake Myvatn in Northeastern Iceland

4x4 excursions from Lake Myvatn in Northeastern Iceland

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English, Icelandic
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Duration: from 4 hrs to full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Amazing North, Birkihraun 6, 660 Myvatn, Iceland
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

If you want to cover the most ground while contemplating the incredible natural wealth of Northeastern Iceland, a 4x4 excursion is the perfect option!

The Lake Myvatn area has a unique and gorgeous natural environment. Whimsical rock were formations created years ago as a consequence of volcanic eruptions and have created incredible landscapes that will capture your eye.

An authentic combination of fire and ice is a way you could describe the region. When winter arrives, Lake Myvatn freezes and becomes solid ice, yet not for you'll find an active volcano site. Without a doubt, Lake Mývatn has the most and the best of what Iceland has to offer.

Volcanic eruptions have played a crucial role in the formation of the landscape. During this amazing 4x4 excursions you'll be able to have a close look at the natural phenomena, take a closer look at the fauna and flora, or just contemplate the beauty of this place.

Amazing North offers you three different 4x4 excursions. The Dettifoss excursion will take you to the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja, Ódáðahraun. You'll admire the amazing scenery formed by both fire and the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum.

The Highlights of the North excursion will also cover this area but before you'll visit Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. You'll continue to Bárðardalur along the glacial river Skjálfandafljót and visit Aldeyjarfoss. Then at the Skútustaðir Pseudocraters, you'll admire the beautiful landscape surrounding Lake Myvatn. At Dimmuborgir Lava Park where you'll see very unusual lava formations and pillars, caves, and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are Trolls that turned to stone. The last stop before Dettifoss will be the geothermal area of Hverir.

The Myvatn excursion offers a shorter alternative to the Highlights of the North excursion in which you'll discover the essentials!

Offers

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Dettifoss excursion: Half day
Itinerary

On this excursion, you'll drive with your guide into the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja, Ódáðahraun. You'll admire the amazing scenery formed by both fire and the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, the landscape is out this world. No wonder Neil Armstrong came to this place to practice for his Lunar Landing.

You'll hike one kilometer to Dettifoss and you will visit two other waterfalls, Selfoss, just above Dettifoss and Hafragilsfoss, which is a little bit further down the canyon from Dettifoss. There you get to admire beautiful rock formations of basalt pillars.

Activity requirements

Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

This price is per jeep with a capacity of 6 people.

Please get in touch with your provider after booking to arrange any detail.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Photo/ video camera
  • Bottled water and snacks
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:4 hrs
Meeting point:
Amazing North, Birkihraun 6, 660 Myvatn, Iceland
Included:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Jeep ride
  • Expert local guide/driver
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Myvatn excursion: Half day
Itinerary

What you will see:

- Skutustadir Pseudocraters
- Hverfjall
- Grjotagja
- Hofdi
- Hverarond geothermal hot springs
- Dimmuborgir
- Namaskard
- The Nature Baths
- Krafla and Víti

Activity requirements

Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

This price is per jeep with a capacity of 6 people.

Please get in touch with your provider after booking to arrange any detail.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Photo/ video camera
  • Bottled water and snacks
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:4 hrs
Meeting point:
Amazing North, Birkihraun 6, 660 Myvatn, Iceland
Included:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Jeep ride
  • Expert local guide/driver
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Highlights of the North excursion: Full day
Itinerary

You'll  be picked-up at your hotel. You'll start at Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. Then, you'll drive up Bárðardalur along the glacial river Skjálfandafljót and visit Aldeyjarfoss.

You'll continue to the Lake Mývatn area and start at the Skútustaðir Pseudocraters and admire the beautiful landscape surrounding Lake Myvatn. At the Dimmuborgir Lava Park, you'll witness very unusual lava formations and pillars, caves, and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are Trolls that turned to stone.

After that, you'll take a break for lunch at a local restaurant or café. Once you've regained your strength, you will visit famous locations where Game of Thrones was filmed like Grjótagjá cave and Höfði cape and the geothermal area of Hverir.

Then you'll continue into the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja, Ódáðahraun, the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum

On the way back you can have dinner at the Cowshed restaurant, a local restaurant which specializes in courses from farm to table.

Activity requirements

Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

This price is per jeep with a capacity of 6 people.

Please get in touch with your provider after booking to arrange any detail.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Photo/ video camera
  • Bottled water and snacks
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:full day
Meeting point:
Amazing North, Birkihraun 6, 660 Myvatn, Iceland
Included:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Jeep ride
  • Expert local guide/driver

Meeting point

Amazing North, Birkihraun 6, 660 Myvatn, Iceland Get directions
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