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Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

Here is your chance to see the incredible Eyjafjord Humpbacks in their natural habitat. The warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and a plenitude of food to the fjord and following it, in a feeding frenzy, come the larger-than-life humpbacks. Our specially trained whale watching guides are experts at spotting the wildlife and telling you all about their behaviors, any question you have, we promise you an answer. Our ship is the only high speed, specially modified, whale watching ship in Iceland. Capable of carrying 200 passengers with unsurpassed views from our “cinema style” viewing platforms. Its speed allows us to reach viewing areas deep in the Eyjafjord, leaving no area unexplored. With ample indoor and outdoor seating, bar and cafeteria, you can be sure that the ride is comfortable and pleasant even at speed.Come and experience the whales and wildlife with us!

$269.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Lake Mývatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri

First drive along the coast of Eyjafjordur. Begin by stopping at Goðafoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, on your way to Dettifoss and lake Mývatn. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents. Stop at the hot spring area at Hverarönd in Námaskarð. Then it comes to one of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss. On the way back we come to the unique lava formations of Dimmuborgir which are among the most popular tourist attractions in the Myvatn area and also in Skútustaðagígar (pseudo crater area). Your last stop is in Eyjafjordur where you can see over the fjord to Akureyri.

$244.33 Day Trips & Excursions

Hafgrimsstaoir to East Glacial River White Water Rafting Tour

This whitewater adventure delivers an unforgettable journey into the untamed beauty of Iceland’s river wilderness and a dose of adrenaline strong enough to satisfy the most powerful of cravings. For those traveling to Iceland with a thirst for adventure, this day trip is not to be missed. Make your way to the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir where your adenture starts. Begin with a coffee while meeting your international team of guides at the river base, where you will get prepared and dressed into drysuits for the trip. From there, the rafting bus follows the road deep into the Austurdalur wilderness to the put-in point for the raft on the famous East Glacial River canyon. After a full explanation, demonstration, and training with your guides and safety kayakers, hit the water for a 3-hour, 18km descent of rapids such as "Alarm Clock", "Commitment", "Screaming Lady", "Green Room", "Deep Fry", "Waterfall", and many more. Conditions permitting, cap off your paddle with an 8-metre cliff jump and a swim in the energizing glacial waters.Along the way, enjoy a riverside snack of freshly-baked waffles, jam, whipped cream, and hot chocolate, all homemade at the only farmhouse left in the valley and sent down into the canyon on a wire!

$141.58 Day Trips & Excursions

Hafgrimsstaoir to West Glacial River Family Rafting Adventure

This afternoon family-friendly adventure delivers an unforgettable, hands-on journey into the untamed beauty of northern Iceland’s river wilderness. Make your way to the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir where your adventure starts. Begin by meeting your international team of guides at the river base, where you will get prepared and dressed in drysuits for your trip. From there, the rafting bus will take you on the short road to the put-in point for the raft at the West Glacial River. After a full explanation, demonstration, and training with your guides, push off from the river bank for a 90-minute, 10km descent of gentle rapids, spectacular scenery, and riverside hot springs. Conditions permitting, boost your excitement with a friendly cliff jump and a swim in the bubbling glacial waters of northern Iceland. Along the way, enjoy a steaming cup of hot cocoa made directly with natural hot water from a riverside hot spring!

$164.41 Day Trips & Excursions

Akureyri to Diamond Circle Day Trip with Lake Myvatn, Godafoss

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Godafoss, Akureyri, Northeast RegionAfter only a half hour drive we arrive at the picturesque Goðafoss Waterfall where we stop for chance to photograph and use restroomsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Jokulsargljufur National Park, Asbyrgi, Northeast RegionThe breathtaking landscape of Jökulsá is formed by massive glacier floods from Vatnajökull, Iceland’s biggest glacier.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Asbyrgi, Northeast RegionWalk across the canyon floor and enjoy the honeycombed basalt rocks, or traverse the cliffs and marvel at the sheer scale of the rock formation itself.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn, Northeast RegionThe stunning beauty of Lake Mývatn has been the main attraction in the north for decadesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn, Northeast RegionThe Dettifoss waterfall is with the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe, 500 cubic metres of water per second plunges over the edge. Dettifoss is 45 m high and 100m wideDuration: 1 hour

$205.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Akureyri to Lofthellir Cave Guided Exploration Full-Day Trip

Depart from your Akureyri hotel and travel by Mini Bus into the Icelandic countryside. Look out for steaming vents, unusual rock formations and lava stacks — all evidence of the powerful volcanic forces at play in this area. See Lake Mývatn, a volcanic lake known for its thriving bird population, before going off-road onto a rugged track. We travel in a 4x4 Truck to the mouth of the cave, through rugged lava fields and crater rows. Drive by the crater of the imposing Hverfell volcano and through the striking crater row of Lúdentarborgir. As you ride, your guide will explain how these geological features came to be. Before reaching the mouth, you will hike for around 30 minutes. Once you reach the cave’s entrance, suit up in your safety gear and prepare to descend. Forget about the world overhead as you enter the depths of the Ice Cave. Lofthellir is a unique cave, a lava tube tunnel but filled with Ice. Look around the dark chambers, corridors and crevices, pausing to admire the intriguing ice sculptures and rock formations. After around an hour in the cave observing its features and learning about the various natural phenomenon, head back to the surface. After the hike back to the vehicle, relax as you make your way to the village of Reykjahlíð, which sits on the shore of Lake Mývatn. Here, you can grab a bite to eat (own expense), before returning to your hotel in Akureyri, where the tour will end.