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$229.01 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.

$174.60 Outdoor Activities

Buggy Car Adventure

Meeting point is in Mývatn Activity‘s headquarters in Reykjahlíð, next to Icelandair hotel Mývatn 30 minutes prior to departure. In the headquarters customers will meet the guide who‘ll help them to dress up in water resistant overalls, gloves and a helmet. When everybody is ready the guide will show the passengers the Buggy cars and inform them about safety matters before departing. When the tour starts the guide will lead the group away into the adventure. He will always drive in the front. On the way customers will enjoy some beautiful places like Lake Mývatn, Jarðbaðshólar and Námaskarð. There will be pit stops for photography. The drive will be about 1 hour long but the whole process is about 1,5-2 hours long. The tour ends at the same point as it started.

$120.83 Spa Tours

Biking Tour and Myatn Nature Baths from Reykjahlid

We will cycle on mountain bikes from our office at Reykjahlíð village towards the geothermal area of Bjarnaflag. There we will see where our local bread "Geyser Bread" is baked in steam holes in the geothermal ground. From there we continue past the first geothermal power generator in Iceland. We then cycle to a Cave where the locals used to steambath in the old days. Then we visit the Mývatn nature baths and taste the local Geyser bread with smoked "Arctic Charr" and then we go bathe in the lagoon for about one hour. We cycle back to our office at around 8:45pm and are back to our office at 9pm. Entry to the baths and Geyser bread included.Bring Swimsuits & towels with you or rent some at the Nature baths.

$165.72 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lofthellir Ice Cave from Lake Mývatn

See Lake Mývatn, a volcanic lake known for its thriving bird population, before going off-road onto a rugged track. 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. Hop out of the minivan and make your way across a rocky lava field. This landscape is a chaotic tangle of jagged rocks made by hardened lava from a past eruption. Once you reach the cave’s entrance, suit up in your safety gear and prepare to head underground. Forget about the world overhead as you enter the depths of the cave. 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. Climb back into the minivan and relax as you make your way to the village of Reykjahlíð, which sits on the shore of Lake Mývatn.