Private Tours for Cruise Ships
Combo Tour Private - Goðafoss, Laufas & The Christmas House
Laufás in Eyjafjörður is located by the estuary of the river Fnjóská. The old farm is a good example of a wealthy vicarage in earlier times. The house that is a turf-clad timber building, has a history that goes right back to the Middle-Ages. It has been rebuilt regularly through the centuries whenever needed. The house that stands now was built between 1860 – 1877. It was then rebuilt in the form we see today. The house is mostly timber frame structure, but part of the tunnels are built with stave construction and the oldest part of the house – The Bridal Room is a combination of both methods. The Old Farmhouse at Laufás was last inhabited in 1936. Until a new vicarage was built beside it. In 1948 the National Museum’s Historic Building Collection took the old house under protection and since then it has been a museum. The artifacts in the house are both from the old house and also from neighbouring farms. They were collected mainly in the early sixties. The artifacts on display give visitors a good idea of how Icelanders used to live until the early 20th century. In the church at Laufás is a pulpit from the year 1698. However the church itself is from 1865. The church is a good testament to the ambition of the keepers in their time. Like most Icelandic churches it is humble and beautiful building.
Christmas House: Open all year round, this magical house looks like it came straight from a book of fairy tales. Outside in the garden there are plenty of hidden things for you to find and enjoy! Upon entering the Christmas House you are greeted with the warmth of a log fire and the songs and the scents of the festive season. Even the toilet is something to see. Try to find the Santa’s troll mother (Gryla) hidden in her cave. The Christmas House is a magical place to visit, all year round. A fun tour for all the family.
Lake Myvatn Classic - Private
Lake Myvatn Classic tour is to some of the most spectacular and unique places in Iceland. This tour takes you to; Dimmuborgir, a unique area of lava sculptures, Hverir, bubbling mud pits and steaming vents, underground caves at Grjotagja, volcano’s and craters.
This 4th biggest lake in Iceland is surrounded by lava flows, craters, panoramic views and amazing bird life. This tour takes you to: Dimmuborgir a unique area of lava sculptures and rock formations, Hverir where you can explore the steaming and bubbling mud pits, the underground caves at Grjótagjá. Ending the day at the Myvatn Nature Baths where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters. A day at Lake Myvatn is a day to remember.
The tour departs from Akureyri. The first stop gives you the best views over Akureyri and Eyjafjörður. After a short photo stop we drive on to Goðafoss waterfall. One of Iceland´s most beautiful and uniquely shaped waterfalls. Here we tell you why the falls are important in Icelandic history and give you enough time to explore the area close up.
The next stop is at lake Myvatn. We stop at the pseudo craters for a short while before heading on to Dimmuborgir.
Dimmuborgir is a unique and very interesting area. Visitors are given time to walk among the unusual lava sculptures, pillars and caves. Our guides know everything about this area and will be happy to walk with you and explain how the area was created 2,500 years ago, as well as a few folktales about the local trolls.
After a lunch brake over looking Dimmuborgir, we visit the former nature baths located on the tectonic plates between Europe and America. The last volcanic eruption in Myvatn was in 1984 from the volcano Krafla.
Hverir is an area of bubbling sulphur mud pits and steaming vents, watch your step as you explore this area! The Myvatn Nature Baths is our final stop. The geothermal waters are the perfect place to relax before driving back to Akureyri. During the winter months the frost, low lying sun and even snow add something extra to this amazing tour to Myvatn.