Europe & Baltic
Start by driving along with a private vehicle and English speaking guide the coast of Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjarfjordur, from where you get an excellent view of Akureyri and its surrounding mountains. After crossing Víkurskard-pass view Fnjoskardalur valley, where clear geological remains from glacial and post glacial times can be seen. The first stop is by Godafoss falls - one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland; the water of the river Skjalfandafljot falls from a height of 12 m over a width of 30 m. In 1000 A.D., at the meeting of the Althing, the Icelanders voted to adopt Christianity. The wooden idols of the Norse mythology were thrown into the falls in a symbolic gesture that swept away the old religion. Thus the Godafoss literally means the "Waterfall of the Gods". From there drive directly to the Lake Myvatn area, stopping by the unique craters at Skutustadir before having lunch. After lunch visit the Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth, a paradise of towering lava castles, natural arches and countless unexplored grottos then continue to the gurgling purple and yellow sulphur cauldrons at the high temperature thermal field of Namaskard, which are so hot that they actually boil. Head back to Akureyri with short city sightseeing en route.
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