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Visiting Akureyri, Iceland

During our 14 Night P&O Arcadia cruise, we visited the port of Akureyri in Iceland

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About Akureyri

Akureyri, a city in northern Iceland surrounded by mountains and was our first Icelandic port of call. 


Our day in Akureyri

We booked an excursion through Iceland Guided Tours to Lake Myvatn and Godafoss waterfall – we had a very knowledgeable guide and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

It was an amazing day and included visits to:
Goðafoss (Godafoss) – “Waterfall of the Gods”. One of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland.  Its name derives from the year 1000 when Christianity was made the official religion of Iceland.

Námaskarð (Námaskard) – old sulfur mines & hot springs which looks like nothing we’ve ever seen. The landscape is extraordinary and you could imagine yourself walking on another planet.

Jarðböðin – Mývatn Nature Baths – The Blue Lagoon of the north

Grjotagja – A lava cave once used by locals to bathe in before it became too hot. 

Dimmuborgir rock formations – also known as The Dark Fortress, is a large area with various volcanic caves and rock formations, it’s also home to the Yule Lads!

Skútustaðir pseudocraters – Formed by gas explosions when boiling lava flowed over the wetlands


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