Myvatn Naturally

Mývatn, Iceland

Mývatn, Iceland


A great combination of “Luxury and Activity” in the beautiful region of Lake Myvatn, north Iceland. 

The region is one of Iceland´s most impressive location, being volcanically active throughout the ages. 

The last eruption was in 1984. Each day we explore the area in our daily activity- hiking, biking or combination of both. 

Accommodation for the entire trip is in a nice country hotel with great food, no packing every day! 

Each activity-day ends at the Myvatn Naturebaths, with stretches and relaxation in the warm water and steam baths.

Included: Guidance for 5 days, mountain bike rental, helmet, hotel accommodation (double room) and full board (from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 6).

Individual travel to Lake Myvatn, a beautiful region in the northeast of Iceland or Pickup from Akureyri Airport

Day 1: Myvatn, Dark Castles, and Grjotagja Fissure. At 2 p.m you may check-in to your room at Hotel Reynihlid. At 2:30 p.m we have a group briefing in the lounge with the guide. 

After the briefing, we go out for bike/helmet fitting and then we head out for our first activity. Cycling to Dimmuborgir (the dark castles), where we take an hour walk through the amazing lava formations, visiting “the elves church” and looking for the trolls around. 

After the hike, we go back on the bikes now heading for the fissure of Grjotagja, where we find the old bathing caves. From here we cycle on to the Myvatn Nature bath for our first relaxing dip in the geothermal waters and steam baths. 

Easy cycling after the bath back to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening.Distance: 15km cycling asphalt and gravel /4km hiking        

Day 2: Cycling around Lake Myvatn, climb Mt. Vindbelgur, Skutustadir pseudocraters, Hofdi peninsula. Departing after breakfast we cycle to the north of the lake, making a short visit to Sigurgeir´s bird museum. 

We then continue cycling to the base of Mt. Vindbelgur (529m). Here we leave the bikes to climb the mountain (250m ascent/descent) to appreciate the beautiful view over the region. 

After coming back to the bikes we enjoy our lunch packet out in the open. After lunch we get back on the bikes continuing around the lake, crossing over the bridge of the salmon river Laxa to the pseudocraters of Skutustadir. 

We cycle around the craters and learn how they came about. On we go to the east coast of the lake where we take a hike around the beautiful peninsula of Hofdi before heading to the Myvatn Nature bath to ease our muscles in the warm water and steam. 
Easy cycling after the bath back to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Distance: 52km cycling asphalt and gravel /13km hiking        

Day 3: Hiking in the area of Krafla Volcano, Leirhnjukur hot spring area and along the Elda lava river to the village. After breakfast, we will be transferred to the Krafla Volcano (15min drive). We start the day by hiking around the “Viti” (Hell) Crater at the base of Krafla Volcano. 

We continue to the colorful hill of Leirhnjukur to discover the bubbling hot springs, steaming grounds, and the newest lava field since the last eruption in 1984. 

After enjoying our lunch pack out in the middle of the lava field our route then follows the flow of the lava to the lake. As we get to the hotel we get the bikes for short cycling to the Myvatn Naturebaths. Easy cycling after the bath back to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Distance: 16km hiking (partly rough terrain) / 8km cycling asphalt

Day 4: Mountain biking to Krossdalur, Mt. Namafjall, Hotsprings at Hverir and around Hverfjall Crater. Leaving after breakfast we cycle up the hill to Krossdalur valley where we take a short single track by the golf course. 

The route then continues on the old road to the “underground bakery” where we discover were the locals bake their traditional “Geysir bread”. From here we cycle up the steep hill to the top of Mt. Namafjall. 

From the top, we enjoy the best view of the desert of the east and Lake Myvatn to the west. Now we cycle down the hill to the amazing hot spring field of Hverir where we stop for a walk. 

The route then continues to the backcountry behind Hverfjall Crater with a terrain of all kinds. As we come closer to the crater we have a steep hill to go down before we get back on the lowland at the foot of Hverfjall. 

We cycle along the crater to the start of the trail to the top. Here we leave our bikes to climb to the top of the crater (150m ascent/descent) for the beautiful view over the region. 

On our way back we cycle by the Myvatn Naturebaths to ease our muscles in the warm water and steam. Easy cycling after the bath back to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Distance: 38km mountain biking (jeep tracks, single tracks, gravel, mountain pass 150m) / 4km hiking

Day 5: Hiking along the shore of Lake Myvatn to the big lava field of Eldhraun. After breakfast, we hike to Storage fissure and then through a typical Icelandic forest to the hills of Jardbadsholar, where we find the ruins of the old steambath. We then continue to the Myvatn Nature bath for our last dip in the warm water and steam baths. Transfer back to the hotel for dinner and relaxing evening.   

Distance: 15km hiking (rolling hills, rough lava)Duration: 6 days

Activity per day: 5-8 hours
Group size: max 12 participants
Please note: Tour starts and ends by Lake Myvatn
Price: Kr. 226.000,-

Tour information:

  • Available May. - Oct.
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Activities Caving
  • Difficulty Moderate

Pickup information:

  • Pickup time : 07:30 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30,

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

Included:

  • Pick-up from and return to your accommodation in Reykjavik
  • All safety gear (helmets, harness, etc.)
  • Small refreshments (soup, coffee/tea and perhaps some sweets)
  • Experienced guides
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