This 4x4 tour’s one for those wanting to get off the beaten track. First, you’ll swap Gullfoss for Goðafoss – the so-called Waterfall of the Gods. It might be less well-known, but it’s still got the photogenic looks, with ice-white waters plunging down a crescent-shaped cliff. Next, you’ll swing by Lake Mývatn, which is home to geysers, hot springs, caves, and a volcanic crater with great views from its rim. You’ll warm up with soup and bread for lunch, before heading towards the Skjálfandafljót River – a glacier river, which starts off life at Europe’s biggest glacier. Nearby, water cascades down a stripy cliff made of basalt columns at the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall. On your way back to Akureyri, you’ll drive through a lavender-covered forest, where you’ll stop to listen to the bird songs and snap photos. And the last stint of your journey takes you along an abandoned road, which winds its way over a 600-metre-tall mountain.
As this is an off-road adventure, it is a rather bumpy ride and is not recommended for passengers with neck or back problems or pregnant women. There is a rough gravel path with an incline to view the waterfall. There are short walks at other stops on gravel and grass paths.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.