Behold the natural beauty of Iceland on this top tour. Surrounded by mountains, Akureyri’s a town where urban, rural and marine life mix easily, and a proud community spirit prevails. During a short sightseeing tour you’ll get to see what remains of the old town before crossing the fjord and heading for the mighty Godafoss, or ‘Waterfalls of the Gods’. Through the sweeping valley Fnjoskadalur, you’ll drive into the section known as Dalsmynni. Formations on the hillsides suggest a large pro-glacial lake once occupied the valley. You’ll get to see lots of buildings of historical significance, including The Laufas Folk Museum, the Turf Farmhouse, and the church which was built in 1865. Afterwards, you’ll set off on a scenic drive along the fjord, back to Akureyri. Along the way, call in at the Botanical Gardens, home to indigenous species plus a huge collection of plants from around the world.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.