This half-day tour lets you experience Iceland’s spectacular natural scenery and vibrant city life in one hit. First on the agenda is Iceland’s answer to Niagara Falls – the Godafoss Falls, or, translated, ‘Waterfalls of the Gods’. According to legend, they got their name thanks to the Chief Thorgeir of Ljosavatn, who, back in the year 1000, was given the task of deciding which religion the nation should follow. A pagan himself, he eventually decided on Christianity, and threw his Pagan statues in the falls. Once you’ve had time to take some pictures here, you’ll drive through the city of Akureyri. This picturesque hub is fronted by a deep fjord and backed by snow-dusted mountains, so it’s one of the country’s prettiest settlements. Finally, there’ll be time to explore at the city’s botanical gardens, which are brimming with over 2,000 species of local flora and fauna.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.