During our 14 Night P&O Arcadia cruise, we visited the port of Akureyri in Iceland
You can also watch this at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLL4sdBGceE.
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 https://www.igtours.is 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