Akureyri Cruises

Godafoss Waterfall
Lake Mývatn’s Waters
Skútustaðir Pseudo-Craters

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Akureyri, an atmospheric port town in northern Iceland, is characterised by its sweeping fjord and backdrop of breathtaking mountains. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination makes an excellent starting point for visits to the surrounding landscapes, which feature incredible natural wonders such as the glorious Godafoss Waterfall.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
• Godafoss Waterfall
• Lake Mývatn’s Waters
• Skútustaðir Pseudo-Craters
 
Iceland is renowned for its epic landscapes and abundance of beautiful sights. An MSC Cruises excursion will take you to the magnificent Godafoss — affectionately called 'the Waterfall of the Gods'. Around 1000 AD, Thorgeir, a senior chieftain, threw sculptures of Norse gods into the waterfall before declaring Christianity Iceland's official religion. You’ll be amazed by Godafoss’ 12-metre vertical drop, one of the best aquatic displays in the country. 
 
Located in Iceland, approximately 105 km south of the Arctic Circle, the beautifully surreal Lake Mývatn is one of Europe's greatest natural treasures. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll admire the stunning scenery around this exceptionally shallow lake which formed over a bed of volcanic rocks 2300 years ago. At the Mývatn Nature Baths, clouds of steam rising from a fissure deep in the earth's surface will soothe your spirit and your skin. Take a dip in its mineral-filled turquoise waters for a luxurious and invigorating experience.
 
Discover Iceland's waterfalls, lakes, and volcanic landscapes on an MSC Cruises excursion, starting with magnificent Godafoss, a 12-metre cascade of water, known as the 'Waterfall of the Gods'. Pause by Lake Mývatn, one of Iceland's most breathtaking bodies of water, before admiring the intriguingly shaped Skútustaðir pseudo-craters. This remarkable site was formed over 2300 years ago when steam exploded from glowing lava that flowed over the frozen landscape. Finally, draw the day to an end at a superb geothermal site, where you’ll find mud pots, boiling springs, steam vents, and sulphur deposits.

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    Iceland

    Fountains of lava amidst the ice
    Fountains of lava amidst the ice

    A vacation in Iceland is like discovering another world. Even if you’ve imagined it, this island will amaze you.


    Not many people know that Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital, has an intense artistic and social life. Nor that the Icelandic nature is so luxuriant because temperatures in the summer are incredibly mild or that in the winter, when the skies are painted by the colours of the northern lights, it’s not as cold as one might think.

    Iceland is bound to attract you with its pools of boiling mud, the incredible geysers, the glaciers and the waterfalls, and more. Try indulging in bird-watching at Lake Mývatn, or take an excursion to meet the whales, Iceland’s sea is one of the best places in the world for watching these big cetaceans.
    If you’re attracted to ice, visit Jökulsárlón, the largest frozen lagoon of the country which forms where the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier meets the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 


    And if you intend to relax, you should know that there are more than 170 geothermal pools in the country, like the splendid and therapeutic Blue Lagoon, about 40 km from Reykjavík, a large pool fed by a spring that pours out water at a temperature of between 37 and 39 °C, rich in minerals and with therapeutic properties.