This is like your favourite Disney World ride, but without a seatbelt! And just like that ride, you don't need any previous rafting experience to discover for yourself why the East Glacial River has become Iceland's signature whitewater rafting trip.
Pólarhestar horse rental operate from a farmhouse in Grytubakki, a few kilometres from Grenivík, a small fishing village in North Iceland. They have been running riding tours in Northern Iceland for more than 30 years. It all began with a small herd of little more than 15 horses. Pólarhestar rapidly expanded as they started offering three different tours with up to seven different starting dates. Today their herd of Icelandic horses stands at about 150 heads. Offering 5 different riding tours and up 20 tours per week, you have no excuse to let this excellent opportunity to fully experience Icelandic nature, slip away.
For further information about their specialised tours, please see their website.
Make sure you take some to enjoy the Mývatn Nature Baths, the Blue Lagoon of the North – but with lesser tourists. It is located in Jarðbaðshólar, about 4 km from the village of Reykjahlíð and it opened in June 2004. Mývatn Nature Baths is the latest addition to the region’s many visitor attractions. Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, the tastefully designed complex offers bathers a completely natural experience in a pool of water drawn from depths of 2500 meters, containing a unique blend of minerals, silicates, and geothermal micro-organisms. The warm soothing water and relaxing environment of Mývatn Nature Bath benefit both skin and spirit. You can even enjoy two steam baths that are built straight on top of a geothermal area where sulphur-free steam rises through the floor. You won’t experience this kind of spa treatment every day! In the summer, the lagoon is open every day until midnight and during winter the bath becomes the most luxurious setting to watch the Northern Lights.
Myvatn Nature Baths offers their visitors to enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner in their beautiful and welcoming dining area, Kvika Restaurant. The menu consists of a daily special, soups, fresh baked bread and extensive salad bar, the famous hot spring bread with smoked char caught in the Mývatn Lake amongst other delicious refreshments.
Unlike the Blue Lagoon, you won’t need to book any tickets to Myvatn Nature Baths in advance. Simply show up when your feel like relaxing in the lagoon. For further information about opening times and prices, have a look at their website.
Mýflug Air is an Icelandic EASA approved airline, specialising in air ambulance and charter flights, and during summer, they also offer sightseeing flights from Lake Mývatn.
They have more than 25 years of flying experience and work closely with most of the domestic airlines in Iceland. Their pilots are highly experienced in flying under demanding conditions and Mýflug Air strives to provide the best and most efficient service possible.
A charter flight can be suitable when scheduled flights don’t meet your time frame. Mýflug Air are flexible and are able to carry out most requests for flights within Iceland as well as international flights.
Mýflug Air flies a Beechcraft KingAir 200, which seats up to 9 passengers. It has both the high and fast qualities of a modern jet and is capable of operating from shorter runways than any aircraft in its class, making it ideal for charter flights.
The airport by Lake Mývatn is conveniently located in regards to some of the most interesting and beautiful scenery in Iceland. Dettifoss, Asbyrgi, Askja, Mt. Herdubreid and Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull and the newly formed Holuhraun lava field are all less than 1 hour away!
There is a 2 person minimum for most tours. Their tours are not operated on a fixed schedule but instead the flights are operated on request therefore, the tours can be modified to meet your needs.
We recommend Tour 3, their most popular tour. In this 90 minute sightseeing flight you’ll fly around Mývatn Lake and its surroundings, over Ódáðahraun lava field towards the stratovolcano Askja and from there to Kverkafjöll mountains, where you can observe the striking contrasts between thermal heat and Vatnjökull glacier (only the largest one in Europe!). On the way back you’ll see Mt. Herðubreið, Mt. Hverfell, Mt. Námafjall and Krafla before returning to the airport.
Please go to their website to see their selection of sightseeing tours. For bookings we recommend that you contact Mýflug by calling +354 4644400.
Brúnir Horse is a small family-run company, based in Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. The farm Brúnir is a horse breeding farm and the family has made their farm an excellent pitstop for travellers that are exploring the region.
The main attraction is the horse show. Brúnir Horse organises professional shows where the Icelandic horse is introduced in its natural environment and its history and unique qualities are brought to life with emphasis on the horse‘s multiple skills and diversity.
Brúnir Horse also houses a studio and an exhibition area where guests can view the farmer’s paintings that are on show and for sale. Additionally, the works of other artists will be on show from time to time. Those exhibitions are usually advertised periodically.
Visitors can enjoy local cuisine on the premises in their small and homely café. They offer soups, salads and light courses along with coffee and desserts.The food is made primarily with fresh ingredients from the region.
Brúnir Horse makes for an excellent stop when travelling around Eyjafjord. You will learn about the uniques Icelandic horse and get an insight into the everyday life of Icelandic farm life. After exploring the farm and the art that’s onsite, it’s ideal to sit down for a hearty lunch made from fresh ingredients.