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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.
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.