Crystal Late Riser Adventures: Panoramic Akureyri & Godafoss

Today’s excursion introduces you to Akureyri, the cultural and commercial center of the North, and takes you to the splendid Godafoss, or Waterfall of the Gods. Conducted by motor coach, this outing is suitable for guests who wish to keep walking to a minimum.

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  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 3 hours

This excursion is designed to depart after a Late Riser Breakfast on board, which gives guests an opportunity to “sleep in” while on vacation and still be able to enjoy some of the most popular Crystal Adventures Shore Excursions available.

Departing the pier aboard your motor coach, venture towards the magnificent Godafoss, named for the historical event that took place here in the year 1000 when the Chieftain made a public declaration in favor of Christianity by throwing his carvings of pagan gods into the falls.

For your look at this incredible waterfall, you will make a stop on the eastern bank of the river Skjalfandafljot, a short distance from Godafoss.

From here, return to Akureyri for your overview of this charming town. Travel through the oldest part of the city, where you can see the Danish influence from a time when Iceland was under the Danish crown. You will also get acquainted with the newer sections of town.

Next, explore the lovely Botanical Garden. Admire examples of every plant species indigenous to Iceland and inspect an extensive collection of high-latitude and high-altitude plants from around the world during your engaging half-hour visit. Afterward, you will return to the pier and your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:                                                       
As most sights can be viewed from the motor coach, this excursion is recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of booking is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-Reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.