Lake Mvatn and the surroundings is a must see while exploring the north. First, you will be driven along the coast of Eyjafjordur. Begin by stopping at Goafoss waterfall on your way to Lake Mvatn. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2,300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents.
Stop in Sktustaaggar (pseudo craters) on the way to the unique lava formations of Dimmuborgir which are among the most popular tourist attractions in the Mvatn area. Also, visit Grjtagj Rift, an old natural bathing spot filled with naturally heated water coming out of a rift. Stop at Selfoss waterfall and Dettifoss, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe.
You will have the opportunity to take a bath in the geothermal water (at own expense). After the stop in the nature baths, you will be driven back to Akureyri. Your last stop is in Eyjafjordur where you can see over the fjord to Akureyri.