Captivating 11-Hour Diamond Circle Tour from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
11 hours
May - Dec.
Minimum age


Discover the treasures of Northeast Iceland on this unforgettable 11-hour Diamond Circle excursion from Akureyri. Travelers eager to explore Iceland's spectacular natural attractions with a local guide should book this tour now.

Your trip starts in the morning with a pick-up from a designated location in Akureyri, which you can select when booking. You'll travel in a comfortable minibus, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable journey throughout the day.

The Diamond Circle is one of Iceland's most celebrated sightseeing routes. It offers diverse landscapes, from majestic waterfalls to peaceful lakes and unique geological formations.

The first destination is the magnificent Godafoss waterfall, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." This pristine waterfall often features a rainbow on sunny days, adding to its magical allure. Your guide will help you capture beautiful photos and take pictures of you in front of this impressive natural wonder.

Next, you'll visit the quaint town of Husavik. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, Husavik is known for its role in the movie "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga." The town's wooden church and bustling port add to its charm, making it a delightful stop on your tour.

Continuing the journey, you'll head to a gorgeous location on the Tjornes peninsula. This scenic spot is especially enchanting during the summer, when you might see puffins nesting along the cliffs.

Your next destination is the dramatic Asbyrgi canyon, a horseshoe-shaped depression steeped in legend. Said to be the hoofprint of Odin's eight-legged horse, Sleipnir, the canyon is filled with lush vegetation and presents a breathtaking environment for exploration.

Traveling alongside the Hljodaklettar cliffs, you'll enjoy the intriguing basalt rocks that characterize this area. These formations create a striking landscape that is both unusual and captivating.

The tour then takes you to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. The sheer force and volume of water cascading down this 144-foot (44-meter) high and 328-foot (100-meter) wide waterfall is awe-inspiring.

Next, you'll explore the Hverir geothermal area. Bubbling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and colored mineral deposits create an otherworldly landscape here. The air has the unmistakable scent of sulfur, adding to the sensory experience.

A photo stop at the Viti crater is also on the itinerary. With its turquoise blue lake, this incredible crater offers a stunning contrast to the surrounding volcanic terrain and is a perfect spot for capturing memorable photos.

Time permitting, the day's final stop will be the Grjotagja cave. A hot, blue river flows through the cave, a mesmerizing sight that highlights the region's geothermal activity.

On your way back to Akureyri, you'll admire the beauty of Lake Myvatn. The lake's calm waters and surrounding landscapes provide a peaceful end to your day of exploration.

After a full day of sightseeing, the excursion finishes with a drop-off in Akureyri.

Don't miss this 11-hour Diamond Circle tour from Akureyri to see the Godafoss waterfall, Myvatn lake, and more attractions. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfers from Akureyri
Expert, English-speaking guide
Transportation in a comfortable minibus
Complimentary Wi-Fi on the minibus



What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Walking shoes
Water bottle
Pre-packed lunch

Good to know

Your guide will stop at a cafe for refreshments. However, the stop is quite late in the tour, so the operator recommends bringing a pre-packed lunch.

This tour is wheelchair accessible with prior request. However, a private tour is recommended for your comfort. Infant seats are available upon request.

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