Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight
Dettifoss waterfall thunders into one of Iceland's most impressive canyons, Jökulsárgljúfur.
Horses grazing above Goðafoss waterfall in North Iceland.
The Hverfjall volcanic crater towers near Lake Mývatn in North Iceland.
Dettifoss in north Iceland is the epitome of power.
The horseshoe shaped canyon in north Iceland is called Ásbyrgi.
The massive Hverfjall volcanic crater near lake Mývatn.
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Join this amazing day tour to fly from Reykjavík to the town of Akureyri: there, you'll witness North Iceland's most stunning sights, such as Lake Myvatn, the waterfalls Dettifoss and Godafoss, the Namaskard geothermal area and the area of the incredible Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.

You will begin your tour visiting the beautiful Goðafoss, The Waterfall of the Gods, where lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the idols of the old nordic gods, after he converted to Christianity. Next you will witness the stunning area of Lake M´yvatn, one of Iceland's most beautiful and beloved sites.

You will then visit the colourful and catastrophic geothermal area by Námafjall mountain (also known as 'Námaskarð' or 'Hverir') and then head for the thunderous waterfall Dettifoss, 44m high and 100 m wide, rumbling into one of Iceland's most impressive canyons, Jökulsárgljúfur.

You travel along the canyon and visit the famous Hljóðaklettar or Echoing Cliffs, thus named due to their excellent acoustics and further notable for their impressive basalt cliffs that characterize the ancient crater remains.

Then you are off to another highlight of the area, the magnificent ásbyrgi canyon. Richly vegetated and, shaped like a horseshoe. The canyon is 3.5 km long and 1.1. km across with cliffs reaching as high as 100 m. At its opening is a 250 m wide cliff that rises into the centre, ending in a narrow edge resembling a ship's stern. This cliff is known as the island. When witnessing this fantastic scenery, it will not come as a small surprise that it was believed to be the meeting place of the old gods.

In springtime, you will also get to see the impressive cliffs of the Tjörnes peninsula and greet the puffins that nest there. You will finish up your tour with a drive through the village of Húsavik, the whale watching capital of Iceland, before heading back to Akureyri. In Húsavík we can try the new GeoSea Geothermal Sea baths. Those who don´t visit the baths can relax in the town, visit the Whale Museum or just enjoy one of the nice café´s in town while others visit GeoSea.

Your morning flight from Reykjavík Airport is at 7:10 but please be there for your check in at 6:25. You'll meet with your guides at Akureyri Airport where the tour starts at 8:00.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: North Iceland, Akureyri, Mývatn, Húsavík, Tjörnes, Ásbyrgi, Goðafoss, Dettifoss, Hljóðaklettar, Jökulsárgljúfur, Námafjall Geothermal Area
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 06:25.

Reykjavik Domestic Airport
Reykjavík Domestic Airport (arrive 45 minutes before departure)
  • Round-trip domestic flight between Reykjavík and Akureyri (2×45 minute flight)

  • Fully guided tour

  • Transportation

  • Entrance fee to GeoSea thermal baths

  • Transfer to and from Reykjavík Airport

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Good walking shoes

  • Water bottle

  • Swim suits for GeoSea

Good to know:

During the tour we break for refreshments at a café. The stop is quite late on the tour and we therefore recommend a pre-packed lunch.

Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour

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It was such an amazing tour. I highly recommended Saga travel and Elli is such a nice guy and so knowledgeable about everything in Iceland, and guided us for some difficult hike as well.
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Such a fun and unforgettable tour! It's perfect for anyone staying in Reykjavik but want to get a taste of the North in one day. The waterfalls were stunning and were my favorite part of the trip. We had a small group and our guide was great. He was very personable and had a lot of knowledge of country. I loved hearing about his personal stories about Iceland and things he has done. He made sure we had plenty of time at each stop, and the hike through the canyon was great! Overall, I absolutely loved this tour and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a taste of the North in one day!
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Excellent! So glad we did this tour. Our tour guide was excellent - a local from the area with great knowledge about what we were seeing and happy to answer all questions. It’s a long day but makes it possible to see Northern Iceland in one day. Liked Akureyri so much we plan to stay there on our next visit. Godafoss is my favorite waterfall.
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We had a great time!! It is highly recommended for those who want to have a quick review of the North Iceland within a single day including domestic flight from Reykjavik.
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