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.
Ásbyrgi is an impressive horseshoe-shaped canyon in North Iceland.
Húsavík town in North Iceland is sometimes called 'The Whale Watching Capital of Europe'.
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.

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.

Explore the Northern capital of Iceland and the famous Diamond Circle! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Oct.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Akureyri, Mývatn, Húsavík, Tjörnes, Ásbyrgi, Goðafoss, Dettifoss, Hljóðaklettar, Jökulsárgljúfur, Námafjall Geothermal Area
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 07:10

You meet us at the departure location.
Reykjavik Domestic Airport
  • Domestic return flight

  • Fully guided tour

  • Transportation

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Good walking shoes

  • Water bottle


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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In all tours operated by Saga Travel we offer children 0 - 12 years old 50% discount. Price discounts for children in tours operated by Saga Travel co-operators are subject to the nature of the provided services and terms of each service partners.

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Any cancellation must be notified in writing by the person who made the booking.
If you cancel your tour:
a)  More than 29 days prior to the start of your tour, you will only be charged 10% of the tour price.
b)  Between 8 and 28 days, you will be charged 25% of the tour price.
c)  Between 2 and 7 days, you will be charged 50% of the tour price.
d)  Less than 48 hours before the start of your tour or after the commencement of the tour, you must pay the full tour price.  This includes all bookings made within 48 hours before the start of the tour.

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Before you enter into a contract with us, we reserve the right to change any of the facilities or services described in our brochure or website. We also reserve the right to cancel the tour. For example:  Do to weather and/or road conditions or if the minimum number of clients required for a tour is not fulfilled.  It is unlikely we will have to make any changes to your tour however we do plan the arrangements months in advance. Any changes are usually very minor and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. If a major change becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your tours begins.  When a major change or cancellation occurs you will have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, purchasing another available tour from us, or cancelling your tour. We will refund all payments made directly to us in respect of the tour price. We will not however be in a position to refund any personal expenses you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as flight payments for land-only tours, travel insurance, equipment purchases, visas, vaccinations etc.

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Adventure Travel and Client Responsibility
It is a fundamental booking condition that you accept the hazards involved in this sort of tour and you accept that in visiting remote and mountainous regions there is an element of on-tour flexibility. The itinerary stated in the tour dossier is indicative only and not a guarantee that a particular route will be followed or place reached. You must acknowledge that delays and alterations and their results, such as inconvenience and discomfort, are possible where unforeseen circumstances arise. You must have a level of fitness commensurate with your chosen tour and you are responsible for bringing the appropriate equipment.

Personal Travel Insurance
Individual travel insurance is not included in the quoted prices. It is strongly recommended that clients take out a comprehensive travel insurance against contingencies, including compensation for medical costs and cancellation fees.  In the event of emergency medical rescue and/or repatriation from a tour by whatever means, the responsibility of such costs will be borne by the client.
All luggage and personal equipment are, at all times, at your own risk. We will not be responsible whatsoever for any loss, damage to your luggage and/or personal equipment.

Medical & Dietary Conditions
If you are affected by a medical condition which may affect your or other people's enjoyment of the tour, you must advise this at the time of booking. Similarly you must advise us of dietary conditions and preferences at the time of booking.

Independent Travel Arrangements
We will not be responsible or liable for your actions or your safety for any independent travel you undertake before, during (if you choose to leave) or after the tour.

Complaints Procedure
If you have a complaint about the tour you should make it known to your guide/leader at the earliest opportunity.  If you feel your complaint has not been properly dealt with we shall endeavour to agree a settlement with you.  Any outstanding complaint not resolved during the tour should be notified to us in writing within 30 days of the scheduled date of return.

Our Liability & Compensation
Saga Travel will accept liability for the negligence of its employees causing direct physical injury to passengers only to the extent that it is obliged under Icelandic law. We cannot be held responsible for any mishap to yourself or your property, and in particular for the consequences of flight cancellations, vehicle accidents, strikes, sickness, Government or customs or police intervention or other such happenings amounting to force majeure. By confirming your booking with Saga Travel you acknowledge that we have taken all reasonable steps to safeguard its liability in this respect.

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Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 


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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

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