Private 11-Hour Diamond Circle Tour from Akureyri

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Summary

Tour starts
Akureyri, Iceland
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
May - Dec.
Minimum age
None

Description

Experience the wonders of North Iceland, from the Godafoss waterfall to Lake Myvatn, on this private 11-hour Diamond Circle tour from Akureyri. Travelers seeking an exclusive and comprehensive exploration of Iceland's natural beauty should book this tour now.

The adventure begins with a complimentary pick-up from your Akureyri accommodation in the morning. You'll travel in a comfortable minibus, enjoying the privacy of an excursion tailored just for you and your party. You won't need to wait for other travelers, so you can head off right away. 

Today, you'll explore the Diamond Circle, a renowned sightseeing route in North Iceland with spectacular natural attractions. The route offers a mix of breathtaking landscapes, powerful waterfalls, serene lakes, and unique geological formations.

Your first destination is Godafoss waterfall, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." It holds great historical significance as a symbol of Iceland's conversion to Christianity in the year 1000.

Godafoss is 39 feet (12 meters) high and 98 feet (30 meters) across. Water cascades over a horseshoe-shaped rock formation, creating a mesmerizing display. 

Next, you'll head to the charming town of Husavik. Known as the whale-watching capital of Iceland, Husavik is also famous for its picturesque port and the quaint Husavikurkirkja church. 

Your guide will then take you to a secret location on the Tjornes peninsula. This area is a haven for birdwatchers, especially between June and August when puffins nest here. 

Continuing the journey, you'll visit the dramatic Asbyrgi canyon. This horseshoe-shaped canyon is known for its steep cliffs and lush vegetation. Legend has it that the hoofprint of Odin's eight-legged horse, Sleipnir, formed the canyon.

Next, you'll travel alongside the Hljodaklettar cliffs, a series of basalt rock formations that create strange echoes. Their intriguing shapes make them fascinating to see.

Your day trip then takes you to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. At 144 feet (44 meters) high and 328 feet (100 meters) wide, Dettifoss is an awe-inspiring sight. 

The Hverir geothermal area is your next stop. This otherworldly landscape features boiling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and vibrant mineral deposits. The intense geothermal activity here creates a colorful and surreal environment.

Your guide will also take you for a photo stop at the Viti crater. This natural wonder features a striking blue lake, providing a beautiful contrast to the surrounding volcanic landscape. 

Time permitting, the day's final stop will be the Grjotagja cave. Here, you can marvel at the hot blue river that flows through the cave.

On the way back to Akureyri, you'll admire the beauty of Lake Myvatn. This tranquil lake is known for its geological features and abundant birdlife, providing a peaceful end to your day of exploration.

The tour ends with a drop-off at your Akureyri accommodation, leaving you with memories of an incredible journey through North Iceland's most stunning landscapes. 

Don't miss the chance to book this unbeatable full-day private tour of the Diamond Circle with transfers from Akureyri. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

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

Activities

Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Walking shoes
Water bottle
Camera
Sunglasses
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. Infant seats are available upon request.

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