Unforgettable 9-Hour Diamond Circle Tour with Transfer from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
10 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age


Explore the best of North Iceland in this nine-hour Diamond Circle tour with a transfer from Akureyri. Travelers who want to visit top North Iceland attractions in less than a day should take advantage of this small-group sightseeing tour. 

Your Diamond Circle exploration begins at the town of Akureyri, also known as the capital of the north. At Akureyri, you'll meet your expert guide, who'll ensure you have the best experience traveling around the region.

Your tour departs from the Hof Culture Center, but you can also opt for a pickup from your Akureyri hotel or at the harbor. 

Make sure you get the most from your tour by bringing a camera to take beautiful pictures of the essential sights of Iceland. Meanwhile, wear warm clothes that are weather-appropriate and comfortable walking shoes or boots for comfort. You can also bring snacks and beverages to ensure you're energized throughout the tour. 

Once everything's ready, you'll depart and visit your first Diamond Circle stop, which is the Asbyrgi canyon. This canyon has an interesting shape filled with thick woodland and local folklore. On your way to the canyon, you'll also pass by the fishing village of Husavik, a whale-watching paradise in the north. 

From Husavik and Asbyrgi, you'll stop by a few interesting places in the Jokulsargljufur area. Hljodaklettar and Holmatungur are known for their distinctive rock formations that will fascinate visitors. Among these two, Hljodaklettar is famous for its echoing rocks' fantastic acoustics. 

From the amazing rock formations of the north, you'll continue driving to Dettifoss waterfall, which is hailed as the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The waterfall is a Diamond Circle highlight, so remember to take some pictures of it. 

After marveling and taking pictures of this majestic waterfall, your next stop will be at Hverir. Hverir is a geothermal area famous for its boiling mud pots and fumaroles. 

A short drive west of Hverir is Lake Myvatn, one of the country's largest lakes. Aside from its size, Myvatn is also known for its teeming birdlife and group of pseudocraters. 

As you approach the end of your tour, your group will stop by the Myvatn Nature Baths, a geothermal hot spring where you can relax and enjoy refreshments. Note that admission to the baths is not included in this package, so make sure to book first if you want to soak in its waters.

If you're going to take a dip in the nature baths, bring your bathing suit and towel unless you'd like to rent on the spot. 

The last stop for the day is the spectacular Godafoss waterfall, also known as the waterfall of the Gods. This Icelandic waterfall is one of the largest in the country at 98 feet (30 meters).

Your North Iceland tour ends when you return to Akureyri. 

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Diamond Circle with a transfer from Akureyri and see the different sides of North Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Hotel and harbor pickup from Akureyri
English-speaking guide
Small group tour (maximum of 15)


Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes or boots
Snacks and beverages
Warm clothes that are also weather appropriate
Towel and swimsuit (to avoid renting them at the Nature Baths)

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