The Diamond Circle (from Akureyri)

A classic tour in North Iceland.

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:16 June - 30 September
Duration:10 - 11 hours

The Diamond Circle (from Akureyri)


Departing from Akureyri, the first stop is by Waterfall Goðafoss and from there we visit the Lake Myvatn area and stop at Hverir, boiling mud pits, by Mt. Námafjall. That area is considered by many the most beautiful and at the same time the most catastrophic place in Iceland.

Next we come to Dettifoss Waterfall the biggest waterfall in Iceland and believed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. We travel alongside the Jökulsárgljúfur Glacial canyon to Vesturdalur valley and to Hljóðaklettar, the echoing cliffs. They are world known for their basalt columns that characterize the ancient crater remains.

We come down to the imposing horseshoe-shaped canyon Ásbyrgi, surrounded by precipitous cliffs. This place is known to be the meeting place of the pagan Gods. We then take our time to stop at a café when we drive through Húsavík village on our way back to Akureyri.

Early summer, we stop at Tjörnes peninsula where we will find puffins nesting in the impressive cliffs by the coastline.


It's possible to add air fare to this tour, prices for one way flight to/from Akureyri are below

One Way Flight, excluding airport tax 01 May - 30 Sept 2016
Price in EUR from 132,-
Price in USD from 154,-
Price in GBP from 102,-
Price in CAD from 204,-


  • Guided minibus tour 
  • Pick-up and drop-off at accommodations in Akureyri