The Diamond Circle Tour

The Diamond Circle Tour
The Diamond Circle Tour
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

  • Duration9 hours
  • Group SizeSmall group
  • Meeting locationAkureyri

Tour description

The Diamond Circle Tour

Visit the impressive Diamond Circle, the sightseeing route that takes you to breathtaking places in North Iceland.  

The tour departs from Akureyri at 9 AM


The first stop is by stunning Waterfall Goðafoss. From there, we head to the unique Lake Mývatn area and stop at Hverir, boiling mud pits, by Mountain Námafjall, where you can feel like you are on the other planet.

That area is considered by many the most beautiful and, at the same time, the most catastrophic place in Iceland. We will take a short stop in Víti crater near Krafla Volcano.

The next stop is by Waterfall Dettifoss, 45m high and 100m wide, where a mass of water, mud, and sand rumbles into Iceland’s most impressive canyon.

After Dettifoss, we travel alongside the Jökulsárgljúfur glacial canyon to Vesturdalur valley and Hljóðaklettar, the echoing cliffs. They are known for their basalt columns that characterize the ancient crater remains.

Next, we come down to the imposing horseshoe-shaped canyon Ásbyrgi, surrounded by 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.

What's Included

  • Guided minibus tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off upon request

Good To Know

  • Meals are excluded
  • Please bring warm clothes, waterproof layers, good hiking shoes, a lunch pack, and a water bottle
  • This tour depends on weather and road conditions; changes to the itinerary might happen with short notice

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

It’s a perfect one-day tour and opportunity to visit the stunning highlights of North Iceland in a small group. Must-do while in Akureyri!