The Diamond Circle Classic tour takes you on an unforgettable journey through Iceland’s most catastrophic and diverse area, rich in volcanic and geothermal features. The stunning beauty of Lake Myvatn has been the main attraction in the north for decades and east of the lake we enter the highlands arriving to Jökulsá Glacier River in Vatnajökull National Park. The breathtaking landscape of Jökulsá is formed by massive glacier floods from Vatnajökull, Iceland’s biggest glacier.
The canyons and rock formations visited in the Diamond Circle tour are impressive on their own but the iconic Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, is nothing short of majestic. The tour takes us north to the Arctic Coastline where we explore the canyon formation Ásbyrgi and drive along the coastline to the beautiful fishing village of Húsavík.
Diamond Circle offers the best Iceland has to offer, powerful waterfalls, stunning nature, active geothermal areas and vivid bird life. Sit back and enjoy our expert local guidance through this magical, rough terrain.
From June to the middle of August, we stop at Tjörnes Peninsula where we can observe puffins nesting in the impressive cliffs by the coastline.
Take the early morning flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri where you’ll be met by our guide for a Diamond Circle Tour. Please arrive at the Reykjavík Airport 45 minutes before departure.
Pickup is from 7:45-8:00 am at Akureyri Domestic Airport, where we start our tour around the North.
We drive east from Akureyri, cross Eyjafjörður fjord and enjoy the view of the town, the ocean and the mountains surrounding the fjord. After only a half hour drive we arrive at the picturesque Goðafoss Waterfall where we stop before we travel for another half hour to the Lake Mývatn area. Before heading into the highlands we have a short break at a local restaurant or a grocery store at the lake.
From Lake Mývatn we head up to the highlands were we explore the dramatic and captivating landscape formed by glacier floods and Jökulsá Glacier River. At one of our stops in this area we sit down and enjoy a picnic in beautiful surroundings.
After a scenic drive along the Arctic coastline we stop in the fishing village of Húsavík where we can try the new GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths or for those who don´t want to try the baths can spend time in the lovely town, visit the Whale Museum or just enjoy one of the nice cafe´s in town. After this last stop we will head back to Akureyr for your flight to Reykjavik.
Transfer to and from Reykjavík Airport
Meeting point: Reykjavík Domestic Airport (arrive 45 minutes before departure)
Minimum on tour: 2 adults or minimum rate