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Fly: Diamond Circle Classic

Visit Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi & Húsavík

The Magical Nature and Diversity of the North

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.

Tour description

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 before driving to Akureyri for your flight to Reykjavik.

This tour is also available from Lake Mývatn & Akureyri

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Price from

64.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Reykjavík

Highlights

  • A scenic flight across Iceland
  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Lake Myvatn area (Short Photo Stops)
  • Mt. Namafjall
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Jokulsargljufur Canyon
  • Hljodaklettar Echo Cliffs
  • Asbyrgi Canyon
  • Tjorness Cliffs
  • Puffins (in springtime)
  • Husavik Village

Available

June 6th - October 31st

Departure

Mondays to Fridays

Departure time

07:10

Check in time is 45 minutes before departure at 06:25

Duration

12-13 Hours

Included

icon v Round-trip domestic flight between Reykjavík and Akureyri (2×45 minute flight)

icon v Airport pick-up and drop-off in Akureyri

icon v Fully guided tour

icon v Transportation

icon x Transfer to and from Reykjavík Airport

Note

  • Reservation is necessary
  • During the tour we break for refreshments at a café. The stop is quite late on the tour and we therefore recommend a pre-packed lunch.
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour

Meeting point: Reykjavík Domestic Airport (arrive 45 minutes before departure)

Minimum on tour: 2 adults or minimum ratee

We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch pack

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