1. Iceland
  2. Norðurland eystra (North-East Region)
  3. Akureyri
  4. Mývatn

From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Tour

Product ID: 126593
Discover dramatic canyons and powerful waterfalls on a magical journey through the geothermal landscapes of Iceland's Diamond Circle. See puffins nesting on the cliffs in the summer and try out the Geothermal Sea Baths.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
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Pickup included

Pick-up possible from centrally located hotels and guesthouses in Akureyri.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire the waterfalls of Goðafoss and Dettifoss
  • Visit spectacular Vatnajökull National Park
  • Journey to the Jökulsárgljúfur and Ásbyrgi canyons
Full description
Depart Akureyri and travel towards Lake Mývatn, famed for its naturally heated man-made lagoon of healing waters. Continue to the Highlands of Iceland to marvel at the majestic Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon. Benefit from expert local guidance as you journey through the magical terrain.

Travel along a rural route down into the canyon and visit iconic locations such as the Dettifoss Waterfall and basalt cliffs of Hljóðaklettar. Admire the geothermal landscapes of Ásbyrgi Canyon and the Arctic coastline.

After a scenic drive along the Arctic coastline, stop in the fishing village of Húsavík where you can try the new GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths. Those who don´t want to try the baths can spend time exploring the village.

Encounter powerful waterfalls, stunning nature and active geothermal areas as you look for unique bird life, including puffins nesting in the cliffs of the Tjörnes Peninsula from June to the middle of August.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Small group tour
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments
  • GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Wear warm clothes and good walking shoes
• Bring a water bottle and packed lunch. There is a break for refreshments at a café, but it is quite late on the tour
• The itinerary, length and availability of this tour is subject to the weather and road conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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There are many attractions, and there are only 5 group members in Japan (the Hong Kong group). The leader led the group with due diligence and kept explaining along the way. And get off at some attractions and personally lead the team. The car is small and comfortable, with wifi.

August 2, 2018

Very nice, every place where we stopped but also en route

October 4, 2019

Great experience, lots of stations, enough time everywhere. A lot of information, nice guide. Be sure to visit the thermal baths.

September 8, 2019

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Saga Travel GeoIceland

Product ID: 126593