Day tour Diamond Circle – Dettifoss and Mývatn
The Diamond Circle tour is an unforgettable experience to some of Iceland´s natural wonders. The landscape and power of nature at Asbyrgi, Dettifoss and Myvatn will take your breath away. Much of the landscape seen on this tour was formed by eruptions and catastrophic floods thousands of years ago. Dettifoss waterfall is believed to be the most powerful in Europe and appeared in the 2012 Ridley Scott movie. This tour ends with a visit to the Myvatn Nature Baths, before heading back to Akureyri. I challenge you to find a more complete daytour!
- Goðafoss waterfall
- Goðafoss Waterfall
- Lake Myvatn
- Dettifoss Waterfall
- Hverir – sulphur mud pits
The tour starts at 09:00.
Departing from Akureyri we head to the fishing village of Húsavík, on our way to one of the wonders of nature, Ásbyrgi. Ásbyrgi is a huge horseshoe-shaped depression that was created by catastrophic glacial bursts 2000 – 7000 years ago.
From Ásbyrgi we go to Dettifoss; Europe´s most powerful waterfall. The falls are more than 100 meters wide and 44 meters high. The ground almost shakes beneath your feet as you get closer to these magnificent falls. Along the way to the waterfall we stop at a few places of interest, such as Hljóðaklettar and Hólmatungur. Here we can see some amazingly beautiful scenery, unusual rock formations and basaltic columns.
From Dettifoss we go to Hverir with its bubbling mud pits and hot springs this really is a unique area. A short drive takes us to lake Mývatn. With a panoramic view along the way we stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths where we can enjoy some refreshments and relax in the lagoon. Our last stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss before arriving back in Akureyri.
Tour Duration: 9 hours
Dates & prices
Departures: daily from 16 May – 15 October
- Fully guided tour
- Pick up at your accommodation in Akureyri, Akureyri harbour or at Akureyri domestic airport
- Small group guarantee
- Entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths
Good to know:
- 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 in worst case scenarios, cancel the tour
Meeting point: Free pick-up at Akureyri hotels, guesthouses & airport
We recommend you bring:
- Good walking shoes
- Warm clothing
- Water bottle
- Pre-packed lunch
- Swimsuit and Towel