Day tour Diamond Circle – Dettifoss and Mývatn
A legendary canyon created by the eight-legged horse of the god Odin, the most powerful waterfall in Europe and Lake Myvatn, so out of this world that is was used as a training area for astronauts. All in one day? Yes and more: before we visit the last, amazing waterfall of the day, Goðafoss, you can soak in a geothermal lagoon. I challenge you do to find a more complete daytour!
- Goðafoss waterfall
- Pseudocraters of Skútustaðir
- Námaskarð geothermal area
- Dettifoss waterfall and Jökulsárgljúfur canyon
- Hljóðaklettar (the Echocliffs)
- Ásbyrgi canyon
- Húsavík fishing village
Departing from the tourist information center in 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 then 100 meters wide and 44 meters high. The ground almost shakes beneath your feet as you get closer to this 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 of the most beautiful scenery, unusual rock formations and basaltic columns in Iceland.
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 (additional cost). Our last stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss before arriving back in Akureyri.
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Dates & prices
Departures: daily from 1. June to 30. September
Price per person: ISK. 28.000
Children 0 – 12 years: ISK. 14.000
- pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Akureyri
- Transportation and guide
- Entrance to the Nature Baths
- Packed lunch