Private tour

From Akureyri: Private Diamond Circle Nature Tour & Transfer

Private tour

From Akureyri: Private Diamond Circle Nature Tour & Transfer

From US$ 2,172.41 per person

Discover the highlights of the Diamond Circle, including Goðafoss, Mývatn, Dettifoss, and Ásbyrgi, on a private guided tour. Experience the power of nature by exploring waterfalls and lava formations.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Admire the historic and beautiful Goðafoss waterfall
  • Walk amongst the pseydocraters and fumaroles formed by mother natures extreme powers
  • Walk around and admire the breathtaking lava formations of Dimmuborgir and Grjótagjá
  • Experience the immense power of Dettifoss, Europes most powerful waterfall
  • Take a walk around the breathtaking areas of Hljóðaklettar and Ásbyrgi
Full description
A great tour around the Diamond Circle where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. We start our tour in Akureyri and drive east towards the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall, where we'll make our first stop. The waterfall is a place of significant historic value connected with when Icelanders took Christianity. We continue east from Goðafoss; we'll pass through the valley of Reykjadalur and head to Skútustaðir, where we see the pseudocraters. Our next stop is the stunning lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir were formed about 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basalt pillars and sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir, we'll travel to Grjótagjá, which was a popular underground bathing cave until the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984. Those eruptions heated the water in the cave, so now it's too hot to bathe there. We now continue through the Námaskarð pass and go to the Hverarönd fumarole fields, a spectacular area showing the earth's inner power. We now continue East towards Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. We will take a walk to the waterfall and spend a little time there. Our trip now takes us to the North into the area of Hljóðaklettar, where we will make a short stop and explore the area. After that, we will drive to Ásbyrgi; a magnificent horseshoe-shaped area thought to have been formed by Odin's horse Sleipnir as it put a foot down there. After this, we'll be heading back towards Akureyri via Húsavík; if time, weather and conditions allow, we'll find some good places to stop for pictures.
  • Pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Akureyri
  • WiFi on selected vehicles
  • Stops at places where food can be purchased
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour can take place in all kinds of weather. Passengers are responsible for bringing clothes according to the weather.
  • If the weather gets too bad the tour may be cancelled. In this case, the customer gets the choice of joining the next tour or getting a refund.
  • If you are travelling in a wheelchair, please notify us. Please also note that some stops on this tour are not wheelchair accessible

Product ID: 416219