The Diamond Circle

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.