The Diamond Circle

A great tour around the Diamond circle, including Goðafoss, Mývatn area, Dettifoss and Ásbyrgi, 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 where 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 to hot to bathe there.

We now continue through the Námaskarð pass and go to the Hverarönd fumarole fields which is a quite spectacular area showing earth's inner power. 

After Námaskarð we continue to the East to the magnificent Dettifoss waterfall which is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. We walk down to the waterfall and experience the power of it.

We then continue North towards Vesturdalur where we explore beautiful basalt lavaformations.

Next, we go to Ásbyrgi which is believed to be formed by Odin's horse, Sleipnir. Ásbyrgi is a beautiful place formed by the true powers of nature.

After this we'll be heading back towards Akureyri, going through Húsavík on the way, If time, weather and conditions allow we'll find some good places to stop for pictures