Akureyri to Diamond Circle Day Trip with Lake Myvatn, Godafoss

Day Trips & Excursions in Greater Akureyri

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Discover northern Iceland’s Diamond Circle on a full-day tour from Akureyri! With a knowledgeable guide, check off the incredible natural wonders, volcanic sites and geologic formations that pepper the route around Lake Mývatn and Húsavík village. See the thundering falls of Godafoss (Goðafoss) and Dettifoss; gaze in awe at the boiling mud springs of Hverir; and stop for photos by the wind-whipped cliffs that surround Jökulsárgljúfur glacier canyon, Hljóðaklettar and Ásbyrgi canyon. In the early summer months, a puffin-spotting stop is also included at Tjörnes peninsula.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Godafoss, Akureyri, Northeast RegionAfter only a half hour drive we arrive at the picturesque Goðafoss Waterfall where we stop for chance to photograph and use restroomsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Jokulsargljufur National Park, Asbyrgi, Northeast RegionThe breathtaking landscape of Jökulsá is formed by massive glacier floods from Vatnajökull, Iceland’s biggest glacier.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Asbyrgi, Northeast RegionWalk across the canyon floor and enjoy the honeycombed basalt rocks, or traverse the cliffs and marvel at the sheer scale of the rock formation itself.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn, Northeast RegionThe stunning beauty of Lake Mývatn has been the main attraction in the north for decadesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn, Northeast RegionThe Dettifoss waterfall is with the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe, 500 cubic metres of water per second plunges over the edge. Dettifoss is 45 m high and 100m wideDuration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included