Private Diamond Circle Tour from Akureyri

Visit the wonders of North Iceland. The perfect shore excursion option!

Explore the highlights of North Iceland with this fantastic private day tour from Akureyri. Akureyri, the capital of the north, is increasingly popular as a cruise ship destination, and the Diamond Circle route is the perfect shore excursion tour for you. This region is rich in folklore, with many attractions linked to myths of the norse gods. Featuring spectacular waterfalls, otherworldly volcanic landscapes and picturesque fishing villages, the Diamond Circle route has something for everyone.

We start at Lake Mývatn and the nearby Hverir hot-springs, with it´s bubbling mud-pools. We visit Dettifoss Waterfall, is said to be Europe´s second most powerful falls. It is vast and stretches 100m in width, and is 45 metres high. Góðafoss waterfall is known as the waterfalls of the gods, and we stop here to enjoy the peaceful suurrounding, a world away from the raging torrents of Dettifoss. Ásbrygi, is an enormous canyon with sheer cliff faces, purported to have been formed by the shoe of Óðin´s horse, Sleipnir. In reality it formed due to catastrophic glacial flooding. Locals told their own tales to explain the landscape where they lived, long before scientists uncovered the less fantastical truth.


We also make stop at Húsavík, a small village which found fame in Netflix´s Eurovision movie, starring Will Ferrell. See the strange basalt formations at Hljóðaklettar, a remnant of an ancient volcanic eruption.

With you enthusiastic local guide, get the most out of your time in the north. Suitable for all ages, this tour is relaxed yet filled to the brom with wonderous sights. Smell the sulphur in the air at Hverir, and fell the water spray coming off Dettifoss from 100m away. This day is a feast for the sould and for the senses. Learn about the old gods, modern Iceland and more. The whole adventure takes 9-10 hours and we will be sure to have you back in town should you need to make your cruise boarding time. We can also offer a curtailed version of the tour if you are short on time. Just let us know.

This tour is for upto 7 people. If you need a tour for a larger group just contact us at

The tour is operated by Star Travel
Starting point
~ 10 hours
Not included
Live tour guide
Group size
Apr - Oct
Qualified, energetic and fun guides for the best adventure!
We take immense pride in our exceptional team of local guides who are professionals, experts, and friendly. Their goal is to make your tour unforgettable.
Shore Excursion
from Akureyri
Shore Excursion
from Akureyri
245000 kr.
What's included & excluded
  • Private vehicle and guide
  • Pickup and drop off in Akureryi
  • Lunch
What do I need to bring
  • Dress in warm clothes, with comfortable walking shoes
  • Longest walking time - 40 minutes
  • We will make a stop at Húsavík for refreshments, but it´s a good idea to bring along snacks and drinks
Important information
  • Please inform us of the following information upon booking:How many passengers will be travelling in the group Accommodation location Desired departure time Any questions you may have
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 72 hours or less before departure
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