Explore North Iceland and Experience Tours From Akureyri

Visit the Capital of the North and Tour the Diamond Circle to Experience North Iceland’s Stunning Nature and Unique Landscapes

Embark on your journey to the Diamond Circle and North Iceland

Embark on a journey through North Iceland’s Diamond Circle, where nature’s raw beauty unfolds in thundering waterfalls, steaming geothermal areas, and volcanic landscapes. 

Starting from Akureyri, the ‘Capital of the North’, immerse in Iceland’s rich culture and warm hospitality. Capture the magic of the Northern Lights, board a boat for whale watching, and take a stroll under the midnight sun over breathtaking scenery. It’s a region with beauty beyond imagination and an adventure to be held dear.

These tours offer more than just views; they’re an adventure into the heart of Iceland’s natural wonders and cultural heritage, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Excellent tour with five beautiful stops! Our guide Kjartan had wonderful commentary to explain what we would be seeing. His English was perfect and he was very informative and personable. There was plenty of time to see and experience each site and to take photos. Our driver Johan was also very pleasant and willing to share his knowledge once we were parked…The tour was well worth its price! What a great experience to see the natural beauty of Iceland on this bus tour. We were in good hands with our guide and driver. Thanks!
By Christine in September 2024

Sightseeing on Diamond Circle and North Iceland Tours

Hop on our bus and travel with our guide on the North Iceland and Diamond Circle Tours

North Iceland offers a diverse range of activities to suit every traveler’s interests. Adventure seekers can embark on thrilling hikes through lava fields, witness the power of Europe’s mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss, or go whale watching in Húsavík. Those seeking relaxation can soak in the Mývatn Nature Baths or indulge in local cuisine in Akureyri. For cultural enrichment, explore museums, historical sites, and the charming towns along the Arctic Coast Way. North Iceland caters to nature lovers, history buffs, and those in search of genuine Icelandic experiences.

Wonderful Activity tours in North Iceland

Find your exciting adventures when you are in Iceland’s North Region

Your Compact Guide to North Iceland and the Diamond Circle

In North Iceland‘s majestic landscapes, nature’s grandeur unfolds dramatically. Volcanic terrains, thundering waterfalls, and serene lakes define this rugged paradise. Visitors here witness the awe-inspiring Northern Lights and explore geothermal wonders. It’s a place where each view offers a deep connection with nature’s raw beauty, making North Iceland a truly unforgettable destination.

Touring in North Iceland, close to the Arctic Circle, offers a distinctly different vibe than the southern region. Here, the landscapes take on a rawer and wilder appearance.

Akureyri – The Gateway to the North

Akureyri, often referred to as the “Capital of the North,” is the largest town in North Iceland, and it serves as the ideal starting point for exploring the region. With its picturesque setting by a fjord, charming architecture, and cultural venues, Akureyri combines natural beauty with a bustling town atmosphere.

As a cruise port in North Iceland, Akureyri welcomes visitors with its scenic harbor and vibrant town. Cruise ship excursions from Akureyri are highly recommended as they provide convenient access to the spectacular Diamond Circle route, where nature’s wonders and cultural experiences await.

Akureyri holds a pivotal place along both the Arctic Coast Way and Iceland’s Ring Road, making it an essential stop for travelers exploring the country’s diverse landscapes.

The Diamond Circle – A Route of Natural Wonders

The Diamond Circle is a famous tourist route that covers several of North Iceland’s most spectacular natural and historical sites. 

Goðafoss Waterfall

Godafoss waterfall, spanning 30 meters in width with a drop of 12 meters, is a magnificent, horseshoe-shaped waterfall in North Iceland, renowned for its historic importance and dramatic natural beauty. 

Known as the ‘Waterfall of the Gods,’ Goðafoss is famous for its breathtaking beauty and historical significance in the conversion of Iceland to Christianity.

Godafoss waterfall in snowy winter.

Lake Mývatn Area

A geological wonderland, Lake Mývatn is surrounded by volcanic craters, lava formations, and rich birdlife. It’s also home to the Mývatn Nature Baths, a perfect spot for relaxation. 

The Mývatn Nature Baths, located in the surreal landscape of North Iceland, offer a serene and rejuvenating experience. Fed by natural geothermal springs, these azure-blue pools provide relaxation amid volcanic beauty, which earns the name as the blue Lagoon in the north.

Landscape of Myvatn lake in Northern Iceland. Islet of volcanic pseudo crater is a middle.
Lake Myvatn’s unique look.

Dimmuborgir Lava Fields

Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, located near Lake Mývatn in North Iceland, are a labyrinthine wonder shaped by ancient volcanic eruptions. Towering lava pillars, arches, and caves create an eerie and fantastical landscape, often shrouded in folklore. Visitors can hike through this unique terrain, exploring the mystical charm of the “Dark Castles.”

Dimmuborgir Lava Fields in summer
Dimmuborgir lava formations.

Námaskarð Geothermal Area

The Námaskarð Geothermal Area in North Iceland is a captivating display of Earth’s geothermal power. Here, you’ll encounter bubbling mud pots, hissing fumaroles, and vivid mineral deposits. 

This surreal landscape offers a rare glimpse into the Earth’s geothermal activity, making it a must-visit attraction for nature enthusiasts and geology aficionados.

Námaskarð geothermal fields in its active condition
Namaskard Geothermal Area in North Iceland.

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss Waterfall, Europe’s mightiest, boasts a colossal width of 100 meters and a thunderous drop of 45 meters. Dettifoss is a spectacular display of nature’s force, with massive amounts of water plunging into a deep gorge.

Located in North Iceland, it’s a natural wonder of raw power and breathtaking magnitude.

Sunset at the powerful Dettifoss waterfall
Dettifoss waterfall is Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

Ásbyrgi Canyon

Ásbyrgi Canyon, a striking, horseshoe-shaped geological marvel in North Iceland, spans 3.5 km in length and up to 1 km in width. Surrounded by up to 100-meter high cliffs, it’s a lush oasis rich in folklore and diverse wildlife.

Ásbyrgi Canyon is a stunning horse-shoe-shaped valley and our next stop on our Diamond Circle tour.
Asbyrgi canyon in North Iceland.


Often called the whale watching capital of Iceland, Húsavík offers some of the best opportunities in Europe to see whales in their natural habitat. Whale watching tours are available to add on the small group around Iceland multi-day tours as they are very popular.

The harbor of Husavik, North Iceland.
Day tours and activities in North Iceland
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