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Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri

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    What to Expect
    Discover the rustic beauty of northern Iceland’s Diamond Circle. Your full-day tour begins with morning pickup from your Akureyri hotel in a minivan and a scenic drive north into the remote, rugged landscape. 

    Stop first at Godafoss, the ‘waterfall the gods,’ and admire the icy cascade that flows over a semicircle of jagged cliffs. Visit the nearby volcanic Lake Mývatn and the jagged peaks of Mt Námafjall. Learn the history of this wildly active geothermal area as you pass by the steaming vents, dormant craters and bubbling mud pits of Hverir. 

    Journey through Vatnajökull National Park, where you can watch the 144-foot (44-meter) Dettifoss waterfall empty into an ice-covered ravine. Continue on to other natural wonders like the Jökulsárgljúfur glacial canyon, Vesturdalur valley, Hljóðaklettar’s echoing cliffs and the towering, crescent-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon. 

    Revisit civilization with a stop in the village of Húsavík. Here you can take a dip in the new GeoSea Baths or enjoy free time exploring the town, perhaps stopping at the Whale Museum or purchasing a snack at a local cafe.

    Afterward, if you are touring between early June and late July, enjoy an extra stop at Tjörnes peninsula to view the cliff-side nests of wild puffins. At the end of your day in the Icelandic wilderness, relax on the return drive to Akureyri, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Akureyri - Hof, Iceland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Local guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • It is recommended that you bring warm clothes, gloves and a bottle of water
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 19 August 2019

    Elli did a great job, many thanks.Enjoyed seeing Iceland and taking many pictures. The waterfalls are awesome.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Saga Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

    Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika

    Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

    Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and had lots of local insights. The trip contains some incredible sights. The customer service team were helpful and obliging when we had to change our plans a few times. We’d definitely recommend this trip and saga travel.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Saga Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

    Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika

    Reviewed 7 June 2019

    Went on a tour yesterday (7.6.2019) with Saga Travel. The tour was fantastic to say the least, we encountered all the Icelandic weather you could imagine, but this didn´t stop the trip from being spectacular. Dettifoss was incredible, even in snowy conditions. Ásbyrgi was unbelievably...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Saga Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika

    Reviewed 27 November 2018

    special arrangement for Diamond Circle that is worth, although some costly for it(including flt) but still worth. the view is diff with south & west side. saga also professional & good pace arrangement. i enjoy it.More

    Date of experience: June 2018
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    Hordur F, Quality Manager at Saga Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

    Hi dear Imaface thank you so much for giving your self the time to write us a review. The Diamond Circle Tour is a wonderful experience and by the sound of it you had a wonderful day out. We will pass the good review to...More

    Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

    The trip is cancelled at first and luckily they helped me rescheduled on the next day so I didn't come to the city for nothing. Thank you to our tour guide Uri. He is very professional. Everything was perfect. My mom and I had a...More

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    Guðrún E, Director of Marketing at Saga Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

    Thank you for your review, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour! Hope to see you again in Iceland one day!

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    Hey, this is a popular tour but still absolutely worth it! It is a small mini bus, and they do pick ups all around the hotels and guest houses around Akureyri.
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