The Northern Wonders
TTV-01 The Northern Wonders, - The Diamond Circle
Tour start at 9:00
Departure is from Hof Culture Center
Hotel and harbour pickup is available in Akureyri
Tour length is 9 hours
An unforgettable experience to some of Iceland´s natural wonders. The landscape and power of nature at Asbyrgi, Dettifoss and Myvatn will take your breath away. Much of the landscape seen on this tour was formed by eruptions and catastrophic floods thousands of years ago. Dettifoss waterfall is believed to be the most powerful in Europe and recently appeared in the 2012 Ridley Scott movie. This tour ends with a visit to the Myvatn Nature Baths, before heading back to Akureyri.
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Departing from the tourist info in Akureyri we head to the fishing village of Húsavík on our way to one of the wonders of nature, Ásbyrgi. Ásbyrgi is a huge horseshoe shaped depression that was created by catastrophic glacial bursts 2000 – 7000 years ago. From Ásbyrgi we go to Dettifoss; Europe´s most powerful waterfall. The falls are more then 100 meters wide and 44 meters high. The ground almost shakes beneath your feet as you get closer to this magnificent falls. Along the way to the waterfall we stop at a few places of interest, such as Hljóðaklettar and Hólmatungur. Here we can see some of the most beautiful scenery, unusual rock formations and basaltic columns in Iceland. From Dettifoss we go to Hverir with its bubbling mud pits and hot springs this really is a unique area. A short drive takes us to lake Mývatn. With a panoramic view along the way we stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths where we can enjoy some refreshments and relax in the lagoon (additional cost). Our last stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss before arriving back in Akureyri.