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From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

1. From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Explore the top natural attractions along Iceland's Diamond Circle Route on a guided day trip from Akureyri. See the waterfalls at Dettifoss, visit the charming seaside village of Húsavík, and much more. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus at the cruise ship terminal in Akureyri and get ready for your full day of sightseeing. Your first stop, Goðafoss waterfall. Marvel at the powerful falls and watch as the water cascades down from a height of 12 meters. Make the most of the walking trails here, taking in a view of the falls from several different vantage points. Next, make your way to Ásbyrgi Canyon, a horse-shoe-shaped valley surrounded by vertical cliffs, before heading to Dettifoss waterfall, the second-largest waterfall in Iceland by volume. Take a break from Iceland's dramatic landscapes with a visit to the idyllic village of Húsavík and see the town church. Located in the heart of the village, this small wooden church is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Hop back aboard your bus and head to the Tjörnes cliff viewpoint just north of Húsavík to take in fantastic panoramic views of the sea and Öxarfjörður fjord. From here, make your way to the Námaskarð hot-spring area to learn about the country's ancient volcanic eruptions and see the impact of ongoing geothermal activity firsthand. End your tour on a high note as you pass the iconic Lake Mývatn, famed for its beauty and strange surrounding landscape on your way back to the cruise ship terminal, where your Icelandic adventure comes to an end.

Iceland atv. atv guided trip close to dettifoss iceland

2. Iceland atv. atv guided trip close to dettifoss iceland

Unique for this trip is that travelers will get a taste of Icelandic nature, birds, and wildlife. It is a huge part of the experience when visitors are looking at the waterfalls and the river and nature in Vatnajökull Nationalpark to look at the river on the way to the sea. The maximum number of travelers in each trip is 8 persons and they will get personal guidance on the trip and can ask questions if they need and get personal answers from a local guide who is living in this area. Travelers will also get information about the culture in the same area. An example experience is to take a look at the waterfall in the area before or after this trip and look at the Glacier River Jökulsá á Fjöllum in Vatnajökull National Park and see where the river is falling down to the sea with all the Seals and birdlife. How the river has through the years shaped the area. Example of a waterfall in this area is Dettifoss, Selfoss, and Hafragilsfoss that is a well-known waterfalls.

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