Diamond Circle

Húsavík  -  sTart & end

Start and endpoint on the Diamond Circle is Húsavík - famous for whale watching, nature and culture.

  • whale watching
  • culture & nature

Vesturdalur  -  valley

The main sight of this beautiful valley are the bizarre rocks called Kastali and Tröllið formed by volcanic activities.

  • hiking / trekking
  • petrology

 

 


Góðafoss  -  Waterfall

This not to miss waterfall is one of the most giantic waterfall in Iceland: 30 meter wide and 12 meter deep.

  • hiking / trekking
  • kajaking (if you are brave enough)

Mývatn  -  lake

A unique lake district with little bays, small penisulars and islands. A gas explosion formed this area 2.300 years ago.

  • hiking / trekking
  • bird watching

 

 


Dimmuborgir  -  lava

An eruption 2.300 years ago - of course - is responsible for this landscape which is rarely to find on earth.

  • hiking / trekking
  • petrology

grótagjá  -  Caves

Do you like to explore a cave with warm water lakes that is hidden a rural and lunar landscape? Then you have to go to Grótagjá!

  • hiking / trekking
  • explore

 

 


járðböðin  -  spa

After lot's of hiking it is time to relax in the superb spa: 36-39 C warm water, saunas and spa treatment are waiting for you!

  • swimming / bathing
  • relax

HVerir  -  geo thermal

Stunnig geothermal pots: steaming, bubbling puddles, martian atmosphere. All in one place!  

  • hiking / trekking
  • marvel

 

 


Krafla  -  Volcano

The steam of the volcano formed the crater and it's turquoise water in 1724. The last eruption was in 1984 and it is still active! 

  • hiking / trekking
  • marvel

Dettifoss  -  waterfall

The most powerfull waterfall in Europe! 11.500 cubique meter water are dropping down the 44 meters every minute.

  • hiking / trekking
  • kajaking (if you are brave enough)

 

 


Ásbyrgi  -  canyon

A horseshoe shaped canyon with distinctive rock formations formed during a glacial flooding.

  • hiking / trekking
  • bird watching

Tjörnes  -  Peninsula

The penisula with it's dramatic cliffs, green hills and stoney beaches are hiding a secret: 2 million years ancient fossils!

  • hiking / trekking
  • petrology