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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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    Elli did a great job, many thanks.Enjoyed seeing Iceland and taking many pictures. The waterfalls are awesome.
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    Response from Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri
    Responded 26 Aug. 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
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    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.
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    Response from Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri
    Responded 18 Aug. 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
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    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
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    Response from Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri
    Responded 1 Jul. 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
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    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.
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    Response from Hordur F, Quality Manager at Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri
    Responded 14 Jan. 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 our guides. We sincerely hope you had a wonderful stay in Iceland and hopefully we will see you again.
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    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 great experience and we enjoyed a lot
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    Response from Guðrún E, Director of Marketing at Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri
    Responded 30 Sep. 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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    About the operator
    By: Saga Travel
    1,485 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Passport78904
    10
    Iceland
    Flying anywhere isn’t fun but your airline was wonderful. The business class attention always helps.
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    Connector692752
    10
    Myvatn trip
    What a fabulous day! Great weather (the calm before the storm). Plenty of time to stop and take pictures or just
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    ilhphoto
    Atlanta, Georgia
    100
    Amazing tour of North Iceland sites
    The driver/guide, Thor, picked me up at the Akureyri Airport and off we went with a group of ten people in a
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    JettePePunkt
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    50
    Frábært!
    If you are looking for a great tour company for tours in (the north of) Iceland I would recommend you to book with
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    Yael D
    10
    Amazing Askja
    What a beautiful experience! So glad we managed to make it, even though the original date we booked was going to
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    SeattleGinny
    Seattle
    40
    Small Group Tour of Myvatn Area
    We had a small group- 8 people?- in our late fall tour of the Myvatn area. Our guide was ready to answer all our
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    SunayanaM2
    20
    Great trip!
    We were a small group to begin with, but we were taken to every spot outlined as promised and we also made a few
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    Asha M
    50
    Akruyeri
    Superb place, falls, trolls, beach and pretty town , must visit , knowledgeable, friendly guide , on time pick up
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    Thor279
    10
    Diamond Circle Classic
    Grate trip with a grate guide, lot of good information. We had lot of fun, the weather was not as good as we
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    323marshallf
    20
    Great day tour of Iceland
    Nice small group tour, picked us and dropped us off at the cruise ship. We say multiple sites with good
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    jalbersdvm
    Denver, Colorado
    10
    Lake Myvatn Tour
    Saga staff was very helpful when our original tour was cancelled and had to be rescheduled. The trip was as
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    Nancy B
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    175
    We saw the Northern Lights!
    The driver picked us up at our accommodations and took us to a good place to view the northern lights.. He even
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    Rbben
    Miami, Florida
    6846
    The Best Tour Ever!
    We booked this your very early for our cruise stop in Reykjavik. We had to wait a few months to find out if the
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    Rbben
    Miami, Florida
    6846
    The Most Beautiful Place in Iceland!
    On a recent cruise, we signed up for this tour. We signed up far in advance and had to wait to find out if the
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    Rod B
    Dayton
    10
    Golden Circle Tour
    The Saga Golden Circle Tour was fantastic! Beautiful scenery, great tour guide and exceptional tour stops, the
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