Browsing: Diamond Circle

Have you been on the wonderful Golden Circle? Seen all the epic sites on the South Coast of Iceland? You want to impress your friends with pictures and stories from some of the lesser known but perhaps the most stunning places in Iceland? Well, then the Diamond Circle route in the north east of Iceland might just be for you.

Rent a car or join a tour

You can of course enjoy the route by joining a tour but I would recommend renting a car and take plenty of time. There is just so much to see and explore.

I have created a full Diamond Circle road trip plan for you, complete with booking widgets for affordable accommodation along the way. The attractions along the way include the following:

Goðafoss – The Waterfall of the Gods

Did a Viking Chieftain throw his pagan gods in the waterfall? We will never know but that legend gives the waterfall it name.

Lake Mývatn – The Beauty of the Diamond Circle

A huge bird sanctuary and the site of immense natural beauty. You should also soak the the local nature baths.

Dettifoss – The Beast of the Diamond Circle

The most powerful waterfall in Europe thunders away. Don´t miss it!

Echo Rocks

No this is not a defunct eighties band but an area with incredible rock formations.

Ásbyrgi – the shelter of the gods

This is the place where Sleipnir, the horse of the Norse god Óðinn stepped down and left a huge hoofmark. True story.

Tjörnes – puffins and fossils bonanza

On this peninsula there are nesting grounds for puffins and layers of ancient fossils.