The “diamond circle” truly has it all – the incredibly powerful Dettifoss waterfall, the stunning Asbyrgi canyon, and the unique geological features of the Myvatn lake area.
• The impressive Asbyrgi horseshoe-shaped canyon
• The fascinating Arctic Henge and Raufarhofn
• Melrakkasletta plain and the Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse
• Optional: Manarbakki folk museum and turf houses
More about the Tour
Your tour starts with a drive along the coast to the spectacular Asbyrgi canyon. Believed in folklore to be the footprint of Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged horse; it was formed thousands of years ago during catastrophic flooding of the Jokulsa a Fjollum river.
The forest trails and the Botnstjorn pond in the basin of the canyon are amongst Iceland’s most serene spots.
We continue East off the beaten path to the fascinating Arctic Henge.
Set overlooking the Arctic Ocean in remote Raufarhofn, this modern version of Stonehenge is inspired by the Eddic poem Voluspa and Icelandic folklore.
Still unfinished, the stone arches are arranged to capture the light of the sun as it moves across the sky.
On the way back, we take the route around the Sletta plain to enjoy views of the coastline and the Arctic Ocean. Also known as Melrakkasletta (translated as Arctic Fox’s plain), the region is known for its abundant birdlife and it is not uncommon to see the elusive Arctic fox wandering about.
We will drive the Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse at the northernmost point, which is just three kilometres south of the Arctic Circle.
It is possible to stop at the quaint Manarbakki folk museum, which houses a personal collection of an assortment of objects in two charming turf houses.
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Why Book with Us
• Pickup and dropoff from the port
• 100% refund if your ship does not dock
• Customisable tour with a local guide
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