Ásbyrgi

Ásbyrgi: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

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.

Akureyri: Diamond Circle & Lunch (Dettifoss-Myvatn-Godafoss)

Akureyri: Diamond Circle & Lunch (Dettifoss-Myvatn-Godafoss)

Discover the Pearls of the North, the "Diamond Circle", on a guided day trip from Akureyri for cruise ships. Highlights - Dettifoss and Godafoss waterfalls - Lake Myvatn - Hverir (Namaskard) geothermal area - Ásbyrgi Canyon - Husavik fishing village Included: - Packed lunch with sandwich, juice, and chocolate bar This tour includes: - Pick up from Akureyri Port. - Husavik fishermen village famous for its small wooden church and the harbour. - Tjornes Peninsula. With some luck you will see puffins (May 20-August 20). - Asbyrgi Canyon, a horse-shoe-shaped canyon surrounded by cliffs. - Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall. - Hverir (Namaskard) geothermal hot springs and boiling mud pools. - Lake Myvatn famed for its beauty and strange surrounding landscape. - Godafoss waterfall, the famous 'Waterfall of the Gods'.

ATV guided trip close to dettifoss iceland

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.

From Akureyri: Private Diamond Circle Nature Tour & Transfer

From Akureyri: Private Diamond Circle Nature Tour & Transfer

A great tour around the Diamond Circle where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. We start our tour in Akureyri and drive east towards the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall, where we'll make our first stop. The waterfall is a place of significant historic value connected with when Icelanders took Christianity. We continue east from Goðafoss; we'll pass through the valley of Reykjadalur and head to Skútustaðir, where we see the pseudocraters. Our next stop is the stunning lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir were formed about 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basalt pillars and sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir, we'll travel to Grjótagjá, which was a popular underground bathing cave until the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984. Those eruptions heated the water in the cave, so now it's too hot to bathe there. We now continue through the Námaskarð pass and go to the Hverarönd fumarole fields, a spectacular area showing the earth's inner power. We now continue East towards Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. We will take a walk to the waterfall and spend a little time there. Our trip now takes us to the North into the area of Hljóðaklettar, where we will make a short stop and explore the area. After that, we will drive to Ásbyrgi; a magnificent horseshoe-shaped area thought to have been formed by Odin's horse Sleipnir as it put a foot down there. After this, we'll be heading back towards Akureyri via Húsavík; if time, weather and conditions allow, we'll find some good places to stop for pictures.

Iceland atv. atv guided trip close to dettifoss iceland

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.

Self-drived audio guide Route North Iceland

Self-drived audio guide Route North Iceland

The route through Northern Iceland offers a captivating journey through diverse landscapes including deep fjords, vast lava fields, stunning waterfalls, and geothermal activity centers. This less-traveled region provides visitors with a more intimate experience of Icelandic nature and culture. Starting in Akureyri, often called the "Capital of the North," travelers can explore this charming town by the Eyjafjörður fjord. Akureyri is known for its lively cultural scene, beautiful botanical gardens, and the imposing Akureyrarkirkja church that overlooks the city. From Akureyri, one can continue to Myvatn, an extraordinary geothermal area that hosts Lake Mývatn, unique lava formations, fumarole fields, and natural thermal baths like the Myvatn Nature Baths, a quieter alternative to the Blue Lagoon. The Myvatn area is also a birdwatcher's paradise, especially during the summer months. Dettifoss, located near Myvatn, is another must-see stop. Known as the most powerful waterfall in Europe by volume, the thundering water is an awe-inspiring sight. Nearby, Ásbyrgi is a stunning horseshoe-shaped canyon, legend has it, formed by a Norse god's horse's hoof. Moving east along the coast brings you to Húsavík, famed as one of the best places in the world for whale watching. The town also hosts the interesting Húsavík Whale Museum. The Tjörnes Peninsula and Höfði area offer spectacular coastal views and opportunities to observe fossils, while Goðafoss, "the waterfall of the gods," is another natural wonder on the route not to be missed, noted for its beauty and historical significance in Iceland's conversion to Christianity. Finally, the Vatnsnes Peninsula and Tröllaskagi Peninsula offer dramatic landscapes, seal-watching opportunities, and a glimpse into rural Iceland, with small fishing communities and farms dotted along the coast. The northern route of Iceland is a journey through the country's stunning natural diversity and rich history. Each stop along the way reveals a new facet of Iceland's beauty, from its geothermal phenomena and wildlife to its legends and the hospitality of its towns. It's a region that invites exploration and offers a deep connection with nature.

9 activities found

Traveling now? See what’s available for your dates

Top activities in Northeastern Region, Iceland

258 activities found
Sort by:

You might also like...

Top sights near Ásbyrgi

Ásbyrgi: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

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.

Akureyri: Diamond Circle & Lunch (Dettifoss-Myvatn-Godafoss)

Akureyri: Diamond Circle & Lunch (Dettifoss-Myvatn-Godafoss)

Discover the Pearls of the North, the "Diamond Circle", on a guided day trip from Akureyri for cruise ships. Highlights - Dettifoss and Godafoss waterfalls - Lake Myvatn - Hverir (Namaskard) geothermal area - Ásbyrgi Canyon - Husavik fishing village Included: - Packed lunch with sandwich, juice, and chocolate bar This tour includes: - Pick up from Akureyri Port. - Husavik fishermen village famous for its small wooden church and the harbour. - Tjornes Peninsula. With some luck you will see puffins (May 20-August 20). - Asbyrgi Canyon, a horse-shoe-shaped canyon surrounded by cliffs. - Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall. - Hverir (Namaskard) geothermal hot springs and boiling mud pools. - Lake Myvatn famed for its beauty and strange surrounding landscape. - Godafoss waterfall, the famous 'Waterfall of the Gods'.

ATV guided trip close to dettifoss iceland

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.

From Akureyri: Private Diamond Circle Nature Tour & Transfer

From Akureyri: Private Diamond Circle Nature Tour & Transfer

A great tour around the Diamond Circle where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. We start our tour in Akureyri and drive east towards the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall, where we'll make our first stop. The waterfall is a place of significant historic value connected with when Icelanders took Christianity. We continue east from Goðafoss; we'll pass through the valley of Reykjadalur and head to Skútustaðir, where we see the pseudocraters. Our next stop is the stunning lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir were formed about 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basalt pillars and sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir, we'll travel to Grjótagjá, which was a popular underground bathing cave until the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984. Those eruptions heated the water in the cave, so now it's too hot to bathe there. We now continue through the Námaskarð pass and go to the Hverarönd fumarole fields, a spectacular area showing the earth's inner power. We now continue East towards Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. We will take a walk to the waterfall and spend a little time there. Our trip now takes us to the North into the area of Hljóðaklettar, where we will make a short stop and explore the area. After that, we will drive to Ásbyrgi; a magnificent horseshoe-shaped area thought to have been formed by Odin's horse Sleipnir as it put a foot down there. After this, we'll be heading back towards Akureyri via Húsavík; if time, weather and conditions allow, we'll find some good places to stop for pictures.

Iceland atv. atv guided trip close to dettifoss iceland

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.

Self-drived audio guide Route North Iceland

Self-drived audio guide Route North Iceland

The route through Northern Iceland offers a captivating journey through diverse landscapes including deep fjords, vast lava fields, stunning waterfalls, and geothermal activity centers. This less-traveled region provides visitors with a more intimate experience of Icelandic nature and culture. Starting in Akureyri, often called the "Capital of the North," travelers can explore this charming town by the Eyjafjörður fjord. Akureyri is known for its lively cultural scene, beautiful botanical gardens, and the imposing Akureyrarkirkja church that overlooks the city. From Akureyri, one can continue to Myvatn, an extraordinary geothermal area that hosts Lake Mývatn, unique lava formations, fumarole fields, and natural thermal baths like the Myvatn Nature Baths, a quieter alternative to the Blue Lagoon. The Myvatn area is also a birdwatcher's paradise, especially during the summer months. Dettifoss, located near Myvatn, is another must-see stop. Known as the most powerful waterfall in Europe by volume, the thundering water is an awe-inspiring sight. Nearby, Ásbyrgi is a stunning horseshoe-shaped canyon, legend has it, formed by a Norse god's horse's hoof. Moving east along the coast brings you to Húsavík, famed as one of the best places in the world for whale watching. The town also hosts the interesting Húsavík Whale Museum. The Tjörnes Peninsula and Höfði area offer spectacular coastal views and opportunities to observe fossils, while Goðafoss, "the waterfall of the gods," is another natural wonder on the route not to be missed, noted for its beauty and historical significance in Iceland's conversion to Christianity. Finally, the Vatnsnes Peninsula and Tröllaskagi Peninsula offer dramatic landscapes, seal-watching opportunities, and a glimpse into rural Iceland, with small fishing communities and farms dotted along the coast. The northern route of Iceland is a journey through the country's stunning natural diversity and rich history. Each stop along the way reveals a new facet of Iceland's beauty, from its geothermal phenomena and wildlife to its legends and the hospitality of its towns. It's a region that invites exploration and offers a deep connection with nature.

Top Attractions in Northeastern Region, Iceland

Experiences in Ásbyrgi

Tours in Iceland

Things to do in Iceland

Other Sightseeing Options in Ásbyrgi

Want to discover all there is to do in Ásbyrgi? Click here for a full list.