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Siglufjorour, Northern Iceland

North Iceland

Visit North Iceland

Introduction

The north has its own version of the popular Golden Circle route, known as the Diamond Circle; the main difference between this and the route in the south is that the Diamond circle circumvents the crowds.

This route takes you through the geothermal Mývatn area, then down to the waterfall at Dettifoss, before finally ending on the sheer walls of the Ásbyrgi crater. The beauty of Mývatn is the crown of Northern Iceland; sprung from thermal wells and tectonic fissures this region is every bit as spectacular as the southern highlands.

With the picturesque town of Húsavík and cosmopolitan Akureyri this region is also as rich in culture as the more travelled roads around Reykjavik, and supports an even wider range of whale species.

Top itineraries in North Iceland

North Iceland Odyssey

6-day tailor-made journey

Embark on an odyssey with this six day itinerary, visiting the famous Blue Lagoon, spotting whales, sinking into hot springs, absorbing the cities and admiring the landscapes of the less crowded Northern Iceland.

Journey Around Iceland

8-day Escorted tour from £2,210 pp incl. flights

Explore vibrant cities, glaciers, lagoons and volcanic landscapes on this seven-day escorted tour around Iceland.

Highlands & lowlands of Iceland 9-day self-drive

9-day itinerary

Free car hire

Packed with adventure, this comprehensive nine-day self-drive tour offers the chance to drive on two of Iceland's remote highland tracks, only accessible during the summer months, as well as seeing many of Iceland's major attractions along the country's coastal artery, the Ring Road.

Whales & puffins in Iceland

5-day tailor-made journey from £1,980 pp incl. flights

Iceland's wildlife is best seen in summer, when humpback, minke and giant blue whales can be spotted off the coast at Reykjavik and Húsavík, and millions of puffins draw birders to the clifftops of the Westman Islands

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Top places to stay in North Iceland

Hotel Reykjahlid, Lake Myvatn

Traditional hotel

Well situated in the village of Reykjahlio, this family owned hotel offers comfort, delicious local cuisine and exclusive excursions

Siglo Hotel, Sigufjordur

Contemporary hotel

Located in the heart of a cultural marina, Siglo Hotel is situated in Siglufjordur, a historic fishing town and commands views of the majestic mountain circle and quaint village

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Where to go in North Iceland

Husavik

The charming costal village of Húsavík began life as a small fishing hamlet. Although some fishing boats remain, today whale watching vessels, ready to ferry throngs of tourists out to the deep-water habitat favoured by minke, fin and humpback whales, dominate the harbour.

Myvatn

The unusual geographical formations of Mývatn testify to the region's explosive past; in the 1700's this area was subjected to a series of volcanic episodes so violent that they have become known as the Mývatn Fires. These eruptions occurred along huge rifts and have created an alien landscape of r…

Akureyri

In a country so exposed to the elements, Akureyri's sheltered location and reliable sunshine are one of its biggest attractions. Located inland, at the head of a fjord, this is one of the greenest places in Iceland, with tree-lined streets and the most northerly botanical gardens in the world. It's…

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