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Siglufjorour, Northern Iceland

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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.


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Top itineraries in North Iceland

Puffins at Svalbard

North Iceland Odyssey

7-day tailor-made holiday from £1,405 pp

Combine Reykjavik's city buzz and the icons of the Golden Circle with the lesser-visited gems of Northern Iceland. After an included soak in the Blue Lagoon, an epic road trip will see you among mighty waterfalls, lakes and fjords.

GEO Sea baths Húsavík, Arctic Coast Way

Iceland's Arctic Coast Way

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,140 pp incl. flights

Beautiful, stark and wild, Iceland's Arctic Coast Way winds 900km along the north of the country from west to east. This curated road trip takes in its unique landscapes and magnificent wildlife.

Top places to stay in North Iceland

Hotel Siglo

Siglo Hotel, Siglufjordur

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

Where to go in North Iceland


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, Iceland


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…

near Akureyri, Iceland


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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