Posts Tagged ‘Akureyri’

Travelling the whole of Iceland, where I’ve never seen such an astounding diversity of landscapes on such a small island. On a single drive, you can pass through everything from volcanoes to glaciers, forests to waterfalls, black sand beaches, and everything in between.

Our trip took us from Reykjavik -> Akureyri -> Godafoss -> The Golden Circle -> Dettifoss -> Myvatn -> Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon -> Vik -> Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach -> Dyrholaey Arch -> the Blue Lagoon -> Reykjavik -> home!

The (oxymoronically titled) Diamond Circle is a popular tourist route in northern Iceland, encompassing the town of Húsavík, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Lake Mývatn and the Dettifoss waterfall. We could easily have spent several days here, but – with only one available to us – we opted to do the latter half of the circle; and in the process, visited some of the most spectacular sights of our entire trip.

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Our great road trip begins, taking us from Reykjavik all the way to Akureyri in northern Iceland.

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