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Main Stops on Iceland’s Ring Road: The Diamond Circle

Icelandic Godafoss waterfall at sunset
For travelers driving around Iceland’s Ring Road, one of the must-see destinations is the Diamond Circle route. The circuit is made up of about a dozen natural wonders all concentrated close to Route 1 in northeast Iceland. The majority of tourists who come to visit this part of Iceland stay in the area for four to five days. There’s...

The Diamond Circle: Highlights of a Land Shaped by Fire

The Dimmuborgir lava fields feature strange and unusual lava rock formations
Volcanoes have shaped much of Iceland’s history and identity. They’ve also literally shaped the country’s landscapes, from the black sand beaches of Vik to the basalt columns of Svartifoss. Part of Iceland's Diamond Circle route features three different types of natural attractions related to these fiery giants. The turquoise Viti caldera in the Krafla volcanic fields shows us the...

The Diamond Circle: Lake Mývatn and Jarðböðin Nature Baths

Lake Mývatn and Jarðböðin Nature Baths are popular in this zone
One of the most popular activities to do while visiting Northeast Iceland is to spend some time in the Lake Mývatn area. The zone is considered part of the Diamond Circle route, and there are plenty of cool things to see and do. This area is considered part of the Krafla volcanic system. As such, it is populated by...

The Beast: Iceland’s Powerful Dettifoss Waterfall

Man dwarfed by the sheer size of Iceland's Dettifoss waterfall, also known as the Beast
One of the things that strike visitors most about Iceland is the wide variety of its landscapes and its stunning natural beauty. The destructive power of its ancient volcanoes reminds us of just how tiny and insignificant we truly are. Those looking for a transcendental experience frequently come here to be awed by all that Mother Nature has to...

Exploring North Iceland and the Diamond Circle

North Iceland's Hvitserkur troll rock formation
Move over Thailand. Iceland has quickly become one of the more in vogue travel destinations of the past few years and we completely get it.  Where to start? Fiery volcanoes, haunting lava fields, plunging waterfalls, ghostly ice caves, glaciers, and more. The list goes on. A lot of Iceland's most iconic destinations are in the southern part of the...

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