North east Iceland is a wonderful mix of popular spots and isolated areas. From Grimsey to Vopnafjörður this vast region is filled with gems of all kinds. Two islands, Grimsey and Hrísey are part of North east Iceland. Árskógssandur is home to a microbrewery and a beer bath spa. If you want a whale watching adventure, North east Iceland has the most whale watching harbours in Iceland. Gentle Giants in Húsavík has several trips a day during the summer. The Diamond Circle leads you to the highlights of the area such as the hot spring experience at the Jarðböðin in Mývatn, or a visit to the curved Goðafoss waterfall,amongst other highlights. You can experience Iceland’s second largest city, Akureyri and be in the most remote, desolate area of Melrakkaslétta looking at the Arctic Henge in Raufarhöfn before your day is done.
North east Iceland is an area of geothermal activity, beautiful landscapes and excellent fishing rivers, all within easy reach of each other. The bubbling pits of clay at Námaskarð near Lake Mývatn or the black lava fields around the Krafla caldera are more gems of the Diamond Circle. Two famous landmarks, Ásbyrgi, a gigantic horse-shoe shaped rock formation and Dettifoss, the powerful glacial waterfall are found in this region which also makes up the northern part of the Vatnajökull National Park. It is a good place to take a rest and spend a few days. Go to Lake Mývatn and the surrounding area to experience the wonderful world of North east Iceland. Or take a drive off Road 1 and discover remote Iceland all the way to Vopnafjörður.
North west Iceland is where you can lose yourself without getting lost.