On Sunday, September 6, the Diamond Circle will be officially opened – a 250-kilometer trail with tourist attractions in northern Iceland. The opening ceremony, originally scheduled for August 22, will take place on the Dettifossvegur road, near Húsavík.
Representatives of the Icelandic government will be present and the Prime Minister will speak at the meeting Katrín Jakobsdóttir.
The Diamond Circle connects some of the most spectacular places in Iceland, such as Goðafoss Waterfall, Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss Waterfall, Ásbyrgi Canyon and Húsavík Town.
Goðafoss waterfall famous for its beauty. It cascades from a height of 12 meters and is 30 meters wide. Its name, literally meaning “waterfall of the gods,” is believed to date from 1000 AD, when Icelanders converted to Christianity because, after his conversion, lawyer Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði threw statues of Norse gods into the waterfall.
While lake Mývatn famous for biodiversity and birds. It is the fourth largest lake in Iceland, with numerous bays and islets.
Dettifoss waterfall it is considered the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Hundreds of cubic meters of water per second fall from a height of 45 meters, making the average person standing next to him feel small and insignificant.
Ásbyrgi is a horseshoe-shaped canyon in Öxarfjörður fjord. The place is not only a feast for the eyes, but generally offers much better weather than the rest of the country – at least in summer.
City Húsavík It has long been a popular destination – both for its stunning location and for whale watching. This year it received international attention as it was the filming location of Will Ferrell’s “Eurovision Song Contest: Saga of Fire”.
More information about the Diamond Circle and pictures of these wonderful places can be found on the website northiceland.is.