East Iceland & Diamond CircleWe will proceed towards Egilsstadir which is in Eastern Part of Iceland, Highest population of east Iceland lives in this village later we will cover Diamond circle.1st location of diamond circle that is “Dettifoss”. It is the wildest waterfall of Iceland and biggest waterfall of Europe.Later we will proceed towards Lake Myvatn region where you will find different size and shape of Craters formed on land of no man. Looks like spaceship landed on it.Our last stop of Diamond circle will be “Godafoss” (God’s Waterfall) It is a mini version of Niagara Falls.
On Day -7, Our next destination was city " Husavik" which is known for whale watching. Most of the bookings were full, hence we waited for an afternoon slot for a whale watching tour guide. We were lucky to spot a whale, though the guide says that it’s not necessary that we spot the whale every time. After having some tea and hot chocolate, we fell for "Godafoss" i.e., god of waterfalls which was massive and loud. On our way to Akureyri the second largest city in Iceland after Reykjavik, we passed through a 6km long tunnel which felt like a joy ride to reach our very cozy Apartment surrounding to which people were prepping for Halloween.
Next day we visited Husavik villagefor whale watching. Our kid had lot of fun watching whales and dolphins. Please carry proper clothing since its too cold there. They also provide proper suits for same. We also visited Skútustaðagígar, Mývatn lake and Mývatn Nature Baths, Grjótagjá Cave and Krafla.
Next day we left for Akureyri. Cover Vatnsnes during drive (It is home to one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland), Siglufjordur, Hraunfossar and barnafossar (storied waterfalls) . Roam around in city.
After Godafoss, we drove to Akureyri. This was the first City experience we had in Iceland after spending over a week in Wilderness. We visited the famous Akureyri Church, a botanical garden, did some shopping and had some authentic Italian pasta thanks to a fine gentleman Lallo Marino, who offered his wifi and personal time to help us pay a toll online which we forgot. If you ever visit Akureyri, don't forget to strike up a conversation with him.