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Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will travel west to the historic area of Borgarfjörður, a region that can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas. First, visit the charming Glanni Waterfall and Deildartunguhver Geothermal Area. Afterward, you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls spread at a distance of around 900 meters. The waters flow out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field that was formed around 1,000 years ago during a massive eruption of a volcano lying under a Langjökull glacier. Rivulets streaming from the lava field create one of the most breath-taking views in Iceland, and just a few meters away, you will find another interesting waterfall.  The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Vidgelmir lava cave. Just shy of 1,600 meters in length, the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize just how powerful eruptions of volcanoes can be. Lastly, visit the Reykholt historic site where you can learn about the history of Iceland and see Snorralaug, small hot spring used by local people since the 12th century. This place was first mentioned in medieval writings OF Snorri Sturluson, the famous Icelandic poet, and politician who used to bathe there.

Reykjavik: 2-Day West Tour with Snæfellsnes & Silver Circle

Reykjavik: 2-Day West Tour with Snæfellsnes & Silver Circle

Day 1: After being picked up in Reykjavik, your tour begins by driving on the scenic route 1 to the town of Borgarnes. From there, continue to the Borgarfjodur area, where you will visit the unique Lava Waterfalls called Hraunfossar and nearby Barnafossar waterfalls. Visit Glanni Watefall, Deildartunguhver - the most powerful hot spring in Europe and the Reykholt historic site. The last stop will be at Husafell - the woodland oasis. From here you can choose your next adventure. You can either go inside the biggest Lava Cave in Iceland called Vidgelmir or go on 4WD tour to visit relaxing Canyon Baths, stopping on the way to soak in the view of the two-tiered Langifoss Waterfall. You will then spend the night in Borgarnes - the capital of West Iceland sitting in the fjord. You will find there charming coffee houses and restaurants, as well as turf houses. The Northern Lights are also famous for playing their incredible symphony of lights in this area if the conditions are favorable. Day 2: On the second day, travel first to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where you will enjoy watching seals play on the beach and take in some amazing sights at the many beautiful creations of nature in the area. See the Snæfellsnesjökull glacier looming as your tour continues around the peninsula. Admire the beautiful and photogenic mountain of Kirkjufell. Snæfellsnes is also home to the big seal colony that you will have a chance to see at Ytri-Tunga Beach, before heading back to Reykjavik.

Self-Drive: Complete Iceland Circle (8 days)

Self-Drive: Complete Iceland Circle (8 days)

Experience the ultimate Icelandic adventure with our eight-day self-drive tour, showcasing the best of Iceland's landscapes and cultural heritage. Travel along the stunning South Coast to explore iconic waterfalls, black sand beaches, Europe's largest glaciers and the spectacular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Drive through the serene East Fjords and discover the unique geological formations and cultural history of the region. Explore the volcanic wonders around Lake Mývatn and the powerful Dettifoss waterfall. Experience Icelandic saga history in Borgarfjörður and delve into the epic landscapes of the Golden Circle, including Þingvellir National Park, the eruptive Geysir area, and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. This self-drive tour offers freedom, adventure, and a deep dive into the natural beauty and history of Iceland. Day 1: Arrival Upon landing in Iceland, collect your rental car at the airport. Your first night will be spent in Reykjavík. Day 2: South Shore Driving along Iceland's south coast is an expedition through some of the most breathtaking scenery the island has to offer. Highlights are Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Dyrhólaey promontory, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the charming village of Vík. Day 3: Vatnajökull National Park Continue along the south coast and view the ice cap of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, Skaftafell area within Vatnajökull National Park, Svartifoss waterfall, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. Overnight in Höfn. Day 4: East Fjords Travel through the East Fjords, a region famed for its landscapes, quaint fishing villages and hamlets, and roads that hug the coastline. Overnight stay in Egilsstaðir. Day 5: Lake Mývatn After driving through vast black desert of northeast Iceland you approach the Lake Mývatn area. Visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, Námaskarð geothermal area, Mývatn Nature Baths, the volcanic crater of Hverfjall, Dimmuborgir lava formations, and Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. Overnight stay in Akureyri. Day 6: Borgarfjörður Drive west to the valley of Skagafjörður, renowned for its horse breeding and significant role in Icelandic sagas. Visit the turf houses at Glaumbær and Reykholt, the home of Snorri Sturluson, a medieval historian, poet, and politician. Continue to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, and Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Day 7: Golden Circle Drive south towards Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Geysir geothermal area. A short drive from Geysir brings you to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls. Day 8: Departure Depart from your lodging in Reykjavík and make your way to the airport. Accommodation Categories: Standard: Guesthouses and 3-star equivalent hotels. Comfort: 4-star hotels in Reykjavík, best hotels available in countryside. All rooms are standard.

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The tour was great. Away from the tourist magnets, in places we were alone and such wonderful places. There were only 12 of us in total, which made it incredibly comfortable to travel and explore the highlights. The guide showed us his Iceland very personally. Any time. I recommend the tour 100%, you're missing out, don't take it.

Our guide was fantastic! The weather was difficult due to snow, however Colin handled it with ease. The trip itself was spectacular and we would highly recommend seeing the lava caves in winter due to the magical ice sculptures created inside.

very beautiful waterfalls and incredibly exciting trip to the lava cave. Small point deducted for the price and the öava cave is unfortunately not as beautifully lit as in the advertising pictures. Still definitely worth a trip

It was a really great experience, especially the tour through the lava cave with Raven was breathtaking! The knowledge of our guide Omar also contributed to the experience! I would book the tour again and again!

We loved all our stops and our guide Thor was very fun and entertaining. Thank you