Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krauma Geothermal Baths Entrance Ticket

Krauma Geothermal Baths Entrance Ticket

Treat yourself with entrance to the geothermal baths at Krauma, where multiple outdoor pools are heated by the Deildartunguhver hot spring. Soak in the warm waters as you admire spectacular views of the natural surroundings. Make your way to the baths to begin your relaxing experience. You’ll have access to six baths – five warm and one cold – as well as two steam rooms. There are outdoor showers and a relaxation room, where guests can lie back and enjoy a warm fire. Bathrobes are available to rent, and the dressing rooms provide shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, and hair dryers. Feeling hungry? The onsite restaurant serves Icelandic dishes (available at your own expense), made with ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers.

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: Silver Circle, Canyon Baths, and Waterfalls Tour

Reykjavik: Silver Circle, Canyon Baths, and Waterfalls Tour

Start in Reykjavik and head to Borgarnes, the gateway to West Iceland. Make your first stop at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, which is so strong that it provides hot water and power for the locals for miles around. Spend some time walking amongst the steaming clouds of vapor. Move onto Hraunfossar, also known as the "Lava Waterfalls." Take in the sight from several viewing platforms and see how the water stretches for nearly a kilometer over ancient lava fields, with meltwater from the Langjokull glacier pouring into the Hvita river. Just a few yards away is Barnafoss, also known as “the waterfall of the children,” named after the tragic tale of two local children. Your next stop is Husafell, a breathtaking woodland oasis and a historical site with traditional turf houses and even some “elf huts” to delight the children, too. See intriguing works by local artists, as well as the famous “Lifting Stone of Husafell.” From Husafell, be transported in 4x4 cars further inland to the Deildargil Canyon, where you’ll see Langifoss, a towering two-tiered waterfall off the beaten path and which few people know of. Continue to the highlight of the tour, the Canyon Baths, for a traditional Icelandic hot spring experience at a sustainable, remote location found deep in the magnificent Hringsgil canyon. Bathe in 3 geothermally-heated stone pools of varying temperatures (30-41°C or 86-105°F), along with a cold-water pool and a cooling waterfall. Feel relaxed in the peaceful atmosphere, thanks to the limited capacity of 20 visitors at a time. Imagine what it was like for the early settlers to bathe in the same way. Make your final stop at Reykholt, which used to be the medieval home of Snorri Sturluson, a famous Icelandic historian and chieftain. Visit Snorralaug (Snorri’s Pool), another traditional natural hot spring, where locals have bathed since the 12th century. From there, return to the capital city, after a day of wonder and exploration in the wilds of West Iceland.

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Icelandic Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Icelandic Ring Road Tour

Day 1: Golden Circle and South Coast The adventure begins with a pickup in Reykjavik then visit the popular Golden Circle attractions of Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Then make your way to the impressive South Coast where you will be greeted by the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Explore Reynisfjara black sand beach with the glorious Reynisdrangar peaks and visit the basalt column cave before reaching your accommodation for the night. Day 2: Vik, Skaftafell, and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon After breakfast at your hotel, journey further south towards the charming village of Vik. Make a stop at the unique and photogenic black sand beach of Reynisfjara. After visiting Vik, make your way to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs. The nearby Diamond beach is also on today's agenda. See icebergs that have washed ashore glistening like diamonds on the black sand beach, leaving you feeling like you just stepped into a movie scene. Your accommodation for the night will be in the South East area. Day 3: East Fjords Today is all about exploring the East Fjords of Iceland. We'll be stopping at Djupivogur fishing village. Afterwards we'll be spending the day in an authentic live history in the Wilderness Center that offers various activities, such as hiking, biking, horse riding as well as provides accommodation, restaurant and spa services. We'll be finishing the day soaking in a hot spring spa in the authentic bathhouse made from stones. Day 4: Studlagil Canyon, Myvatn, and Akureyri Drive through the wilderness of Modrudalur to make your way to the capital of the North, Akureyri. Today's highlights include a visit to Lake Myvatn, where you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the hot spring pools of Myvatn Nature Baths. Finally, see the dreamy Godafoss waterfall. Your accommodation for the night will be at a country hotel near Akureyri.  Day 5: Whale Watching, Siglufjordur, and Trollaskagi The day starts by driving towards Dalvik for a whale-watching adventure. After your adventure at sea, try out your sea angling skills then enjoy a team barbeque with your catch of the day. Make your way to your accommodation for the night in the Bifrost area. Drive through the fishing village of Siglufjordur, which is a charming village rich in history, and the Trollaskagi peninsula, with some of the best ocean scenery you will see.  Day 6: Visit the West Iceland region The day begins with a short hike up to Grábrók, a volcano crater. Stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring, the legendary waterfall, Barnafoss, (the Children´s Waterfall), and the Hraunfossar cascade. You'll also visit Reykholt, home to Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, poet, and the author of some Icelandic Sagas. On the way back to Reykjavik you'll drive around the scenic fjord, Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord).

From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

Spend 4, 5, 6 or 7 days on a road trip around the land of Ice and Fire. Explore and see the best attractions of Iceland and experience an adventure without having to worry about getting around. The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience. Day 1 – South Coast of Iceland Departing from Reykjavík, see the Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Glubrabui waterfalls and admire the black-sand shores of Reynisfjara Beach. Take in the views on an optional (extra cost) glacier hike. Day 2 – Adventure in the East Start the day in style with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where you can take an optional (extra cost) amphibious boat tour, and the nearby Diamond Beach. Drive to the Vestrahorn and Studlagil canyons before continuing along the dramatic east coast which boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks. At the end of the day, take an optional (extra cost) soak in Vök Geothermal Floating Pools. Day 3 – Lake Mývatn and waterfalls Today, discover the unique natural volcanic environment of Lake Mývatn. Encounter geothermal hot springs, caves with steaming blue waters, imposing rock formations, unique birdlife, and fauna. Explore highlights such as the magnificent Dettifoss, which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall and Góðafoss - the waterfall of Gods. Relax at the end of the day an optional (extra cost) visit to Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa and plunge into silky, blue waters rich in skin-healing minerals. Day 4 – Northern Iceland Start your day at Akureyri, the capital of the North. Here you will enjoy the atmosphere of this charming town and take part in an optional (extra cost) whale-watching boat tour. While driving through the North Coast towards Reykjavik you will have a moment to enjoy the Hvítserkur and Kolugjufur Canyon. Day 5 (optional) – Borgarfjörður and Lava Caving Admire the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of almost 300 ft. Afterwards, see the majestic Barnafoss waterfall and Reykholt Historic Site. Later, head inside the biggest lava cave in Iceland, Viðgelmir, before finishing the day at Deildartunguhver, the highest flowing hot spring in Europe. Day 6 (optional) – Snæfellsnes National Park Spend the day exploring Snæfellsnes National Park. This park has often been referred to as "Iceland in miniature", due to its many varieties of geology. Don't miss a visit here if you want to capture the true spirit and beauty of the island. Day 7 (optional) – Golden Circle Finish your time in Iceland with a journey along Iceland's most popular route. Spot Geysers, The Golden Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and Kerið Volcano, all of which are must-sees for visitors. You may also choose to add a visit to the Blue Lagoon to your tour today.

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.

Iceland in a nutshell, private Super Jeep

Iceland in a nutshell, private Super Jeep

“The Nutshell” is Mountain Taxi’s signature day trip special and a perennial favorite of our guests. A morning drive from Reykjavik in our Mountain Taxi Super jeep brings us to Kaldidalur or "Cold Valley". On our right lies the western side of the massive, nearly 1.000 square kilometers large Langjökull glacier, resting on a torn and twisted volcanic base. Depending on the time of year, weather, and conditions, your expert driver may use his super jeep's extreme abilities to climb the glacial slopes of Langjökull. An opportunity for cold, personal contact with nature's icy element. We drive from the glacier, through Húsafell to Hraunfossar waterfalls, dropping straight out of lava cliff faces into the glacial river Hvítá. From nature to culture, we visit the historic site of Reykholt, home of Iceland’s legendary chieftain and writer Snorri Sturluson. Here, he wrote some of the greatest Sagas of the Icelanders, brilliant literature also preserving the culture and history of the Viking Age to our day. See Iceland's oldest man-made structure, Snorri Sturluson 13th century hot tub. Nearby is Deildartunguhver, the most productive hot spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a source of much of western Iceland’s heating needs. Our day wraps up in Reykjavik, taking in the scenic and historic Hvalfjörður fjord on the way.

From Reykjavik: Borgarfjordur Private Day Trip

From Reykjavik: Borgarfjordur Private Day Trip

Start with pickup from Reykjavik and discover the Borgarfjordur region. Travel with your private group, and see the natural and historic landmarks of the region.  First, stop at the Deildartunguhver hot springs. These springs have the highest flow rate in Europe, and the water measures at 97 degrees celcius. Learn how the water is used to heat the nearby towns of Borgarnes and Akranes. Next, visit Reykholt Church which has a history dating back to the 12th century.  Continue the tour by visiting the beautiful Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfalls, where water cascades down a former lava flow. Then, admire stunning panoramic views of Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Europe. Discover a variety of rock formations formed by recent volcanic eruptions throughout the tour.

From Reykjavík: 6-Day Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavík: 6-Day Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

Day 1 Begin with a Reykjavík pickup before heading to UNESCO site Þingvellir NP, which features a dramatic rift valley and rich Icelandic history. Continue to the Geysir geothermal area, where powerful geysers amaze with eruptions, including the scalding Strokkur geyser. Marvel at the iconic Gullfoss waterfall before a picturesque lunch. Proceed to the enchanting Seljalandsfoss and the towering Skógafoss waterfalls. Explore Reynisfjara's black sand beach with its basalt columns before ending the day at your South Coast hotel. Day 2 After breakfast, embark on another day of adventure. Explore the coastal village of Vík, famous for its black sand shores and dramatic landscapes. The day's highlight is the mystical Katla Ice Cave (incl. in Deluxe Tour). hidden beneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, with stunning frozen formations. Following the ice cave, have lunch in Vík before heading to the magnificent Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, known for its geological wonder. Continue eastward to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon with colossal icebergs, and the nearby Diamond Beach, where ice fragments juxtapose the ebony sands magically. Finally, you will reach Höfn, where you will check in to your hotel. Day 3 Begin the day with breakfast. Explore the charming fishing village of Djúpivogur, known for its picturesque harbor. Next, have lunch in Egilsstaðir. In summer, your journey then takes you to Borgarfjörður Eystri, renowned for its puffin colonies. Witness these endearing seabirds in their natural habitat. In the winter, you'll explore fishing villages in East Iceland. In the afternoon, soak in Vök Geothermal Baths (incl. in Deluxe Tour). Finally, check in to a hotel in Egilsstaðir. Day 4 After breakfast, continue your journey. Begin the day at Stuðlagil Canyon, famous for its stunning basalt columns and the blue glacial river. Next, reach Europe's mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss, and experience its thunderous power as water plunges into the canyon. Explore the surreal Námaskarð geothermal area with its bubbling mud pots. Visit Dimmuborgir, a mystical lava field, explore Skútustaðagígar, and don't miss Goðafoss Waterfall, In the afternoon check in at a hotel in Akureyri. Day 5 Start your day with breakfast, and then join a whale watching tour (incl. in Deluxe Tour). Enjoy a lunch in the city. Continue to Borgarvirki, an ancient volcanic plug once used as a fortress during Iceland's Viking Age. Next, head to Hvítserkur, a rock formation emerging from the sea. Proceed to Kolugljúfur, a canyon named after the giantess Kola. Finally, check-in to your hotel in Laugarbakki. Day 6 After breakfast, drive to Grábrók, a famous volcanic and take a hike to the top. Continue to Hraunfossar waterfalls, cascading through lava fields. Visit a traditional Icelandic horse farm to experience the charm and cultural significance of Icelandic horses. Stop at Deildartunguhver, Europe's mightiest hot spring. Lastly, drive back to Reykjavik, marking the end of the tour.

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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Deildartunguhver: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krauma Geothermal Baths Entrance Ticket

Krauma Geothermal Baths Entrance Ticket

Treat yourself with entrance to the geothermal baths at Krauma, where multiple outdoor pools are heated by the Deildartunguhver hot spring. Soak in the warm waters as you admire spectacular views of the natural surroundings. Make your way to the baths to begin your relaxing experience. You’ll have access to six baths – five warm and one cold – as well as two steam rooms. There are outdoor showers and a relaxation room, where guests can lie back and enjoy a warm fire. Bathrobes are available to rent, and the dressing rooms provide shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, and hair dryers. Feeling hungry? The onsite restaurant serves Icelandic dishes (available at your own expense), made with ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers.

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: Silver Circle, Canyon Baths, and Waterfalls Tour

Reykjavik: Silver Circle, Canyon Baths, and Waterfalls Tour

Start in Reykjavik and head to Borgarnes, the gateway to West Iceland. Make your first stop at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, which is so strong that it provides hot water and power for the locals for miles around. Spend some time walking amongst the steaming clouds of vapor. Move onto Hraunfossar, also known as the "Lava Waterfalls." Take in the sight from several viewing platforms and see how the water stretches for nearly a kilometer over ancient lava fields, with meltwater from the Langjokull glacier pouring into the Hvita river. Just a few yards away is Barnafoss, also known as “the waterfall of the children,” named after the tragic tale of two local children. Your next stop is Husafell, a breathtaking woodland oasis and a historical site with traditional turf houses and even some “elf huts” to delight the children, too. See intriguing works by local artists, as well as the famous “Lifting Stone of Husafell.” From Husafell, be transported in 4x4 cars further inland to the Deildargil Canyon, where you’ll see Langifoss, a towering two-tiered waterfall off the beaten path and which few people know of. Continue to the highlight of the tour, the Canyon Baths, for a traditional Icelandic hot spring experience at a sustainable, remote location found deep in the magnificent Hringsgil canyon. Bathe in 3 geothermally-heated stone pools of varying temperatures (30-41°C or 86-105°F), along with a cold-water pool and a cooling waterfall. Feel relaxed in the peaceful atmosphere, thanks to the limited capacity of 20 visitors at a time. Imagine what it was like for the early settlers to bathe in the same way. Make your final stop at Reykholt, which used to be the medieval home of Snorri Sturluson, a famous Icelandic historian and chieftain. Visit Snorralaug (Snorri’s Pool), another traditional natural hot spring, where locals have bathed since the 12th century. From there, return to the capital city, after a day of wonder and exploration in the wilds of West Iceland.

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Icelandic Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Icelandic Ring Road Tour

Day 1: Golden Circle and South Coast The adventure begins with a pickup in Reykjavik then visit the popular Golden Circle attractions of Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Then make your way to the impressive South Coast where you will be greeted by the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Explore Reynisfjara black sand beach with the glorious Reynisdrangar peaks and visit the basalt column cave before reaching your accommodation for the night. Day 2: Vik, Skaftafell, and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon After breakfast at your hotel, journey further south towards the charming village of Vik. Make a stop at the unique and photogenic black sand beach of Reynisfjara. After visiting Vik, make your way to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs. The nearby Diamond beach is also on today's agenda. See icebergs that have washed ashore glistening like diamonds on the black sand beach, leaving you feeling like you just stepped into a movie scene. Your accommodation for the night will be in the South East area. Day 3: East Fjords Today is all about exploring the East Fjords of Iceland. We'll be stopping at Djupivogur fishing village. Afterwards we'll be spending the day in an authentic live history in the Wilderness Center that offers various activities, such as hiking, biking, horse riding as well as provides accommodation, restaurant and spa services. We'll be finishing the day soaking in a hot spring spa in the authentic bathhouse made from stones. Day 4: Studlagil Canyon, Myvatn, and Akureyri Drive through the wilderness of Modrudalur to make your way to the capital of the North, Akureyri. Today's highlights include a visit to Lake Myvatn, where you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the hot spring pools of Myvatn Nature Baths. Finally, see the dreamy Godafoss waterfall. Your accommodation for the night will be at a country hotel near Akureyri.  Day 5: Whale Watching, Siglufjordur, and Trollaskagi The day starts by driving towards Dalvik for a whale-watching adventure. After your adventure at sea, try out your sea angling skills then enjoy a team barbeque with your catch of the day. Make your way to your accommodation for the night in the Bifrost area. Drive through the fishing village of Siglufjordur, which is a charming village rich in history, and the Trollaskagi peninsula, with some of the best ocean scenery you will see.  Day 6: Visit the West Iceland region The day begins with a short hike up to Grábrók, a volcano crater. Stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring, the legendary waterfall, Barnafoss, (the Children´s Waterfall), and the Hraunfossar cascade. You'll also visit Reykholt, home to Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, poet, and the author of some Icelandic Sagas. On the way back to Reykjavik you'll drive around the scenic fjord, Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord).

From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

Spend 4, 5, 6 or 7 days on a road trip around the land of Ice and Fire. Explore and see the best attractions of Iceland and experience an adventure without having to worry about getting around. The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience. Day 1 – South Coast of Iceland Departing from Reykjavík, see the Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Glubrabui waterfalls and admire the black-sand shores of Reynisfjara Beach. Take in the views on an optional (extra cost) glacier hike. Day 2 – Adventure in the East Start the day in style with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where you can take an optional (extra cost) amphibious boat tour, and the nearby Diamond Beach. Drive to the Vestrahorn and Studlagil canyons before continuing along the dramatic east coast which boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks. At the end of the day, take an optional (extra cost) soak in Vök Geothermal Floating Pools. Day 3 – Lake Mývatn and waterfalls Today, discover the unique natural volcanic environment of Lake Mývatn. Encounter geothermal hot springs, caves with steaming blue waters, imposing rock formations, unique birdlife, and fauna. Explore highlights such as the magnificent Dettifoss, which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall and Góðafoss - the waterfall of Gods. Relax at the end of the day an optional (extra cost) visit to Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa and plunge into silky, blue waters rich in skin-healing minerals. Day 4 – Northern Iceland Start your day at Akureyri, the capital of the North. Here you will enjoy the atmosphere of this charming town and take part in an optional (extra cost) whale-watching boat tour. While driving through the North Coast towards Reykjavik you will have a moment to enjoy the Hvítserkur and Kolugjufur Canyon. Day 5 (optional) – Borgarfjörður and Lava Caving Admire the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of almost 300 ft. Afterwards, see the majestic Barnafoss waterfall and Reykholt Historic Site. Later, head inside the biggest lava cave in Iceland, Viðgelmir, before finishing the day at Deildartunguhver, the highest flowing hot spring in Europe. Day 6 (optional) – Snæfellsnes National Park Spend the day exploring Snæfellsnes National Park. This park has often been referred to as "Iceland in miniature", due to its many varieties of geology. Don't miss a visit here if you want to capture the true spirit and beauty of the island. Day 7 (optional) – Golden Circle Finish your time in Iceland with a journey along Iceland's most popular route. Spot Geysers, The Golden Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and Kerið Volcano, all of which are must-sees for visitors. You may also choose to add a visit to the Blue Lagoon to your tour today.

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.

Iceland in a nutshell, private Super Jeep

Iceland in a nutshell, private Super Jeep

“The Nutshell” is Mountain Taxi’s signature day trip special and a perennial favorite of our guests. A morning drive from Reykjavik in our Mountain Taxi Super jeep brings us to Kaldidalur or "Cold Valley". On our right lies the western side of the massive, nearly 1.000 square kilometers large Langjökull glacier, resting on a torn and twisted volcanic base. Depending on the time of year, weather, and conditions, your expert driver may use his super jeep's extreme abilities to climb the glacial slopes of Langjökull. An opportunity for cold, personal contact with nature's icy element. We drive from the glacier, through Húsafell to Hraunfossar waterfalls, dropping straight out of lava cliff faces into the glacial river Hvítá. From nature to culture, we visit the historic site of Reykholt, home of Iceland’s legendary chieftain and writer Snorri Sturluson. Here, he wrote some of the greatest Sagas of the Icelanders, brilliant literature also preserving the culture and history of the Viking Age to our day. See Iceland's oldest man-made structure, Snorri Sturluson 13th century hot tub. Nearby is Deildartunguhver, the most productive hot spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a source of much of western Iceland’s heating needs. Our day wraps up in Reykjavik, taking in the scenic and historic Hvalfjörður fjord on the way.

From Reykjavik: Borgarfjordur Private Day Trip

From Reykjavik: Borgarfjordur Private Day Trip

Start with pickup from Reykjavik and discover the Borgarfjordur region. Travel with your private group, and see the natural and historic landmarks of the region.  First, stop at the Deildartunguhver hot springs. These springs have the highest flow rate in Europe, and the water measures at 97 degrees celcius. Learn how the water is used to heat the nearby towns of Borgarnes and Akranes. Next, visit Reykholt Church which has a history dating back to the 12th century.  Continue the tour by visiting the beautiful Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfalls, where water cascades down a former lava flow. Then, admire stunning panoramic views of Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Europe. Discover a variety of rock formations formed by recent volcanic eruptions throughout the tour.

From Reykjavík: 6-Day Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavík: 6-Day Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

Day 1 Begin with a Reykjavík pickup before heading to UNESCO site Þingvellir NP, which features a dramatic rift valley and rich Icelandic history. Continue to the Geysir geothermal area, where powerful geysers amaze with eruptions, including the scalding Strokkur geyser. Marvel at the iconic Gullfoss waterfall before a picturesque lunch. Proceed to the enchanting Seljalandsfoss and the towering Skógafoss waterfalls. Explore Reynisfjara's black sand beach with its basalt columns before ending the day at your South Coast hotel. Day 2 After breakfast, embark on another day of adventure. Explore the coastal village of Vík, famous for its black sand shores and dramatic landscapes. The day's highlight is the mystical Katla Ice Cave (incl. in Deluxe Tour). hidden beneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, with stunning frozen formations. Following the ice cave, have lunch in Vík before heading to the magnificent Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, known for its geological wonder. Continue eastward to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon with colossal icebergs, and the nearby Diamond Beach, where ice fragments juxtapose the ebony sands magically. Finally, you will reach Höfn, where you will check in to your hotel. Day 3 Begin the day with breakfast. Explore the charming fishing village of Djúpivogur, known for its picturesque harbor. Next, have lunch in Egilsstaðir. In summer, your journey then takes you to Borgarfjörður Eystri, renowned for its puffin colonies. Witness these endearing seabirds in their natural habitat. In the winter, you'll explore fishing villages in East Iceland. In the afternoon, soak in Vök Geothermal Baths (incl. in Deluxe Tour). Finally, check in to a hotel in Egilsstaðir. Day 4 After breakfast, continue your journey. Begin the day at Stuðlagil Canyon, famous for its stunning basalt columns and the blue glacial river. Next, reach Europe's mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss, and experience its thunderous power as water plunges into the canyon. Explore the surreal Námaskarð geothermal area with its bubbling mud pots. Visit Dimmuborgir, a mystical lava field, explore Skútustaðagígar, and don't miss Goðafoss Waterfall, In the afternoon check in at a hotel in Akureyri. Day 5 Start your day with breakfast, and then join a whale watching tour (incl. in Deluxe Tour). Enjoy a lunch in the city. Continue to Borgarvirki, an ancient volcanic plug once used as a fortress during Iceland's Viking Age. Next, head to Hvítserkur, a rock formation emerging from the sea. Proceed to Kolugljúfur, a canyon named after the giantess Kola. Finally, check-in to your hotel in Laugarbakki. Day 6 After breakfast, drive to Grábrók, a famous volcanic and take a hike to the top. Continue to Hraunfossar waterfalls, cascading through lava fields. Visit a traditional Icelandic horse farm to experience the charm and cultural significance of Icelandic horses. Stop at Deildartunguhver, Europe's mightiest hot spring. Lastly, drive back to Reykjavik, marking the end of the tour.

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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We arrived at 11, which was the first arrival time. It was lovely and peaceful for the first hour or so before it got busy when there was a lot more chatter and some kids splashing about, which settled down after lunch. The selection of hot pools was nice and we both really enjoyed the cold dip, the view and the friendly collie dog who wanted to play fetch with their frisbee.

Thorn, the god of thunder, brought to us a wonderful view of Iceland with history and personal ingishts. He joked with us (you can see that with how I’m calling him) bringing a good energy during this long day. Merci beaucoup pour cette magnifique journée ! La famille du Québec !!

This tour was pure magic! Most of the heavy lifting was done by the nature of Iceland, however my tour guide made it extra fun and very special. He was easy going and comfortable to be around and answered all my questions genuinely.

What an amazing experience.. the tour guide Ragnason was amazing.. he explained everything we needed to know for the day. Second country booking with get your guide and it was a great experience. Would recommend it Everytime.

The tour was great. Our guide Carl was awesome. We saw some amazing sites and learned a lot. The glacier hike was a highlight. And lots of short water fall hikes. The size of group was good.