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Day 1: Reykjavik – Hraunfoss- Vidgelmir Cave – Deildartunguhver - Reykholt

Highlights: Reykjavik Hraunfossar Deildartunguhver Husafell

Pick up for the tour between 8:00—8:30 (8:00am – 8:30am). Please be at your assigned pick-up location no later than 7:30, as your location may be one of the first for tour pick-up.  (Check your confirmation information for pick up location details.) 

Make sure that your phone number and e-mail are listed with Iceland Travel so we can contact you if needed.

Depart Reykjavik, heading via an undersea tunnel to Borgarfjordur Fjord in West Iceland.  This region is covered in ancient lava with rivers, hot springs, canyons and mini forests.  One of the first areas to be settled by Vikings, it is an area rich in Saga history.

Stop at the Hraunfossar falls, where water flows through interesting lava formations.  Nearby is the GeoCentre where your group will stop for lunch (Lunch not included).  After lunch, head to Vídgelmir, one of the world’s largest lava tube caves, situated beneath a vast lava field.  Vidgelmir was created by a volcanic eruption approximately 1100 years ago. Thanks to a new walkway and lighting, you can easily and comfortably experience the cave’s enormous beauty.  The lava formations and brilliant colours are unforgettable.  You´ll be accompanied by certified caving guides who will share their knowledge about Vidgelmir.

Afterwards, Stop at Deildartunguhver where you can view rushing and churning hot springs, the most powerful of their kind in Europe. Nearby is the town of Reykholt, located at the former home of one of Iceland‘s most important (and unique) personalities.  Snorri Sturluson was an ambitious 13th century chieftain and author of Icelandic sagas that are now world famous.  You can still see the old stone-lined hot spring pool where he once bathed.

Afterwards head to your hotel for the night.  Dinner is on your own at the hotel.  If the weather conditions are right, you might be able to see the mesmerising Northern Lights

Dinner is on your own.  Overnight in the Reykholt/Husafell area

Optional visit to Krauma Hot Springs.

Approximate Distance Driven:  185km/115 miles

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Day 2: Reykholt – Husafell – Langjökull Glacier – Borgarfjordur – Borgarnes - Reykjavik

Highlights: Borgarnes Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel.  Yesterday you experienced the power of fire and lava.  Today you will experience the power of ice!   Head into the vast highland wilderness dominated by Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest glacier.  Board a specially modified glacier truck that will bring you up the slopes of the glacier, towards the entry to the Into the Glacier ice tunnel and ice cave.  This man-made experience is located in the heart of Langjokull where you can experience the hidden and beautiful blue ice. An expert guide will accompany you through the tunnels of the glacier, giving you information about the glacier’s history and formation. You’ll also learn why glaciers are so important to Iceland’s geology.

Drive through the pretty landscape of the Borgarfjörður region, enjoying views of tiny forests, lava fields and mountains.  Stop for a visit at Stedji microbrewery.  Located on a family farm, the high quality Stedji brews excellent craft beer, including some unique flavours. Sample some for yourself and see how the beer is made at the brewery’s Guest Centre.

Tour arrives in Reykjavik in the evening.   The tour ends at the designated drop-off location (see your confirmation for details).   Please note during the winter arrival times may vary based on the weather and road conditions.

Approximate Distance Driven:  155km/ 96miles

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