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