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Silver Circle | West Iceland Small Group Tour

Tour provided by: Nicetravel

Visit stunning waterfalls, Viðgelmir Lava Cave and relax in Krauma Geothermal SPA

Description

You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík and swept off west to the historic area of Borgarfjorður – the region that can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas. First, you’ll visit Grabrok Volcanic Craters. Just few meters away from the famous Ring Road there are three craters – Stora (Big) Grabrok, Grabrokarfell and Litla (Small) Grabrok that formed approximately 3.400 years ago during massive eruption shaping the landscape around. Solid, wooden stairs lead up to the top of Stora Grabrok from where you can admire other colorful craters, lava fields and lake Hredavatn. 

Next you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls spread at a distance of around 900 m. The waters flow out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field that was formed around 1000 years ago during a massive eruption of volcano lying under a Langjökull glacier. Hraunfossar are very often called “Lava Waterfalls”. Rivulets streaming from the lava field create one of the most breath-taking views in Iceland. Just few meters away you will find another interesting waterfall – Barnafoss. Its name, “the waterfall of the children,” comes from an accident tale which is said to have taken place here in a previous century. There was a natural stone bridge over the waterfall, and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed. 

The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Vidgelmir Lava Cave. Just shy of 1600 meters the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. During this 1,5 hour long expedition you will have a chance to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize how powerful eruptions of volcano can be. 

Just before the relaxing final of this tour you will pass by Reykholt historic site. There you can learn a bit about history of Iceland and see Snorralaug – small hot spring used by local people since 12th century. This place was first mentioned in medieval writings of Snorri Sturluson -the famous Icelandic poet and politician who used to bath there. In present days Snorralaug is just the archaeological site, but you can still take an advantage of taking a warm bath in rich in minerals geothermal waters that boil underneath the ground in Borgarfjordur area - last but not least on the agenda for you is a visit to Krauma, the new natural geothermal baths & spa next to Deildartunguhver – the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Hot spring provides 180 liters pr second of 100@C hot water! There you can admire power of mother nature while walking around bubbling springs or from the viewing platform.

At Krauma Geothermal SPA you can enjoy great facilities including five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, and two saunas. Admission fee is included in the price! A perfect way to end a great tour. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the most stunning landscapes in Western Iceland! Check the booking availability above by selecting your preferred travel date.

The maximum number of passengers on the tour are 19 which we believe creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for our guests.

Looking for some more adventure? Take a look at our 2-day Snaefellsnes Tour 

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  • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • Admission fee to Viðgelmir Lava Cave
  • Admission fee to KRAUMA Geothermal SPA
  • Warm clothes
  • Good outdoor shoes are recommended
  • Bathing suit and towel (there is a possibility to rent them for extra fee)
11 hours