Join this guided tour and get the essential Icelandic experience by visiting places off the beaten track which are oustanding in not only natural beauty but historical importance.
Your adventure begins in Reykjavík where you’ll be picked up in the morning and taken to visit Europes highest outflowing hot spring at Deildartunguhver.
A natural beauty the hot spring is also piped to the town of Borganess and Akranes for heating.
Not far from here we will visit the natural hot baths at Krauma.
Here, you can relax and experience nature from its core by bathing in the geothermal baths (Entrance fee is included in the tour price). The hot water here originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring at Deildartunguhver our first point of call. Interestingly, to achieve the perfect bathing temperature the hot water is mixed with cold water from the smallest glacier in Iceland.
We will then visit Hraunfossar Waterfalls often decribed and being wide and gentle. Whilst not large nor powerful, or narrow and high, the fall is unusual because it is made of thousands of falls that flow out of solidified lava and run as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvita River.
The next stop on the tour is Barnafoss Waterfall. Another gem, which is not too far away (Side by side of Hraunfossar) Here, the color of the water can be mesmerizing.
The name Barnafoss translates as “Child’s waterfall” and as legend would have it Barnafoss used to have a natural arch. The arch was destroyed by the mother of 2 children who fell from the arch to their deaths.
Our final stop on this tour will be at Reykholt.
At one time one of the intellectual centers of Iceland and had for many years one of the most important schools of the country. The poet and politician Snorri Sturluson lived in Reykholt during the Middle ages.
Records of the Old Norse language and mythology of medieval Iceland by Snorri Sturluson are are invaluable to modern scholars.
Here the remains of his farm and a bathroom with hot pot „Snorri´s Pot“ can be seen and and a tunnel between the bath and the house can still be visited.
Available: All year
Duration: 11 hours
Languages: English, Icelandic
Highlights: Waterfalls, Hot springs, bathing
Be ready at 8:00 for pickup.
Pickup begins at : 08:00 – 08:30
English speaking guide
What to bring
Warm clothes in winter
Towel and Bathing suit
Entrance fee to Krauma spa
What do I need to bring?
Remember to bring warm clothes, bathing suit and towel (you can also rent bathing suit and towel at Krauma). Good shoes and camera.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 12 hours or less before event
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled a day or less before event
|Experience type||Day tour / activity|
|Booking in advance||Cut off: 1 hour|
|Physical difficulty level||Very easy|
|Live Tour Guide||English|