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Reykjavik: West Iceland Lava Cave, Spa and Waterfalls Tour

Product ID: 204121
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Explore the western side of Iceland by first visiting the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. You will also experience local hot springs and a spa, with the highlight of this tour being a visit inside the stunning Viðgelmir Lava Cave.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. You will be notified of your exact pick-up location If you do not require hotel pick-up, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 8:20 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the Viðgelmir Lava Cave
  • Visit the Krauma Geothermal Spa and Deildartunguhver Hot Springs
  • Encounter the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Visit the Reykholt historic site
  • Explore the Grábrók volcanic craters area
Full description
After being picked up from your accommodation, you will be swept off to the 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 Grabrok Volcanic Craters. Just a few meters away from the famous Ring Road there are three craters, Stora (Big) Grabrok, Grabrokarfell, and Litla (Small) Grabrok. These 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 Hreðavatn.

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. During this 1.5-hour expedition, you will have a chance to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland, complete with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize just how powerful eruptions of volcanoes can be.

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 bath there. Now, Snorralaug is just an archaeological site but you can still take advantage of the minerals in the geothermal waters that boil underneath the ground of Borgarfjordur area. Last but not least on the agenda is a visit to Krauma, the new natural geothermal bath and spa next to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. This hot spring provides 180 liters per second of 100-degree water. Admire the power of mother nature while walking around bubbling springs and from the viewing platform. Enjoy the facilities including five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, and two saunas. 
Includes
  • Admission fee to the Viðgelmir Lava Cave
  • Admission fee to the Krauma Geothermal Spa
  • Pick-up and drop off within Reykjavik
  • Free WiFi onboard the bus
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• This tour takes up to 11 hours
• Meals are not included, but there will be a stop for lunch and a coffee break in the afternoon
• Pick-up takes place between 8:30AM–9:00AM, so please be ready at your pick up location from 8:30AM
• The maximum number of passengers on the tour will be 19, allowing for a more personal and enjoyable experience
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 12 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Nicetravel

Product ID: 204121