Private 5-Hour West Iceland Tour with Fjords, Waterfalls, and Hot Spring Bathing from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
All year
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Discover the hidden gems of West Iceland, an often overlooked yet beautiful region, on this stunning five-hour tour. Travelers keen to see breathtaking waterfalls and fjords, plus enjoy natural hot spring bathing amid awe-inspiring surroundings, should book this private tour now.

Your exciting excursion begins with a pick-up from your Reykjavik accommodation by your friendly local guide. Because this is a private tour, you won’t need to wait for other travelers and can head straight off on your adventure.

Your driver will take you out of the city to Mount Esja, a flat-topped mountain also known as Esjan. The hill is only 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Reykjavik and is a popular destination for hikers. You’ll have time to enjoy the vistas and capture some photos before heading to Thorufoss waterfall. 

Thorufoss is 59 feet (18 meters) high and 100 feet (30 meters) wide, a gorgeous sight to behold. Despite its rise to fame through the Game of Thrones television series, it remains an off-the-beaten-track destination. Although it’s close to some of the country’s top attractions, it’s lesser-visited, so you can enjoy a peaceful experience away from the crowds.

Next, you’ll arrive at the nearby Hvalfjordur fjord. This 19-mile (30-kilometer) long fjord boasts magnificent scenery, from majestic mountains to lush green lowlands and calm waters. 

Although its name means “whale fjord,” it’s not known for its whale population. However, you can enjoy the abundant birdlife here and appreciate the fantastic views.

Your private guide will tell you about the area’s intriguing folklore and history. You’ll also stop at Stedji, the reported home of an Elfman called Staupasteinn.

Then it’s time to enjoy hot spring bathing, a favorite Icelandic pastime, at the nearby Hvammsvik Hot Springs. These natural geothermal pools blend seamlessly with the awe-inspiring Hvalfjordur fjord, an unbeatable setting.

You’ll have plenty of time to move between the eight natural hot springs or choose your favorite and settle in. The pools vary in temperature, with most between 99 and 104 F (37 and 40 C). If you want to cool down, plunge into the fjord’s cold and refreshing waters if you’re up for it!

The Hvammsvik Hot Springs also features steam baths and hot outdoor showers. You can also try the paddle boards on the fjord’s serene waters, included in your entry fee. Overall, the Hvammsvik Hot Springs is one of the best places to visit for an unforgettable hot spring bathing experience. 

Following a relaxing soak in the pools, you’ll enjoy a delicious seafood soup, lovingly created with fish from the fjord and other fresh local ingredients. A vegan option is also available, and the soup comes with homemade sourdough bread and salted butter.

Feeling a fantastic sense of rejuvenation in your body and mind, your driver will take you back to your Reykjavik accommodation.

Don’t miss your opportunity to take a private tour of West Iceland, visit spectacular natural wonders, and enjoy an unbeatable geothermal bathing experience. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert English-speaking guide
Private transportation and tour experience
Entrance to Hvammsvik Geothermal Baths 
Seafood soup with sourdough bread and sea salt butter (vegan option available)
Reykjavik transfers


Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Swimsuit and towel (or rent at the hot springs)

Good to know

Private changing stalls are available at the hot springs.

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