West Iceland | Sightseeing, Ice Cave

West Iceland | Sightseeing, Ice Cave
To experience the best that Iceland has to offer, you will have to enter a cave of some description or another.
Hraunfossar's water originates from beneath the lava field, Hallmundarhraun.
Land cruisers have the large tires that are best suited to travelling across Iceland's tricky terrain.
Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls formed through rivulets under a lava field.
Nothing is so rewarding as exploring Iceland to its fullest.
Hraunfossar is best described as a series of little waterfalls collected together, rather than one big feature.

“The Nutshell” is Mountain Taxi´s signature day trip special and a perennial favourite of our guests. A morning drive from Reykjavik in our Mountain Taxi Super jeep brings us to Kaldidalur (“Cold Valley”. It is, sometimes). On our right lies the western side of the massive, nearly 1.000km2 large Langjökull glacier, resting on a torn and twisted volcanic base. Depending on time of year, weather and conditions, your expert driver may use his SuperJeep´s extreme abilities to climb the glacial slopes of Langjökull. An opportunity for cold, personal contact with nature´s Icy Element. Next we enter the glaciers Ice cave ( Into the glacier )  Then Hraunfossar waterfalls, dropping straight out of lava cliff faces into the glacial river Hvítá. From nature to culture, we visit the historic site of Reykholt, home of Iceland’s legendary chieftain and writer Snorri Sturluson. Here, he wrote some of the greatest Sagas of the Icelanders, brilliant literature also preserving the culture and history of the Viking Age to our day. See Iceland´s oldest man-made structure, Snorri Sturlusons 13th century hot tub. Nearby Deildartunguhver is the most productive hot spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a source of much of western Iceland’s heating needs. Our day wraps up in Reykjavik, taking in the scenic and historic Hvalfjörður fjord on the way.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Dec.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, German, Danish, Norwegian
  • Highlights: West Iceland , Surtshellir, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver, Húsafell, Kaldidalur, Reykholt, Barnafoss, Langjökull
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Guided Super Jeep tour

  • Ice cave

  • Food

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

This tour is for small groups and is available as private.

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Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees