Lava Cave, Volcanic Craters, Hot Springs, Krauma Spa & Waterfalls | Small Group Day Tour

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Reykjavík
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age:
5 years old

Join this tour that will take you to the area of Borgarfjörður with its amazing natural and historic sights. Explore the 1.600 meters long Viðgelmir Lava Cave, admire stunning waterfalls, visit Grábrók Volcanic Craters and at the end of the day relax in Krauma SPA powered by Deildartunguhver – the most powerful hot spring in Europe. All admissions are included in this package.

Your tour will start with a free pick up service from your accommodation or nearest meeting point within Reykjavík. Then you will head up north towards the Grábrók Volcanic Craters. Just few meters away from the famous Ring Road there are three craters – Stóra (Big) Grábrók, Grábrókarfell and Litla (Small) Grábrók that formed approximately 3.400 years ago. Solid, wooden stairs lead up to the top of Stora Grabrok from where you can admire other colourful craters, lava fields and lake Hreðavatn.  

Next you will stop to admire Hraunfossar – a series of waterfalls spread at the distance of almost 900 meters.  They are also called “The Lava Waterfalls” as the waters flow out of the 1000 years old lava field called Hallmundarhraun. Close by is another stunning waterfall – Barnafoss, which literally translates into “The Children's Waterfalls”. 

The highlight of this tour is a visit to Víðgelmir Lava Cave. Once inhabited, today it is the longest and most impressive lava caves accessible for visitors in Iceland.  During the 1,5-hour long expedition, you will see some spectacular lava formations. During winter time, the interior of the cave is covered with ice-stalagmites and stalactites which gives this place a little bit of magic. You will be provided with all needed safety equipment to enjoy this unique experience.

Just before the final of this tour you will stop at 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 the Borgarfjörður area. After a day full of adventure, it is time to relax in an Icelandic style at the Krauma Geothermal SPA built next to the bubbling Deildartunguhver hot spring. There you can soak in one of five geothermal baths, warm up in saunas and rest in the relaxation room. You can also take advantage of an in-water beverage service while admiring spectacular view.

If you want to enjoy the Icelandic nature to the fullest and to witness the beauty of the West of Iceland, then you should book this tour now. In order to provide a more personal experience, the maximum number of guests on this tour is 19 people.

Don't miss this opportunity to see all the best West Iceland has to offer and explore caves, hot springs and waterfalls today. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Pick-up and drop-off
English guide
Free Wi-Fi on minibus
Entrance fee to Krauma Geothermal SPA
Entrance fee to Viðgelmir Lava Cave

Activities

Caving
Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing

Attractions

Hraunfossar
Deildartunguhver
Borgarfjörður
Reykholt
Barnafoss
Grábrók
Víðgelmir
Krauma Spa

What to bring

Warm clothes
Good, sturdy hiking shoes
Water
Snacks
Camera

Good to know

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.

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