Private West Iceland & Ice Cave Tour

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Icelandic
Available
All year
Minimum age:
6 years old

Book your private tour in a 4x4 SUV vehicle to explore the West part of Iceland with its spectacular nature, glaciers and historical sites.

You will start the day by heading West after you have been picked up at your accommodation by your driver-guide. Your first destination is the most significant and potent natural hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver. It provides 180 L per second of 100°c boiling water. Here you can all visit a Geothermal Bath and Spa called Krauma.

Next, you will visit one of Iceland's main historic sites called Reykholt. It is a cultural centre where a famous medieval, politician, law speaker and Icelandic history writer Snorri Sturluson settled in 1206.

Also, in the Reykholt area, you will see an impressive waterfall, Hraunfossar. It is a fascinating series of waterfalls which are streaming through and out of Hallmundarhraun lava field and into the glacier river Hvítá. They appear as a crystal clear waterfall.

Next, you will stop at Husafell for lunch. Husafell is one of the older settlements in West Iceland and is often the last stop before you are heading to the glaciers and the Highlands. It is surrounded by three glaciers, Eiriksjokull, Langjokull and Ok. Ok has been the smallest glacier in Iceland for some time, and he recently lost his status as a glacier.

After lunch, you could go deep inside the second biggest glacier in Iceland, Langjokull. You will be driven around in a modified Super Jeep truck, specially made to operate on glaciers. Your guide will drive you up to the entrance into the glacier, where you will have the opportunity to explore deep inside the glacier with an experienced guide.

After this magnificent glacier tour, you will drive a mountain road called Kaldidalur (Cold Valley) which will take you to Thingvellir. Thingvellir is one of the most valuable sites to the Icelandic people. It has been a Nationa Park since 1930 and a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 2004.

You can see the world's oldest parliament, Althingi, which the Vikings chose as a meeting place after they settled in Iceland around 930.

The geological history is especially interesting for nature lovers, and you will see the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. The plates are drifting apart every year about 2-3 centimetres. This drifting creates the Thingvellir Rift Valley, which is clear to see when you are standing on the edge of the North American plate.

As this is a private tour, the schedule can be altered to suit your wishes.

Don't miss out on this incredible day tour.

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Included

Driver-guide
Ice-grip shoe covers during the winter
Wi-Fi

Activities

Caving
Super Jeep
Sightseeing
Ice Caving

Attractions

Þingvellir
Hraunfossar
Deildartunguhver
Þingvallavatn
Kaldidalur
Reykholt
Langjökull

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing
Sturdy shoes

Good to know

Included in the glacier tour, are overalls winter suits and shoe covers

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