Small-Group 10-Hour Highlands Tour with Hot Spring Visit and Reykjavik Transfer

Landscape at Sigoldugljufur canyon with waterfalls and pristine blue-green water.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
10 hours
Jun. - Nov.
Minimum age
12 years old


Explore the breathtaking Highlands, far from the crowds, by booking this incredible full-day tour. Those eager to discover waterfalls, canyons, and turf houses, plus finish the day with a hot spring soak, should book this small-group tour now.

Your day begins with pick-up from Reykjavik and a drive into the southern Icelandic highlands. Here you will see several natural wonders hidden from the casual traveler. Passionate travelers will love getting off the beaten track to explore hidden gems in the country’s interior.

First up, you will see the unique Hjalparfoss waterfall. Marvel at the sight of two waterfalls joined at the bottom, marking where the Fossa and Thjorsa rivers meet. Only a three-minute walk from the parking lot, you will enjoy easy access to this twin waterfall, which boasts impressive rock formations and a serene pool of water below.

Your next stop is Gjain, a flourishing oasis. Here you will see several river streams and small yet beautiful waterfalls. This rugged landscape was a Game of Thrones shooting location, and it will not disappoint. You can explore the area by walking to an old farm and around the waters.

Next, your driver will take you along rocky gravel roads to visit Haifoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s tallest. It tumbles 400 feet (122 meters) amid stunning natural surroundings. A short walk from the car park takes you to the waterfall viewpoint with an outstanding view into Thjorsardalur valley. You will also be able to see the Granni waterfall nearby.

After a delicious lunch at Hrauneyjar Highland Center, it’s time for a short visit to the Sigoldufoss waterfall. Although it's smaller than the other falls on today’s tour, it's often a brilliant blue color. 

The majestic Sigoldugljufur canyon is up next. Small waterfalls dotted around earns it the nickname “Valley of Tears.” Its pristine waters often boast a blue-green color, so it’s a magical photography location. Take your time to explore the canyon from above and marvel at the awe-inspiring landscape before you.

A temptingly warm hot pool soak awaits to finish off a gorgeous day of sightseeing. Nestled in a beautiful valley, there is nothing commercial about Hrunalaug hot springs. Relax in a natural hot pool surrounded by nature and reflect on the fantastic places you've visited today before your driver takes you back to Reykjavik.

Don’t miss this fantastic ten-hour tour of the Highlands full of natural wonders, including a canyon, several waterfalls, and the opportunity to bathe in a natural hot spring. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Walking shoes
Bathing suit and towel

Good to know

The hot spring is optional and does not have changing facilities. In some cases, when the natural hot spring is full, you will go to a local country bathing facility.

You can cancel your tour up to 21 days prior without charge. Within 21 days before the excursion, you will only receive a refund with proof of legitimate reasons. Examples include sudden illness or other unforeseen circumstances.

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