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Borgarfjordur

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Great tour to Borgarfjordur. Geothermal activities, Ice cave, waterfalls, lava caves, baths and so much more.

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Schedule

You need to study the agenda and decide on which of the optional items you want to do. If all is very tempting you might need to reserve two days to complete all. No harm done - it's fully worth it.

Departure from hotel

Departure from hotel and head in direction of Borgarfjordur

Glanni waterfall

The Glanni Waterfall on the Norðurá River is said to be the dwelling place of elves and trolls. However, during our visit, we noticed that this waterfall was situated near a golf course nearby an old lava flow (called the Grábrókarhraun lava field) and the hamlet of Bifröst. The falls was one of those wide river-type waterfalls that we saw quite a few of in the country, but this one segmented into at least three side-by-side drops as well as each one having multiple tiers

Deildartunguhver  (via Borgarfjardarbraut (50) over to (518))

Situated on a beautiful farm, Deildartunguhver is the largest and most powerful hot spring in Europe with a flow rate of 180 litres (50 gallons) of water per second at a piping hot 97°C (200°F). The scalding water bubbles out of an algae covered rocky outcrop creating a steamy source of power.

Krauma - Natural Geothermal pool

Natural Geothermal pool close to Deildartunguhver

Reykholt

Church and a museum. Reykholt Snorri, author of Heimskringla etc. Snorralaug

Hraunfossar / Barnafossar - waterfalls

Hraunfossar ('Lava Falls' in English) in Borgarfjörður district is a series of beautiful waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of the Hallmundarhraun lava field. It is located in West Iceland near another waterfall called Barnafoss.

Husafell

Hotel and restaurant. Base camp for exploring the area

Into the glacier ice cave tour (Optional)

Langjokull is the 2nd biggest glacier in Iceland. Scheduled tours to this man made ice cave in the glacier. Possible to go snowmobiling also

Husafell Nature baths

The Húsafell Canyon Baths provide a wonderfully solitary and remote setting to enjoy the splendor of the highlands

Vidgemlir lava cave

Víðgelmir is a lava tube situated in the Hallmundarhraun lava field in west Iceland, around 2 km southeast of Fljótstunga farm in Hvítársíða, Borgarfjörður. The roof of the lava tube has collapsed, creating two large openings near its north end which are the only known entrances.

Surtshellir lava cave

Surtshellir is a lava cave located in western Iceland, around 60 km from the settlement of Borgarnes. Approximately a mile in length, it is one of the longest such caves in the country.

Back to Reykjavik or to Þingvellir or head north

Head back to Reykjavik or go to Þingvellir via Kaldadalsvegur (4x4) or head north if you are going to the north of Iceland

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