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Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

1. Reykjavik: Lava Cave, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will travel west to the historic area of Borgarfjörður, a region that can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas. First, visit the charming Glanni Waterfall and Deildartunguhver Geothermal Area. Afterward, you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls spread at a distance of around 900 meters. The waters flow out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field that was formed around 1,000 years ago during a massive eruption of a volcano lying under a Langjökull glacier. Rivulets streaming from the lava field create one of the most breath-taking views in Iceland, and just a few meters away, you will find another interesting waterfall.  The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Vidgelmir lava cave. Just shy of 1,600 meters in length, the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize just how powerful eruptions of volcanoes can be. Lastly, visit the Reykholt historic site where you can learn about the history of Iceland and see Snorralaug, small hot spring used by local people since the 12th century. This place was first mentioned in medieval writings OF Snorri Sturluson, the famous Icelandic poet, and politician who used to bathe there.

Fridheimar Farm: Stable Visit and Greenhouse Lecture

2. Fridheimar Farm: Stable Visit and Greenhouse Lecture

Enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the magnificent breed of horses from Iceland, the Icelandic Horse, with a visit to a local stable. First, arrive at the stable and be greeted by horse experts and the horses. While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, listen as the horse specialists tell you all about the uniqueness of the Icelandic Horse, their historic importance, and their use today.  Then, meet the horses inside the stables, pet them and take pictures. As a highlight, watch as 1 horse is shown ridden on the oval track. Witness the 5 gaits of the Icelandic Horse: walk, trot, gallop, tölt, and flying pace.  After this, head over to the greenhouse and watch a lecture about how tomatoes are grown the whole year round in Iceland. See the amazing bumblebees, that help to pollinate the flowers of tomato plants, and even have a taste of the tomatoes.

Fridheimar: Icelandic Horse Stable Visit and 5-Gait Demo

3. Fridheimar: Icelandic Horse Stable Visit and 5-Gait Demo

Do you want to meet the famed Icelandic horse up close and learn more about this fantastic breed? Then join in for a visit to a Icelandic horse stable, where stable experts and horses await you.  While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, specialists will tell you all about what makes the Icelandic horse unique, as well as their historic significance and how they are used today. Then you can meet the horses inside the stables, pet them, and take pictures. As a highlight, one horse is shown ridden around the oval track. Witness the five gaits of the Icelandic horse during a exciting demonstration; see the horse walk, trot, and gallop and witness the special tölt and flying pace.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Exclusive Tour in a Tesla

4. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Exclusive Tour in a Tesla

Journey through the heart of Iceland as you visit Kerid Lake which is set inside a 3,000-year-old caldera, where expansive views and striking blue water make for incredible photo opportunities. Next, travel to Fridheimar Greenhouse, where you´ll see the latest in the country´s horticultural engineering and enjoy some unique treats grown right on the property. Move on to Geysir, where the land has been shaped for thousands of years by the oldest recorded geyser in the world. Watch as several smaller geysers blast off every few minutes before heading to Gullfoss. Take in views of this gorgeous waterfall on the Hvita river, where 140 cubic meters of water roar over the falls every second. Stop by the Thingvellir to see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.

From Reykjavik: Borgarfjordur Private Day Trip

5. From Reykjavik: Borgarfjordur Private Day Trip

Start with pickup from Reykjavik and discover the Borgarfjordur region. Travel with your private group, and see the natural and historic landmarks of the region.  First, stop at the Deildartunguhver hot springs. These springs have the highest flow rate in Europe, and the water measures at 97 degrees celcius. Learn how the water is used to heat the nearby towns of Borgarnes and Akranes. Next, visit Reykholt Church which has a history dating back to the 12th century.  Continue the tour by visiting the beautiful Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfalls, where water cascades down a former lava flow. Then, admire stunning panoramic views of Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Europe. Discover a variety of rock formations formed by recent volcanic eruptions throughout the tour.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Private Day Tour

6. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Private Day Tour

Enjoy a tour of the Gold Circle in Iceland, and discover 3 natural sites, all in one day. The tour links some of the country’s most impressive natural attractions, Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir in one day and is guaranteed to impress. Visit the most beautiful Waterfall in Iceland named Gullfoss (translated Golden waterfall), and the bubbling geothermal hot springs at Geysir area. There you will see the hot spring Strokkur, which spouts water 30 meters (100ft) into the air every 5-10 minutes. Then, arrive at the tomato cultivation at Fridheimar. There, take the opportunity to have a short lunch break, tasting the famous tomato soup at the restaurant. The world's first parliament is found at Thingvellir National Park. Here, you can see clearly how tectonic plates separate North America and Europe. The fissures have been moving apart at the rate of 2 centimeters every year which gives the fissure a spectacular appearance. Take in the amazing clear glacier water which can be found in some fissures which opened in the year 1789. Thingvellir is UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best sites in Iceland.

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What people are saying about Reykholt

A wonderful summer day; sunny and temperature between 18 - 20°C. I was the only tourist on the tour that day and had the guide/driver to myself the whole day. The guide was so knowledgeable, interesting, very service minded and had a great sense of humour. The view from the volcano crater and waterfalls was amazing. The visit to the lava cave was interesting and the hot springs in the spa was very relaxing. Because I was the only passenger on the bus, I also got to visit the Museum of Snorre Sturlason and had some extra photo stops. A fantastic tour!

Beautiful views, a volcano and vegetation in its vicinity, a beautiful fjord through which we passed and waterfalls. The guide charmed us with the beautiful weather and the sun actually appeared. Lava cave is an unusual adventure, you have to wear warm temperature close to zero degrees. End of the day in a nice new spa, great relaxation and rest and lots of new impressions

Had a great day out and can totally recommend this tour! The combination of beautiful waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, the historic sights and the huge lava cave was brilliant, and our guide, Thor, explained everything so well and I just had a very fun and interesting time.

Very good day, exceptional views and full of exciting information thanks to our guide Magnus.

We had such a great day, tour guide Thor was brill and loved the cave. Would recommend.