Reykjavik: Silver Circle, Lava Cave, Waterfalls & Sagas Tour

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Reykjavik: Silver Circle, Lava Cave, Waterfalls & Sagas Tour

From $168.60 per person

Explore the western side of Iceland by first visiting the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. You will also experience local hot springs, with the highlight of this tour being a visit inside the stunning Viðgelmir Lava Cave.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the Viðgelmir Lava Cave
  • Encounter the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Visit the Reykholt historic site
  • Explore the Grábrók volcanic craters area
Full description
After being picked up from your accommodation, you will be swept off to the 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 Grabrok Volcanic Craters. Just a few meters away from the famous Ring Road there are three craters, Stora (Big) Grabrok, Grabrokarfell, and Litla (Small) Grabrok. These formed approximately 3,400 years ago during massive eruption shaping the landscape around. Solid wooden stairs lead up to the top of Stora Grabrok from where you can admire other colorful craters, lava fields, and lake Hreðavatn. 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. During this 1.5-hour expedition, you will have a chance to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland, complete with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. 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 bath there. Now, Snorralaug is just an archaeological site but you can still take advantage of the minerals in the geothermal waters that boil underneath the ground of Borgarfjordur area.
Includes
  • Admission fee to the Viðgelmir Lava Cave
  • Pick-up and drop off within Reykjavik
  • Free WiFi onboard the bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles

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What to bring

  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • 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
  • Pick-up takes place between 8:30AM–9:00AM, so please be ready at your pick up location from 8:30AM
  • The maximum number of passengers on the tour will be 19, allowing for a more personal and enjoyable experience
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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The lava tunnel was awe inspiring, with ice forming stalagmites from the overhead drip. The lava formations within the tunnel, were amazing and the guide was extremely informative about the geology of the formation of the tunnel. The waterfalls were breathtaking, with the glacier runoff providing a blue hue to the falls, contrasting the rest of the river they flowed into.

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March 4, 2020

We were on a mini bus and in the end with 6 passengers instead of 19. It was a very pleasant day and the guide Christina gave us a lot of recommendations. The places we visited were not very touristy which was a good point, in order to appreciate everything. The walk on the crater of a snowy volcano was cool but maybe it would have been better in summer. It was very cold in the Lava Cave and I think that to better appreciate the visit it would have required a translation into French. The spa was very nice !!! The best time to cap off a long day. However, we should have been warned that we had to bring back all our bathing things, namely a towel ... Otherwise the rental is 800 isk (almost 6 euros).

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November 20, 2019

The local tour company Nice Travel went above and beyond my expectations. My flight was exceptionally late so I missed my pick up time. They made other arrangements to get me to a locaation to meet the tour bus enroute to the second stop of the tour. I can't say enough good things about Nice Travel and their awesome staff. What a great way to make up for a bad airline experience and to start off my vacation in Iceland

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August 14, 2019

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