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Iceland's Silver Circle: a journey through nature's wonders

Discover the magic of Borgafjörður, celebrated by Lonely Planet as a top region to visit. From Europe's mightiest hot spring, Deildartunguhver, to the captivating cascade of Hraunfossar and the mystique of Vidgelmir lava cave, embark on an adventure through Iceland's geothermal wonders and rich history.

Journey to a realm where the power of nature is palpable! Delve deep into the heart of Borgafjörður, a gem in Iceland's west that drew the admiration of Lonely Planet, earning it a place among the “Top 10 Regions To Visit in 2016.”

Our tour unveils the renowned Silver Circle route, a sequence of remarkable sights that capture Iceland's unique geothermal spirit and rich history. At the forefront is Deildartunguhver, not just a tongue twister, but also Europe's most potent hot spring, gushing out a staggering 180 liters (47.5 gallons) of scalding water every second. This thermal marvel isn't just for show; it warms the homes of Borgarnes, Akranes, and nearby farms. So, if you've taken a shower within a 65-kilometer (40-mile) radius, you've already felt its embrace!

But beyond the steam and heat lies a spectacle of cascading beauty: Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Hraunfossar, or the "Lava Falls", isn’t a single waterfall but a series of rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 meters out of the Hallmundarhraun lava field. The waterfalls emerge directly from the ground above blanketed by green bushes, providing a breathtaking view that changes with every season. Nearby is Barnafoss, the "Children's Falls". Steeped in local folklore, Barnafoss's azure blue waters churn and rush through a narrow, rocky gorge, a testament to nature's raw power.

The adventure intensifies as we venture into Vidgelmir, Iceland's largestr lava cave, revealing the earth's secrets. The cave stretches 1,595 meters, revealing a dazzling array of stalactites, stalagmites, and vibrant rock formations. The walls, shaped by ancient eruptions, are adorned with mineral-tinted hues of red, orange, and yellow. This subterranean marvel also hides relics from the past, from bones to artifacts, reflecting Iceland's rich heritage.

Lastly, gaze upon the icy vastness of Langjokull, the nation's second-largest glacier, nestled close to Husafell.

Join us and uncover the magic, history, and power of the Silver Circle. Your Icelandic saga awaits!

Availability
All year
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
10 hours
Meeting Point
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center

TourID: SRE36

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia

Meeting point

BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.

Need to know

  • All guests are required to show up 15 min before the tour departure.
  • Warm cloths are highly recommended along with hats and gloves.
  • Bring a camera and your best smile.

Requirements

We ask our guest to bring with them warm cloths, cloves and a hat without a brim.
Bring a camera and your best smile.

€175
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From €157/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Lava Cave & Geothermal Adventure

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip

Included

Professional guide / Geologist.
Helmet and Headlamp.

Not included

Food and drinks

Guest have to bring warm clothes, hats and gloves.

Tour highlights

Deildartunguhver
Hraunfossar / Barnafoss
Víðgelmir Lava Cave
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