Tour of West Iceland with Lava Cave visit
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Tour of West Iceland with Lava Cave visit

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the stunning "lava waterfalls" of Hraunfossar and take in one of the most breathtaking views in Iceland
  • Enter the Vidgelmir Lava Cave and admire the amazing colors, lava formations, lava stalactites and stalagmites that fill the cave
  • All taxes, surcharges and fees are included to avoid last-minute surprises
  • Rest your legs and tour the area aboard a comfortable bus
What to expect

After being picked up in Reykjavík you'll travel to the West to the historic area of Borgarfjorður – the region that has been the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas. First, you’ll visit Deildartunguhver – the most powerful hot spring in Europe.

Next, you'll be taken to see the great Hraunfossar, a series of stunning waterfalls. The waters flow out of the lava field Hallmundarhraun and the Hraunfossar are very often called “Lava Waterfalls”. The Rivulets that stream from the lava field create one of the most breath-taking views in Iceland. A short walk through the many viewing points and platforms here brings us to another beautiful waterfall, but this is one with a tragic tale to tell. This is Barnafoss, or "the waterfall of the children".

The highlight of the tour is the visit to the Vidgelmir Lava Cave, just shy of 1600 meters deep and one of the largest in Iceland. It features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth and stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites.This 90-minute-long expedition into the most extensive lava caves in the country will amaze you, giving you a real sense of the power and scale of these volcanic eruptions, all in the expert hands of knowledgeable guides who will tell you much more about the geological features here.

After nearly 2 hours spent deep below the surface of the Earth, we will end our tour in the woodland oasis of Husafell. Husafell is a magical place to unwind after a day of wonder, with birch tree woodlands, waterfalls, rugged lava fields, crystal-clear water springs, medieval remains and much more to see.

Once the visit to the natural wonders of Iceland is over, you'll head to Reykholt historic site. Here you'll learn a bit about the history of Iceland and you'll get to see Snorralaug – a small hot spring used by local people since 12th century.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Pick up-and drop-off within Reykjavik
    • Guided tour
    • Free wifi onboard
    • Admission fee to Viðgelmir Lava Cave
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Fiskislóð 45, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:
    Pick-up service is included in the tour (between 8:30 am and 9:00 am): please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify the tour operator directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:20 am.
    What to remember
    • To confirm your pickup location for the tour, please contact the tour operator directly by email as soon as possible and not later than 24 hours before departure. If you book less than 24 hours before the tour starts, then please contact the tour operator immediately. You'll find the contact details the voucher you'll receive after booking
    • Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick-up location
    • If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify the tour operator directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:20 am
    • Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with the Nicetravel logo
    • This experience is open only to customers of 5 years of age or older. Children from 5 years old can take part in the tour by paying the adult price
    • Please remember to wear warm, wind and waterproof clothes
    • Good hiking shoes are recommended. Also, remember to bring with you a swimsuit and a towel
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    When
    • Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9:00 am
    • Pick-up: between 8:30 am and 9:00 am
    • Meeting point at Nicetravel office: 8:30 am
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    Provider
    Nicetravel ehf
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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