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2-Day West Coast Tour | Lava Cave, Snæfellsnes & Silver Circle

Join this 2-day guided journey to explore the amazing nature of the West of Iceland. Visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with its spectacular beauty and great views. Discover the historic area of Borgarfjordur with magic waterfalls and the hot springs. One of the many highlights of the tour is a caving expedition in the Vidgelmir Lava Cave - the biggest one of its type known in Iceland

per adult from

$488

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Pick-up and drop-off at Reykjavik
    • Accommodation in a double or a twin room
    • Professional tour guide in English in a minibus
    • Free Wi-Fi on bus and USB chargers next to every seat
    • Admission fee to the Vidgelmir Lava Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Deildartunguhver
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Day 1: Magic of Snæfellsnes Peninsula

    Pass By: Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Capital Region
    Get picked up between 8:30 and 9 by your guide and let the day begin!

    Pass By: Hvalfjörður, Iceland
    Before reaching the first stop enjoy the scenic drive along the Whale Fjord

    Stop At: Borgarnes, Borgarnes, Borgarbyggd, West Region
    After a scenic drive bus stops for short break in the town of Borgarnes laying on the small peninsula.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ytri Tunga Beach, Arnarstapi Iceland
    Within a short drive from Borgarnes the true magic of Snæfellsnes Peninsula begins. Yti-tunga is a charming farm with nearby beach housing seal colony. Perfect place for animal lovers!
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Budakirkja, Gardsbrun 6, Budir Iceland
    Búðakirkjan Black Church is by many considered the most beautiful church in Iceland.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Arnarstapi, Arnarstapi, West Region
    A natural harbor surrounded by stunning landscapes. Beautiful rock formations decorate the coastline, spotted with green-and-yellow moss. Here one can stroll along the cliffs and take a perfect picture or simply enjoy the atmosphere of remote fishing village.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, Roadnumber 574, Hellissandur, Snaefellsbaer 360 Iceland
    This is the place where two basalt columns mark the coast, so they can be even seen from the road. This is also another perfect stop for animal lovers - cliffs are famous of being house to many species of birds and air is filled with their sounds
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Djupalonssandur Beach, Utnesvegur, Hellnar Iceland
    Gorgeous black beach located within boarders of Snæfellsjökull National Park. While walking along the black sand beach one can find a curiosity on the beach: four large lifting stones used to measure the strength of fishermen you used to live in the area
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Snaefellsjokull National Park, Klettsbud 7, Hellissandur, Snaefellsbaer 360 Iceland
    In order to reach the northern part of the peninsula tour will take you on the ride around Snæfellsjökull Strato-Volcano, one of the most powerful ones in Iceland (luckily not active these days) covered by the glacier cap

    Stop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350 Iceland
    Kirkjufell (Church Mountain) accompanied by Kirkjufoss (Church Waterfall) is one the most known and picture-perfect location in Iceland. It got a lot of international attention after being featured in many Hollywood and TV productions - like in Games of Throne just to start with.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Borgarnes, Borgarnes, Borgarbyggd, West Region
    Day 1 ends in Borgarnes - capital of West Iceland located on the small peninsula in the City Fjord - famous for its Saga Exhibition and stunning views over mountains rising above the sea. During Northern Lights season it is perfect place to enjoy this natural phenomenon.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in town of Borgarnes laying in the City Fjord. Standard of accommodation is to be chosen during booking

    Day 2: Silver Circle and Lava Caving

    Stop At: Hraunfossar, Road 518, Husafell 311 Iceland
    Next you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 m (almost 300 ft!) across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, which flow from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges created by less porous rock in the lava.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Barnafoss, Mooruvallavegur Möðruvellir 5, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd Iceland
    Literally a stone’s throw upstream from Hraunfossar, you will visit another waterfall called Barnafoss. Its name, “the waterfall of the children,” comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in a previous century. There was a natural stone bridge over the waterfall, and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Víðgelmir, Iceland
    The highlight of the tour is a visit to a colorful Viðgelmir Lava Cave. Just shy of 1600 meters the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. During this 1,5 hour long expedition you will have a change to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Deildartunguhver, Reykdælavegur, Iceland
    Finally, take in the sights at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe. To put the icing on the cake, your last stop today will be at the Krauma natural geothermal baths & Spa, located next to Deildartunguhver. This brand new beautiful Spa offers five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, two steam baths and more, all in a very natural environment.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    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 Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:20.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 NICE travel logos.Ports
    • Reykjavik Skarfabakki cruise port
    • Reykjavik Midbakki cruise port
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress warm, wind and waterproof clothes
    • Good hiking shoes are recommended
    • Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks is possible.
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Covid-19 tests are mandatory on arrival to Iceland.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

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Activity ID: V-42839P9

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