Borgarfjördur is the home of many Icelandic Sagas. Explore this hidden gem and relax in one of Iceland's most beautiful hot springs.
Experience Borgarfjörður and the unique Húsfell Canyon Baths!
Highlights of the tour:
Deildartunguhver – a hot spring in Reykholtsdalur that emerges at a constant 97 degrees C (207 degrees F)
Hraunfossar “Lava Waterfalls” – A truly unique place where the water runs down the Hallmundarhraun Lava Field.
Barnafoss “The Waterfall of the Children” – The story behind the name is that two children tried to cross the river and fell to their deaths.
Húsafell Canyon Baths – remote geotherm pools in the Icelandic wilderness
Your tour will start with pick-up directly from your accommodation in Reykjavík. Then we will head out of the city making our way towards Borgarfjörður. Approximately 30 minutes out of the city we will reach Hvalfjarðargöng – a underwater tunnel built in 1998 to simplify the drive between Reykjavík and Akranes/Borgarnes. The tunnel is 5770 meters long and reaches a depth of 165 meters below sea level.
Once we are in Borgarfjörður, we’ll soon reach Reykholt, the home of the great 13thcentury writer and poet Snorri Sturluson. There, we will mark our first stop at Deildartunguhver. It is the highest flowing hot spring in Europe with water emerging at 97 degrees C.
Our next stop is Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. We’ll stop in a parking area and walk down to the waterfalls, giving us ample time to enjoy the scenery.
Lastly, we’ll make our way to the Húsafell Canyon Baths. Talk about an authentic Icelandic experience. Hike through the surreal landscapes of the highlands and then relax and swim in a geothermal pool. These baths provide a wonderful solitary and remote setting to enjoy the glorious highlands.
Once we have concluded all our stops, we’ll head back south into Reykjavík for drop-off.