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Tour of West Iceland with Lava Cave visit

Free cancellation
Duration: 9 hours
Language: English
Availability: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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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

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

Location

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.

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

Provider

Nicetravel ehf

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • 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