You are picked up from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík.
We introduce ourselves and head out of the city, along the way you will see Mount Esja, Reykjavík´s famous mountain. You will also see Borgarfjörður, a scenic fjord on your way to the first stopping point, Deildartunguhver hot spring. An astonishing 180 l/sec of hot water is pumped out at a temperature of 100°C. This vast quantity of hot water is very valuable in a cool climate, the Icelandic people use it to heat their homes and the buildings in the surrounding area.
Next, you will visit Reykholt, an important place in the history of Iceland, and the site of Snorralaug, a famous hot spring pool, where it is said Snorri Sturluson bathed. Dabble your fingers and feel the temperature of the water, and learn about Snorri, a very important saga writer, lawyer, and historian.
The two waterfalls we shall visit each offer something very different. Barnafoss waterfall is picturesque with a fascinating Icelandic legend attached to it. In English the name means ‘Children´s Falls, you will be told the story explaining how it acquired this name. Hraunfossar waterfall is totally unique, thousands of small streams flow out through the edge of the lava, creating the dramatic and very wide arc-shaped falls. The pure glacial water has traveled through the lava field from its source at Langjökull, Iceland´s second-largest glacier.
You are driven to Snæfellsnes peninsula, on the way to the country hotel where you will spend the night we make a stop to view the stunning basalt columns at Gerðuberg. Hopefully, the northern lights forecast will be favorable and a northern lights watch will be on. You get the chance to enjoy dinner (not included), and a little relaxation time. Your guide will go over the northern lights forecast with you.
You also have a chance of visiting the geothermal baths at Krauma. If you choose to skip taking a swim, we'll go visit a nearby horse farm and pet some Icelandic horses instead!