We will start our two-day tour by driving from Reykjavík to Thingvellir National Park, where the Great Atlantic Rift is clearly visible and is slowly pulling Iceland apart. The Icelandic parliament Althingi was established there in 930 AD. In 2004 Thingvellir National Park was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Then we continue to the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur which contains the super Geysir which very rarely spouts, but when it does it can erupt steaming water 200 feet upwards. The geyser Strokkur spouts hot water about 60-100 feet upwards every 5 - 8 minutes.
After enjoying the geysers we will drive to Gullfoss waterfall, in the river Hvita which originates from the lake Hvitarvatn on the southeast side of Langjokull Glacier. Gullfoss Europe’s largest waterfall. We will have a short lunch-break here at Gullfoss Restaurant.
We will continue our drive into the highlands through the Kjolur road to Hvitarvatn Glacier Lake where we will have a fantastic view up to the glaciers, Sudurjokull, and Nordurjokull, both outlet glaciers of Langjokull.
On our way to Hveravellir, we will pass Kjalhraun an enormous lava field. When arriving in Hveravellir we will spend the rest of the day relaxing in the natural geothermal pool or enjoying some light hiking around the amazing hot spring area. The pool and its entire surroundings are magnificent, offering a beautiful view of the geothermal area, Kjalhraun lava field, and Langjokull.
We will spend the night at Hveravellir. During the winter the restaurant is only open for groups with advance reservations and then your guide will prepare meals for you.