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

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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

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Magic of Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Stop At: Reykjavik

Get picked up between 8:30 and 9 by your guide and let the day begin!

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Before reaching the first stop enjoy the scenic drive along the Whale Fjord

Stop At: Borgarnes

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

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

Búðakirkjan Black Church is by many considered the most beautiful church in Iceland.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Arnarstapi

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

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

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

Stop At: Snaefellsjokull National Park

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

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

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 hour

Day 2 Silver Circle and Lava Caving

Stop At: Hraunfossar

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

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

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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

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Finally, take in the sights at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe. T

Duration: 15 minutes
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