Borgarfjordur, The Saga, Krauma & The Caves

Imagine a tour where you can see an Ice-Cave, a Lava Cave and visit a spa that get’s all it’s hot water from Europe’s most powerful hot spring. 

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Iceland’s contribution to the world are it’s saga’s. The Icelandic Saga’s are an endless source of information on life as it was in the settlement age and until the end of the commonwealth of Iceland in 1264. Snorri’s Edda – is the most important source that we have of Nordic mythology and is believed to be written by Snorri in the 12.th century. Snorri also wrote the saga of the Norwegian kings in Heimskringla. It is also believed that he is indeed the author of the saga of Egill Skallagrímsson. 

Snorri lived in Reykholt, Borgarfjörður. 

The tour:

We begin our tour in Reykjavik at 07:30 am. We head out of the city on our way to the north. We drive directly to Husafell, a beautiful oasis close to our second largest glacier Langjokull. At Husafell, there is an opportunity to use restrooms and get coffee and refreshments. During the winter season, from mid October until June 1.st, there is a bus that takes the group from Husafell up to Klaki base camp. From Klaki base camp you either go by snowmobile up to the ice cave or in a modified glacier vehicle. The total time from Husafell and back there again is about 4 hours. 

When you are back to Húsafell, we take you to the largest cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir for a fantastic cave explorer tour. (The cave tour takes 1,5 hours)  

Well, we are not done yet. The waterfalls are waiting. Hraunfossar(lava falls) and Barnafoss(children’s fall) are extraordinary waterfalls on the way back. We will make a quick stop to enjoy this natural phenomenon. ( We stop there for 30 minutes) 

Krauma natural spa is a new experience for tired travelers. The hot water coming from Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, will completely take all tension out of your body and relax you after a delightful day. (We stop at Krauma for 1,5 hours) From Krauma we head back to Reykjavik and estimate our arrival there at 9:30 pm in the evening.