HVERAVELLIR GEOTHERMAL AREA - AMAZING TWO DAY TOUR
Visit the wonderful geothermal gem in the middle of Iceland!
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Children (8 - 15 years):
4 persons (full paying)
Pickup: at 09:00 from your hotel or guesthouse
Transport in a Super Jeep, English guidance, accommodation at Hveravellir and dinner during winter.
Bring with you:
good hiking shoes, warm clothing, water proof trousers and jacket, bathing suit and towel (if you plan to bathe in the hot pools)
lunch and dinner are not included in price
During this tour you will explore one of the most beautiful geothermal areas in the world, Hveravellir, with smoking fumaroles and sky blue boiling water. Hveravellir is a unique nature reserve situated on the Kjolur route in the middle of the west highlands between the Langjokull and Hofsjokull glaciers where the nature is both peaceful and vigorous.
We start our two-day tour by driving from Reykjavík to Thingvellir National Park, where the Mid- Atlantic rift is clearly visible, slowly pulling Iceland apart. The Icelandic parliament was established there in 930 AD. In 2004 Thingvellir National Park was added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
We continue to the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur and visit Geysir which very rarely spouts, but when it does it can erupt steaming water 200 ft upwards. The hot spring Strokkur, spouts hot water about 60-100 feet upwards every 5 minutes or so. After enjoying the geysers we drive to Gullfoss waterfall, Europe’s largest waterfall. We have a short lunch-break here at Gullfoss restaurant before we continue our drive into the highland via Kjolur road to Hvitarvatn Glacier Lake where you'll enjoy fantastic views of the Sudurjokull and Nordurjokull glaciers.
On our way to Hveravellir we pass Kjalhraun, an enormous lava field. When at our destination 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 beautiful views of the geothermal area, Kjalhraun lava field and Langjokull glacier.
We spend the night at Hveravellir.
In the morning we will hike to the hiding place of the outlaw Fjalla-Eyvindur (Mountain Eyvindur), the most famous of all Icelandic outlaws. Fjalla-Eyvindur and his wife Halla reportedly fled into the highlands shortly after 1760 and spent some 20 years living in the wilderness at Hveravellir. We can see a circle of rocks that was their home and Eyvindarrétt, a sheep pen where he kept sheep he stole from unsuspecting farmers. At Hveravellir numerous place-names echo their stay like; the hot spring Eyvindarhver which has a fitted wall of stones around it to facilitate the boiling of meat.
Next we take the car and visit Beinahóll (Bones Hill), a historical spot, 11 km from Hveravellir. On the way your guide will tell you the story of Beinahóll. We continue the short drive to Þjófafell (Mountain of Thieves) and Þjófadalir (Valleys of Thieves)
We then return to Hveravellir where you will have some free time to relax in the hot pool, do some hiking or even do some horseback riding. Hiking routes depend on the season as well as how much time we have. We return to Reykjavik that afternoon and drop you off at your hotel.