The Borgarfjördur region is rich in diversity and offers the perfect combination between historical elements and beautiful locations, including the picturesque Hraunfossar waterfalls.
We head north from Reykjavik and within an hour we are at Borgarnes town where we stop for a brief introduction to the settlement of the region and hear about one of the most colourful characters from the Sagas, Egill Skallagrimsson. For those interested, we can stop at the Settlement Exhibition.
Leaving Borgarnes town we head inland where our stops include Deildatunguhver hot springs, Krauma geothermal pools, Reykholt historical site and Hraunfossar waterfalls. We then head up to the highlands, travelling the Kaldidalur trail, along the Langjökull glacier and coming down to Thingvellir National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, we head back to Reykjavik.
Our recommended stops:
Deildatunguhver hot springs
Krauma geothermal pools
Reykholt historical site and museum
Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls
Kaldidalur highland route
Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Settlement Center Exhibition
The Stedji Brewery (beer tasting)
Nesjavellir area (hiking options) including the Nesjavellir Power Plant and Game of Thrones location
This tour is available both as a RideShare tour and a Private Tour.
Private tour for up to 4 persons: €669 / $779 / £569
RideShare pr. seat: €229 / $259 / £189