Silver Circle & Krauma Spa
Discover Iceland’s wealth of culture and history on this guided tour, Experience more than just sagas as you travel around Borgarfjordur, exploring waterfalls, craters, hot-springs, historic ruins and bathing in the geothermal waters of Krauma. Travel at your own pace, take as much time as you wish to really appreciate all the natural beauty this country has to offer.
the settlement centre
To begin the tour you will be picked up in our electric Mercedes EQV and head to The Settlement Centre in Borgarnes, just 1 hour out side of the city, here you will have a self guided audio tour (5 Languages). There are two entertaining and educational exhibitions at the Settlement Centre. While one tells the story of the first settlers, the other reveals the story of Iceland’s most important saga – Egils Saga. Egill Skalla-Grimson was a famous Viking and poet, and his saga is closely linked to the settlement period, as his father was one of the first settlers.
Buffet lunch – icelandic style
After, you can enjoy a traditional buffet lunch at the centre (included with our tour).
Next you will travel to Grábrók to explore a 3000-year-old volcanic crater on the edge of Borgarfjordur. Grábrók is one of 3 craters formed by an eruptive fissure. Take the time to walk to the outer rim and admire one of the best preserved craters in Iceland, The view from the top looking down the Vally is spectacular.
Barnafoss and Hraunfossar
We continue the journey to Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfalls, and without a doubt, these are two of the most beautiful waterfalls on the peninsula, Glacier water flows from Langjökull along the Hvitá river, pushing through the lava fields creating many spring like waterfalls over 900 meters along the river, called rivulets. The lava fields are subglacial eruptions from beneath the distant Langjökull Glacier which can be seen from the view point. The second waterfall Barnafoss being named after the “child falls” holds a story in its own that should not be missed.
Next you have the option to visit Snorrastofa, home to Snorri Sturluson, one of the most important figures in Icelands history, Here you can follow the story of the Icelandic historian, politician and poet with the interactive audio guide as you walk the grounds, museum and ruins of the fort.
Snorri’s pool – Snorralaug can still be seen, you can no longer bath in the pool, but you can enter the turf hall that led to the main house and see how the first steam house was constructed.
After a historical day its time to soak in the geothermal waters and unwind, You will visit Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver and watch it bellow as you relax in the baths of Krauma, keep refreshed with pool service with a selection of refreshing drinks of wine. Enjoy the Infrared and steam rooms, or lounge around an open fire with views of the valley. You can finish the day with a meal at Krauma’s restaurant or simply return to the city to dine.
Silver Circle & Krauma Spa
- 1 Tree planted for every tour
- Experienced Driver / Guide
- Pickup / drop-off
- The Settlement Centre
- Buffet lunch
- Snorralaug / Snorrastofa
- Hraunfossar & Barnafoss
- Krauma Baths
- Walking Poles if needed
- Crampons If needed
- Water / Snacks
- All tickets and admissions included
- Water Proof Clothing
- Hiking boots / Sensible footwear
- Towel – Can be hired at Krauma
- Warm layers
- Hat and gloves.
Know before you go
Pickup time is 9.00am, choose the most convenient place to be picked up for this tour in the checkout.
Icelandic weather conditions can change in an instant, it is common to experience all 4 seasons in one day, it is highly recommend to bring adequate clothing to suit all conditions for the experience. They can of course just be left in the transportation if not needed.
Thomas answered all of my questions throughout the booking process as well as the day of. He was very communicative, helpful and insightful. He answered all of our questions about... read more
March 7, 2022