2 x 412 €
- Kleifarvatn, a magic lake and its barren shores
- Seltún, a spectacular geothermal area
- Grænavatn, breathtaking lake and surroundings
- Stóra and Litla Eldborg, two natural shaped craters
- Krisuvikurberg, the shelter of many birds species
- Gunnuhver, the largest geothermal field of the peninsula
- Valahnukar, the perfect evidence of volcanic activity
- Leifur Eiríksson Bridge, the bridge between continents
- Sog, the colorful gorge
All about the trip
Our first stop, Kleifarvatn, is the largest and deepest lake in this part of Iceland. The lake sits on a highly active volcanic fissure zone. The lake is surrounded by black sand shores and volcanic mountains.
We continue our journey to the charming geothermal field of Seltún. This place has many mudpots and fumaroles, heated by an underground magma chamber. Sulphuric water and gases have created colorful deposits. We will take wooden pathways to explore this fascinating area, especially when a new maar is born with a spectacular explosion. We will stop at the largest one, Grænavatn. Up to 46 meters deep and 350 meters wide, it is a gorgeous emerald colored lake caused by a combination of thermal algae and sunlight absorbing crystals.
During our tour, we will explore a protected natural feature, two perfectly-formed scoria craters, Stóra and Litla Eldborg. They are a part of a lava ring.
The journey proceeds through one of Iceland’s best-known bird-cliffs and the highest cliffs in the southwest part of Iceland, Krisuvikurberg. From the middle of March to the end of August you can watch also puffins which is a living symbol of Iceland. And if we are lucky, we can also see whales and dolphins which are floating near the shore.
Next stop, Gunnuhver. This place is both surprising and enchanting. This is a crater with ocher and orange stones that contrast with the turquoise milky waters of a lake located at the top.
We continue our trip to a desert volcanic lava area of Valahnukar. From there the view is amazing, as you can see cliffs and rocks growing straight out of the ocean and explore a mountain composed of tuff layers, pillow lava and breccia.
The tour continues through wonderful lava fields and we go to the unique place where two of the Earth’s tectonic plates split. You will have the opportunity to walk over Leifur Eiríksson bridge, which crosses the fissure. This 18 meters long bridge, in a symbolic purpose, illustrates the phenomenon of continental drift and connects the tectonic plates.
Sog is the largest freshwater river in Iceland in terms of water volume and flows out in a multicolored gorge. You will be astonished by this colorful site and the mind-blowing surroundings.
What is (and what is not) included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off
- Food, water or snacks
This activity is organised by Try Iceland Tours, Thórufell 12, Reykjavik, 111, Iceland, +354 616 1899, email@example.com.
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