Explore Borgarfjordur on the Silver Circle Tour! Visit Europe’s most powerful hot spring, relax at Krauma Geothermal Baths, discover the wonderful Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls and visit Reykholt.
Discover Borgarfjordur fjord on the Silver Circle Tour. It’s maybe less famous than its rival the Golden Circle, but it is absolutely as beautiful and a must-see while visiting Iceland. Here, you will discover the natural boiling waters of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring, and the relaxing Krauma geothermal baths & spa. In addition, we visit the impressive Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and Reykholt, most famous for being the home of Snorri Sturluson, a legendary Icelandic poet and politician.
~ 8 hours
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- The Silver Circle
- Borgarfjordur Fjord
- Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
- Krauma Geothermal Baths
- Hraunfossar Waterfalls
- Barnafoss Waterfall
- Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
- Guided Tour in minibus
- English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
- Entrance fee to Krauma geothermal baths
- Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
Get the essential Icelandic experience on the Silver Circle tour! Go off the beaten track, visit natural beauties and get to know more about the Icelandic history & culture.
The first stop is Deildartunguhver, Europe’s highest outflowing hot spring. Here, you can truly see the power of nature as steam clouds rise from the bubbling waters. In addition to being incredibly beautiful, Deildartunguhver waters are piped to the nearby towns of Borgarnes and Akranes for human consumption. This natural boiler is a great environmentally-friendly heating system and the best natural way to deliver hot water to these nearby towns.
Not far away is our next stop, Krauma Natural Geothermal Baths, which also uses heated water from Deildartunguhver springs. Of course, to be able to bathe here, the boiling hot water is mixed with icy cold water which directly comes from Ok, Iceland’s smallest glacier. The mixture of the two creates the perfect temperature for a hot relaxing bath. The natural spa is a true gem for those who want to take the time to relax in beautiful settings. The geothermal waters are rich in nutrients and will take care of your body while all you have to do is enjoy the moment.
After a moment of relaxation, you are fully prepared to be amazed by Hraunfossar, translated as the Lava Waterfalls. The word waterfall is used in plural because this is not a single body of water, it is actually many small streams creating a myriad of tiny white waterfalls, which make this place extremely unique and exceptionally beautiful. The water cascades down into Hvítá River, which can be translated as the White River. Hraunfossar is known as the wide and gentle falls because, despite the fact that they are not powerful nor high, they are a real feast for the eyes as the white water flows out of solidified dark lava, surrounded by colorful plants and the deep stretch of water. It is a great spot for photographers, with a high-contrast environment.
Barnafoss Waterfall is next on the list. The name can be directly translated into the “Children’s Waterfall” because the saga said that two children fell into the river and drowned when they were supposed to stay at home while their parents went to church. When their tracks were followed, they led to this waterfall. This is not a happy story but the falls remain truly beautiful. Located close to Hraunfossar, the color of the water is also mesmerizing and in fact, the cloudy white water runs down on steep rocks which were formed over many thousand years by volcanic eruptions.
Last but not least, Reykholt will be the final stop of the day. It is one of Iceland’s most notable historical and intellectual sites. Reykholt is known for being the home of Snorri Sturluson, one of Iceland’s most famous historians, poets and politicians, from 1206 to 1241. Snorri is a great writer and has contributed to the best sources for myths and legends among the Nordic Folklore. His records of the Old Norse language and mythology are essential to modern scholarship. Snorri was also elected twice lawspeaker to the Icelandic Parliament, he was one of the richest men in the country. In Reykholt, you can still see his house, his farm and even his famous natural hot tub, Snorralaug.
You will return to Reykjavík around 05:00 pm approximately.
Pick up & drop off
Pick up is at 08:00 am from your hotel or your selected pick up location in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but we kindly ask you to be ready at 08:00 am.
Remember to bring: Warm & waterproof clothing, a towel & bathing suit, good shoes and of course your camera.
Here is the plus-side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant.
Tipping is not a requirement here in Iceland although it is permitted and does make most people very happy.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sounds like a joke but is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around.
Iceland is a very high tech country. We actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free wifi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.