The first stop on the Silver Circle is Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring – a truly incredible sight that is like nothing else that you will ever see. Its thundering waters generate vast plumes of steam – making for a majestic spectacle. Deildartunguhver also supplies a number of towns in the surrounding area with hot water – another example of how Icelanders utilize their unique landscape for the good of the environment.
We’ll drive inland to the Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls – two stunningly beautiful waterfalls that are the pride of west Iceland. Hraunfossar is particularly special – comprised of thousands of tiny cascades that combine into a dramatic cacophony of thundering water. These rivulets emerge from the colorful Hallmundarhraun lava field – making for one of the best photo opportunities that you will ever get!
We’ll also stop at Barnafossar, whose beautiful foggy blue waters have a supernatural quality about them. They are known as ‘the children’s falls’ and your knowledgeable local guide will tell you all about the tragic story that earnt them this name.
We’ll take a break for a picnic lunch in the rolling Husafell woodlands (lunch not included) and then drive to Langjokull glacier. Langjokull (the long glacier) is Iceland’s second largest and is a renowned icy wonderland that will provide memories that will last you a lifetime.
Langjokull is also the perfect place to really put our super jeeps to the test – travelling along lesser known paths so we can see this vast icy wilderness in all its majesty. Look out of the window to see a world of craggy crevasses, deep moulins and remarkable ice sculptures.
If the conditions are right, then we’ll take the mountain pass back to Reykjavik – crossing the famous Kaldidalur (cold valley), which offers the greatest views of Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. The perfect way to end a truly incredible day!
Why not make the absolute most out of the Silver Circle tour and add entry to the Langjökull ice tunnel? This spectacular optional extra will allow you to journey deep beneath Langjökull and see some dazzling ancient ice. What better way to top off this incredible day tour, than by journeying to the heart of a natural wonder?
Pick up: We’ll confirm the pickup time and place after the booking confirmation – be sure to designate your chosen pickup point during the booking confirmation. Don’t know where you will be staying? No worries, just choose “To Be Announced” for pick...)
Pick up: We’ll confirm the pickup time and place after the booking confirmation – be sure to designate your chosen pickup point during the booking confirmation.
Don’t know where you will be staying? No worries, just choose “To Be Announced” for pick-up location and get back to us when you have further details.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
• The tour will last from 9-10 hours in total. • The minimum age limit to participate in the tour is 6 • We supply free Wi-Fi aboard our super jeep • We recommend wearing warm clothes – Iceland is cold and to make the most out of the tour you should ...)
• The tour will last from 9-10 hours in total.
• The minimum age limit to participate in the tour is 6
• We supply free Wi-Fi aboard our super jeep
• We recommend wearing warm clothes – Iceland is cold and to make the most out of the tour you should be prepared for all weather conditions.
• This is a small guided group experience, allowing you to make the most out of your guide’s expertise.
• Please specify whether you want to join the additional Langjökull ice tunnel experience during the booking process.
This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.
Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
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.
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.
The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.
Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.