Meet and greed your local guide at your hotel.
You will enjoy the haunting landscapes of Iceland as you set off in the morning towards the Thingvellir National Park, to watch how the fissure zone running through Iceland, splits the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia apart. The National park is a historical jewel, the origin of democracy in Iceland as the Althing (parliament), gathering of Viking chieftains was established there in 930 A.D. and continued to convene there until 1798. Major events in the history of Iceland have taken place at Thingvellir and therefore the place is held in high esteem by all Icelanders.
The journey is set into the mysterious west coast with mountains and fjords like Hvalfjordur fjord, (Whale fjord) spectacular scenic beauty. During World War II, a naval base of the British and American navies could be found in this fjord. The only whale station is also placed in the same aria – is not in use anymore.
Borgarfjord region can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas. The area’s landscape, nature and culture reflect this heritage and bring history to life. The settlement center is in Borgarnes.
Europe’s most powerful hot spring (Deildartunguhver) is on our way. Endless flow of boiling water comes up from the inner earth. Drive further inland suddenly cold water comes out of lava field on our next stop – the unique waterfall of Hraunfossar or the lava waterfalls. West Iceland is also often dubbed the saga land because it’s the scene of many of Iceland’s most beloved sagas.
Reykholt is one of Iceland’s most renowned historical sites where some of the finest works of Old Icelandic literature were written. Snorrastofa, a cultural – and medieval centre, founded in memory of Snorri Sturluson,and situated in his ancient homestead at Reykholt.
Amazing spectacle of nature and culture.
Optional Settlement visit during the day trip – The Settlement Center