Arriving early for Rainbow Reykjavik? Explore the amazing western part of Iceland in this unique tour.
West Iceland Safari
The West Iceland Safari is offered on February 9th, before the Rainbow Reykjavik Festival. After picking you up from your accommodation we head towards Hvalförður (Whale Bay) where we'll see the ruins of the fjord's whaling facilities and learn about the british occupation of Iceland during WW2. Next we drive over the Skarðsheiði heath to Deildartunguhver - the highest flow hotspring in Europe. Next up is a stop at Reykholt to where Snorri Sturluson lived. Sturluson wrote the Edda poems, one of the foundations of Norse Mythology and an invaluable source of knowledge of life in viking times.
We will visit Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 metres out of the Hallmundarhraun lava field. A short walk upstream you'll find the beautiful Barnafoss (Children's Waterfall) and learn about the harrowing story of how it got its name. We carry on to Húsafell and the Langjökull glacier. We'll visit Háafell a local goat farm dedicated to the cause of maintaining the icelandic goat species. We'll taste the farmer's produce and pet some pretty goats. From Borgarnes we take the Whale Bay Tunnel back to Reykjavik and drop you off at your accommodation.