Calling at the Bakari, used in the “Secret Life of Walter Mitty” for coffee and special pastry.  Passing by the Basalt columns visited by the tours we continue on to visit Rauðamelsölkelda sparkling spring. Of course we will stroll along the gold sand beach to spot seals, put maybe a bit further along the beach away from the crowds. An optional walk up to Bjarnarfoss, see if you kind find the wealth Bjarni hid there. Stroll along the sea edge at Buðir, going to Frambudir to see the old fishing centre from the saga times. Then on to explore Rauðfeldargjá a hidden waterfall. Step round a maze at Dritvik, peer into a Saxholar crater, check for water in the Irishman’s well, pop across the road to see if they left any fish in the fish houses at Gufuskalar.  Wonder at the glacial power that shaped Kirkufell. Try not to go berserk in the lava field named after two Swedish Beserk fighters.

 The above is just a description of what is available, not all can be included in a one day tour, unless you are keen to walk quickly!

Suðurlands (South Coast)

Leaving Reykjavik, heading south past the latest Geothermal power station at Hellisheidi, where we not only generate electricity and hot water but get rid of CO2. Through Selfoss, the dairy capital of Iceland and Bobby Fischer’s last home. Visit Urriðafoss on the mighty Þjórsá river. Gljúfrafoss and of course Seljalandsfoss, then inland to the lost glacial lake of Gígjökull, Nauthúsagil  rowan ravine and the hidden waterfalls or Stakkholtsgjá canyon. Then back to the south road and visit one of the larger caves, Seljalandshellir  Then further East past the famous farm Þorvaldseyri, then onto Skogarfoss. If the clouds are good a drive up F222 to scan below from the edge of Mýrdalsjökull. On to Reynisfjara beach and the basalt cliffs and caves then a quick visit to Vik.

Not all can be achieved in one day, so we discuss with you what YOU want to do. But this tour you get your wet feet. We bring towels, you bring the spare socks.

Reykholtsdalur (Up – Down Tour)

SurtshellirLeaving Reykjavik by Hengill the aptly named Pipe Line Road, we drop into Hvalfjörður (Whale bay) and turn to Glymur Foss, Iceland’s second tallest foss. [The walk up is an adventure and takes 4 hours return, so we would discuss with you what the day will include if the falls are included].
If no Glymur then we take the 550 then 52 called Lundareikjadalur to visit Krosslaug a hot pool (yes you can try it).
Then onto Deildartunguhver Europe’s most powerful hot spring. Then either the tourist route via Reykholt and look at Snorri’s hot tub, reputed to be the very first, he had his own private tunnel to it. Or we miss the crowds and travel via a back road, even here we have a choice of a back road or back track! Perhaps a walk up a small valley to catch a glimpse of Langifoss í Deildargili near Húsafell and then the goat pens, fox trap and mill ruins. [See History of the area] Then we head back along the main road to Hraunfoss, Barnafoss then about turn to look at  Halafoss which is a little up stream from the other two, We will walk to it from further along the road.

There is a hotel and cafe at Husafell,  we can look at lava tube, Surtshellir, one of Iceland’s longest cave – no we don’t walk it all, but you get an idea of how these tubes are formed.

Then up to Langjökull so you can see a glacier up close and personal. Back to Reykjavik via Kaldadalur or returning by back roads to Reykjavik perhaps a side step to the classy new spa at Krauma fed from Deildartunguhver.

Not all can be achieved in one day, so we discuss with you what YOU want to do. But this tour you get your wet feet. We bring towels, you bring the spare socks.

Golden Circle

Everyone does it, it is hard not to, with ancient sites, geyser, waterfalls, hot sand baking bread, tomato soup in a green house – where else. Or try mushroom ice cream! World’s best hot chocolate – so all our guests say. A dip into the Secret Lagoon. This is a tour most want to do, the secret lies in when to do it, to avoid the crowds.

SPECIAL – if you wish more than one tour, we can work out a package price.

On Top of the World and Oddity TOURS

The following are mainly scenic driving tours with ample time for photographs.

  • Selfoss to Landmannalaugar, via Árnes and Hrauneyjar                                   Price 125 000 isk
  • Hvolsvöllur to Hekla via Keldur and mountain roads with river crossings   Price 125 000 isk
  • þórsmörk (Thorsmork), Eyjafjallajökull, Gigjökull glacier                                Price 100 000 isk

These tours include numerous walks, appropriate foot wear and walking clothes should be worn. Bring waterproof outer clothes. A towel, swim suit and spare socks and light shoes will allow you to enjoy the day.  We reserve the right to refuse to take you on the walking sections of the tour if the guide believes your clothing or footwear is not suitable. The remainder of the tour will proceed but there would be no refund.