Lava Caving, Super Jeep & Bathing In Geothermal Springs From Hveragerdi

This is an amazing super-value tour of exciting and unique activities. The perfect choice to experience some of the best outdoor activities Iceland has to offer. In just one day you pack in such adventures as caving, riding across rugged terrain in a super jeep and bathing in a natural hot spring.

The tour kicks off in the picturesque town of Hveragerdi on Iceland´s south coast. First we descend into one of the caves in the locality. As we go deeper into the earth´s belly and marvel at the spectacular formations, we learn about the geology of the area and how Icelanders have found ingenious ways to harness the geothermal energy bubbling beneath their feet. Lunch is in the cave and we enjoy a selection of traditional Icelandic foods. After all, what a people eat is another window on their culture. Here in this eerie netherworld, your guide will entertain you with hair-raising tales of the trolls and outlaws who once called these caves home.

Back above ground it´s time to get the adrenaline pumping as we hop aboard a super jeep and ride across the rugged lava landscape in the shadow of the local active volcano, Hengill. We use one of the hot springs or the ground´s natural heat to cook our dinner or lunch.

The icing on the cake has to be the awesome Zen-like experience of bathing in a natural hot spring. This is literally where you become one with your natural surroundings.

Included:
Guided Super Jeep tour
Cave gear
Light lunch
Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Hveragerdi

testimonials
Many thanks to Dora who, after my initial fears about food and toilets as I recuperated from an abdominal operation, gave me a good picture of how these things are 'on the ground' so that I could optimistically pay for this trip of a lifetime. I can honestly say that my trip was fantastic. Our guide, Mimir, was superb: really knowledgeable, very responsible and professional, giving us wonderful little 'off the beaten track' experiences that surely many tourists would miss, a safe and excellent driver. The hotels were all fantastic - even the smallest fishing village guesthouse was clean and comfortable and quiet (with a memorable excellent freshly cooked dinner served in Bakki!). Wi-fi everywhere, even if not necessarily TV or phone or radio. Wi-fi was the most important item on my list after cleanliness and comfort and quiet in hotel rooms! All the sites chosen for our tour were fascinating - especially the horse farm, the herring era museum, the Egill Olafsson Museum at Hnjotur, of course the glacier lagoon and the major waterfalls, and many other places. If there was one place which was underwhelming, it was the microbrewery. But otherwise everything was just amazing. And Mimir made it all come alive for us, answering all our questions, and giving us the background to the present-day Icelandic people and its history. I have nothing but praise and thanks for this incredible and memorable trip. Thank you!