Hveragerdi

Northern Lights From Hveragerdi

One of the beauties of visiting Iceland in the late fall and wintertime is that you may well be lucky enough to experience one of Mother Nature´s most amazing phenomena – the Northern Lights.

From the town of Hveragerdi on Iceland´s south coast, we head off in the hope of spotting these elusive lights as they weave and dance their magical way across the northern heavens. However, in hunting for the Auora Borealis, patience is the name of the game.

To ensure a more personal and enjoyable tour we only have small groups. In addition, we bring along a snack of traditional Icelandic food so as to offer you an interesting additional cultural insight.

Important:
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed

What to bring:
Warm clothing

Included:
Guided tour
Transport if needed
Light meal
Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Hveragerdi

Price:
4-6h

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

Price:
9h

Snow Shoeing & Hiking Adventure From Hveragerdi

Winter in Iceland is a wonderland. But imagine having this magical experience while hiking across one of the country´s most actively volcanic areas. Doing so means you get to see the amazing contrasts as steam billows from geothermal vents here and there in the snowy wasteland. This is the adventure that awaits you in the vicinity of Hveragerdi town on Iceland´s south coast.

On this tour we snow shoe across a snow-covered lava field in the shadow of the active volcano Hengill. Here is scenery guaranteed to take your breath away. Our knowledgeable guide will select the area having the best conditions for snow shoeing and on the way we stop at a scenic location for a hot refreshment. Your guide will also fill you in on the unique geology of the area and how the locals ingeniously harness the energy that´s literally bubbling beneath their feet.

And the beauty of it all is that you´re off the beaten track in pristine nature – the perfect therapy for soul and body!

Important:
4-6 hours, including 1,5-2,5 hours of snow shoeing and 1-2 hours hiking

What to bring:
Warm winter clothing and boots

Included:
Guided Snow Shoeing & Hike
Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Hveragerdi

Price:
4-6h

South Coast Classic

Follow the North Atlantic coastline into the volcanic and glacier covered wonderland that is Iceland´s south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, take in the incredible views from the top of Skógar Waterfall, stand on the world famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara and visit the charming coastal village of Vík.

Included:
Guided coach tour, free wifi, In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages (French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch)

Departure:
From Hótel Örk at 9:45-10:15

Price:
EUR 109 per person

Price: $ 140.00
10-11h

Horseback riding

This tour takes us through meadows, lava fields and a small river. On our way we enjoy the beautiful scenery of volcanic mountains and farmland, passing several farms which give us an idea of how agriculture has developed in the last decades. Nice riding trails give a good opportunity to experience the special gait of the Icelandic horse “tölt”. At the end of the tour you are invited for coffee and home-made cake.

Included:
1.5-2 hours on horseback, coffee/tea/hot chocolate and homemade cake.

Duration:
3 hours, thereof 1,5-2 hours riding

Departure:
From your hotel at 8:45 and at 13:30 (Meeting time at Eldhestar: At 9:00 and at 13:45.)

Price:
EUR 105 per person

Price: $ 135.00
3h

Hot Spring Mountain Circle Hike Tour From Hveragerdi

Hveragerdi town on Iceland´s south coast is located right in the middle of a highly active volcanic area. It´s literally sitting on a bubbling cauldron of geothermal activity fuelled by magma pushing upwards towards the earth´s surface. That explains the plumes of steam rising from the ground here and there on the surrounding mountainsides.

On this tour we drive a short distance out of town and hike the scenic trail into Reykjadalur or “Steam Valley”. As we explore this geothermal wonderland we see there´s a lot of beauty packed into this short hike. The highpoint of the trip of course is to bathe in a natural hot spring. As you relax, drink in the stunning natural winter beauty of your surroundings.

This tour is ideal for those wanting to experience Iceland´s unique geology and take the road less travelled.

Difficulty:
3 out of 5 - this tour can be more challenging if there´s a lot of snow on the mountain.

What to bring:
Swimsuit, towel and warm clothing

Included:
Guided hike tour
Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Hveragerdi
Light meal

Price:
6-7h
testimonials
Hi Dora, We've arrived back home after a whirlwind of a trip to the Baltics! This part of the world is really beautiful and I'm so glad we decided to take the plunge. I've always loved Europe and have explored quite a bit on my own over the years, so seeing a new part of the continent with my wife was a special experience for both of us. We loved Lithuania which is where you mentioned you were from, and now I can see where you get your pleasant personality! :) The people in Vilnius were very good to us, and they welcomed tourists with open arms. While all of the hotels were nice, my personal favorite was the Radisson in Riga. We were told it was the only hotel in the Baltics that had a spa, so we took full advantage of that. Much needed. Also, the view from the Skyline bar couldn't be beat. Other highlights in Riga include the Old Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, and the Latvian National Opera House. Again, hats off to you for pulling this fabulous Baltic tour together for us! Your expertise and care is very evident. Cheers from California, Thomas and Patty McCurdy
Thomas and Patty McCurdy