Begin your journey with the car this morning by driving north through the historical Borgarfjörður area of West Iceland. For those interested in the history of Iceland, a stop at the Icelandic Settlement Centre in the town of Borgarnes is recommended, or perhaps a visit to nearby Reykholt, the medieval home to renowned Iceland historian, poet and chieftain Snorri Sturluson. Other worthwhile natural sights in the area include the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls that tumble over a lava field and Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring.
Or for a truly unique experience, go inside of a glacier! You can take an optional guided tour to Langjökull glacier, where a manmade ice cave was recently opened to travellers. (Contact us for availability and departure details.)
Spend the next two nights in the Borgarnes area. Now that you’re away from the bright lights of Reykjavik, look up to the skies at night to see if you can spot some northern lights.*
Driving distance approx. 180 km / 112 mi.
*The northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so sightings cannot be guaranteed even on cloudless nights.