The Silver Circle Day Tour: Deildartunguhver, Krauma, and more…
The Silver Circle tour is a slightly less famous route than the spectacular Golden Circle, however not less interesting. On it you will see Deildartunguhver hot springs, providing hot water for several towns; the Krauma baths, ideal for a relaxing soak in beautiful surroundings; visit Hraunfossar and the Barnafoss waterfalls, spectacular and unique cascading places of genuine natural beauty, before we finally visit Reykholt, the home of the legendary Icelandic scholar and politician, Snorri Sturluson. This means that the Silver Circle tour has many amazing sights that cater to every taste, providing off-the-beaten-track memories.
- The perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Explore the highlights on Western Iceland
- Private tour operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Deildartunguhver hot springs
- Krauma hot baths
- Hraunfossar waterfalls
- Barnafoss waterfall
|Travel Style||Privately Guided Tour|
|Availability||All Seasons, Daily|
|Tour Duration||8 hours|
|Pickup/Drop Off||Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik (outside of Reykjavik is possible at the surcharge)|
|Departure Time||9:00 AM (or let us know about the preferred time for your pick up)|
|Transportation||SUV or Minivan for a group of 1-6 people. Minibus for a group of 6-15 people|
- Driver/guide services
- Private transportation
- Food and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Krauma Hot Tubs are ideal for relaxing in beautiful surroundings
The indicated price per person is calculated for 4 adults sharing a tour together. Prices and availability are listed in the booking form below. For getting a quote or customizing your trip, please send us a tour request.
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The tour starts from Reykjavik and we travel first through a fjord called Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord). This is one of Iceland’s deepest bays, and we will pass remnants of the old Icelandic Whaling industry.
Along the way, we will stop at Fossatun. Here you can find Tröllagarðurinn or the Trolls’ Park which was created by the owners as a recreation for the guests at Fossatun. Some of the trolls in the Trolls’ Park are quite scary looking. One of them is Gryla, who is the mother of the Icelandic Yule Lads. Having a stroll among the trolls is a very unique experience.
We then visit the small village of Reykholt where we take a look at an ancient hot tub built by one of the most prominent scholars during the Viking era, Snorri Sturluson.
After that, we head to Hraunfossar (Lava Waterfalls) they emerge from underground lava tubes from beneath the Hallmundarhraun lava field. It is right next to Barnafoss, a waterfall that comes from a regular river.
From there we carry on to Deildartunguhver, where we take lunch and bath in the excellent hot spring area in Krauma Spa (entrance fee is optional), renovated in November 2017, so it is very new and modern. Experience nature from its core by bathing in the geothermal baths at Krauma. The hot water used in Krauma spa originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). To achieve the perfect bathing temperature we mix the hot water with cold water from Rauðsgil, which originates in the glacier Ok, the smallest glacier in Iceland.
Krauma offers five relaxing natural geothermal baths, a cold tub to get your blood circulation going, two calming saunas, and a relaxation room where you can rest by the fireplace while listening to soothing music. After visiting Krauma SPA, we return to Reykjavik.
We assume that you may have questions while preparing for your trip. We would like to answer some of them in advance to provide you with complete information about our tours and make them as comfortable as possible. Below you can find the most frequently asked questions.
How do we pay for the tour?
Payments for day tours are collected online while booking. We accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. If you have any problems with using American Express, please contact us. If another way of payment is preferable, please contact us through e-mail at email@example.com.
Where do you pick up from?
Pick-up is included in the tour price and arranged from your lodging places or designated bus stops in Reykjavik. Please be ready outside the hotel or in a lobby at the pick-up time mentioned in the tour description. Please contact us, if you like to change a place or time for pick-up.
If your group is larger than 5 people and a minibus used for tour transportation, we have limited possibility for pickups in downtown Reykjavík due to driving/parking restrictions in the area. Then, we shall pick you up from designated bus stops or ask to meet a driver-guide at a nearby location, where we can pick you up. You can also preliminary e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we‘ll figure out the best pick up location.
Drop-offs are provided at the same place as pick-up unless otherwise arranged with the driver/guides.
What about food on tours?
We arrange refreshment stops at cafés or restaurants on every day tour, where you can purchase your lunch and snacks. Therefore, you are not required to bring your food for the tour, however, if you prefer to bring some snacks or drinks, that is accepted. Please note that food and beverages are not included in the tour price.
Can I get vegetarian meals on tours?
Nearly all restaurants in Iceland offer some vegetarian food. There is no problem with purchasing vegetarian meals on tours.
How many bathroom stops are on the tours?
The bathrooms are available at visitor centers at many stops on popular routes such as Golden Circle and South Coast. Some bathroom stops are available on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour. Your driver-guide will inform you about available places for bathroom stops on the route.
Can we cancel or change reservation? What is the Cancellation Policy?
Flexible Policy for Cancellations and Refunds
All Top-Iceland day tours are fully refundable, up to the day of tour delivery. You will receive a full refund of the tour price:
- If you cancel a booking before the start of the tour for any reason. Please note you will not receive any refund if you do not cancel the tour and do not show. Also, timing is calculated following the time zone of the tour;
- If Top-Iceland cancels the tour;
- If You cannot take the tour because of an unforeseeable event that is out of your control (“Unforeseeable Events”).
Refunds will be sent back to the original payment method used in making the booking. Depending on the bank’s processing time, it can take 7 business days for the refunds to reflect in your bank account or card balance.
All cancellations must be initiated by contacting Top-Iceland via:
- Emailing email@example.com
- Sending a Message through the website topicelandtours.com
- Telephone: +354 626 9000
Top-Iceland is not responsible for any incidental expenses you and/or any other participant may have directly or indirectly incurred as a result of the booking of a tour. These expenses include but are not limited to, the cost of visas, accommodation, vehicle rental, vaccinations, flights, and/or loss of enjoyment.
In any cancellation event, you may also choose to reschedule the tour, or take a credit towards a future booking, instead of receiving a refund. You can find more details for cancellation policies on the page Terms & Conditions
Please contact us if you have any questions about our cancellation policy.
What to bring for tours? Which clothes are recommended?
Solid, warm & waterproof shoes, as well as warm rain & windproof outdoor clothing, is recommended for all the tours. (Please see the question below about weather and temperature).
What is the weather like in Iceland? How cold is it?
Here below, a table with average temperatures, precipitation, and daylights by months in Iceland:
|Month||Avg. High||Avg. Low||Avg. Rainfall||Avg. Sunlight|
|January||36°F (2°C)||28°F (-2°C)||4 inches||5 hours|
|February||36°F (2°C)||28°F (-2°C)||4.3 inches||8 hours|
|March||38°F (3°C)||30°F (-1°C)||3.7 inches||12 hours|
|April||43°F (6°C)||34°F (1°C)||2.9 inches||16 hours|
|May||48°F (9°C)||40°F (4°C)||2.3 inches||18 hours|
|June||54°F (12°C)||46°F (8°C)||2.1 inches||21 hours|
|July||57°F (14°C)||49°F (9°C)||2.7 inches||19 hours|
|August||55°F (13°C)||47°F (8°C)||3.5 inches||16 hours|
|September||50°F (10°C)||42°F (6°C)||4.6 inches||13 hours|
|October||44°F (7°C)||36°F (2°C)||4.5 inches||9 hours|
|November||39°F (4°C)||30°F (-1°C)||4.2 inches||6 hours|
|December||36°F (2°C)||29°F (-2°C)||4.1 inches||4 hours|
Please remember, that weather in Iceland changes rapidly and you cannot count on long-term forecasts. Two most reliable sources of the weather forecast: https://www.vedur.is/ and https://www.yr.no/
How about the daylight? Is it completely dark in winter?
Fortunately not, even on the shortest days of the year, there are several hours of daylight every day – between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. If you wish to check a specific time of a year we recommend to use https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/iceland/reykjavik
How long in advance should we book tours?
In general – the earlier, the better. Consider the fact that most of our tours are privately guided, and therefore an availability on certain dates might be limited.
How about tipping in Iceland?
Tipping in Iceland is not required but always appreciated.
Is it obligatory to have child seats/boosters?
Yes, it is requested by Icelandic law to have child seats/boosters. Some families are already traveling on their own, but if you would like us to provide child seats and/or boosters on the tour, please send us an e-mail.