Day 2: Borgarfjörður – Stykkishólmur – Flókalundur
Unique Waterfalls – Europe's Most Powerful Hot Spring – Ferry Ride among 3,000 Islands
We drive along the scenic coastline of Hvalfjörður Fjord (Whale Fjord), one of the longest and deepest fjords in Iceland. In West Iceland we explore Hraunfossar (Lava Falls) and Barnafoss (Children's Falls) known for their exceptionally beauty and unusual natural phenomena. We stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring, which bubbles out of algae covered boulders at a steamy 97°C (200°F).
In the afternoon we reach Stykkishólmur village and take a lovely ferry ride across the spectacular seascape of Breiðafjörður Bay dotted with 3,000 tiny islands. Encircled by mountains and the Snæfellsjökull volcano, the dramatic bay is home to 50 bird species, the rare white-tailed eagle, and gray seals who enjoy lounging about on the small islets.
Overnight stay in Flókalundur area.