Day 2 Travel to the West visit Hraunfossar and Glanni
Land of the Sagas
Today we will drive to western Iceland and stop along the way to see sights in historically significant Dalir and beautiful Breiðafjörður.
Pick up from hotel 10am and drive to Hvalfjordur a 20 mile long fjord, surrounded by volcanic mountains. Remains from the American naval base built during World War II can be seen. Hvalfjordur is one of the most scenic areas in Iceland.
Next we will visit Hraunfossar waterfalls, beautiful and uniquel waterfalls, where water streams through the lava field of Hallmundarhraun.
Glanni is our next stop, a waterfall on the Norðurá River, one of Iceland´s best salmon fishing rivers. It is said to be a dwelling place of elves and trolls.
Grábrók is one of the few craters in Iceland that is easily accessible. Hiking to the craters rim takes only half an hour. We will stop there and give everyone a chance to explore.
Driving through the historic Dalir, we will stop at Erpsstaðir dairy farm, where you will have the opportunity to buy farm-made icecream.
Eiriksstadir is our last stop before we arrive at the hotel. Which is home of Eirik the Red, the first European to establish a viking settlement in Greenland. Eiriksstadir features an informative living presentation of viking culture. A replica of Eirík’s farmhouse has been built around 100 yards from the ruins of the original farm.
After this very interesting day we will arrive at the country lodge, where you can relax in the hot tub and keep a lookout for the northern lights.