The tour starts by taking you to the scenic fjord Hvalfjordur —“whale fjord”— where we visit the remains of an old whaling station.

The beautiful Barnafossar are next up, before you are taken to two of west Iceland’s biggest attractions: the enormous Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most volimunous hot spring; and Reykholt, the cradle of Scandinavian literature and home to 13th century scholar and poet Snorri Sturluson, whose hot pot is on display, as is the tunnel in which he was eventually slain. Snorri wrote, among other works, the famous Snorra Edda in Reykholt, which now houses a cultural center and research institute.

The tour ends by taking you through a “bona fide” Icelandic fishing village and the tunnel under Hvalfjordur back to Reykjavik.