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Stop At: Fossatun Camping Pods, Iceland
Fossatún is a settlement located on the banks of the river Grímsá in Borgarfjörður along route 50, just 90 km from Reykjavík. The area is known for its beautiful surroundings and there are many marked hiking paths to enjoy the sites.
There is also a riverside restaurant and a Troll Garden where marked paths are highlighted by pictures and stories of trolls in the area. Steinar Berg, who authors a series of popular story books about trolls that are illustrated by Brian Pilkington, is the proprietor of Fossatún and his autographed books are available in the local shop.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Borgarfjörður, Hraunfossar Iceland
A must-see attraction in Reykholt area is the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfall, a fascinating series of waterfalls seemingly originating in a field without a river or lake. The water is actually streaming through rivulets in the Hallmundarhraun lava field. The detour from the Ring Road takes about two to three hours, depending on how long you stop at each place.
Another waterfall beside Hraunfossar is Barnafoss, which is more like a series of rapids caused by the water of Hvitá entering a narrow passage. Barnafoss means “Child Falls” and legend has it that one day two boys were left home while their parents went to church, but they got bored and decide to follow. When taking a shortcut, the two boys tried crossing the falls over a natural stone bridge but fell in and drowned. The mother of the boys cursed the bridge and shortly after it was destroyed by an earthquake.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Road 50, Reykholt Iceland
The largest hot spring in Europe and probably the most voluminous natural hot spring in the world, Deildartunguhver, is only a short drive from the Ring Road on route 50, not far from Reykholt.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Krauma, Deildartunguhver, Reykholt 320 Iceland
Immerse yourself in Icelandic nature at the Krauma geothermal bath resort. Relax in hot tubs heated with water from Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, and unwind surrounded by western Iceland’s stunning landscapes. Those looking to experience the uniqueness of this country’s environment should grab this opportunity now.
The pure water at Krauma geothermal nature baths is pumped straight out of the nearby hot spring Deildartunguhver. To cool it down and create the perfect bathing temperature, the water is mixed with cold glacial water from Iceland’s smallest glacier, Ok.
Duration: 1 hour