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AH61  The Saga Trail 9 Jun 2015 -
31 Aug 2015

Highlights:
  • Hvalfjördur fjord
  • Fossatún
  • The settlement center in Borgarnes
  • Reykholt Church
  • Europe's largest hotspring 


Nature, culture and history

Taste the Saga tours takes you on an excursion from Reykjavik to the village Borgarnes exploring nature, culture and history. This route follows the picturesque  shore line onto the old road through Hvalfjörður fjord and then to the charming village of Borgarnes in Borgarfjörður area to introduce you to the settlement history of Iceland.  Before driving along its shores was the only way to get to Borgarnes. 

Our next stop is where we will visit one of the ongoing exhibitions. Our lunch break will be in Fossatún where you can see the magical Troll Falls, after which we head for more history in Reykholt and then to the geothermal area at Deildartunguhver hot spring which pumps over 100 litres of boiling water every second. Here we say goodbye to our guide and head through the Hvalfjörður tunnel back to Reykjavik.


Itinerary Details

Included
Bus
Guidance as shown under Guidance below
Settlement Exhibition
Entrance to Snorrastofa
 
Excluded
Meals, refreshments
 
Online Booking
Up to 90 minutes prior to tour departure.

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Guidance:

English
All departures
 
German/English
Thursdays
 
 
 
 

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Tour details

Days of week:
10 Jun 2014 -
31 Aug 2014
 
 
Departure times
08:00
 
Free hotel pick-up service
Pick-up: 07:30
 
Duration
8 hours
 
Travelling with children
Child (0 - 11): FREE
Youth (12 - 17): 50% off
 

Price: 14.000 ISK
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Shepard wrote:
Beautiful scenery around the fjord and plenty of time to stop and enjoy it as the pace of the tour was leisurely. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative and his English was excellent. The Egillsaga exhibition at Borganes was interesting and brought the stiory to life, although the Settlement exhibition wasn't quite so good. The church at Reykholt was beautiful and well worth the visit. The Snorri Sturlason exhibition at Reykholt was rather haphazard in its layout but this was no fault of Gray Line, of course. Altogether the Saga Trail was a very good and enjoyable trip. I would recommend it both to people who know about the sagas and also to those who are experiencing them for the first time.
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Zaremba wrote:
Very interesting, informative & friendly. Very good & nice guide. The exhibitions were very good organised & interesting. Nice lunch!!!!!
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Shepard wrote:
Beautiful scenery around the fjord and plenty of time to stop and enjoy it as the pace of the tour was leisurely. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative and his English was excellent. The Egillsaga exhibition at Borganes was interesting and brought the stiory to life, although the Settlement exhibition wasn't quite so good. The church at Reykholt was beautiful and well worth the visit. The Snorri Sturlason exhibition at Reykholt was rather haphazard in its layout but this was no fault of Gray Line, of course. Altogether the Saga Trail was a very good and enjoyable trip. I would recommend it both to people who know about the sagas and also to those who are experiencing them for the first time.

Zaremba wrote:
Very interesting, informative & friendly. Very good & nice guide. The exhibitions were very good organised & interesting. Nice lunch!!!!!

Girgensohn-Minker wrote:
We were lucky - fog in Reykjavik but from the Hvalfjördur onwards beautiful sunny weather. We were told that is why many people have their summer houses in that area ;-) It was a peaceful tour, good informations, sufficient time to stop at beautiful spots, equally sufficient time to appreciate the interesting exhibitions in Borgarnes and Reykholt church. We even could walk around outside of the exhibitions as there was also saga land! The hotspring area in the end was impressive. A nice bonus: we could buy very cheap but tasty tomatoes from the local hothouses there. The lunch break was nicely chosen, a very personal and friendly restaurant with freshly made meat soup and a funny troll trail outside for a digestive walk.

Anttonen wrote:
Marvellous! Fantastically fine experience! Thank you for that. And our best greetings to our guide/chaffeur. He was really competent and nice guy. The whole journey was a great joy in many respects. Yours Marja anf Lauri from Finland (P.S. there was some trouble with loudspeakers)

Thevoz wrote:
A leisurely tour in a most beautiful part of Iceland. Although we did not get to visit the Whaling Station, the two museums we visited in Borgarnes and Reykholt were interesting (although obviously not as extensive as the museums in Reykjavik). What made my day were the extraordinary landscapes, particularly along Hvalfjordur, as well as the fun Troll trail in a gorgeous natural setting. The hotspring was pretty amazing, too.
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