Published August 22, 2016
Join us and Bustravel Iceland on a photographic journey inside a cave and on a tour around two beautiful fjords. We’ll top the trip off with waterfalls and horses.
It doesn’t get much better than this.
You might have seen photos of Icelandic lava fields with moss stretching out across the horizon and cool, hard congealed lava underneath. There’s more to the lava than meets the eye.
What you are about to see is largest lava tube in Iceland. A lava tube is a long cave or tube made from a volcanic eruption.
Here we are in a valley with small old trees. It’s an Icelandic version of a forest. Cold temperatures and short growing seasons in Iceland keep the trees from growing too large. Húsafell has offered service to travellers for a long time. It has its own pool, golf courses and even a hydropower plant.
Frankly, it’s not just one waterfall. It’s a series of streams flowing underground, between layers of rocks and lava. Even its name comes from Icelandic “hraun” which means lava.
Welcome to the highest volume hot spring in Europe! A 180 litres of water boils every minute here.
The vegetables you will see on sale come from greenhouses powered by geothermal energy.
The next stops are places around the fjord and on the road leading to it. Icelandic name translates to “whale-fjord”, most likely because whales could be spotted there in the old days. But who knows, maybe we’ll spot one.