Prepare yourself to experience the most beautiful scenery that the south coast of Iceland has to offer! Stunning waterfalls, otherworldly black sand beaches, creaking glaciers, lava fields and towering geysers! We begin bright and fresh in Iceland capital Reykjavik, although being largest city here, it’s described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
You’ll get the opportunity to see the spectacular waterfall Seljalandsfoss which runs from the Eyjafjallajökull. You can even experience walking behind the waterfall and feel the natural beauty of Seljalandsfoss, please don’t forget your waterproof jacket! There’s more beautiful waterfalls to see you will also get to see Skogafoss, then realise why it’s one of the most impressive waterfalls Iceland has to offer and walk to the top for incredible views of the coastline.
You’ll have the opportunity to stop at Seljavallalaug, an outdoor swimming pool built in 1928 in the middle of an impressive valley. Even if you decide not to swim in its naturally hot water, it’s worth going just for the view! Please note this is weather dependent.
See the breath-taking Sólheimajökull glacier, located between the volcanoes Katla and Eyjafjallajökull. We can walk to it and take photos, but we cannot climb it as we require special equipment to do so.
Spend a night in Vik, the biggest town on the south coast; famous for its pitch-black basalt sand beach, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. We’ll enjoy this outwardly landscape and wall to the cliffs, home to numerous seabirds, especially puffins. Here in Vik we can have dinner at the local brewery and support the local community. As we’re staying here, we have a good chance of seeing the northern light, fingers crossed!
The following morning we’ll drive you to the Kerið crater, where we’ll stop for some photos. Its striking-blue lake lies in the middle of an intact caldera made of red volcanic rock.
You then have two options, either swim in the Secret Lagoon, the oldest swimming pool in the country, built in 1891 for a fee or stop at the Solheimasandur black sand beach, where an abandoned US Navy aircraft crash landed in 1973, both worth doing unfortunately time is limited.
The journey won’t be complete if we didn’t see Gullfoss, one of the most iconic and photogenic waterfalls in Iceland and the Great Geysir, one of the highest known geysers in the world.
We end our Iceland tour in Reykjavik right on time for our Greenland tour! This Iceland tour was carefully designed as a pre tour for Greenland – it can also be booked independently and is highly recommend!
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