2 day – South Coast
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Everything is included, except lunch and dinner.
What to bring
Warm clothes according to weather and a camera.
Reynisfjara black beach
Skaftafell National Park
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon
2 day South Coast – Tour program
REYKJAVÍK: Pick up at your hotel or Airbnb around 8.00 AM, or meet us at Harpa Opera House at 8.20 AM.
SELJALANDSFOSS: Seljalandsfoss is 60 m high and it is possible to walk behind it.
SKÓGAFOSS WATERFALL: Skógafoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. It is also 60 m high and about 25 m wide. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are both in glacier rivers, meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Eyjafjallajökull is now famous for it´s 2010 volcanic eruption that disrupted air traffic in Europe.
SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL GLACIER: Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, flowing out of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. Underneath Mýrdalsjökull is the famous volcano Katla. Glaciers are retrieving and disappearing around us on an unprecedented rate. It is predicted that in a few decades the glaciers will all be gone here. Are we one of the last generations to touch and walk on glaciers?
DYRHÓLAEY: At Dyrhólaey there is an amazing view of the south coast landscape and black beaches. Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory that the sea has eroded from the headland. In summer Dyrhólaey is rich in bird life, the most common, the puffin.
REYNISDRANGAR BLACK BEACH: Iceland is a volcanic island, made up mainly of basaltic material that is black in colour. Hence, the “Black Beaches”. The black beach was, in 1991, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. On the beach, there are the remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a sea stack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material.
SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK: Skaftafell National Park belongs now to a larger, Vatnajökull National Park, which covers Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, and the surrounding wilderness. In Skaftafell we hike to the beautiful Svartifoss, in English, the Black Waterfall. Svartifoss cascades about 20 m (65 ft) down a beautiful cliff, made of hexagonal black basalt columns.
JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON AND DIAMOND BEACH: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a beautiful lagoon in front of a calving glacier. We will enjoy the amazing view of floating icebergs in a lagoon and walk between them at the black beach, which is sometimes referred to The Diamond Beach. A boat trip in the lagoon is optional and can be booked on location or in advance with us. The sailing tour between icebergs and close to the glacier makes the visit even more memorable.
FJALLSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON: Fjallsárlón is another beautiful glacier lagoon, in front of a calving glacier. The glacier is an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull that flows down a steep valley until it reaches the lagoon. Ice breaks off the glacier and floats around in the water, creating a beautiful scenery.
REYKJAVÍK: Arrive in ReykjavíK at around 7 PM