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2 day – South Coast

59.900 ISK

Tour duration

2 days

Availability

All year

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Pick-up

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Difficulty

Easy

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Included

Everything is included, except lunch and dinner.

What to bring

Warm clothes according to weather and a camera.

Tour Highlights

Seljalandsfoss

Skógafoss

Sólheimajökull glacier

Dyrhólaey

Reynisfjara black beach

Vík

Skaftafell National Park

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Diamond Beach

2 Day South Coast – Tour Program

DAY 1

8:00 AM REYKJAVÍK

Pick up at your accommodation around 8.00 AM, or meet us at bus stop number 8, next to Hallgrímskirkja church. Wait for the Travelling Iceland vehicle.

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 remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a sea stack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material.D

DAY 2

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 beautiful scenery.

7:00 PM REYKJAVÍK

We arrive in Reykjavík

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