On this overnight tour from Reykjavik, we discover the stunning landscapes of the South Coast including waterfalls, glaciers, black sand plains, volcanoes and the extraordinary Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After a well-deserved rest at a country hotel, we’ll spend a glorious morning hiking Vantajökull, one of Europe’s largest glaciers. On our way back we make a few more stops including another magnificent waterfall
After departing Reykjavik, we cross a mountain heath past Mount Hengill volcano, which powers a number of Iceland’s geothermal plants. Descending from the heath we enter the lush lowland farmland, passing the geothermal greenhouse village of Hveragerði and Selfoss, the main service hub of the South Coast.
We’ll cross Þjórsá, Iceland’s longest river, and stop in Hvolsvöllur for a short refreshment break. To the east awaits the notorious Eyjafjallajökull glacier-volcano. Its eruption shut down much of Europe’s airspace in 2010.
After a stop at the tremendous Skógafoss waterfall, where you can walk right up to the cascade, we pass another glacier and formidable volcano as well as expansive lava fields and volcanic black sand plains.
At the far end of these dramatic landscapes, we reach the stunning Jökulsárón glacier lagoon—a vast, deep body of water where enormous hunks of ice cleave from the glacier and silently float towards the sea. We’ll explore the black sandy shore of the lagoon, where we often catch a glimpse of the local seal population. Boat tours of the lagoon are available seasonally but must be booked ahead of time during the check-out process.
From the lagoon, we’re shuttled to the nearby Gerði Country Hotel where we can explore the tranquil surroundings and dinner is available for purchase. On clear, winter nights the hotel’s remote location is ideal to view the Northern Lights if they appear.
After breakfast at the hotel (included), we spend the morning travelling up on Vatnajökull glacier by super jeep. Here a specialist guide leads us on an exhilarating but safe, two-hour glacier walk through the unspoiled natural beauty of Iceland including dramatic views over rough-hewn mountains and ice-blue glacier fields.
Afterwards, we return to Jökulsárlón and stop at the seaside village of Vík where dinner is available for purchase.
Our final stop is often a favourite. Seljalandsfoss waterfall is a 60-meter cascade down from what were, in another era, towering sea cliffs. Remarkably it is sometimes possible (weather permitting) to pass behind the waterfall, giving visitors a unique perspective of an already dazzling natural phenomenon, including a sweeping panorama out over the countryside.
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