SOUTH COAST WINTER TOUR W. NORTHERN LIGHTS
This 10 hour tour will show you many of the locals favorite attractions.
About this activity
48 hours in advance
• two picturesque waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss & skógarfoss
• Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
This 10 hour tour will let you explore many of the local’s favorite attractions throughout the south coast of Iceland.
We will stop at the two picturesque waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss – the one you can walk behind, Skógarfoss – the one you can climb up
We will continue along the Nr. 1 highway and see Eyjafjallajökull from the road if weather permits.
The next stop we’ll be making is the world-renowned Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach where we’ll be able to grab a late lunch and also take a stroll along the shoreline.
We will see Mýrdalsjökull from the road where Katla the volcano hides under the icecap. Further onto Vík in Mýrdal and then we have a road trip ahead of us with the glaciers in the east in the distance. We continue to along the coast for about 2,5 hours with beautiful sights out the window and stops for toilet and refreshments starting at Vík. Then further off to Kirkjubæjarklaustur, then to the national park of Vatnajökull with extraordinary glacier views out the window, the final destination will be the Glacier lagoon in Breiðarmerkurjökull, a glacier melting ever so fast. We will be able to take a walk to see the beautiful out-of-this-world icebergs. We might see seals and a lot of birds in this magical lagoon, because of the mixture of saltwater and freshwater there is a variety of fish in the lagoon. You know, when you have fish you have a variety of animal life as well that eat and thrive off the fish. We stop at the glacier lagoon for 1,5 hour, giving you time to walk around the area. On the other side of the road is the Diamond-beach, where you can touch the small ancient icebergs that have been floating around in the lagoon and in the end been washed up on the beach.
By now its dark, so it is time for about 3 hours ride back to the place where you are staying.
Your driver-guide is also a photographer, which will teach you how to use your phone or camera to capture the spectacular lights! It is one of the first things we do when looking for the aurora, take a photo in the direction where something seems to be appearing. The camera captures more than the human eye, so it is very smart to bring a camera to see where and if the show is about to start.
Guided private bus tour