The South Shore & More — fertile farmlands, vast sands, waterfalls & a glacier
Take this tour at your group’s own pace in a private vehicle, stopping when and where you want.
From Reykjavík we follow the Ring Road east, rising first over a high plateau and then descending to the greenhouse town of Hveragerði and through the sizeable dairy town of Selfoss. Next, we cross wide areas of farmland and witness the impact of earlier eruptions of Mt. Hekla. Weather-permitting, we may even see Mt. Hekla itself.
We then proceed east to Eyjafjallasveit, where we see some of the changes from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010 and where much of the epic Njál´s Saga took place. Stunning waterfalls like the graceful Seljalandsfoss and wide Skógafoss are visited. Later, we go off the main road to visit the glacier, Sólheimajökull, an offspring of the larger glacier, Mýrdalsjökull.
After the glacier, we visit the unique coastal caves and formations of Reynishverfi, just west of the town of Vík, where nature has formed surprising columns of lava in unusual patterns along a black beach. We enjoy the birdlife and seascape around the offshore rock spires called, Reynisdrangar, before returning along the Ring Road to Reykjavík.
Included: Certified, English-speaking driver-guide, transportation to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimarjókull, Reynishverfi
Additional: Lunch sandwiches & beverages purchased en route to eat at a later stop, or lunch at Skógar or Vík.
Length: 8 hrs. +/- depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc.
Note: Although several stops are made on this tour, it does involve considerable time inside the vehicle, which may be a challenge for small children.
Price: Above version: € 182 per person. Minimum 2 persons.
Price change due to inflation and govt. fee hikes.