RT23 - South Coast and Glacier Exploration 6 days
Self Drive Activity Tour

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Season: (MAY 14 to SEP 5)
Operates: (Daily)
Duration: (6 days / 5 nights)
By Car km/mi: (1025)
Price from: (131337 ISK Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.)
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Fascinated by glaciers? Then this tour is perfect for you. Combine sightseeing of most popular sites in South Iceland with glacier activities. Activities included: glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier, snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier and amphibian boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

Following your arrival at the airport is a bus transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavík. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the capital of Iceland. Reykjavík offers a great variety of things to do and see.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Golden Circle and Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier

Pick up your car in the morning and head out for your Icelandic adventure. Today you will visit the famous route known as the Golden Circle. Your first stop will be Ţingvellir National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site with great importance from a geological and historical perspective. The first Icelandic parliament was established here in 930. Continue to the impressive Gullfoss waterfall, also called the Golden Waterfall. Gullfoss is one of the most majestic waterfalls in Iceland, plunging down 32 metres into the canyon in two stages. Next you will join a snowmobiling tour on Iceland´s second largest glacier – Langjökull. If the weather is good you will have a stunning view over the surrounding area from the glacier. After the snowmobling, head to Geysir geothermal area where you will see various hot springs and geysers. Geyser named Strokkur erupts every 8 minutes or so and boiling hot water jet up to 20 meters in the air. On the way to your lodging for the night stop of picturesque waterfall Faxi and impressive volcano crater Keriđ.

Highlights:
Keriđ Crater
Faxi Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Ţingvellir National Park


Overnight:
Hella area


Day 3. The Scenic South Coast

After breakfast, continue your road trip along Iceland’s amazing south coast. Stop by the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall and, for an exciting new perspective, take a walk behind the waterfall to see the water crash over the cliff’s edge above. A little further, the powerful waterfall Skógafoss plunges 60 meters, creating quite a splash. Visit the Black Beach Reynisfjara, where huge basalt columns seem to rise from the ocean bed in mysterious formations, and the Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve. The town of Kirkjubćjarklaustur waits across the Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time. Stop by Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon located just west from Kirkjubćjarklaustur and the Kirkjugólfiđ (the Church Floor), a protected natural monument just east of Kirkjubćjarklaustur. Kirkjugólfiđ's basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water, but they look man-made.

Highlights:
Hveragerđi Town
Selfoss Town
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
Vík Town
Fjađrárgljúfur Canion
Kirkjugólf - The Church Floor
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 4. Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Continue across Skeidarársandur, a black sand desert, washed down by the numerous glacial rivers that originate at the nearby Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in Europe, and the place where a sub-glacial eruption took place in the Grímsvötn Volcano, beneath Vatnajökull Icecap, in 2011. The powerful eruption quickly broke the ice cover of the glacier and began spewing ash into the air in a magnificent display. Continue to Skaftafell National Park, an oasis at the foot of the glacier that is famous for its tranquil, but rugged natural beauty. We recommend an easy hike to Svartifoss, one of Iceland’s most picturesque waterfalls. Continue to Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon, considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where huge icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. Join an amphibian boat tour to get a closer look of the icebergs. You might get lucky and see some seals swimming in the ice cold lagoon.

Highlights:
Vatnajökull Glacier
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 5. Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull and Explore on Your Own Day

Head to Sólheimajökull glacier, which is part of the bigger Mýrdalsjökull glacier for a scenic glacier walk. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment and will learn about the impressive glacier terrain – crevasses, sink holes and ice ridges. After the glacier hike tour head back to Reykjavík. Now you have time to revisit some of the places you saw on the way east. Mostly all towns have a geothermal pool – taking a bath in one of those is a perfect way to relax after all the sightseeing and glacier adventures.

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 6. Departure
Transfer from Reykjavik to international airport in a comfortable, Wi-Fi connected bus.


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Season: MAY 14 to SEP 5
Departures: Daily
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Driving distance: 1025 KM
Price from: 131337 ISK/person - Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.
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