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South Coast: Hearth & Ice

26,990 ISK
(US$187 / €189 / £162)

Our South Coast: Hearth & Ice tour is an thrilling day that lets you expertise the very best components of the south coast of Iceland, all the best way to the picturesque city of Vík. All through the day we are going to witness large glaciers, highly effective waterfalls, volcanic black sand seashores, notorious volcanoes and even see re-melted lava indoors on the Icelandic Lava Present. Multi function spectacular day.

Take a stroll to the entrance of the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier for an unimaginable view along with your information, studying all in regards to the glaciers adjustments over time (this tour doesn’t embody a glacier hike). Really feel the mist and spray from the thunderous Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Be in awe of the highly effective waves crashing onto the volcanic black sand shores of Reynisfjara Seaside with its distinctive rock formations. Have lunch within the picturesque city of Vík. Be taught all about volcanoes and geology on the distinctive Icelandic LAVA Present, the place they actually re-melt lava rocks from the 1918 Katla Volcanic eruption in entrance of your very eyes. All of this led by one in every of Hidden Iceland’s fantastic guides who will guarantee you don’t miss a factor.

This Hidden Iceland tour actually has all of it, and you’ll expertise it in a single unforgettable day. Learn extra and ebook beneath!

Step By Step Itinerary

The South Coast: Hearth and Ice tour begins with pickup in Reykjavik from 8:30 am. We head out alongside the south coast, driving by way of the attractive Icelandic panorama to the city of Hvolsvöllur the place we can have a fast snack cease earlier than stepping into the thrilling components of the south coast. Through the darkest winter months (Nov – Jan) will probably be good to load up on snacks and meals to have on the go as we speak, permitting us to make use of extra of the daytime on the fantastic sights.

Skógafoss Waterfall

Our first cease, is on the well-known Skógafoss waterfall. This 200ft quick flowing vertical waterfall might be loved from afar or up shut. Simply bear in mind to put on your waterproofs if you happen to go to the very entrance. You possibly can rent some Hidden Iceland waterproofs if you wish to get actually shut. On sunny days you may be handled to a rainbow showing within the mist of the waterfall. The majesty of this waterfall isn’t misplaced on standard tradition both with Recreation of Thrones, Vikings and even Eurovision utilizing this location for filming.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Seaside

Subsequent up, we head to Reynisfjara to see the superb rock formations at this spectacular black sand seashore. The angular basalt columns with their hexagonal shapes are the right photograph spot on calm days. In summer time you may get to identify some very cute puffins nesting within the cliffs overhead. In winter you’re typically handled to some intense crashing waves. One factor is for certain, you’ll get misplaced in thought as you wander alongside the volcanic black sand.

Hearth: Icelandic Lava Present

As we method lunch time, we make a cease on the newly added Icelandic Lava Present. This can be a household pleasant indoor present that pours actual lava over blocks of ice mere metres from the place you’re sitting. The lava that turned to rock through the 1918 Katla Eruption is actually re-melted in a furnace to point out you up shut what it feels prefer to be this near lava. That is not a simulation, belief us. You’ll really feel the warmth (from a protected distance) as your native information delights in telling you all about his grandfathers slim escape from this historic eruption. There can be loads of studying available too with an informative video detailing Iceland’s turbulent volcanic previous. You’ll even get an opportunity to take a few of the newly cooled lava glass residence with you.

The Soup Firm is situated in the identical venue, and is the right lunch cease to maintain you fuelled for the day, serving varied kinds of scrumptious soups, panini’s, and different thrilling dishes, and naturally freshly baked bread and desserts! Through the darkest winter months we might want to order meals to have on the go, in order that we are able to use the valuable quick daytime on the fantastic South Coast sights. Lunch isn’t included on this tour.

Vík í Mýrdal

No south coast journey is full with no pit cease on the well-known city of Vík í Mýrdal, although village may be a extra correct portrayal of this quaint coast settlement. That is the southernmost city in Iceland and regardless of its small inhabitants of 750 individuals, it is a vital base within the south of Iceland for a lot of locals and travellers alike. The view of the ocean stacks protruding of the ocean with the attractive Vík í Mýrdal Church within the foreground is as iconic because it will get. That is the place we’ll probably have lunch and the place the Lava Present is hosted, within the shadow of the volcano, Katla. That is as far east as we go as we speak.

Ice: Sólheimajökull Glacier Valley Stroll

A brief drive again west, by way of some awe inspiring surroundings and we arrive at one of many true spotlight of the journey. We prepare for a valley stroll to the entrance of the beautiful Sólheimajökull glacier. This mighty glacier flows down from the large Mýrdalsjökull icecap. The ice cap sits immediately on high of one of the highly effective and feared volcanoes within the nation, Katla. Previous volcanic eruptions and the transferring glaciers create the beautiful landscapes which can be distinctive to this space.

The valley stroll is taken into account simple, however there may be some areas with uneven slopes that require full mobility of your ankles and knees. The stroll takes round 20 minutes in every course. Though that is a straightforward stroll, we’re coming into a wilderness setting that inevitably comes with threat. One hazard that must be thought of is the potential rock fall alongside the sting of the glacier. On wet, windy days this could grow to be a security concern. Due to this fact, will probably be the choice of your information on the day in the event that they keep far again from the entrance of the glacier for incredible panoramic views. Or if they may creep somewhat nearer to the entrance. It depends upon rain, wind and temperature on web site. Two issues are sure, you can be protected all through and you’ll get beautiful footage to take residence with you.


Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

The motion doesn’t cease there although. Our remaining cease of the day on the South Coast: Hearth and Ice tour is on the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. The same peak to Skógafoss however with one key distinction; you possibly can stroll behind this one when it’s not icy. The waterfall is a results of melting glacial ice pouring down from the height of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The cave behind the waterfall is very large sufficient to stroll all the best way round for the last word view. In winter it’s typically not doable to stroll behind on account of ice. Throughout these months you’re then handled to the wintery scene of snow, icicles and {a partially} frozen waterfall. Within the darkest days of winter the waterfall is lit up, and we are going to probably be reaching this cease at sundown or afterwards, so we could also be seeing the customarily icy waterfall lit up at nighttime.

South Coast Sights

The drive again to Reykjavik lets you sit again in consolation and absorb much more of the great thing about the south. It additionally offers you the prospect to admire and share all of your treasured pictures from the day. On clear days the view out of your comfy Hidden Iceland car provides a lot to the tour. If you happen to’re fortunate you may see a couple of extra volcanoes within the distance. Notably, the cone formed Hekla volcano and the archipelago of the Westman Islands. We’ll get you again in time for a late dinner within the metropolis.

Tour Highlights

All 12 months

8:30 AM

11.5 hours (8pm)

Simple (valley stroll)

Max 12

8 years previous

Grownup | 26,990 ISK
Age 8-12 | 22,990 ISK

Approx. $187
Approx. $157

Approx. €189 / £162
Approx. €159 / £139

Included: Interactive Present on the Icelandic Lava Present, Guided valley stroll to the entrance of the Glacier. Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik, transportation in trendy mini bus with WiFi, and one in every of Hidden Iceland’s fantastic English talking guides. Additionally included is Climbing Boots, Rain Jacket and Rain Pants if these are wanted (these have to be chosen within the reserving course of, in any other case they can’t be assured).
Excluded: Meals.

For selecting your PICKUP LOCATION please learn this necessary info.

Good to know

We’ll cease within the south coast city of Hvolsvöllur to load up on snacks and drinks for the day and we additionally be certain that there may be ample time to have lunch at The Soup Firm situated inside the Icelandic Lava Present premises. The soups are filling and scrumptious, in addition to their panini and sandwiches. Take a look at their mouth-watering menu right here. Through the darkest winter months (Nov – Jan) we might want to order meals to have on the go, in order that we are able to use the valuable quick daytime on the fantastic South Coast sights. Lunch isn’t included on this tour.

The entrance of the glacier can typically be unsafe or inaccessible on account of climate or rock fall situations within the mountain by the glacier. This will typically be on account of excessive ranges of rainfall, sturdy winds and frost-thaw situations. Hidden Iceland contemplate security to be our primary precedence. Your information will all the time solely take you to the closest viewpoint of the glacier that’s protected to entry and the place it is possible for you to to get nice views and pictures of the glacier.

All excursions are charged in Icelandic Krona (ISK). Different currencies proven on the web site are solely indicative and are topic to foreign money fluctuations.

We look ahead to exploring with you on our South Coast: Hearth and Ice tour quickly.

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