Tour the famous black sand beach, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on this 2-day Iceland holiday from Reykjavik.
• Views of glaciers and volcanoes
• Waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss
• Black volcanic sand beach at Vík Village
• Skaftafell Nature Reserve
• Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
• Reynisfjara black sand beach
Top attractions in Reykjavik
The church of Hallgrímskirkja is the main landmark of Reykjavík and its tower, standing at 74.5 meters high, can be seen from almost anywhere in the town.
Harpa Concert Hall is one of the most significant and distinguished landmarks of Reykjavik. Set in the heart of the city, it is a cultural and social hub with stunning...
Perlan ('pearl') is one of the most recognizable landmark in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is situated at the top of hill Öskjuhlíð. What was originally a set of hot water tanks...
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Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is sitting on the island’s west coast. It’s Iceland’s largest city but comparing to other world capitals, Reykjavik is tiny. Despite its size, Reykjavik has lots to...
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This luxurious 16-story hotel offers great views over the town and the sea. The Fosshotel Reykjavík is 200 meters from Laugavegur shopping street and offers a fitness center and a...
Located on the shopping street of Laugavegur, ION City Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness center and restaurant in Reykjavík. The museum of Einar Jónsson and the church of Hallgrímskirkja...
Built on one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Adalstraeti, Hotel Reykjavík Centrum hotel is situated 199 m from the Reykjavik Art Museum. It features a special exhibition center in...
This stylish hotel is located 2 km from Reykjavik town center and Laugardalslaug, its biggest outdoor pool. It provides three times a day a free shuttle bus to the town.
Set on the shopping street Laugavegur in central Reykjavik, Alda Hotel Reykjavik offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. The Church of Hallgrimskirkja is 5 minutes...
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Reykjavik. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience.
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Travel on a journey to explore glacier volcanoes, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, and frozen lagoons across Iceland ‘s beautiful south coast. We will ride along the coast via Route 1, the main road that wraps around Iceland, from Reykjavik. We’ll pass through the Hellisheidi Power Station and the nearby volcano of Mt. Hengill, an active volcano that powers the station as well as the rest of Iceland.
We’ll travel past Hveragerdi, popular for its many greenhouses, down to the southern lowlands, and Selfoss, host of the lovely Summer Festival at Selfoss, then head east to the farmlands of the Floi region. We’ll take a short break at the village of Hvolsvollur by crossing Iceland’s longest river, Thjorsa.
We’ll discover one of the most popular and picturesque waterfalls in Iceland from here: the Seljalandsfoss, which is 60 meters high. This magnificent waterfall, descending from ancient sea cliffs into a shallow lake, allows you to step back and take spectacular pictures of the falls bisecting the surrounding landscape, including the famed volcano of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier to the south.
We’ll discover another amazing waterfall as we begin our journey: Skogafoss. Skogafoss, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, gracefully cascades 60 meters into a black stream of pebbles. Next, we will head east past the glacier of Myrdalsjokull and the formidable volcano of Mt. Katla, arriving at the coastal village of Vik.
Here we come across Iceland ‘s famous black sand beach, Reynisdrangar, where we can walk along the coast to see the unusual rock formations. We’ll pass into the enormous Eldgjarhraun lava field, covering an area of 700 square kilometers, all the way east. The lava field formed after the Eyjafjallajokull eruption.
As we fly across the Skeidararsandur plains, passing by the black volcanic sands between the Skeidararjokull glacier and the sea, more breathtaking landscapes await us. We will cross the Skeidara River and reach Skaftafell, a nature reserve within the National Park of Vatnajokull, lined with glaciers that have for ages formed this area.
Then we will arrive at the glacier lagoon of Jokulsarlon, an enchanting winter wonderland of icebergs that have broken off from the glaciers around them.
We will return to our nearby accommodation after you have enjoyed the dramatic scenery where we will enjoy dinner (own costs) and relax for the rest of the evening.
We’ll have some more free time to explore the lagoon and see seals basking along the black sand shores after breakfast.
We will then launch our journey back to Reykjavik. We’ll visit the southernmost tip of Iceland along the way, with an excursion to Dryholaey, a small peninsula that rises 120 meters from the sea. For a while, we will be able to explore here and spot the splendid variety of seabirds that live here.
On our return trip to Reykjavik, we’ll make one last stop at Reynisfjara and then drop you off at your hotel in the area.