3 Day Private South Coast, Glacier Lagoon & Golden Circle

Day 1.

The Golden Circle

The first stop of the day is in the Thingvellir National Park which is geologically interesting as a fissure zone which is a part of the Atlantic Ridge lies through the area.The national park is thus located on a tectonic plate boundary that lies between the Eurasian and the North American plates.Historically is the area also of an importance as the Althing which is one of the oldest legislative assemblies was founded there in the year 930AD. Thingvellir is an UNESCO world heritage site. Next you will be heading to the Geysir area with it´s many hot springs and the geysers Strokkur and Geysir  which is currently not active but Strokkur (The Butter Churn) is erupting every 5-10 minutes. Another highlight of the day is a visit to the amazing waterfall Gullfoss (The Golden Falls) a double waterfalll that cascades down to the gorge of the Hvítá river.

From Sept-March are there great chances of seeing the northern lights in the evening  !

Accommodation in South Iceland.

Day 2.

The Glacier Lagoon and the Vatnajökull National Park.

Vatnajökull the biggest ice cap in Europe covers an area of about 8000 sq.km.  and there is also the highest mountain peak in Iceland Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 meters ) .  The glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón which in fact is a long and a deep fjord that has become visible as the glacier has been retreating is most often full of icebergs that are floating back and forth with the currents.  There a good changes of seeing seals sunbathing on an iceberg or swimming in the lagoon.  A boat trip (optional)  in  between the icebergs is an experience of a lifetime. There is no wonder that this unusual scenery has attracted film makers, some scenes of  Hollywood films like “Die Another Day” ” A View to a Kill” and “Batman Begins” have been shot there.  The so called “Diamond Beach” is located near the mouth of the lagoon. Icebergs of all sizes and forms are often seen on the black sand beach or floating on the rough waves of the Atlantic.

Optional: A visit to an ice cave (Nov-March)

Accommodation in the Vatnajökull area where there is very little light pollution so from Sept-March is it very likely to see the amazing nature phenomenon Aurora Borealis/northern lights.

 

Day 3.

Waterfalls And Black Beaches

The black beach of Reynisfjara is truly a remarkable place with it´s basalt columns and the sea stacks which according to the folk lore are trolls that turned into stone. The North Atlantic is often very rough and strong currents are causing so called sneaker waves, so all caution should be taking when visiting the beach.  The black beach has been popular among film makers and some scenes of the TV series “The Game of Thrones” have been filmed there.  Some of the other highlights of the day are the visits to the 62 meters high Skógafoss and the Seljalandsfoss , a hiking trail lies behind from where there is a stunning view.

Optional:

Glacier hike on the Sólheimajökul glacier or an ATV ride to the plane wreck at Sólheimasandur which was made famous by Justin Bieber.

price depends on the size of the group, please send us an inquiry.

Included:  Guidance and transportation in a comfortable minibus or SUV driven by a professional driver-guide.

 

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