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- South Coast Day Tour, with Volcanoes Waterfalls and Melting Glaciers - small group

    Tour Operator: Travelling Iceland     11 hours     Travel method: Mini Bus / Car     Region: Capital Region

Travel the South coast, and see the effect of climate change on glaciers. Glaciers are retrieting and disappearing around us on an unprecedented rate. It is predicted that in few decades the glaciers will all be gone here. Are we one of the last generations to touch and walk on glaciers?

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and drive with you along the south coast of Iceland.

On the way we will stop at the two beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. We will visit the outlet glacier Sólheimajökull and see the effect of climate change on glaciers. We will drive towards the town Vík and stop at the beach to look at some amazing volcanic formations, column basalt and basalt sea stacks, Reynisdrangar. The black beach was, in 1991, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. We will visit the museum of the world known Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010.

Pick up at your hotel between 8.00 and 8:30 AM, or meet us at bus stop number 8, next to Hallgrímskirkja church, at 8.20 AM. Along the South Coast you will drive past Hveragerði, the town of hot springs, due to geothermal activity just below the earth surface. The geothermal water is used to heat greenhouses to grow food.
SELJALANDSFOSS AND GLJÚFRABÚI WATERFALLS Seljalandsfoss is 60 m high and it is possible to walk behind it. Gljúfrabúi waterfall is close by.
SKÓGAFOSS WATERFALL Skógafoss is on of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. It is also 60 m high and about 25 m wide. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are both waterfalls in glacier rivers, meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Eyjafjallajökull is now famous for it´s 2010 volcanic eruption that disrupted air traffic in Europe.
SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL GLACIER Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, flowing out of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. Underneath Mýrdalsjökull is the famous volcano Katla.
REYNISDRANGAR AND BLACK BEACH Iceland has black beaches because it is an volcanic island, made up mainly of basaltic material that is black in color. Hence, the "Black Beaches". On the beach there are the remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a seastack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material.
VÍK VILLAGE We will stop in Vík village before going back to Reykjavík.

We drive back to Reykjavík along the South Coast.

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Everything included, except lunch. We stop for lunch.

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Warm clothes and a camera.

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