South Coast Glacier Tour

On this tour you will cruise comfortably along the south coast of Iceland. Along the way you will see the new Geothermal power plant, beautiful waterfalls, diverse birdlife and take a drive along black lava beaches. The Highlight of the tour is driving up to the Myrdalsjokull glacier to admire the magnificent view over the south coast,  including the opportunity to go snow mobile riding during your Iceland vacation.

 
The south coast of Iceland has a lot to offer in terms of diversity of landscape and contrasts in nature. As with most tours, Reykjavik is your strting point before driving along the south coast through the mountain pass of Hellisheidi, close to the Hengill central volcano which last erupted about 2,000 years ago. The heat underneath Hengill, which is still considered active, produces most of the hot water needed to heat every house in Reykjavík. The power within Hengill has now been tamed and close to the road is Iceland’s newest geothermal power plant, the most technologically advanced power plant in the world.
 
The South Coast Glacier Tour takes you through some of the most fertile farmland in the country where, during summer, you see farmers working and livestock on the green fields.  After about 1 hour's drive you come to the Eyjafjoll area or Island Mountains which draw their name from the famous volcanic Vestmannaeyjar islands 10 km off the coast. This area is sheltered by glaciers and mountains and many waterfalls cascade down the mountain hills. Seljalandsfoss is one of these waterfalls: a waterfall which you can actually walk behind, and another impressive waterfall is the 60 metre high Skogafoss.
 
One of the things that make the south coast different from any other part of Iceland is its long stretching black lava beaches. In this High North jeep safari tour you experience driving along the black lava beaches and see and feel how the big waves of the North Atlantic hammer the coast. The specially modified super jeeps are not only fit for driving on sand, but on snow and glaciers as well. The Mýrdalsjökull glacier rises over the coastline and it is probably the highlight of this trip to drive up to it and see and experience the glacier which, although only frozen water, continuously shapes and makes the Icelandic landscape.
 
Optional in this tour is a snow mobile trip on the Myrdalsjokull glacier.

Departure  8:30

Duration 8 to 10 hours

Minimum 2 passengers per booking

Price 34.900.- ISK Per Person

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