South Coast with Snowmobile, Ice Cave

2 days

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DAY ONE

The starting point is from Reykjavik, and then we will drive up to the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano glacier. Where we are going to take the real snowmobile tour.

 

The latest Eyjafjallajökull eruption was in 2010, and it had caused quite a disturbance, especially in air travel, but also electrical storms, flooding, and around 800 local people were evacuated. Eyjafjallajökull consists of a volcano which is entirely covered by an ice cap.

 

The ice cap covers an area of about 100 square kilometers and it has many outlet glaciers. The mountain itself stands 1,651 meters at its highest point. It has a crater 3–4 kilometers in diameter that opens to the north.

 

Amazing and famous ice caves

After meeting this beautiful natural beast on the snowmobile, our next stop are the famous ice caves in the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Mýrdalsjokull translates to valley glacier, and it is an ice cap in the south of Iceland.

 

The forces of nature have made extraordinary frozen caves, mazes, and tunnels due to the massive whirlpools and melting water that often originates in the glaciers surface, and then enters and runs through or under the glacier with violent force carving the caves and tunnels.

 

The heat transfer from the water can cause sufficient melting to create an air-filled cavity, which is more prominent in summer due to warmer temperatures.

 

Exploring the ice caves gives you the real SF sensation because of its formation, structures, and colors, definitely, an exclusive and privileged experience, because the caves often and quickly change due to weather conditions and other natural forces.

 

Our first-day journey ends here as we are now heading to the resting point to spend the night with an even greater admiration for the nature around us.

 

 

DAY TWO

Today is the south coast day, the popular area for most people; we will hop up in the luxury jeep and start our journey. You will see the most impressive waterfalls in the world like Gljúfrabúi, and you will even have a chance to take a walk behind some of them, like Seljalandsfoss.

 

Skógafoss, the mighty waterfall

After a few kilometers, there comes the mighty Skógafoss waterfall known for its double rainbow phenomena. Although the legend says that behind this cascade there is a treasure chest, it would be smart to let legends be legends, because Skógafoss is a mighty waterfall, with a fall of 60 meters and admiring its beauty from a safe spot is surely wiser.

 

There are 527 stairs along this gorgeous waterfall, and they are worth climbing, because watching the waterfall from its falling point is a unique experience, not to mention, the view is priceless. South Iceland is wonderful because every few kilometers there is something special to see.

 

Meet the magical place – Dyrhólaey

After Skógafoss, driving along the ocean on the right, with meadows and hills filled with sheep and horses on the left, we will come to the magical place called Dyrhólaey.

 

The sight there is magnificent, any side your turn you will have a grandiose view; to the south, there is the Atlantic Ocean, to the north the glaciers and mountains, to the west black sand beach and the east black lava columns.

 

In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name, meaning “door hill island.” There is also a lighthouse which sits at the top of the formation facing the ocean.

 

Not so far away from Dyrhólaey, a charming town of Vík is situated, and after exploring the beauty of Vík, we will be heading back to the city and ending our exciting adventure.

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