Volcanoes, Glaciers & the Northern lights

Full day tour where you get a chance to explore Iceland up close with an expert guide, followed by an evening Northern Lights hunt and a lobster feast

Location: South

Other: Adults (12+)

Category: SKU: 3874946fd426

Description

We start the day by traveling to the top of a volcano called Hengill. From this location most of the citizens of Reykjavik get hot water and electricity from a geothermal power plant. All in a very efficient and environmentally friendly fashion. Here we will have a chance to learn how they operate.

Next your journey heads to a route that the locals call 1000 lake road; an off-road track crossing rivers and viewing the latest eruption site of the Hengill volcano, with an approximately 600 year old lava layer that is almost like driving on the surface of the moon. We will stop at one of the boreholes, which is about 1000 meters deep, which goes directly to the earth’s crust, where we’ll feel the power of mother nature.

On the next stop in our journey we head out to a beautiful waterfall called Seljalandsfoss. We will have an option of walking behind the waterfall. We then drive towards the valley of the Thors to view the eruption site of Eyjafjallajökull and we will also show you a beautiful cave with a waterfall inside.

After we have enjoyed this location we will head out to the other side of the Glacier of Eyjafjallajökull and meet a farmer that lives under this big volcano of Eyjafjallajökull. At Þorvaldseyri you get to know the true spirit of a local Icelander as when most people think about the devastation from the volcanic eruption he thinks about opportunities and positive angles. Our next stop will be a spectacular 60 meter high waterfall called Skógafoss. We will now take a desert dune ride on the black sandy beaches to view a airplane that was abandoned in world war II; a Douglas DC-3. The airplane lies in front of the raw north Atlantic ocean at a unique location where we can walk to the beach and view the waves that usually crest at 4 meters.

Then our drive will take us to the Sólheimajökull glacier where we can walk to the glacier roots, with proper safety gear that we bring with us. Here we will experience new ice caves, the glacier, and view how global warming is affecting us all. Our last stop of the day is looking at a columnar basalt formation as well as viewing the cape of Dyrhólaey. On our way to Reykjavik city we can stop by a beautiful restaurant located on the ocean front in a small fishing village. It is called Fjöruborðið, and there we can taste the catch of the day or their specialty; freshly caught lobster. This is also one of the best location to view the northern lights (in winter) and your guide will be keeping track of sightings and will inform you if they appear. The restaurant that we have chosen for you is called Fjöruborðið; an elegant and small local secret.

On the way back you will have the option of going inside a Lava tube cave to continue the northern light hunting. We then head back to Reykjavik city.

Duration 12 hour(s)
Difficulty Very easy
Season All year
Departure 13:00.
Pick-up at your hotel, free of charge.

Whats included?
Included in tour is the lobster feast with 250 gr Fresh caught lobster with amenities.
Drinks are not included except for the fresh Icelandic Water.

What do I need to bring?
Good shoes for walking or hiking
Fully charged battery
Hat and gloves
Your good mood

Attention points
Your Car for the Day
You will enjoy the day in a comfortable Super Jeep as seen on the website/brochure with your driver guide.

Your Local Icelander as Guide
The mission of the day will be to make your day fantastic and a memorable one.
All of our guides have undergone a very strict profiling, as they are originally hired and trained servicing celebrities and VIPs.
You will get a very personal service.

You can make this a private day tour by buying for 4 seats or more.
50% off for Children under 8 years old.
We can supply booster seats or infant seats.

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