Day 1 – South Coast Marvels
Our two-day tour takes us along the beautiful south shore of Iceland. Our first stop is at Seljalandsfoss, a very photogenic waterfall that plunges from ancient sea cliffs down over 60 m to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. The water comes from the infamous volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajökull.Our next stop will be at Skogar where we will see theSkogafoss Waterfall. It’s also 60 m in height and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.
Day 2 – Total Glacier Encounter
After breakfast we spend more time at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and from Apr-Oct it’s possible to enjoy an optional 40-minute boat ride among icebergs of all shapes. We also take a walk alongside the lake and on the black sand shores and look for seals which may be spotted in the lagoon.One of the highlights of the trip is awaiting us. We’re going to get up close and personal with the glacier. It’s made up of fallen snow, not frozen water, as some might think. But how does it turn into ice then? Simply by compression due to the weight of the snow as it keeps accumulating. It’s just like taking a handful of fluffy snow and squeezing into a hard snowball, and keep doing so for hundreds of years.The ice eventually gets so compact that most of the air is forced out of it. This is the reason why glacial ice alone can have that fascinating crystal blue color – and the older the ice, the better.We pull out the crampons for one hour long glacier hike in the Skaftafell area – enjoying fabulous views all the way.