South coast

Trip information

Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajokull and Breidamerkur

Driving along the south coast we will see where the rugged landscape offers up first hand evidence of nature’s power. Few words can describe the beautiful landscape of the south. Waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss you can walk behind, black sandy beaches, mountains, high and steep cliffs, glaciers and numerous lava formations such as column basalt that some might think that are handmade.

We will be passing  old and new farms, agricultural livestock and bird life and perhaps see a puffin or two. Visit the surrounding of Eyjafjallajokull that erupted in 2010 (and closed down all air traffic over the Atlantic Ocean).

We will be driving as far as to Vík and then turn back to Reykjavík. It is also optional to drive to the glacial lagoon. Due to a short daylight we recommend to drive directly to the glacial lagoon and make one stop on the way back or stay one night by the lagoon and make it a two day trip.

The drive to the glacial lagoon goes along the south coast. The glacial lagoon is said to be one of Iceland greatest wonders. The surface is at sea level and the sea flows into the lagoon at high tide. Giant  blocks of ice constantly break off Breidamerkur glacier  and float on the lagoon.

During May to September it is possible to go on a boat tours around the icebergs. The lagoon is quite famous the movie Another day with James Bond was filmed there.

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