On our glacier lagoon day tour we'll go for a drive along the south coast of Iceland heading to Europe's largest glacier; Vatnajökull. Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Iceland, covering more than 8 percent of the country. In total Vatnajökull covers 8,100 km2 (3,100 sq mi) which is about the size of Delaware!
As we arrive at Vatnajökull National Park you'll start to feel the true force of nature, which becomes apparent when we reach the large glacial lake Jökulsárlón on the south-east corner of Vatnajökull National Park. The lagoon developed after the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier started receding around the 1930s. The lagoon has grown since then at varying rates due to the melting of the glaciers.
We'll also explore other wonders of Vatnajökull National Park. Including the Diamond Beach, Fjallsárjökull and Skaftafell National Park.
Don't miss an opportunity to witness the true force of nature.
Tour highlights: Jökulsárlón/Glacier lagoon, Diamond beach, Fjallsárjökull, Vatnajökull glacier, Skaftafell, Svínafellsjökull...
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves and lunch Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required Note: Add a Glacier hiking trip for 15.900 ISK per person (minimum age 10 years) Group size: small _
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On this classic tour we‘ll drive The Golden Circle and take in all its awe and beauty! We‘ll visit Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss the queen of all Icelandic waterfalls.
We'll walk the beautiful Þingvellir National Park and UNESCO Heritage site. The scenery is amazing no matter the weather! We'll get a close look at how the tectonic plates drifted apart and where the first settlers of Iceland founded the world´s oldest parliament Althingi (Alþingi) in the year 930.
We then continue to the geysers area with the famous Geysir which all other geysers are named after. Here we’ll see the lively geyser Strokkur erupt roughly every 5-10 minutes and reach a height up to 25 meters along with observing the other geothermal features of the area. From there we'll head up to Gullfoss waterfall, which many Icelander´s call the Queen of Waterfalls!
The Golden Circle is without a doubt one of Iceland's most famous highlights.
Tour highlights: Þingvellir national park, Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall and more...
What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves and lunch Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required Group size: small _
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Vestmannaeyjar - The Westman Islands
Vestmannaeyjar are magical and are known for many interesting things. The exciting story of the very first settlers, an Algiers pirate attack, a birth of a new island, a volcanic eruption, and a rebirth from the ashes, a friendly fishermen village which is full of both history and scenic wonders!
Our Westman Island tour allows you to experience the beautiful archipelago, that is located in the south coast of Iceland with a population of approx. 4.300 people.
We will meet you at our Meeting point at Gljúfrabúi, road 249 or pick you up in nearby accommodation.
Drive towards the harbour where the ferry will take us to the beautiful island, (25 minutes)
When we get to the island, you will be taken on a one hour small island tour on rib boats. Rib Safari offers amazing trips on a rib speedboat. You will enjoy riding fast on the waves with stops in between checking out some sea caves, some of which can only be entered by rib boat. During the stops you will hear stories about the islands, their nature and history.
After the rib safari tour, we will go to a local restaurant and have a delicious meal (not included in price). Next you will take a easy hike up the famous Eldfell as well as some sightseeing on the island. Along with this will be a visit to the great Eldheimar museum, an excellent exhibition depicting the story of the eruption on Heimaey in 1973 and how it affected the residents on the island. You also be told the story of Surtsey, an island south of Vestmannaeyjar that formed after an underwater eruption in 1963, making it the youngest land in Europe.
Experince beautiful nature, great food, scenic easy hike, museum and boat tour. A day filled with all kinds of mixed adventure.
Rib Safari boat tour.
Might be lucky and discover Scenic walking tour through the puffin nesting area Stórhöfði.
Some Fun Facts About the Westman Islands
The islands lie in the Southern Icelandic Volcanic Zone which consists of 70-80 volcanoes both above and below the sea.You can climb two picturesque volcanoes within 2-3 hours of the town.
These islands are one of the puffin capitals of the world.
Heimaey is home to Iceland’s famous Elephant Rock, an elephant-shaped rock formation carved into a cliff.
Note: Have in mind mind that this tour is only valid from 1th May-1th Oct
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear and gloves.
Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required.
Group size: Small
During early summer in Iceland the midnight sun does not set. Therefore we have 24 hours of daylight for a few weeks!
Experiencing Iceland at its finest, with few people around and nearly no cars on the road, we'll walk around beautiful Þingvellir National Park and UNESCO Heritage site. We'll get a close look at how the tectonic plates drifted apart and where the first settlers of Iceland founded the world´s oldest parliament Althingi (Alþingi) in the year 930.
The scenery is amazing and visiting this historic place at night gives it a strange mystic feel.
We also visit Geysir area to see the famous 'Geysir' which all other geysers are named after. There the lively geyser 'Strokkur' entertains us with an erupt every 5-10 minutes, reaching a height up to 25 meters!
After we've observed all the various geothermal features of the area we continue on to Gullfoss waterfall, the Queen of all Waterfalls in Iceland.
Join us for a unique experience of Iceland at night!
Tour highlights: Þingvellir (Thingvellir national park), Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall...
Proper outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves and lunch. Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required. Group size: small _
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Þórsmörk valley is an incredibly beautiful mountain ridge in the heart of South Iceland, located between three glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull.
To reach this secluded valley our guide operates a fully equipped 4x4 Super Jeep to get us through the rough highland roads and across various gushing glacial rivers.
Hiking and exploring the Valley of Thor is an adventure you will never forget!
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves and light snacks. Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required Included: Light lunch at the Volcano Huts Group size: small _
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There's an Icelandic saying: “If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes”. Iceland is known for its unpredictable weather and this tour is an ideal solution to that.
Booking a Wildcard Tour ensures you get the best possible adventure for that specific day. With years of experience, our local guides decide where it´s best to go depending on weather and ground conditions. This trip offers your guide the perfect flexibility to create an unforgettable adventure for your group!
**You can also send us a special request and/or some basic information and we will be happy to customise a hiking trip for you.**
What to bring Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves and lunch. Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required. Group size: small _
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The hike through Fimmvörðuháls, from Skógar to Þórsmörk, is one of Iceland´s best known hiking routes.
We start our day at the 60m high Skógafoss waterfall, where we begin our 25 kilometer hike towards Þórsmörk. The trail winds along Skógá River and its many waterfalls, and up between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. There we will experience the recent lava flow from the 2010 eruption on Fimmvörðuháls and hike on the two volcanic craters – Móði and Magni. From there we will start our decent towards Þórsmörk, where the view is simply spectacular. If we are lucky we can see volcanoes, glaciers, the highlands and glacier valleys. Our hike takes us through rough Icelandic landscape and beautiful nature.
Down in Þórsmörk valley is where we will meet up with our Super-Jeep guide and we start heading from Þórsmörk. On the drive back to Skógar, we will see Gígjökull glacier where most of the flooding from Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption came down and the vast floodplain of Markarfljót River. Before we get to Skógar we will make a stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall before our last goodbye to Þórsmörk.
Note: depending on conditions, the tour might be operated from Þórsmörk to Skógar.
What to bring Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves, lunch and/or snacks. Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required Group size: small (10:1) _
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We dedicate ourselves to providing outstanding personalized service in customising tours and accommodating pre-designed tours according to our customers needs and wishes.
All adventures and glacier tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Southcoast Adventure does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. All customers are to realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Suitable for most people in fair condition. You have to be able to walk on uneven surface and hike for at least 2 – 3 hours at a slow pace, with breaks. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.
Suitable for those in good condition who are able to walk for about 4 hours at a low or moderate pace. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.
For someone in good hiking condition and with experience of hiking. Trails generally in fair conditions but some parts of the tour might be off track. Glacier/snow travel can be on uneven ground with challenging sections. Increased distance. We recommend guests have the ability to cover 12km a day on rugged trails and snow.
Only a few of our trips are defined as Demanding. Hence most of our tours are rated Easy, Moderate or Challenging. Demanding tours are for someone in very good hiking and physical condition. Trails generally in fair conditions but large sections of the tour might be off track. Glacier/snow travel on uneven ground with some challenging sections. Increased distance. we recommend guests have the ability to cover 20+ km a day on uneven trails and snow. A significant increase in elevation and some technical difficulty should be expected.