Don't hesitate to join this immensely popular tour exploring the incredible landscapes directly around Eyjafjallajökull, a volcano which last erupted in 2010! This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those travellers looking to discover a side of the Icelandic countryside often overlooked by most visitors to the country.
Your adventure will begin after being picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation in a 4WD Super Jeep, the best-suited vehicle for south Iceland's rough terrain. The first stop is at one of Iceland’s loveliest waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss. Here the sure-footed can walk behind the thundering cascade to get a new perspective on this feature, though be careful—the trails are narrow, wet and a little slippery.
Then, it’s on to a spectacular canyon, rich with unique flora, green moss and beautiful waterfalls. Depending on the conditions of the day, your driver will decide to either make a stop at Gljúfrabúi, a sparkling, hidden waterfall, or Nauthúsagil, a mystical ravine which lies under Eyjafjallajökull.
Next, it’s time to head to the Gigjökull glacier tongue. The driver will deflate the tires for some serious jeep action, including splashing through glacier rivers, so fasten your seatbelts, keep your windows closed and experience the adrenaline! Throughout this section of the tour, you will have fantastic views over the ice cap itself.
After the glacier tongue, you will make a stop to grab a bite of lunch. This is a good opportunity to try the Icelandic meat soup made with lamb, rice and vegetables. This traditional soup is a hearty and popular meal that’s kept Icelanders warm and energetic through the centuries when food was scarce.
After lunch, this tour will take you for an action-packed drive to the black volcano beaches of the south, where you will be presented with panoramic views in all directions. This is a truly beautiful area, stark with contrasts between the rolling blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the jet-black shoreline and the distant white mountainscapes.
Our last stop of the day is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland, the impressive Skógafoss. It brings water from the 2 glaciers surrounding it, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, and some locals even whisper that a troll once hid a chest of buried treasure behind the curtain of water.
So what are you waiting for? Hurry and you too can explore the fascinating landscapes of the South Coast and see for yourself the majestic Eyjafjallajökull. Check availability by choosing a date.
Always good to bring some water-soda-snacks to have in the jeep