South Coast Thakgil
Jeep day tour from Selfoss
South Coast Thakgil Jeep day tour from Selfoss is a long day tour where we can combine driving and hiking together. We can hike up to Rjupnagilsbrunir, close to the volcano Katla.
We begin the day by driving to the waterfall Urridafoss. Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river Thjorsa in southwest Iceland and is the watermost waterfall in Iceland. From there we drive towards east and throughout the historical area Rangarvallasysla, the setting of the medieval saga Njalssaga. We will drive to Seljalandsfoss, a beautiful, high waterfall we can walk behind. Now we will continue the trip to the eruption visitor centre below the volcano Eyjafjallajokull. The Þorvaldseyri Visitor Centre is divided into two exhibit rooms. From your first step inside, you see clear, colorful graphics and dramatic photos that both explain the volcanic and geologic forces and summarize major volcanic and historical events. This room also has a small souvenir section with a wide variety of local items. We can watch film about the volcano eruption and how the family at Thorvaldseyri coped with it. When the film is not showing, this room is a second exhibit hall, with huge, exciting photos of the eruption on display. The short film portrays the spectacular natural event, and the hectic times and incredible challenges met by the family farm of Thorvaldseyri. It’s a dramatic 20-minute film, showing the power of Nature and how the farm “rose from the ashes.” The Þorvaldseyri Visitor Centre is only open during summer. From there we continue the trip to Skogar, where there is another big waterfall, Skogafoss. From the waterfall we drive to Vik in Myrdal where we rest for a while. At Vik we can drive or walk by the coastline and visit a souvenir shop, which specializes in woolen clothes. After resting we keep on and turn to north off road nr. 1 and drive to Thakgil. The name can be translated as “the canyon with a roof”. As we get there we can hike two or three hours on one of the many walk paths. On the way back we will visit Reynisfjara black beach, a beautiful black sand beach under Reynisfjall mountain where there is a large vaulted cavern called Hálsanefeshellir. The cave is not deep, but its really beautiful surrounded with amazing basalt columns. We say if you would like to add extra time and options to the standard South Coast tour then choose South Coast Thakgil jeep day tour from Selfoss.
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Season: During summer, from 1st of June
Days of week: Every day up on request
Duration: 9 to 11 hours
What to bring: Clothes and shoes according to weather
From Hotels in Selfoss
Price per person= 39.000 ISK
4 pax = 33.000 ISK per person
5 pax = 27.000 ISK per person
6 pax = 25.000 ISK per person
Min 3 adults in tour
Refreshments not included.
We do not offer this tour from Reykjavik due to long driving.