|A popular day tour in Iceland, which offers a magnificent and diverse experience of Icelandic nature, is the South Coast tour. The black sand beaches, the ocean and the coastline, the glaciers, the bird life during summer and the nation´s history are just examples of what you will experience during this tour.
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. Now we drive to Dyrholaey, a promontory reaching out into the ocean, displaying magnificient birdlife. From Dyrholaey 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. On the way back we will visit Reynisfjara 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. In the end we return back to your hotel.
Season: All year round
Children 0 – 12 = 50% discount.
Jeep day tours from Stracta Hotel, Hella:
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