Arctic Road Trip: Southland Adventure
This great value arctic journey is a 3 day (2 night) tour designed for you to explore the most popular areas in Iceland along with going on some exciting tours. In the trip you’ll be able to roam around freely and visit the biggies like Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Are, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and Skaftafell National Park. You will go snorkeling between the continents and glacier hiking & ice climbing on the Sólheimajökull Glacier. And all this in the magical winter surroundings of Iceland.
- Day 1: Your adventure begins. Snorkeling, The Golden Circle.
- Day 2: Scenic view to Sólheimajökull. Glacier hike and climbing.
- Day 3: Road trippin from Vik/Klaustur to Skaftafell/Jökulsárlón and back to Reykjavik.
Your tour starts early morning at Reykjavik Backpackers collecting the car and travel information. After leaving the city you are on your Golden Circle adventure, starting with Þingvellir national park and the meeting of the tectonic plates and the site of the Viking parliament. Here you meet up with your snorkeling guide for a dip in the crystal clear water in the deep fissure of Silfra. Next you seek out the Geysir hot springs and the spouting Strokkur before continuing to Gullfoss waterfall. At the end of the day you drive to your accommodation for your overnight stay.
You’ll start the day by driving the south coast, stopping at Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, the black sands and jagged cliffs of Reynisfjara and the island peninsula of Dyrhólaey with its huge population of birds. Not to mention the volcanic glacier of Eyjafjallajökull and its bigger brother Mýrdalsjökull. At Sólheimajökull glacier (part of Mýrdalsjökull) you meet up with your guides and go on the glacier hiking and ice climbing tour. After your tour you settle in at your accommodation.
On your final day you continue your journey east stopping at some interesting sites on the way. The old church Núpsstaðir is a good stop to get to know the history of the area and Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park is a beautiful location for a short stop with its alpine spires and massive glaciers. If you have time (depending on road conditions) we suggest a stop at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon which is one of the most famous sights in Iceland. After you have explored the area you head back to Reykjavik the same way, so you definitly don‘t miss out on your preferred sights on the way.