The Icelandic south coast is one of the most spectacular driving routes in Iceland. You will experience black sand beaches, beautiful birdlife, glaciers and waterfalls.
We drive towards Dyrholaey, a small but majestic peninsula, and the southernmost point of the mainland. It stretches 120 meters high and is a home to many breeds of seabirds. Dyrholaey was formed in a sub-aquatic eruption about 100 thousand years ago.
Reynisfjara Black sand beach
Reynisfjara is known for it’s black sands, columnar basalt and rip tides. The scenery at this south Icelandic beach are spectacular and offer great photo opportunities.
Next we head to Skogarfoss. Skogarfoss waterfall cascades 65 meters down from ancient sea cliffs and is by many considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.
The infamous Eyjafjallajokull
From Skogarfoss we drive up to Eyjafjallajokull crater about 1666 meters high on the glacier overlooking the south lowlands of Iceland.
On our way back to Reykjavik we stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which cascades from ancient sea cliffs over 60 meters down to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and the scenery there is really beautiful.
Dinner at Fjorubordid
Northern Lights sightings require total darkness. While the evening turns dark we dine at Fjorubordid (Dinner not included) or other better located restaurant given where our best chances to see the northern lights are. Fjorubordid is a restaurant by the sea shore focusing mainly on Langoustine dishes. This is one of Iceland’s best restaurants.
Northern Lights sightings
After enjoying dinner we head out into the darkness to find Northern Lights. Your driver will have details on where your best chances of sighting are. The Northern Lightsare bright dancing lights most commonly with a shade of green, pink and blue. The northern lights flow through the darkness like a blanket on the cold winter sky. They are caused by charged particles colliding in the atmosphere. This natural phenomena is beautiful in it’s simplicity.