Volcanoes & Glaciers in South Iceland

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Tour Number

Activity Level

786


Categories

Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. However, there is quite a bit of driving involved so small children will be impatent.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Icelandic (fluent), German (basic), English (fluent)

Focus on Iceland's volcanoes and glaciers in South Iceland. Eyjafjallajokull, Hekla, Myrdalsjokull.


Join me on a trip along the south coast of Iceland to see in infamous Volcano Eyjafjallajokull which erupted so memorably in spring 2010.

This relatively small eruption had immense impact on aviation in Europe because of the fine ash it spewed into the atmosphere - mostly away from Iceland.

You'll see the volcano, the river which flooded and the part of the road which was damaged, the meadows and grain fields that were at least temporarily affected by the ash. I'll also tell you some stories related to the eruption, i. e. how the eruption affected the local people and livestock.

Optional visit to the new Lava Centre in Hvolsvollur.

Itinerary

Travel from Reykjavik along the paved ring road through Iceland's countryside - lava fields, farmlands and quaint towns.

Admire the great Eyjafjallajokull volcano and allow time for photography.

See the actual riverbed that flooded in April 2010 due to the flash flood from the melt water from the eruption under the glacier, and farmlands covered with ash.

Enjoy two beautiful waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Optional visit to the Lava Centre. This is a brand new multi-media exhibition which includes a short movie. Tickets for adults cost ISK 3200. Family discount available.

Travel to the coastal village of Vik (e. Bay) with its famous columnar basalt sea stacks, black volcanic sand beaches and puffins in season.

Touch a glacier and then head back to Reykjavik after an exciting and educational day with a local expert.

Please ask if there's more than 4 in your group.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Anywhere in Reykjavik at your convenience.

A LARGER vehicle is available upon request.

End location: Anywhere in Reykjavik at your convenience.

Duration: 10 hours

Transportation

Motorcar

What’s Included

My service as a professional driver guide (30 years experience).
Vehicle suitable for the trip - insured, licensed and registered.
Public address system in the vehicle.
Fuel.
Tourism tax.
Entrance and parking fees to the places mentioned in the itinerary.
WiFi.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 ISK Icelandic krona - We'll stop for lunch most likely in the village Vik. A burger at a restaurant in Vik costs about ISK 2000 or about US$ 20. There are other meal options of course.

Restaurants in Iceland accept Visa and Mastercard payments, some accept other cards too.

Some places will accept cash notes in US$, GBP and EUR.

What’s Extra

Your food.

Items of personal nature.

Optional activity such as ice walk or snowmobiling. Please ask if you'd like to include this.

Optional visit to the Lava Centre. Please ask if you'd like to include this.

If you'd like a larger vehicle for your group because you think it will be more comfortable, or because you have more than 4 persons in your group, please ask.

A Recent Review of this tour

Stefan gave our trip so much depth in such a short period of time.My husband would not be comfortable with the driving in Iceland.The terrain was incredible.My husband is also challenged by directions and maps.It would have failed to be a vacation for me if I had to do the driving and the navigation.Thus, the investment with Stefan was priceless.I also enjoyed the privacy of our own personal guide.Sincerely, Patricia Tibbits
Sterling Helwick Jr

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