We explore the atmospheric Reynisfjara black sand beach with the glorious Reynisdrangar peaks and visit the basalt column cave. Then it is over to the glaciers!
We pass the great Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, which houses one of the most famous and feared volcanoes beneath its ice, the capricious Katla. In good visibility, you will get a glimpse of the great fire maestro! Witness the results of previous volcanic eruptions as we drive across the Eldhraun lava field to Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. Skaftafell is a true oasis, with green birch forests and lush vegetation, a verdant jewel in the midst of the rough black sand desert.
We will take a three-hour glacier hike, guided by our specialist glacier guide, on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, which is the largest glacier in Europe.
Next on the agenda is the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Gaze in wonder at the magical iceberg-filled lagoon and see the famous Diamond Beach. Its coal-black sands are peppered with glittering crystal, blue-and-white icebergs, which have been washed ashore. You will feel like you are in a film scene, and in a way, you will be! Footage of James Bond films and other movies have been shot here.
Our accommodation for the night will be at a guesthouse in the Höfn area, known as the lobster capital of Iceland. From September to April, slip away from the guesthouse at night to chase the Northern Lights.