Cliff ledges, waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, a black sand beach that stretches as far as the eye can see, merciless waves of the vast north atlantic ocean. This all sounds so dramatic! Epic is the only word fitting enough to describe it. This is a place where the landscape changes every hour and with every stone turned there is a story to be told. Here is a story of battles with the glaciers and the volcanos beneath them, of battles with the glacial rivers, battles with the elements.
During the summers, purple plants come alive on the edges of the volcanic desert lands, birch trees blossom with the backdrop of lifeless and intimidating, but majestic mountains. A world of two extremes as is common in the arctic. The lifeless and nearly apocalyptic winters and summers of midnight sun, life and hope.
The south will in coming decades be an eyewitness story of the climate change with it‘s low-altitude glaciers being exposed to warm southerly winds. The waterfalls are fed by meltwater from the glaciers, the beaches are molded by the sea returning volcanic ash and sand back to dry land. Ever-growing glacial lagoons with giant icebergs floating as further witness to the warming climate.
We‘ll take you on a journey where you‘ll visit the essentials the south coast, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls. You‘ll get your time on the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and soak in the invisible power of floating icebergs. But as they say about the iceberg, those places are only the tip. We‘ll take you off the often travelled grid, get you closer to the unique culture, show you places where you won‘t see many other people going and every time it‘ll take your breath away.