A day tour to the South Coast

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover its stunning glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, strong rivers and waterfalls. You will also see an amazing black beach.

DATES:

If you participate in one of the workcamps you have the possibility to sign up for for this excursion. This will take place in one of the days during the work camp. Your leaders can answer all your questions and will take care to plan it in the schedule. 

WHAT YOU WILL VISIT:


1. SELJALANDSFOSS

60 meters high waterfall in a lovely location, sourrounded by cliffs and green slopes. Who wants can walk a footpath leads behind the waterfall. Just take some jacket… its a bit shower. In wintertime the trail behind the waterfall can be closed.

2. Skógafoss

Waterfall itself is 60m high and 25m wide. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, firasi fiórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. On fine days, when the sun is shining, people say that his gold is glittering through the water. Many have tried to find the chest and once a young man succeeded. He tied a rope to its ring and pulled. He only retrieved the ring, which was later used for the church door at Skogar. Now it is one of the prides of the Skófar museum.

If you want there is a possibility to walk to the top of the waterfall, its a 15min steep hike on stairs.

3. Black Beach (Reynisfjara)

According to legend the Reynisdrangar needles were formed when two trolls were trying to drag a three-masted ship to land, but daybreak overtook them before they could reach the safety of the mountain, they turned to stone. The needled can be seen clearly from the village of Vík or from black beach. They are 66m high. They are named Skessudrangur, Langhamar and Landdragur. We will walk for a while along black beach under basalt clifs. The cliffs are home to countless puffins, kittiwake and fulmar, you can see them hunting for fishes taking off from nests.

PRICE OF THE EXCURSION:

For this excursion we ask an extra fee of 100 euro. This to pay the fuel, driver, parking and extra accommodation, ect.

NICE TO KNOW:

Iceland is a place where weather can change every 5 minutes. 

  • Hiking boots are recommended, because the weather can change very fast its possible its muddy at some places. 
  • Bring a raincoat it can be windy and cold at the waterfall.
  • in case of a heavy rain or a strong wind, the places of interest can be reduced. (The decision is up to drivers responsibility.)

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