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Private Full-Day Discovery of the Icelandic South Coast: The South Coast of Iceland is a land of contrasts. First of all, with volcanoes hidden under glaciers, and traces of their past activity visible everywhere, you will understand why Iceland is nicknamed “The land of Fire and Ice”.
But the contrast can also be seen in the colors of the South Coast. The Whiteness of the glaciers constantly meets the blackness of the volcanic sands and ashes, with Sólheimajökull being the best example of it. Only colors on this black canvas come from the green moss and the blue ocean.
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Our very first stop will be the waterfall of Seljalandsfoss. The waterfall is approximately 60m high (200 feet), and the water comes from the closest glacier: Eyjafjallajökull. This waterfall, just as the next one that day, is ammong the 5 most famous and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Definitely a must-see of the South Coast of Iceland.
But it also has a very special feature, making it unique. There is a giant cave just behind the waterfall, this allows you to walk behind and around the waterfall. A wonderful experience.
Please note that sometimes in winter, the path behind the waterfall can be closed for safety reasons.
Another waterfall: Skógafoss. Just as high as the previous one: Seljalandsfoss, but so much more powerful.
Legend says that there is a treasure hidden behind the waterfall, and that once, someone managed to touch it. But, in doing so, just pushed the treasure further away and nobody ever reached it since.
It could be a legend, it could be true, in any case, we would not recommend you to try and get behind this waterfall to find out!
Most of the beaches in Iceland are made out of black sand, due to the volcanic activity on the island. But this one is usually referred to as THE black sand beach.
And this is probably because it is purely the most beautiful of them all. Definitely even one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Basaltic columns, caves, impressive waves, curious rock formations, abrupt cliffs, and in summer abundant birdlife, including puffins, are what is making this beach special.
Also, if you are a fan of Game of Thrones, this is the beach where the Dragon Glass Cave was filmed.
The glacier of Sólheimajökull is an outlet of a bigger glacier: Mýrdalsjökull.
Sólheimajökull (or Sólo as we call it in Iceland) is partly covered with volcanic ashes, making it very distinctive compared to many other glaciers. Shades of white and blue ice are strongly contrasting with the darkness of the ashes.
Although we propose another tour that includes a glacier hike on Sólheimmajökull, on this one, we will simply take a 10-15 minutes walk to a viewpoint offering the best panoramic view.
The other parts of the itinerary that were mentioned: Seljlandsfoss, Skógafoss, Reynisfjara and Sólheimajökull will not be the only places you will discover during that tour.
Your guide will show you more places, we are preserving a bit of surprise!
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