This one day action-packed tour takes us to the Gigjökull glacier, which is a calf glacier of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull glacier-covered volcano which erupted in 2010. During the eruption millions of litres of melted ice from Gigjökull bursting down the mountainside causing massive destructive floods on its way to the Atlantic. On the way to Gigjökull your driver will let out the throttle for some serious jeep action, including splashing through meltwater rivers, so fasten your seatbelt to experience the fun!
Next we find one of two of our hidden secrets, either Stakkholtsgjá or Nauthúsagil. Both are long gorges with spectacular landscape and a waterfall deep within. A hike that is sure to be one of the tours highlights.
From the gorge we continue our tour to one of the country’s loveliest waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss. The sure-footed can walk behind the thundering cascade and perhaps discover the mythical pot of gold said to be hidden there. Then we head for a spectacular hidden canyon, with unique flora, green moss walls and a beautiful waterfall, where we stop for our included picnic lunch. After lunch we drive through places which were covered by ashfall at the beginning of the eruption which are only accessible by specially adapted vehicles. We then cross more glacial rivers on our journey to get the best view of the eruption site.
Heading back towards Reykjavík we drive along the dramatic black Atlantic Ocean beaches on the way to the our last stop of the day at the impressive Skógarfoss waterfall. We reach town in good time for dinner.