Tour # 8. The South coast to Vík and Dyrhólaey
Highlights : Kambabrún, small village & historical sites, Seljalandsfoss, Skógarfoss, Dyrhólaey ( Portland ) Vík and view to the glaciers…
Duration : 8,5 – 10 hrs.
Distance : 390 km. / 243 mi.
Season : All year
Language : English
Price ISK : 100,000 for 1 – 4 pers.
The sheer contrast in Iceland‘s nature is perhaps nowhere as prominent as in South Iceland,- where desolate black sands meet gleaming white glaciers, in an awe inspiring landscape harboring lush green valleys, waterfalls and wildlife.
When it comes to history, South Iceland offers vast resources with number of heritage sites, ambitious museums & exhibitions. It is also where most of Iceland‘s most exciting and important sagas take place making it a must for anyone interested in history and heritage.
Stretching roughly between the villages Hveragerði and Vík
Few of the Souths major attractions include:
Hellisheiði / Kambabrún, In good visibility offers view over a large part of the South-west coast, Vestmannaeyjar and the River Ölfusá.
About 40 km. south east of Reykjavik. Home to a horticultural school, large number of greenhouses geo-thermally heated by hot springs, and one of Iceland`s best thermal swimming pools.
Selfoss, Developed from a tiny farms villages to industry village.
Seljalandsfoss, beautiful waterfall from top on a mountain.
The Visitor Center at Þorvaldseyri, experience the eurption in Eyjafjalla-glacier in a film
Skógar, History – and communication museum, close to the eruption on the Eyjafjalla-glacier, Fimmvörduháls.
Formed in an underwater volcanic eruption this 120-meter high promontory, close to Vik village gets its name from a massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland,- large enough for boats to sail through. Enormous population of birds and variety of species make Dyrhólaey a paradise for birdwatchers.
Vik and Mýrdalssandur ( historical sites )
Renowned for this landmark; a set of rock columns rising out of the sea just off the coast of Reynisfjara the village Vík í Mýrdal is an area of great natural beauty. Just east of the village is one of Europe’s largest breeding grounds of the Arctic Tern.
Not included: Admission to the museums, meals or others facilities
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