Our first stop will be the dramatic Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, whose powerful circular torrent cascades 60 meters down into a valley below. There is a hidden cave located behind its curtain of water, allowing us to view this incredible natural wonder from a completely different perspective.
From there we will head to our base camp at the foot of the Sólheimajökull Glacier, where our friendly guide will give us a quick safety briefing and gear you up with crampons, harnesses, ice-axes, and helmets. Then we will head out onto the glacier itself for an exhilarating experience that will take us across an ever-evolving icy landscape, replete with crevasses, ice-sculptures, and volcanic craters. The entire hike lasts for about an hour and will be on the Sólheimajökull Glacier that unfurls like a tongue from the larger Myrdalsjökull Glacier, which covers the capricious Katla volcano, which is one of Iceland's most active. Our friendly guide will tell us all that we need to know about glaciers and how they have helped to craft Iceland and the wider world, ensuring an educational and fun experience that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Our journey will then take us from the pristine white world of the glacier to the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach, whose dark volcanic landscape provides a stark contrast to the white-tipped waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Behind it are a series of dramatic basalt sea stacks, whose columnar shapes rise up against a craggy cliff face. They are highly photogenic and are a bit like the Giant's Causeway in Ireland.
Our final stop will come at around twilight at the Skogafoss Waterfall, which is both incredibly beautiful and steeped in local legend. Its roaring cascade tumbles over a volcanic rockface into a teeming white pool below. There is a winding path on the hill next to it that offers a panoramic view over the falls and surrounding area. On our way up, we will see a couple of fascinating rock formations that local legend holds are petrified trolls who were turned to stone when they forgot about the dawn. Locals also believe that there is a treasure hidden somewhere close to the cascade, although it can only be found by someone who was born at the nearby Skogar Farm and has been raised on horse milk and horsemeat, without ever hearing the name of God. Suffice to say no-one has yet fulfilled these stringent conditions, so the treasure remains there!
We will then return to Reykjavik and drop you off at your Reykjavik accommodation at around 19:00.