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.
We will pick you up at your Reykjavik accommodation at *21:30 (9:30 p.m.) for the second part of our adventure, which will take us in search of the ethereal light show that dance across the Arctic skies during the winter months. Known as the Northern...)
We will pick you up at your Reykjavik accommodation at *21:30 (9:30 p.m.) for the second part of our adventure, which will take us in search of the ethereal light show that dance across the Arctic skies during the winter months. Known as the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis it has enchanted humans throughout the centuries and is widely considered to be the closest thing to the supernatural that it is possible to experience. The Auroras are a natural phenomenon and therefore impossible for us to guarantee that we will see them. Also, weather conditions play a massive part in us seeing this elusive miracle. However, our expert guides will take us to the locations that give us the best possible chance depending on the forecast and take us to locations that have no light pollution. We will arrive back in Reykjavik at around 00:00-01:00 depending on the conditions.
There is nothing quite like seeing the Aurora Borealis dance, a heavenly light show that paints the sky with greens, purples, reds, and pinks, which dance across the sky and illuminate the surrounding area. Almost every place that experiences the Northern Lights associates them with the divine and Nordic religion is no different, believing that they are the fierce Valkyrie charging into battle in Valhalla. The experience is truly miraculous, and words cannot do it justice, but if we see them, it will inspire awe and wonder in equal measure.
* Pick up starts at 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) from 1st of September until 30th of September and 1st of March until 20th of April.