Day 3: Eyjafjallajokull & Surroundings
Approximate distance: ca290km / 180miles
Looming volcanoes - Black-Sand Beaches - Thundering Waterfalls - Sea Cliffs & Stone Arches
Drive along the scenic South Shore and the area near the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This is the site of the massive 2010 eruption that stopped international air traffic. A stop at Thorvaldseyri Visitors Center, a family-run exhibit about the massive 2010 eruption‘s impact on local lives, is highly recommended.
Continue onwards, past the beautiful Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and Myrdalsjokull glacier, which covers powerful Katla volcano. Here it‘s possible to go snowmobiling on the glacier and hopefully get a splendid view over South Iceland. Stop by the peaceful seafront village of Vik to explore a dramatic stretch of coastline photogenically poised between glacier topped mountains, rugged sea cliffs and black-sand beaches.
We recommend a visit to the Fakasel Icelandic Horse Park, where you can enjoy the Legends of Sleipnir multimedia presentation. This innovative horse show cleverly introduces the Icelandic horse breed and how horses are linked to Iceland‘s history, mythology and folklore. The Park‘s café offers delicious country cuisine, including the local favorite, meat soup.
Overnight again in the Fludir area.
Optional Suggestions: Thorvaldseyri Visitors Centre, Skógar folk museum near Skogafoss, snowmobiling or glacier hiking on Mýrdalsjökull.