Day 2: Reykjavik – South Coast – Thorsmork Nature Reserve
4x4 Adventure - Caving - Eyjafjallajokull Area - Black Sand Coast - Waterfalls
This journey is all about being an explorer as well as a traveler.
Meet your driver-guide, who will brief you on the day’s excursion. Once you leave the city limits, it won’t take long to reach remote areas. Hopefully we can start the day with an easy caving expedition into an ancient lava tube. After emerging from underground, we will drive to a local farm to learn about how people live their daily life in Iceland’s countryside.
Upon reaching Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that caused air traffic chaos in 2010, the Super Truck heads north for 4x4 adventure in Thorsmork Nature Reserve. It will soon be time for a break to savor a gourmet picnic lunch featuring local specialities.
Next we visit Skogarfoss waterfall where your group will make a quick stop in the area to visit a traditional turf house. However we hope to reach a nearby waterfall, accessible only to small groups, where we will spend ample time to enjoy this hidden gem.
Then climb aboard the 4x4 vehicle again, to drive along part of the south coast’s famous black-sand beaches.
Spend the evening at the Hrifunes guesthouse, a cosy home in the countryside, far away from any light pollution and therefore giving you a good chance of glimpsing the elusive northern lights*.
*Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomena, and sightings can not be guaranteed.