I was super excited to take a tour. Yes, our rental car gave us the freedom to come and go but I was looking forward to the full experience of each location and the history. Sterna travel offers a variety of tours around Iceland. We decided to tour “The Beautiful South Coast.” Our trip started with an 8:30am pick up at our hotel and about an hour ride to our first location.
The first stop was massive Skógafoss said by many to be one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls.
Second stop: Lunch! We ate in the small village of Vík. FYI: Hot dogs are a huge deal out here. Kind of like what pizza is to NY.
Reynisfjara beach: I had the chance to walk along this beautiful black sand beach. It was full of columnar basalt formations and ocean carved caves. It was breathtaking!!
My favorite part of the tour was being up close to the fast melting Sólheimajökull glacier…
Last stop: The Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind in mild weather. I decided to be brave because YOLO and I got about half way because the spray of the water was frigid, LOL!
My hat and jacket were SOAKED but so worth it!
I wanted share some info with you all that will be useful when planning your trip to Iceland.
- Bring an extra set of clothing (including underwear and socks). While I was on this tour, it rained the ENTIRE time. So needless to say, I was soaked throughout the whole trip. But besides that, like I’ve mentioned before the weather in Iceland is very unpredictable so you have to be prepared.
- You can drink the water out of the tap! It’s good *think Smart Water*. Just bring an empty water bottle and fill it up in the bathroom. And no need the worry about the cleanliness of the bathrooms, they are all super clean.
- Pack snacks! There was at least 45 minutes to an hour to reach a destination and the worst feeling is to be hungry on the road. I would suggest bringing something easy like trail mix or dried fruit.
To sum up, I was able to stand in front of two waterfalls, touch a glacier and walk on a black sand beach. And you can too! For more pricing and info on other tours, click here.
THANKS to Sterna Travel for such a wonderful experience!
Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Sterna Travel however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Yesterday we did The Beautiful South Coast tour with Sven ( apologies for spelling). There was no sunshine, some fog, lots of heavy cloud and considerable rain at times, but it was none the less stunningly beautiful. The variety of scenery gave us one surprise after another.
Sven was a very knowledgeable guide with important local knowledge, whose tips were most valuable.
Booking on line was simple and efficient, our one recommendation is take something to keep your lower half dry .
Thank you all at Sterna Travel
Kay & Noel .NSW , Australia