Iceland: South Coast, Jokulsarlon and the Golden Circle – A 2-day Tour – Written by Theofano Stylianidou
If you choose to travel to Iceland, it’s guaranteed that you will spend amazing times discovering this country. The scenery is beautiful, and the different colors of nature are so unusual and unique.
What did we do? A two-day tour at the South Shore of Iceland to the extraordinary glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon. Let’s see what you can do:
We suggest you walking very close to the edge where you will enjoy this extraordinary scenery and the beautiful colors of the rainbow created by the glacial water and the sun’s rays.
This is Iceland’s biggest volcano glacier, which has the highest peak of the Island, Hvannadalshnjukur (2100m). You can have a short stop to take pictures and enjoy the view.
Boat Tour on the Lagoon
The colors and shapes of the Icebergs were astounding, and the lagoon is one of the greatest natural wonders in Iceland. You will see many amazing ice blocks that have broken off Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajokull, as they sail slowly towards the ocean, which is only a kilometer away. And you will have the chance to touch and taste the ice. Don’t forget to take photos!
A Visit to the Beach
Visit the beach with its black sand and scaring cave; you will enjoy the cold fresh air which will wake you up immediately!
This picturesque natural landscape was breathtaking, and some of us climbed the hill to enjoy the glacial water mist in our faces.
Borvaldseyri Visitor Centre
In this center, you can watch a movie for the history of the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This is a powerful documentary showing how it is to live close to volcanos knowing that the lava can destroy everything. And you will find an exhibition about this eruption.
You can enjoy a traditional Icelandic lunch (meat soup) in the warm and friendly atmosphere of Gullfoss café, having a spectacular view of the waterfall. Discover a good selection of wool products and Icelandic handcrafts.
Visit Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
Geysir and Strokkur are incredible spouting hot springs which ejects water columns up in the air every few minutes. You will like it!
Thingvellir National Park
The most magnificent site in Iceland! Thingvellir is geologically remarkable, and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery. It is Iceland’s most famous historical site and the spiritual heart of the nation, and it is no surprise that it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Where to Stay
We recommend staying at hotel Hofdabrekka. The hotel is so cute and beautifully decorated with wood, and lace curtains that you can feel the warm hospitality immediately. The food is also delicious!
This was the end of our tour, and we highly recommend it if you go first time in Iceland.
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