Southern Iceland and Glacier Walk with BusTravel Iceland
One of the main highlights of Iceland is the beautiful south coast, so consider taking an adventurous tour of the country’s epic waterfalls. However, you must not forget where these waterfalls are coming from and check out the slowly cascading river of ice that makes up the massive landscape of a glacier. They’re completely stunning and will leave you speechless. That’s why you should book the Southern Iceland and Glacier Tour with BusTravel Iceland.
We took our 6 year old McDonalds burger with us so he could experience Southern Iceland. He skipped the glacier walk but was happy with the sightseeing part of the experience.
Walking on a Glacier is a MUST when you are in the Land of Ice. Let us explain to you how awesome it is to take this tour.
Aside from being an epic sightseeing experience it is a learning experience. The guides know a bounty of great tales, rich history, and fascinating geological feats of this land. They are always open to inquiries of the culture, the climate, geography and especially random, quirky facts about the country.
The bus will take approximately 2 hours to journey to the south. The first stop is to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, where, if you’re lucky and the weather conditions are good, you will get a chance to appreciate it and take some pictures—the burger was really lucky. After a quick view of the volcano, the waterfalls will begin to appear. Skógafoss will be one of the highlights as you take in the breeze coming from the falls.
After viewing these awesome sites, you will head over to the Sólheimajökull glacier, the main feature of this tour. What you miss by skipping the black sand beach will be more than made up for by visiting the glacier, trust us.
Once at the glacier, Arcanum Glacier guides will take care of you, so, let’s get ready! The guide team is charismatic and will always make you laugh. They are pros at teaching you how to use the trekking equipment such as the harness, helmet, ice picks and the crampons which allow you to walk safely across the ice. You’re more likely to fall down after the tour is finished and you remove your crampons, as many adventurers find out when they’re walking back to the bus.
It’s a very special feeling being up on the glacier. Apart from enjoying the nature, you will learn a lot of things from the guides such as the fact a documentary on climate change was filmed here in addition to tons of geographical information.
The walk may last 2 hours, but it’ll leave you with a life-long memory.
After the walk you will be picked up by the bus and make some additional stops, such as at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the Queen Elf’s Castle, a curious place made in the stones that you have to see for yourself.
Don’t forget to dress warm and enjoy! The burger’s been here, so why not you?
Go and book with BusTravel Iceland.