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from Iceland Adventure's Custom Itineraries (2 different tour examples)

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Here's an escorted day in South Iceland

Monday, August 18
Glaciers, Volcano’s & waterfalls, pick up 8 AM, return around 7 pm
Travel through south Iceland farming land to the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanos and majestic glaciers on its south coast.

Walk behind the magnificent wall of water of Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take an easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. If conditions are right you may be given a chance to try ice-climbing under the watch of an experienced and certified guide. Then take a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its famous basalt columns and caverns. See the Reynisdrangar cliffs - basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea, Icelandic legends say they are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. This great sightseeing tour ends with a stop at Skógafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 190 foot high, thundering waterfall and even walk up its sides to gain a birds eye view of the cascading water and its rainbows.

All of this as you pass through the fertile farmland and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage, watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Hekla volcano. On clear days you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes and when you drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can glimpse the Westman Islands (with their history of fighting the hot lava), rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers off the coast.

This is a great, easy ,sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are breathtaking, the grandeur unforgettable. Where else in the world can you stand on 700 year old glacier ice, walk behind a 180 foot high waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach in one day, and that is only half the story!

You will be picked up in a bus and you will have a glacier guide with you on the glacier.

Tour highlights:
- Seljandsfoss Waterfall, walk behind the water.
- Sólheimajökull glacier, easy glacier walking.
- Reynisfjara, basalt columns & black sand beaches
- Skógafoss Waterfall.
- Eyjafjallajökull Glacier / Volcano view.*
- Hekla Volcano / Volcano view.*

* Weather conditions allowing the view, of course.

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Details from an itinerary for an afternoon in Husavik during a driving tour.


For those remaining on land you have plenty of free time to explore Húsavík, visit some of the interesting museums or go to the local swimming pool. There is a cosy restaurant and coffee house/bakery at the harbour. The aspect of the harbor from the high promenade can be quite captivating.
In early afternoon you head out from Húsavík harbour and drive along the Tjörnes Peninsula. If the weather is clear the island Grímsey can be seen, which is the only place in Iceland that is crossed by the Arctic Circle - it said to go through the pastor's house on the island.

Driving on Rt 85, you soon arrive in Ásbyrgi, part of the National Park Jökulsárgljúfur where you have time for a short walk. This unusual spot is said to be a hoof print of Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of the ancient God Óðinn - any other explanation seems unlikely.
You continue through bare and deserted landscape to visit yet another site in the park, the spectacular Dettifoss (the falling waterfall). This is the most powerful waterfall in Europe falling 130 feet into the magnificent canyon of the Glacial River.

Leaving Dettifoss you head back to Akureyri, reaching the hotel between 7 & 8 pm.

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