Day 3: South Shore - Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
Waterfalls - Glacial Views - Black-Sand Beaches - Lava Centre
Drive along the south shore, a truly wonderful part of Iceland, particularly in the winter. You will pass many farms on the way, and you may spot some of the unique Icelandic horses in the fields. Visit the LAVA Center, an interactive and high quality presentation about the volcanic activity of the country, including an overview of the recent history of eruptions and earthquakes. On a clear day as you drive towards the next stops, you may see Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull, two of Iceland's most famous volcanoes, because of their recent eruptions (2000 and 2010 respectively). You will stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall first, where you can walk behind the curtain of water if the weather conditions are right, although you should be prepared to get wet! Then comes Skógafoss, a beautiful waterfall, definitely a 'must-see' of the south coast. As you pass Mýrdalsjökull you should be able to visit Reynisfjara beach, a magnificent black sand beach, where the currents can be particularly strong, so keep out of the water. Cross the lava field Eldhraun as you travel to Southeast Iceland, where you will enjoy a festive Christmas dinner, celebrate with a gift to commemorate your visit to Iceland, and stay for the night.
Driving distance: 255km / 158 miles