Iceland – Waterfalls, Glaciers & Beaches

Iceland – Waterfalls, Glaciers & Beaches

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is one of the best-known waterfalls on the south coast and stands 65 meters tall.
It is breathtakingly beautiful. As you walk behind the waterfall, you can almost feel and see the full force of this magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall Iceland.
But bring a raincoat as you will get soaking wet from the drizzle!

Plane Wreck – Solheimasandur

Sólheimasandur is a vast area of sand and gravel along the South Coast.
It was built up by massive glacier bursts sweeping from the mountains to the shore.

In 1973, the remains of an abandoned US Navy DC plane crashed on the Black Beach at Sólheimasandur with everyone surviving.
The wreckage has become a famous site located on the south coast of Iceland, with its sparse and wild surrounding landscape.
The ocean is only walking distance from the rusty plane. But from the car park to the wreckage it is an approx 45mins walk, or if you’re lucky,
there is a tourist bus that can take you there for a small fee.

Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Waterfall Iceland is just off the ring-road and stands around 62 metres high and 25 metres wide. It is breathtakingly beautiful, and the best thing about this waterfall is that you can walk right up to  it.On a sunny day, you will see magnificent rainbows against a fantastic landscape.

Jökulsárlón – Diamond Beach

A natural wonder of the world, Diamond Beach located on the South Coast of Iceland.
Floating on the still blue lagoon are countless icebergs that have broken off the resident glacier, creating an ever-changing scenery of
incredible beauty. The name ‘Diamond Beach’ comes from the shimmering white ice on the black sand which appears like gemstones
or diamonds, as they glisten in the sun.

We also spotted a few seals in the water, but Diamond Beach is considered a unique place to see orcas from the shore!
Some famous James Bond movies featured in this location including a snippet from the Game of Thrones!!

Skaftafellsjökull Glacier

Skaftafellsjökull is an outlet glacier spurting off from Iceland’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull next to Skaftafell mountain.
The glacier ice runs down a deep valley from the north part of Öræfajökull glacier, and the surrounding area is beautiful with steep mountains
with Öræfajökull and Vatnajökull glaciers in the background for a truly magical landscape.

We stayed at Hotel Skaftafell and behind the hotel is a short trail walk (approx 2km) that will lead you to one of the outlet glaciers.
A fantastic serene walk just full of natural wonders! This also is a famous place for many Hollywood movies, including Game of Thrones.

Sólheimajökull Glacier Trek

Today we experienced the incredible feeling of walking on ice. The Glacier Walk exploration on Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull showcasing blue ice, crevasses and unique ice formations! The walk took us through varied landscapes formed by the
glacier over thousands of years & we saw how rapidly the glacier has melted over the last 15 years – a reality of global warming.
From our base to the glacier it took approx 15minutes & then 2hours of actual walking over the glaciers.
We were well equipped with helmet, crampons, ice axe and harness.

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