Iceland's nature is unique so when you travel around Iceland you see always something new, something interesting and different from before. Iceland is the baby of Europe, the newest addition to Europe, and the nature is changing rapidly. The key to the uniqueness is the combination of fire and ice, the volcanoes and glaciers.
Traveling along the south coast of Iceland is ideal when you are only visiting for a few days and you want to get a sample of what Iceland stands for. During the tour you see - if clouds permit - Mt Hekla which is a baby volcano that erupts every ten yours, glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull which erupted in 2010 stopping all the air traffic between North America and Europe, 4th biggest glacier in Iceland called Mýrdalsjökull with volcano Katla beneath the ice. Mt Katla is one of the overdue volcanoes which means that she is expected to erupt any time. Plus other glaciers and volcanoes!
The south coast is rich with waterfalls, some of the best known waterfalls in Iceland are located there. One of those is Seljalandsfoss - waterfall that is famous for us being able walked behind. But please watch your step, it can be slippery! And you'll have to climb your way out from the other site. Another magnificent waterfall is Skógafoss which some people say together with the green surroundings is the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland.
The south coast is also known for the volcanic black beach Reynisfjara with basalt stacks in the ocean and caves into the cliffs. During the summer we might even be able to see the puffin there if that is on your bucket list! On clear days the view to headland Dyrhólaey with the gaps into the cliffs is magnificent. Please watch the movie Noah with Russell Crowe and Emma Watson and you might recognize the landscape.
The south coast has still another hidden gem and that is a plane wreck which got famous when singer Justin Bieber filmed a video there (and in Skógafoss). If you like walking then we might hike there if you like. The walk takes approximately one hour back and forth.
If you would like to visit the glacier lagoon (see photo above) on the southeast coast of Iceland then we need at least two days, perhaps three days but it is a great tour with some of the breaks above on the way to the lagoon and the rest of the breaks on the way back. Everyone I have met said the long drive to the glacier lagoon was completely worth it!