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After Lómagnúpur you will be driving through the long black sand desert. Good to mention here that offroad driving in Iceland is highly forbidden. If people drive off-road they can expect to face a fine, so don‘t drive off the road under no circumstances even though you see old tracks. The sand there are the signs of big glacial outburst which came from Grímsvötn. Grímsvötn is the most active volcano in Iceland erupting every 3-5 years apart. In 1996 we had a massive eruption and glacial outburst from Grímsvötn causing some of the bigger bridges in this area to get washed away. When you are driving you will notice at some point some pieces of the metal bridge on the side of the road which ar…

Vík has been one of most growing towns on the south coast in the last few years. Being in the center of the south coast meaning it‘s a good place for a break on your drive around the south. Vík is the only sea village that doesn‘t have a harbor, so their main income is from travelers. Vík has been known for being quite a rainy place, so don‘t be surprised if it‘s raining in or around Vík. In Vík you will find all the service you need, recently they opened a big shopping center where you can find, a bakery, grocery shop, souvenir shop, outdoor shop, and restaurants. There is a lot to take a look at in Vík, walking around Vík is amazing, their most famous stop is Reynisdrangar, the cliffs you …

They are about 66 meters high. The names of them are Landdrangur (the one closest to the shore), then Langsamur and Skessudrangur or Háidrangur.…

Just after you have been driving through the black sand desert you will come to place with a lot of cairns all in the same area. At first, cairn where used by travelers in Iceland to know their way home or to mark paths. Laufskálavarða, this place you are in here was believed that if you made a cairn while going past, it would give you good luck for your travel. Today it has become popular to make cairns everywhere and all over, don't do that, cairns have a purpose and are a part of our history so no need to make more just for fun or pictures. This place definitely doesn't need more cairns so just enjoy the place and take a picture if you like cairns.…

Often referred to as Eldhraun.  This lava field you are driving through came from Lakagígar which erupted in 1783-1783. The lava field is told to be the biggest one that came from one single eruption. This eruption was one of the deadliest eruptions that have happened in historical time. The eruption destroyed over 22 farms in the area, killing about 20% if the Icelandic nation and lasted for around 8 months. It also causes a lot of trouble around Europe and East Asia. Some People believe this eruption to be the cause of the French revolution.…

Is known as the smaller glacier lagoon here in Iceland. Visiting Fjallsárlón is highly recommended there you need to walk a little bit to the lagoon itself only a few minutes though.  The lagoon is still fairly small meaning you will see the glacier quite close, and the surrounding area is great for photography.…

Welcome to Iceland's most popular place to visit. Don‘t be surprised if there is a lot of people in this place. When you have seen it you understand why. Jökulsárlón is coming from Breiðamerkurjökull outlet glacier and is about 7 kilometers long lake. The lake is always getting bigger every year, getting longer and wider for about few hundred meters every year. The lagoon is always different, how much icebergs you see floating in the lagoon depends on how much ice is breaking from the glacier and how the weather has been. I recommend visiting the glacier lagoon from as many aspects as you can, meaning you should go down to beachside also. You can join variety of different boat tours to explo…

The beach right below the glacier lagoon. There you will find small icebergs that have drifted to the beach from the lagoon. It can be magical to see the icebergs laying on the black beach among the strong ocean. Always be careful when visiting beaches in Iceland the ocean is very powerful so keep a good and safe distance.…

Hali is a big farm a bit further from the glacier lagoon, it‘s known for a famous writer that was born and raised there. His name was Þórbergur Þórðarson. In Hali, you can find an exhibition about Þórbergur and his writing and experience of growing up in the countryside. You can also book a tour to the glacier with local guides.…

Probably one of Iceland's most famous outlet glaciers. Svíanfellsjökull was a very popular destination for travelers to go glacier hiking or ice climbing. Also, there used to be some movies shot on the glacier. Some that you might know, Batman begins, Interstellar and Game of Thrones. Svínafellsjökull has recently though been closed for all traffic on to the ice due to landslide hazard. Recently they have discovered a big crack in the mountain Svínafell next to the glacier which they are afraid it will lead to a massive landslide covering big parts of the glacier if it will happen. It's still possible to visit the side of the glacier for a great view over the glacier though. I recommend givi…

Falljökull is a beautiful outlet glacier coming from Öræfajökull. The glacier is now very popular for glacier hiking since it‘s one of few easily accessed glacier to visit in the area after Svínafellsjökull was closed.…

It is about 76 meters high sea cliff and about 1200 meters long. The first settler was told to have come to land there. He lived there for one winter before moving to Reykjavík and settling down there. In the summer you can go on a tractor tour to see puffins on the cliff, very nice thing to do.…

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