Little Viking, Svanna, Teri, Kerry, Kent, and Margret hopped on a Reykjavik Excursions bus for an adventure to the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon!
It was a long ride, about four hours. The tour stopped at Skogafoss Waterfall, which was just beautiful and was the first up-close waterfall of the trip. Along the way other waterfalls, such as Systrafoss, Foss á Síðu and more could be seen. The sandy plains of Skógasandur, Sólheimasandur, Mýrdalssandur, Skeiðarársandur and Breiðamerkursandur could also be viewed from the bus.
The Hekla Volcano was a sight to remember, as was the Langjökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers. The sandy planes of Skógasandur, Sólheimasandur, Mýrdalssandur, Skeiðarársandur and Breiðamerkursandur were not like the sandy planes Little Viking was used to seeing! The black sand dessert was unique and the view of Hvannadalshnjúkur, the tallest mountain in Iceland, was amazing.
Little Viking also got to try some “gas station” food, which was way better than one would have expected.
After the four-hour bus ride, Little Viking arrived at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. The lagoon was created by the slowly retreating Breiðarmerkurjökull glacier, which also left various sized and oddly shaped smaller icebergs.
The boat tour took everyone around the lagoon to view the crystal blue water and icebergs floating by. Everyone even got to hole a 3000+ piece of ice! It was a truly memorizing and tranquil experience. After the boat ride, everyone wandered down to Diamond Beach, where the deep black sand covered the shore.
After an hour or so, it was back on the bus for the four-hour trip back to Reykjavik.
On the way back, there was a stop at the small village of Vik, where everyone got off, had a little lunch, and did some shopping.
The last stop of the day was at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This waterfall was fantastic! Especially as you can walk behind it and feel the water spray into your face. Seeing a waterfall up close was an experience that Little Viking will NOT forget!
After that, it was back to the Apartment for much needed rest.
What did Little Viking think of the trip? While the sights were nice, it was a bit long for what you got. If you want to do this trip, he recommends a car. Reykjavik Excursions have some other, shorter trips, that are allow you to take in and do more (the company is fantastic btw).
Either way, the glaciers are a sight to see!