Step from the freezing snow into the bubbling waters of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon thermal spa
Our Golden Circle holidays are designed to give you a taste of everything Iceland has to offer. As you travel along Iceland’s south shore, you’ll discover foaming waterfalls, black-sand beaches, awe-inspiring volcanic ranges and strange lava formations.
A particular sight to behold during your Golden Circle visit is the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. This extends 1,480m from Iceland’s fourth largest glacier, Myrdalsjöökull. The glacier itself is huge and rests on an active volcano. The last time the volcano erupted was in 1918, so it’s safe enough for us to arrange a private glacier hike if you fancy. Step out onto this mixture of fire and ice and explore the cracks and crevasses with help from our specialist guides.
A number of other glacier snouts also flow into the lower lying areas of Iceland, where they discharge great volumes of water. As a geothermally active area, southern Iceland is also home to a number of hot springs, so you can step from freezing snow into the warm embrace of water that has been heated by the Earth itself.
For dramatic views and excellent hiking, the mountain ridge at Thorsmork is unsurpassed. It is situated between Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. However for sheer spectacle it is hard to beat the waterfall of Skógafoss. From a cliff created by the former coastline, water gushes from on high and crashes into the Skógá River. Legend says that a treasure chest is buried beneath the waterfall, but it’s a priceless natural sight in its own right.