Anonymous asked: I've been to Iceland five times, driven the ring road and fallen in love with the countryside and can't pick a favourite bit. I'm passing through in November with some friends and we'll have one day to do one trip so I can show them the best of the best. Help me make up my mind - golden circle, south coast tour, or an insanely long day combo of both?!
Have you been on top of a glacier?
I used to work as a glacier guide on the Sólheimajökull glacier and even though I’ve been up there hundreds of times I always have a good time and so do the clients. You can either book a tour like my favorite Ice and Fire (doesn’t run every day) with a hot spring bath and a hike on the glacier or drive on your own. If you drive on your own you can visit whatever you like on the south coast and drop by at Sólheimajökull. In November there is a daily tour at noon. Then your plan could be: Leave Reykjavik at 8:00, stop by at Seljalandsfoss and maybe Skógafoss, be at Sólheimajökull at 11:30 (160km 2-2.5hours from RVK). The tour is over at around 3ish so you can drive directly to Vík (45min) for an afternoon meal at Halldórskaffi. Take a look at Reynisdrangar and head home. If you’re still feeling energetic, drive to the top of Dyrhólaey and see the waves crushing the cliffs (the worse the weather the better). If you have a 4x4 and there is no snow, ice or heavy rain (and you are not afraid of heights) you can also go to the top of Reynisfjall for a rare view.
BTW, I’m heavily biased, but I used to guide these tours and really know they are great. I love glaciers and love showing them to people. For most people walking on a glacier is as out of this world as going to the moon, just a lot easier and cheaper :)
Oh and bring good clothes.