The most famous attractions near by Arcanum Glacier tour base
1. Skógafoss waterfall
The Skógafoss waterfall is on oft the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, about 62 meters high and about 25 meters wide. It is a great place to stop by and take some pictures or to do a short hike. If you hike to the top of the waterfall and a little bit future you will find more waterfalls and you will be able to enjoy the view over the black sand area below and all the way to the coastline.
The Skógafoss is only about 10 minutes drive from our glacier tour base
2. Kvernufoss waterfall
Not many know about the Kvernufoss waterfall that is a small waterfall in Skógar not far from the Skógar Museum. You can park your car by the Museum and hike from the to the waterfall. It is about 20 min hike from the parking to the waterfall. The waterfall is about 30 meters high, you can walk behind the waterfall in good condition. Though be careful because there can be loose rock above you and some dangerous icicles in winter.
Kvernufoss waterfall is only about 10 minutes drive from our glacier tour base.
3. Reynisfjara black sand beach
Reynisfjara black sand beach is probably one of the best know tourist sides in Iceland, located nearby the Dyrhólaey cliff. The Reynisfjara, like most places in Iceland, has this amazing black lava sand, but it also has basalt columns and a great view of Reynisdrangar cliffs by Vík and the big arch at Dyrhólaey. Ther can be big waves in Reynisfjara beach so please be careful there and do not go to close.
Reynisfjara black sand beach is only about 20 min drive from our glacier tour base.
The Dyrhólaey is now the southernmost place in Iceland. From there you have a great view both to the Reynisfjara and the Reynisdarangar cliffs by Vík, but also along the coastline to the west towards Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Eyjafjallajökull glacier. I love to go there early in the morning or late in the evening during summer time when the light is beautiful. Nice place for pictures
The Dyrhólaey is only about 20-minute drive from our glacier tour base.
The Village Vík is one of the places you have to visit when visiting south Iceland. The location is by the mountain Reynsifjall and the Reynisdrangar cliffs. A beautiful location with green hills (in summer) and black sand beach and the ocean. It is nice to walk around Vík and enjoy nature, and if you are hungry there are some nice restaurants there as well.
Vík village is only about 25 min drive from our glacier tour base.