Skógar (11:00 – 11:30) Campsite
Skógar has few inhabitants, but it´s the home of the Skógafoss waterfall and a historical museum. Skógar is the starting or end point of the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail that takes you over a mountain pass to Þórsmörk. Nearby there is Sólheimajökull glacier where you can book a Glacier walk tour with the specialists at Arcanum glacier guides.
Vík (12:00 – 12:30) N1 Gas station
The town of Vík is located in a beautiful setting by the sea with its signature black sand beaches Reynisfjara, ocean cave and seaside cliffs Reynisdrangar. It is ideal to hop off the bus in Vik and spend a day or two to explore the area. Vík lies directly south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which itself is on top of the Katla volcano. In Vík you will find the Katla geopark that covers about 9% of Iceland, and follows the borders of three municipalities and includes three volcanic systems: Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, and Grímsvötn. In Vík True Adventure offers tandem paragliding tours with instructors to experience the area from a new and exciting perspective.
Kirkjubæjarklaustur (13:30) N1 Gas station
The village Kirkubæjarklaustur, often abbreviated to “Klaustur”, is a service centre for the farms in the region as well as for tourists. From Klaustur the roads radiate in many directions, the Laki road, leads into the highlands and the Fjallabak roads (north and south) lead from the Ring Road into the interior via Skaftártunga.
Skaftafell (15:15) Information center
Skaftafell is a national park located at the foot of Vatnajökull glacier. Here is ideal to hop off the bus and spend a day or two hiking around the beautiful landscapes. Within the park lies half of the largest ice cap in Europe, and is surrounded by glaciers on three sides. It offers a view of the volcano Laki and the tallest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur, 2.110 m. Hikers will find plenty of hiking routes within the national park with hiking path suitable for every traveler.
Glacier Lagoon (15:45-17:45) Parking
The Glacier lagoon is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland. The picturesque lagoon is open to the sea and contains a mixture of salt and freshwater, giving the water a unique blue-green color with floating icebergs. It is no wonder that it has been the setting for Hollywood blockbusters like A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins.