8 DAYS STARTING AT $6365 CAD
Iceland is a wonderful place to explore and there are countless natural wonders that are also accessible for visitors with disabilities. This self-drive tour concentrates on the South of Iceland and either your travel companion drives the car, or we organize a hand-controlled car for you.
The south coast has arguably some of the most spectacular natural features that can be found in Iceland, and you will visit places like Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, the glacial lagoon Jökulsarlon and Krýsuvík a geothermal area with mud pools and hot springs. This tour promises an amazing week in this adventurous country.
Visit The Golden Circle
Today you will gradually start to realize why Iceland is famous for its nature. Start driving east towards Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The natural beauty and history of the park make it a must see highlight of Iceland. Here you can see how the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are diverging, as well as the first parliament. The paths in Þingvellir are very well kept and most of the places are easily accessible by wheelchair.
See the Sensational Southern Coast
It is time to travel further east along the beautiful south coast. The impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall will be your first stop for the day. A wheelchair friendly path will take you closer to that 60m high waterfall. Close to the waterfall, you will find the Eyjafjallajokull visitor centre, a very interesting exhibition about the major eruption in 2010. Remember to collect some volcanic ash in the entrance!
Experience Vatnajökull National Park
After breakfast continue to Skaftafell, a part of the Vatnajökull National Park. A short movie presented at the visitor centre tells you the story of fire and ice in Iceland and how those two powers have affected the formation of the area.
Further east, you will find the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon; the crown jewel of Icelandic nature where will be surely amazed by the floating icebergs. An optional boat tour is always recommended, to admire the floating icebergs from a closer distance. The tours are suitable for disabled people and the staff on the boat is always willing to help.
Spend a day in Vik
After breakfast you will start driving back to the capital. On the way, make sure to visit the village of Vík in Mýrdalur. By the time you arrive in Vík, you can already admire the giant pillars of rock (Reynisdrangar), as high as 66 meters that rise out of the sea to the south of Reynisfjall and are highly visible from Vík.
In folklore, they are explained as the remains of some giants caught by the sun at dawn and turned into stone! You can also see the Víkurkirkja (Vik´s church) which was built in 1932-1934. If you are planning to buy some Icelandic Wool products, it is a good chance to buy them in Vik and the Icelandic Wool Factory.