We move people – what an inspiring mojo!
In 2015, three Icelandic brothers and their father started ‘ YOUR DAY TOURS‘, a happiness and simplicity based company bringing people together in order to visit the South of Iceland and leave with a big smile on their faces.
Traveling is important for me because of the stories I’m able to bring home afterwards. Therefore it’s crucial to find the company carrying proudly their own and which is able to share it with us.
When I arrived in the ‘YOUR DAY TOURS‘ van, our guide Siggi (“The one who protects in the battle, the one leading to victory) opened its doors on the spacious and comfortable vehicle. Once everybody was sitting and ready, we debuted our 400km journey of discovery.
This day was continuously entertained by folkloric stories and Icelandic legends, together with great Icelandic soundtracks (Monsters and Men is the one we really enjoyed !) and a breathtaking landscape.
First stop: Skògafoss waterfall
As I had 45 minutes in front of me to explore the most visited fall of the island, I first decided to see them from above
It took me 437 steps to appreciate the powerful view of this fascinating 60 meters high waterfall above which hundreds of birds were flying and building their nest in the cliff.
After this bowl of fresh air I chose to walk as close as possible to the water and to, yes, take an enjoyable natural shower!
Second stop: Reynisfjara, the black sand beach
Siggi stopped the van behind the beach to let us appreciate lunch. There was a cafeteria, but I strongly recommend to pack one and eat it on the sand. It’s cheaper and you’ll savor the view longer. And what a view!
A lot of tourists were on the site, but in a way it became charming to this dominant volcanic landscape, adding color touches like a paint brush on a black canvas. Home felt suddenly far way in this fantastic scenery.
Third stop: Sólheimajökull glacier
This 10km long melting glacier became my panorama during 45 minutes and let me dream while the sun shined through the little clouds. This place is magical, peaceful, quiet and majestic.
Fourth stop: Seljalandsfoss waterfall
The last stop of the day behind which we got the opportunity to walk. The sun kept showing up, reflecting its rays on the powerful fall, creating rainbows and vapor clouds.
Once back in the van, Siggi shared with us the typical Icelandic soft drink called Malt, as well as smocked lamb on flat bread, a snack specialty. After this tasty break, it was time to head back to Reykjavik for an hour and a half during which I fell asleep, I must admit.
I truly appreciated how well documented was the journey with ‘YOUR DAY TOURS‘. Indeed, Siggi always had a historical fact, a joke, a date, a legend to narrate so I would go to bed more clever. He was constantly smiling, laughing and brining his good energy until the back of the van!
Thank you ‘YOUR DAY TOURS‘ for this amazing opportunity.