SOUTH COAST

WATERFALLS, BLACK SAND BEACHES, GLACIERS & VOLCANOES

SOUTH COAST

WATERFALLS, BLACK SAND BEACHES, GLACIERS & VOLCANOES

THE SOUTH WONDERS

The South Coast of Iceland is one of Iceland’s most scenic regions. Here you will take in the natural wonders, discover the most attractive sights and more.

HIGHLIGHTS

  Seljalandsfoss
  Skógafoss
  Sólheimajökull
  Reynisfjara black sand beach
  Village of Vík

INCLUDES

  Free pick-up
  English speaking local guide
  Water bottles

OVERVIEW

The South Coast holds many of Iceland’s major attractions. Here you will experience majestic waterfalls plunging down from ancient sea cliffs, black sand beaches, volcanoes and glaciers. You will feel the power of icelandic nature with your senses and get plenty of time to take in the natural wonders.

Reynisfjara, the black sand beach and Dyrhólaey.
Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall seen from behind.
Reynisfjara black sand beach, the most famous black beach one on the south coast.

Itinerary details

We pick you up at your accommodation and from there we travel across the ring road heading towards east of Iceland. We drive through lava fields, past mountains and through the lowland of south Iceland where we have views of fertile farming lands and beautiful small villages.

Our first visit is the magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall, plunging down from ancient sea cliffs. This 65 meters tall waterfall is one of the major attractions in the area and except during winter season you can walk behind it and enjoy the brilliant panoramic views of this breathtaking scenery.

From there we move on and pass by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull, that erupted in 2010, towards Reynisfjara, Iceland’s most famous black sand beach. Here you sense power of nature as the roaring Atlantic Ocean fiercely hits the shore with the phenomenal Reynisdrangar basalt stacks rising from the sea. Here you will have plenty of time to view the unique basalt columns and caverns formed out of a volcanic eruption from under a glacier in the penultimate Ice age. Afterwards we will stop in Vík, the most southern town in Iceland.

Our next stop is at Sólheimajökull which is a glacier tounge of Mýrdalsjökull, the 4th largest glacier in Iceland and also the home of the volcano Katla. We detour to the edge of the glacier tongue where you can experience the unique landscape in formation of mountains, ice and water.

Finally we visit the majestic Skógafoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s golden treasures of nature, which is 60 meters tall and 25 meters wide. Here we can hike to the top of the waterfall to enjoy the stunning panoramic views and feel the power from above. The spray from the waterfall often makes the rainbow come through, especially on a sunny day.

Depending on your time schedule, we may have few extra stops during this tour.

Afterwards we will drop you off at your accommodation.

Season

All year round

Duration

8-9 hours

Minimum

2 adults

Price pp

38.900,- ISK

Child under 12

50% off

Level

Easy

Vehicles

1-3 persons

1-4 persons

5-7 persons

Pick-up locations
Reykjavik area and the southern part of Iceland as far as Hvolsvöllur.

WHAT TO BRING

Warm clothing
Wind & waterproof
Warm hat & gloves
Good hiking shoes

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Tel: +354 615 9001
Tel: +354 615 9002
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