This tour takes you to diverse natural pearls along the enchanting south coast of Iceland. The landscape is characterised by strong contrasts, where grown plains meet coarse mountains and fire meets ice.
Driving south on Highway 1, we’ll introduce you to the geology, history and folklore of Iceland, while we stop at the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. You will also see, depending on the conditions, Iceland’s newest star, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, that erupted in 2010.
Following the coastline, we’ll take a detour to a beautiful black sand beach called Reynisfjara. There we can get close to basaltic rock pillars, enjoy the view of a group of sea stacks, and witness the power of the sea. Puffins also nest in this area during the summer.
Another site of the South Coast is the small town of Vík, where we’ll take the lunch stop (now we also have another option for lunch at Reynisfjara, so depending on weather, timing, and amount of people, we might have lunch by the black sand beach at Reynisfjara). The gastronomic selection once outside Reykjavik is the one of a sparsely populated country like Iceland, where the fuel stations are the blood line. Don’t expect fancy restaurants.
After the breath-taking beauty of Reynisfjara coastal scenery, we’ll head out towards the glacier Sólheimajökull, one of the outlet tongues of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. We’ll walk right up to the glacier’s edge, and get to touch it. If in luck, we might even find an ice-cave.
During the winter, we may find icy conditions on the areas we visit, and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice walkers can be useful, and warm clothing recommended.
Duration: 10-11 hours
Departures: Daily – All year around.
• Small Group Tour Guarantee
• Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
• Skógafoss Waterfall
• Glacier and Ocean view
• Reynisfjara Black Beach
• Vík Village
Pick up: Between 8:30 and 9:00 in Reykjavik City area
Meeting point: Free pick up at official city pick up locations
Starts 08:30 and might take up to 30 minutes
Please be ready 08:30 so tour can depart at right time
• Fully Guided Tour – English Speaking
• Transport by Comfortable Mini Bus
• During tour we break for refreshments at a restaurant or café
• Refreshments are not included in Tour Price
• Reservation is necessary
• Due to weather or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation