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Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

  • Skógafoss Waterfall

  • Sólheimajökull Glacier

  • Black Sand Beaches

  • Village of Vík

Itinerary

Start of the Tour at 10-11 Kringlan

After pick-up the bus starts from here on the journey.

Pick-up from accommodations and special Tour Bus Stops in central Reykjavik is between 8:00 and 8:30. Then the buses meet at 10-11 Kringlan and the tour departs from there at 8:30.

1. Stop at Hvolsvöllur 15 minutes

A small breakfast stop is made at a gas station in Hvolsvöllur.

This stop is aimed to get a small breakfast if needed and to use the bathroom before heading to the first attraction of the tour.

2. Stop at Skógafoss 30 minutes

See huge amounts of water coming down from this waterfall!

Skógafoss Waterfall is 25 meters wide and 60 meters high. Experience the noise water can make falling down a cliff and be maybe lucky by seeing rainbows formed by the spray of this natural wonder.

3. Stop in Vík í Mýrdal 60 minutes

Welcome to the lovely village of Vík!

With only just about 320 inhabitants does Vík have a lot to offer. You can either have some lunch in one of the restaurants or take a short walk to the beach to have a look at the famous Reynisdrangar.

4. Stop at Reynisfjara 30 minutes

And here are we finally at the famous Black Sand Beach!

In Reynisfjara, or Black Sand Beach, you get to experience the raw and alluring force of the North Atlantic and its masterfully shaped basalt column cliffs. The site is equally beautiful as it is dangerous, and should be approached with a healthy level of awe and respect.

5. Stop at Sólheimajökull Glacier 45 minutes

Touch a real glacier at Sólheimajökull Glacier!

We take a short walk up to the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull, a sublet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, where you can witness the dynamics of Icelandic glaciers, their formation, behaviour and rapid melting.

6. Stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall 20 minutes

Did you ever stand behind a waterfall? Give it a try at Seljalandsfoss!

This magnificent waterfall is 66 meters high and let's you even walk around it. But be careful: You might be soaked afterwards. On a good day you will also be seeing the Westman Islands or Vestmannaeyjar from here.

End of the tour at Skógarhlíð 10

The tour ends with drop-off in Reykjavik.

After drop-off we will head to our headquarter at Skógarhlíð 10.

Itinerary

Your adventures along the southern coast of Iceland will begin in the city of Reykjavik with our fast and efficient pick up service. All you need to do is tell us where you are staying or the nearest approved pick up location and we will take care of the rest.

Once we have all of our guests on board we will begin the adventure that will take us away from the concrete and steel of Reykjavik so that we may enjoy the serenity of the Icelandic countryside. The South coast of Iceland faces the north Atlantic ocean and as a result, this means that this area often faces the most extreme weather conditions in the country. This has been a major factor in the sculpting of the dramatic landscapes the south coast is famous for. The contrast of these things creates a trip where you will never be without something amazing to look at.

Speaking of amazing things to look at, the first stop we will make will be at the Skógafoss waterfall. This waterfall is one of the tallest of its kind in Iceland, standing at an awe-inspiring 200 feet tall. The waterfall itself is incredibly gorgeous and for those who are willing, you can even climb a set of stairs and stand at the top of the waterfall to get a whole new perspective on the landscapes that you have just been travelling through. Be sure to take plenty of pictures of the waterfall but don’t get too close as the front rows will get wet!

From Skogafoss we then travel to the picturesque town of Vík í Mýrdal which is the southernmost town on the whole island and a perfect spot to break for lunch. This old fishing town may only have a residency of 300 people but you will find more than enough here to suit your needs and help you recharge your batteries for the rest of the day ahead. There is also a lot of places here where you can buy handcrafted gifts that will be perfect reminders of your time in Iceland.

Even with its small size, Vik is the only inhabited area for around 70 Km and with its close proximity to the Katla Icecap has a constant threat looming over it. It is believed that an eruption of the volcano under the ice cap would melt enough ice to flash flood the entire town but thankfully they practice regular evacuation drills to a nearby church whose elevation is believed to be high enough to keep everyone dry.

Our third stop is the one that people come from all over the world to see, the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara. This strip of black volcanic sand is regarded as one of the most beautiful of it’s kind in the whole world with National Geographic going so far as to name it as one of their top 10 non-tropical beaches. The highlight of the area though is not just the black sands but also the striking basalt columns that are found here in abundance, some of which could possibly be the petrified body of a troll that got caught in the sunlight!

Following the beach, our fourth stop will take place at Sólheimajökull which is a glacier tongue of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier which caps the Aforementioned Katla volcano. While Katla is not quite as well known as her sister volcano Eyjafjallajökull she is much bigger and as of the time of writing quite overdue for an eruption. While you won’t be able to hike up onto the glacier we will get you as close as we can to it so you will be able to witness its majesty first hand.

Our fifth stop will be at our second waterfall of the day Seljalandsfoss and as you may recall we promised a waterfall with a unique surprise!

Seljalandsfoss (Sell-ya-lands-foss) waterfall is a little shorter than Skogafoss with a height of only 197 feet but it more than makes up for it with the fact that you are able to, with the use of a small path which may be closed in the winter months, walk behind the cascade and witness a whole new view on the stunning Icelandic coastline. Bring a few extra memory cards on this tour because you are likely to fill up several with pictures at this stop. Your camera will thank you!

After Seljalandsfoss we will once again hit the ring road (road 1) as we travel back through the Icelandic countryside to deliver you safely back to Reykjavik with a lifetime of memories to share with the people back at home.


The duration of the tour is 10 hours

There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food


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Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

Guided Language

  • English

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