Southern Iceland Tour

Come along with us as we travel along the southern coast of Iceland to witness some of the most dramatic scenery the country has to offer as we journey from Reykjavik to Vík Í Mýrdal.

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  • Duration: 10 Hours
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Description

Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” and after this day tour you will certainly believe it. Join us on a day tour along the southern coast of Iceland where you will be able to witness some of the most dramatic landscapes the country has to offer.

Grand waterfalls, Glaciers, Black sand beaches and small fishing villages all await you on this tour and are waiting for you to come and explore them. During this trip we will make particular highlights of Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara Vík and Sólheimajökull.


Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

  • Skógafoss Waterfall

  • Sólheimajökull Glacier

  • Black Sand Beaches

  • Village of Vík


Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is a fascinating waterfall and perhaps one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. Its popularity is well deserved as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall houses a very special surprise, you are able to walk behind the cascade and get a tremendous view of the waterfall from behind.

The water that feeds this 60m tall waterfall originates from the (in)famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier capped volcano just make sure to be careful as you walk along this path as it can get slippery!

Skogafoss

Skógafoss is a gorgeous waterfall and popular hiking destination along the southern coast of Iceland. The water dropping down the 60m fall is quite powerful and creates a gentle mist around the base of the waterfall but despite this you can get quite close to the water. If you are lucky you may even be able to see a rainbow which is created as the sunlight hits this mist.

There is a staircase located to the side of the waterfall and this allows you to climb to the top of the waterfall where you can see the gorgeous countryside in the area or follow the Fimmvörðuháls trail that leads to Þórsmörk.

Sólheimajökull

Sólheimajökull is a glacial tongue of the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier which is the Ice cap of the katla volcano. Katla is the sister volcano to the (in)famous Eyjafjallajökull.

This glacial tongue became a popular tourist destination due to its relatively easy access when compared with other glaciers and as such it became a popular spot for glacial hiking activities.

Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara is the name of the famous black sand beach on the southern coast of Iceland that attracts a large number of tourists to the country. The beaches are also known as being home to the Reynisdrangar basalt columns that were said to be the bodies of trolls who were turned to stone in the sunlight.

In 1991 the black sand beaches here were named as one of the top ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the whole world.

Vík

Vík í Mýrdal is a small fishing village and is in fact the most southerly village on the island. The town only houses 300 inhabitants but despite this there are plenty of great places here for you to rest up and refuel.

This is also a great location for you to get gifts for the people waiting for you back home as there are plenty of people here selling amazing homemade gifts.

Itinerary

Our day trip will begin with our fast and efficient pick up service. We will come to pick you up you from either, one of the hotels in the centre of Reykjavik or from one of the many pick up spots dotted across the city. Once we have all our guests for the day then we will begin the onward journey across the southern edge of Iceland.

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 contributing to the sculpting of the dramatic landscapes of this area where you will find glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and acres of green lava fields. This contrast of these things  creates a day tour where you will never be without something amazing to look at.

The first stop we make is at the Skógafoss waterfall. This 65 foot tall waterfall is gorgeous in it’s own right but perhaps more beautiful is the view from the stop where you will be able to get a birds eye view of the aforementioned contrasting surroundings. From here we will then travel to the southernmost village in Iceland called Vík. This is a beautiful little fishing village, with only 300 inhabitants. it’s a  small community but there are plenty of places for you to refuel and recharge. You can even pick up some handmade gifts that are handcrafted here.

Our next stop is Reynisfjara, this is the black sand beaches along the south coast that many people come to Iceland to see. These beaches are widely regarded as some of the most impressive black sand beaches in the country but the highlight of the area has to be the basalt columns.

Now heading on our way back to Reykjavik we make sure to squeeze in a few more stops so that you get to see the most of this amazing nature. One such stop will be at Sólheimajökull, a glacier tongue from the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. This destination is a popular spot for Glacier hikes due to its more accessible nature compare to other glaciers. Our final stop is then the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, another stunning waterfall that is home to a very special surprise. Seljalandsfoss has perhaps one of the most amazing photo opportunities in the country as a small path lets you walk behind the mighty cascade of water!

Following this stop we will head back to the city so that you can continue your Icelandic adventure.


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


What’s included

Professional guide

Pick-up and drop-off from accommodations and special Tour Bus Stops in central Reykjavik

Free WiFi


What do I need to bring

Warm, water- and windproof clothing are always useful in Iceland.

All tickets are e-tickets so there is no need to print them out.

kr 12,990 10 Hours , Moderate

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