Visit black sand beaches and waterfalls on Iceland's South coast in style in one of our premium day tours, run exclusively in small groups of no more than 17 people.
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, Farm Holt and Sólheimajökull.
Black Sand Beaches
Village of Vík
Seljalandsfoss is a fascinating waterfall and perhaps one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. It’s popularity is well deserved though 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!
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 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 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. They 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 names as one of the top ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the whole world.
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.
Our day tour 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. When pick up is completed then we will leave the city and begin our journey along the southern coast 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 leads to a daytour where you will never be without something beautiful to look at.
Our first stop is going to be at the farm Holt. Holt is a local farm and guesthouse located close to the famous volcano Eyjafjallajökull. It’s a perfect spot to have a break while you make your way along the southern coast and offers a number of homemade pastries and coffee. This is also a great place to exchange stories with the locals and learn some more intimate details about life in Iceland. The farm is also home to a number of animals such as horses and sheep which have a deeply entwined history with the Icelandic people.
The next 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. They 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 to make sure you get to see the most of this amazing nature. One such stop will be at Sólheimajökull, this is 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 some 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.
Make sure to note down your pickup times and Departure Times. Pick up can take up to 30 minutes starting from the time on your ticket. Please wait at your hotel / guest house in this time span. We collect our guests with several mini buses, so please be aware that you may need to change busses at a meeting point before the tour begins!
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