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Best 10-Hour Small-Group Tour of the South Coast with Optional Glacier Hike and Pick-up in Reykjavik

Best 10-Hour Small-Group Tour of the South Coast with Optional Glacier Hike and Pick-up in Reykjavik
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Reykjavík, Iceland
10 hours
All year
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5 years old


Explore beautiful waterfalls, black sand beaches, and a hike atop a glacier in this thrilling ten-hour tour of the South Coast. Travelers with an appetite for adventure should book this exciting excursion in Iceland as soon as possible.

Your transport will pick up your group in the capital city of Reykjavik. Your expert tour guide will be there to answer your questions and tell you about your destinations as you ride out of the capital, passing by mountains and geothermal landscapes on the way.

Your first stop will be the astounding Skogafoss waterfall. This mighty cascade flowing from the Skoga river produces a powerful spray that projects lovely rainbows on sunny days.

Next along the route is the Dyrholaey Peninsula, famed for its staggering views of the South Coast. The Dyrholaey Arch is its most recognizable feature, with a daredevil pilot even flying through the arch’s opening in 1933.

Dyrholaey is also known for its wildlife, particularly the migratory Atlantic Puffins that visit the coast during the summer months. These birds are a local favorite and are accustomed to the presence of humans, so long as you don't try to touch them.

The next stop is at the hauntingly beautiful Reynisfjara black sand beach. The volcanic activity in the area produces the basalt cliffs that line the coast and, most notably, the dark pillars out in the ocean, creating a truly unique and stunning scenery.

Over time, these basalt features were also worn down by the waves, washing the black fragments ashore and giving the beach an otherworldly black coast. You can walk around the beach, but it’s keep a safe distance from the shoreline, as the waves are particularly powerful.

If you’re up for an extra challenge during your journey, you can go hiking on the Solheimajokull glacier after visiting Reynisfjara beach. The hike will take you up the ice cap and reward you with an incredible view of the South Coast, leaving you feeling on top of the world.

Your last stop on the way back to Reykjavik will be at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is gentler than Skogafoss but just as remarkable. The waters drop from a staggering 200 feet (60 meters), and there’s a cavern underneath that allows you to walk behind the waterfall.

Having visited all of these lovely and memorable locations, you’ll then head back to Reykjavik at your designated drop-off point. You’ll arrive back in time for dinner and maybe even a trip to hunt for the northern lights if you’re traveling in the winter.

Don’t miss out on a thrilling and unforgettable experience to see the many wonders and treasures of the South Coast. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Private transportation
Expert Guide


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Snacks and beverages if needed
Waterproof jacket
Sturdy hiking boots

Good to know

The tour will make a stop for lunch, but food cost is not covered on the tour. If you have special dietary needs, it's suggested that you bring snacks or a packed lunch.

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