Private 10 Hour 4x4 Jeep Tour of Iceland’s South Coast with Transfer from Reykjavik
Prepare to explore the natural wonders on the South Coast of Iceland such as waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers, and volcanoes. Join this Private Tour by 4x4 Luxury Jeep, where an experienced and knowledgeable guide will introduce you to some of Iceland's most famous sites.
The tour will start in the morning as you're picked up from your accommodation in the Reykjavík capital region. Your first stop will be at Skógafoss waterfall, one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. You will have the chance to admire this waterfall up close and walk up the staircase located on the side of the waterfall, to see it from above. The hike is somewhat strenuous, but the views are well worth it and make for a stunning picture!
Continue your adventure on the Ring Road. On the way, you will see Hekla, the most active volcano in Iceland, and other spectacular mountains and volcanoes.
Next, you will make a short stop at the Lava Centre, where you'll learn some facts about lava. You will also learn about the monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity, and surface movements in Iceland.
After, head onwards to see the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that erupted in 2010 and is notorious for affecting air traffic all over Europe.
Then you will stop by the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. There will be time to walk to the edge of the glacier and discover various colors within the ice.
Next, you will visit the Dyrhólaey sea cliff and admire the fantastic view over the black sand beaches, the mountains, and the ocean. If you are lucky, during the summer months (June-August), you might even spot puffins nesting on the cliffs.
You will take a lunch break near Reynisfjara, which is the famous black sand beach. Here you will see basalt columns and sea stacks called Reynisdrangar. Lunch will take place in the picturesque village of Vík.
While driving back to Reykjavík, you will stop at yet another beautiful waterfall called Seljalandsfoss. Here you will have the chance to walk behind the waterfall and take an iconic photo. You'll want to wear a raincoat at this stop as many travellers find they get wet during this stop, due to the mist from this mighty waterfall.
We will then take a few minutes to walk to see a fantastic waterfall nearby — Gljúfrabúi waterfall, which is usually omitted by tour operators. On this private tour, you will get to explore this hidden gem hidden and take your time to enjoy the area.
The comfort of our passengers is paramount so you can take as many coffee and toilet breaks as you need, and take the day at your own pace.
Please note that if you book this tour during the winter months (September - March), we might get a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis or in other words Northern Lights before driving back to Reykjavík.
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Good to know
The Northern Lights can only be seen in the winter months. Peak season is September to April. As it is a natural phenomenon, catching a sighting is partly weather permitting.
The weather in Iceland can be quite unpredictable. Occasionally, especially during winter, the tour itinerary might be altered if weather and road conditions are unfavorable.
In the winter (November to February), due to limited daylight hours in Iceland in the winter, much driving will be done in the dark. While we do our best to make sure you have a great experience of the main attractions, some sites might be visited in dusk or darkness, or even skipped.