Captivating 9-Hour Private Tour of the South Coast from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
9 hours
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Explore Iceland's natural wonders in this private tour of the South Coast from Reykjavik. This nine-hour adventure takes travelers on a majestic coastline tour of one of Iceland's most captivating regions, full of beaches, waterfalls, and glaciers.

The action begins when a friendly and experienced local guide picks you up from your Reykjavik accommodation. A key advantage of this private South Coast tour is flexibility, as you can take your time enjoying each attraction and capturing photos that will immortalize your Icelandic experience.

Your first stop is Seljalandfoss, one of Iceland's most breathtaking waterfalls. Standing approximately 197 feet (60 meters) tall, the Seljalandfoss waterfall plunges over a rugged cliff into a serene pool below. However, the most notable feature is that you can walk behind its water curtain, allowing for a truly immersive experience.

Next, you'll head to the Skogafoss waterfall, known for its mighty cascade and awesome mist. The Skogafoss waterfall plunges over a sheer cliff face that is also around 197 feet (60 meters) high but spans up to 82 feet (25 meters) wide.

Aside from its sheer power, the Skogafoss waterfall's appeal lies in its accessibility. Unlike many waterfalls requiring extensive hiking, Skogafoss is conveniently located just off the main road. In addition, the waterfall is also steep in folklore, with stories claiming a Viking settler buried a treasure chest behind it.

After enjoying the beauty of two South Coast waterfalls, you'll head to the Solheimajokull glacier, a breathtaking ice formation part of the larger Myrdalsjokull ice cap. Stretching over seven miles (11 kilometers), the Solheimajokull glacier offers visitors a stunning array of ice formations, including deep crevasses, towering ice walls, and sparkling blue ice caves.

The guide will take you to the glacier's edge, where you can view the vivid blue ice contrasting with the white snow. Savor the area's stillness as you observe this massive glacial wonder.

The tour's fourth stop is the impressive Reynisfjara black sand beach. Boasting dramatic landscapes, the Reynisfjara beach features jet-black volcanic sand that contrasts the frothy white waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Walking along the shoreline, you'll notice the distinct black sand formed from lava fragments weathered by time.

Aside from its black sand, Reynisfjara beach is known for its folklore. Legend has it that the imposing Reynisdrangar sea stacks were once trolls caught by the dawn's light as they attempted to drag a ship ashore.

You'll then cap off your South Coast adventure by visiting the Dyrholaey viewpoint. With an elevation of 393 feet (120 meters), Dyrholaey offers some of the most awe-inspiring views of the South. The area also has an enormous rock arch.

Take note that this stop is seasonal, as the fascinating views change depending on your time of visit. During summer, you'll see breeding seabirds, such as puffins, at Dyrholaey and the lush greenery surrounding the area. On the flip side, Dyrholaey is covered in snow during winter.

At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to your Reykjavik accommodation. During the trip back to the city, you can revisit all the attractions through the beautiful photos you've taken.

Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the wonders of the South Coast in this nine-hour private tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Hotel pick up and drop off
All taxes and entrance fees
Additional stops
Experienced local guide
Comfortable vehicle



What to bring

Weather-appropriate clothes
Camera and tripod
Good footwear


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