Private South Coast Day Tour from Reykjavik

Private South Coast Day Tour from Reykjavik
Puffins nesting in the Dyrhólaey Promentory by the black beach Reynisfjara on the South Coast of Iceland.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland cascading with great might into its basin.
The Dyrhólaey Promontory is a coastal cliff of fascinating rock formations on the South Coast of Iceland.
The black sand beach Reynisfjara is located by the coastal village Vík on the South Coast of Iceland, made distinct by its basalt column formations.
The Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in front of a lush green field during the summer season in Iceland.
The coastal village Vík on the South Coast of Iceland during winter resembles a Christmas postcard.

Witness the vast expanse of Iceland’s southern shoreline on this private day tour that takes you to the celebrated wonders of the South Coast. If you want to enjoy the cascading waterfalls, black volcanic beaches and majestic ice caps of these beautiful shores without boarding the big tour buses, this excursion is the choice for you and your group. 

Your adventure begins as you get picked up in Iceland’s capital Reykjavík. Greet your local driver guide and board your comfortable private vehicle, before leaving the city behind and driving along one of the country’s most esteemed sightseeing routes. 

First up is Urriðafoss Waterfall of the river Þjórsá, a beautiful hidden gem off the beaten track that most South Coast tours overlook. The surrounding lava field of Þjórsárhraun provides for a vast and stunning backdrop to these beautiful falls. 

Next up is the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss, which during the summer you can walk behind into a cave to look out through a cascading curtain of water. The backdrop here is the infamous glacier Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that made world headlines when it erupted with great vigour in 2010. 

Included is a visit to the volcano’s visitor centre at Þorvaldseyri Farm, located directly at the foot of the glacier itself. Then, you’ll continue to the waterfall Skógafoss, another natural marvel with a magnificent cascade, 60 metres (100 feet) in height and 25 metres (82 feet) in width. 

Legend has it that a treasure chest is hidden behind these falls since the Viking Age. The chest was never retrieved except for its alleged handle, and you can see said handle at your next stop of Skógar Museum, guaranteeing you a dose of culture and history. 

As you continue to the coastal village Vík, you will be visiting one of Iceland’s most famous black beaches Reynisfjara. Watch as the roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash upon the eerie sea stacks Reynisdrangar, but never turn your back to the sea as the tide is so powerful that it can carry you out to oblivion. 

The Dyrhólaey Promontory is another natural pearl of this area, where the North Atlantic Puffin likes to nest in significant numbers during the summer months. The sites of the day are varied and plentiful, and since this is a private tour, additional stops can be made along the way, depending on the time and conditions. 

Finally, you will be brought back to Reykjavík City in the evening, with new memories and photographs to last you a lifetime. Secure your private South Coast tour now and behold some of the most magnificent natural and cultural attractions of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, Reynisdrangar, Þorvaldseyri, Urriðafoss, Skogar Museum - Skógarsafn, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • English Guide

  • Private transportation

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in the capital area

  • Entrance fees to Skógar museum

  • Bottled water

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Packed lunch or snacks

  • Camera

Good to know:

Please note that this tour is conditions dependent. In case of extreme weather, the route of the tour might be altered or a certain activity cancelled.

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