South Coast by Minibus

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The South Coast of Iceland has many natural wonders and quaint villages to explore. During this tour we will travel through lava fields, past mountains and glaciers to the southernmost part of Iceland. We will visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the Solheimajokull glacier and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its rich birdlife, magnificent basalt column cliffs and stunning sea stacks.

We depart from Reykjavík driving east up onto the Mid Atlantic Ridge, through rugged lava fields, past a geothermal power plant giving the area a mystic atmosphere filled with the 'sweet' smell of sulphur.

Approaching the Eyjafjoll (Island mountains) we have views to the Westman Islands and the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano that erupted in 2010.

Seljalandsfoss is one of few waterfalls that is actually possible to walk behind and view from the inside out. Continuing east we drive along the picturesque cliffs of Eyjafjoll to the Skogarfoss waterfall. Now we have to opportunity to take a hike to the top of the waterfall to view its majestic power from above.

Our next destination is the dramatic black sand beach Reynisfjara. Powerful waves have hammered the shore and basalt cliffs giving shape to some of the most famous natural wonders of the area.

Then we head to the small town of Vik where we will visit the local wool and gift shop. The village of Vik is the southernmost village in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful valleys, beaches, cliffs and mountains.

We travel back through the farmlands and sand flats south of the Solheimajokull glacier which is an outlet glacier from Myrdalsjokull, the second largest glacier in Iceland. We detour to the edge of the glacier and take a short hike to experience the unique formations of the landscape of ice, mountains and water.

After a full day it is now time to return to Reykjavik.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 4 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara, Vík i Mýrdal, Reynisdrangar, Skogarfoss (waterfall), Sólheimajökulll, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:00

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.
Included:
  • Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, guided south coast tour.

  • Lunch (we will make a lunch stop).


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.


Good to know:

We travel in a minibus which means small groups - personal service.



Reviews

Wow! Great experience! Although the weather the day of the tour was a constant challenge... we had such a great and fun group on the tour bus and an amazing tour guide-Chris making this a super great day. Chris gave us really great information throughout the tour and even with the weather delays ran the tour late in order to accommodate the wishes and interests of the tour group as a whole to see all of the planned stops on the tour. The sights you will see on this tour are so beautiful, it is really difficult to put to words. I highly recommend this tour as it includes so many exceptional places to see! Special thanks to everyone on the tour bus and Chris for helping make it such a cool experience.

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