South Coast & Eyjafjallajokull Private Tour

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year

You will experience the magic of Iceland's South Coast on this private tour in a 4x4 SUV. This South Coast Tour is perfect for exploring natural attractions on Iceland's South Coast, including waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches.

You start the day by being picked up at your accommodation by your driver-guide and heading East. Your first stop will be at Urridafoss waterfall. This waterfall is the most voluminous in Iceland and originates from the longest and most powerful river, Þjorsa.

Your next stop is the impressive Seljalandsfoss, the waterfall where you can walk behind the cascading water. Seljalandsfoss originates from the glacier Eyjafjallajokull, which is famous for its eruption in 2010 which managed to turn off European air traffic. Beside Seljalandsfoss is a secret waterfall, or in Icelandic 'Gljufrabui'. It is hidden in a small gorge that you can venture inside. Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui are beloved by photographers who jump at the chance to take shots of the beautiful waterfalls.

From here, you will continue to the spectacular Dyrholaey, a 120-meter high Promontory Seacliff with extensive birdlife and extraordinary views in all directions. The name Dyrholaey means "the hill island with the door hole".  For those of you who are not afraid of heights, you can walk the arch or the bridge. Up there you can also find a spectacular and prominent "castle-shaped" lighthouse. 

From Dyrholaey, you will be able to see Myrdalsjokull glacier in the North and the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the lava sea stacks Reynisdrangar in the East and the long black sand beach in the West (where you will visit next).

Reynisfjara, a black sand beach, was voted among the top 10 most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world by National Geographic in 1991, so be prepared to be amazed by its ancient and mystic surroundings. The distant mountainscapes, rock formations, and volcanic shorelines make it one of the most popular stop-off points along the South Coast.

During summer, the birdlife in the cliffs makes it even more spectacular. Species like puffins can easily be seen, but be aware of the Arctic Tern who are known to be aggressive. Make a stop in Vik to enjoy a bite to eat before making the return trip back to the Capital.

On your way back to Reykjavik, you will visit the majestic waterfall Skogafoss, with a 60-meter high drop and width of 15 meters it truly is breathtaking. Climb the staircase next to it to enjoy an incredible view from above, or cast your eyes upwards from the ground to take in this waterfall's astonishing power.

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Included

Ice-grip shoe covers during the winter
Driver/guide
Wi-Fi

Activities

Sightseeing

Attractions

Skógafoss
Seljalandsfoss
Eyjafjallajökull
Dyrhólaey
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Ullarfoss
Vík í Mýrdal
Gljufrabui

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing

Good to know

Lunch is not provided but we will stop for lunch/refreshments on the tour. The weather in Iceland can swiftly change from very good to poor in a short period of time. It is best to be prepared for both good and bad weather.

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