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Small Group 9 Hour Sightseeing Tour of the South Coast with Transfer from Reykjavik

Seljalandsfoss is a South Coast waterfall that, in summer or clear conditions, you can encircle.
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Reykjavík
Duration
9 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
None

Join this South Coast tour for breathtaking views of glaciers, black sand coastline and lava fields. This should not be missed by those eager for some great sightseeing, or who want a personal experience since your 4X4 vehicle holds a maximum capacity of four guests.

After you are picked up in Reykjavík, you will start your exploration of the South Coast with visits to two waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is a 65-metre (213 feet) high feature which cascades over ancient sea cliffs into a pool below. It is possible to walk around behind the falls and come out the other side.

Skógafoss, meanwhile, is 62 metres high and 15 metres wide (200 / 50 feet). It is the last and most spectacular in a series of falls that are found in the Skógá River and is much more powerful than its neighbour.

Next, you will head to Sólheimajökull. This is an outlet glacier that descends from the southwest corner of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and it marvellous to look upon. Its colouration is unusual, with veins of black ash from eruptions that occurred in the past, and accents of electric blue.

You will then move onto the Dyrhólaey promontory. The western side, called Háey (High Island), is made of tuff and Lágey (Low Island) on the eastern side is mainly made of basalt. The south side of Dyrhólaey is a narrow strip, 100m in height, with vertical cliffs that drop abruptly to the sea on either side. The promontory forms an archway large enough for boats to pass through.

Next, you will head to Reynisfjall, a 340-metre high tuff mountain near the village of Vik. Beside this are the Reynisdrangar stacks, a pair of rock pillars that rise out of the sea, and a little further along the road, you will find the Reynisfjara black sand beach.

With these sites enjoyed, you will return to Reykjavík via two historic settlements. Vik is the southernmost village and the only seaside community without a harbour in Iceland. Fishing was conducted from fishing boats with wheels that could drive straight into the sea and back again in the past.

Eyrarbakki village, meanwhile, used to be the region's largest commercial community and the main harbour on the south coast of Iceland. A large number of preserved houses from the period 1890-1920 are situated in Eyrarbakki and therefore a visit is like reverting 100 years back in time.

Don't miss this personalised exploration of Iceland's South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Driver/Guide, pick up and drop off

Activities

Super Jeep
Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm clothes and good shoes

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Only 2-4 persons per tour

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