Tour name: South Coast
Duration: 10-11 hours. (back in Reykjavik about 19:30-20:00)
Pick up: Between 8:30 and 9:00, from all accommodations on the Reykjavik area.
Departures: Daily. All year around.
On this day tour we will visit the South coast of Iceland and inform you about the geology, history and folklore of Iceland on the way. We will stop and take a look at two famous waterfalls in Iceland, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and Skógafoss Waterfall. It is possible to walk behind Seljalandsfoss but keep in mind you might get wet. On a good day you can see the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, the one that erupted in 2010, as we drive along the coast.
Our next stop is the town Vík where you can check out the wool shop/factory or have some lunch. The lunch stop will either be in the town Vík or at the black sand beach Reynisfjara, depending on weather, time and amount of people.
On our way back we will stop at the black pebble beach, Reynisfjara. From the beach you can see the basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar rising up from the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the famous peninsula Dyrhólaey to the West. Some spectacular basalt formation can also be seen in Reynisfjara and sometimes the cute little puffins can be seen on the top of the cliffs from May-August.
Our last stop of the day is at the glacier Sólheimajökull. The glacier is an outlet glacier from the fourth largest ice cap in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. We will take a walk up to the glacier’s edge and get to touch it. If in luck, we might even find an ice-cave.
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Skogafoss Waterfall
- Coastal village of Vik
- Solheimajökull Glacier
- Reynisfjara black sand beach
- Dyrholaey Puffin colony
What to bring
During winter we may find icy conditions in areas we visit and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice grips can be useful and warm clothing recommended.
Lunch stop on the way (lunch not included). - Stops will be made where you can purchase lunch (not included on the tour's price)
Good to know
If you choose to book the Glacier Walk or the Snowmobiling optional extras, then you will not be visiting Vik, Reynisfjara beach or Dyrholaey. This also means that you won't be at the lunch stop, so you should have some picnic for lunch (in the morning we stop at a fuel station where you can also buy some food). There is also a couple of places where you can buy some food, but the offer is limited, and not cheap.