Witness the beauty of the world famous black sand beaches, waterfalls & glaciers on Iceland's magnificent South Coast.
Our private Southern Iceland Day Tour is a wonderful way to experience some of the most breathtaking sights Iceland has to offer. This tour gives the flexibility to make this journey just as you like it. Our private tours are perfect for groups, families & friends to create that special & exclusive experience here in Iceland.
The South coast of Iceland is a geological wonderland, it is the home of waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches. We will whisk you off on this magical journey and share with you all our stories, tales & fun facts along the way.
While taking the scenic road to the village of Vík we drive south of Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Mýrdalsjökull ice cap in. On the way we'll visit and explore the famed Reynisfjara black sand beach, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Sólheimajökull glacier, Village of Vík and Skógafoss waterfall which has been featured in many blockbuster films.
For nature lovers, families, friends, groups & film enthusiasts this not a tour to miss!
*Please note the tour price is per vehicle, not per passenger.
Your adventures along the southern coast of Iceland begins in Reykjavík. You will be picked up by our comfortable minibuses at your location and time of choice. One of our great driver guides will take you on the adventure and make sure you will spend an unforgettable day. The itinerary is open and adaptable to weather conditions and to your own needs, but the following routine will guide you the way.
Our first stop on this magnificent road is Skógafoss waterfall, standing right at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. This waterfall is one of the tallest of its kind in Iceland, dropping an awe-inspiring 60 meters down from old sea cliffs. The waterfall itself is incredibly gorgeous and for those who are willing, you can even climb a set of stairs and stand at the top of the waterfall to get a whole new perspective on the landscapes that you have just been travelling through. Be sure to take plenty of pictures of the waterfall but don’t get too close as the front rows will get wet!
From mountain foots and waterfalls to the North Atlantic Ocean. The black sand beaches of Reynisfjara are next up. This strip of black volcanic sand is regarded as one of the most beautiful of it’s kind in the whole world with National Geographic going so far as to name it as one of their top 10 non-tropical beaches. The beauty of the beach does not only come from the black sands but also the striking formations of basalt columns that are found here in abundance and majestic sea-stacks, that could possibly be the petrified body of a troll that got caught in the sunlight!
On the other side of Mt Reynisfjall stands quirky village, Vík í Mýrdal. Vík is surrounded by beautiful features; bright green mountain peaks, black basalt sand, magnificent sea-stacks and a romantic country side church overlooking the town. Vík is the southernmost town on the whole island and a perfect spot to break for lunch. This old fishing town may only have a residency of 300 people but you will find more than enough here to suit your needs and help you recharge your batteries for the rest of the day ahead. There is also a lot of places here where you can buy handcrafted gifts that will be perfect reminders of your time in Iceland. Even with its small size, Vik is the only inhabited area for around 70 Km and with its close proximity to the Katla Icecap has a constant threat looming over it. It is believed that an eruption of the volcano under the ice cap would melt enough ice to flash flood the entire town but thankfully they practice regular evacuation drills to a nearby church whose elevation is believed to be high enough to keep everyone safe.
Refueled after lunch break we had to the stunning glacier worlds of, Sólheimajökull (The Glacier of the Sunny worlds). Sólheimajökull is a glacier tongue crawling down from Mýrdalsjökull ice cap which covers the beforementioned Katla volcano. A rough path takes you through sand, gravel and moraines until you reach the glacier landscape of Sólheimajökull outlet-glacier and it's glacier lagoon. Your guide will help you explore this icy worlds and take you as close to the ice as your endurance, conditions and safety allows each day. Please note: The exploration of the glacial landscape requires a walk on uneven terrain. Please keep in mind to wear good sturdy water-resistant shoes that preferably support your angle.
The last stop of the day is a waterfall with a unique surprise! Seljalandsfoss (Sell-ya-lands-foss) droops down from the foot of Eyjafjallajökull volcano which is old sea cliffs formed after last ice age. The sea has formed a depression in the rock enabling us to walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the scenery from the other side, when conditions are safe enough. Please don't forget to wear your waterproofs when you scoop behind the scenes. The spraying from the powerful water has no manners! Bring a few extra memory cards on this tour because you are likely to fill up several with pictures at this stop. Your camera will thank you!After Seljalandsfoss we will once again hit the ring road (road 1) as we travel back through the Icelandic countryside to deliver you safely back to Reykjavik with a lifetime of memories to share with the people back at home.
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