South Coast by Minibus - Sightseeing Day tour in Iceland

South Coast by Minibus - Sightseeing day tour - EI02

Black sand beaches, waterfalls, glaciers and more

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Reynisdrangar sea stacks at the southernmost point of Iceland

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.

Price: 12 900 ISK

Children (4-15) get 50% off

Age limit: 4 years

Duration: ~12 hours

Available: All year

Pickup: 09:00 - 09:30

Group size: 18 max

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

Not included: Lunch (we will make a lunch stop at a restaurant/diner)

Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes. Spikes that fit over shoes to give extra grip on ice.

Groups: This tour is available as a private tour all year.

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Note: Due to weather and limited daylight during winter time the itinerary can vary between days. Our guides evaluate circumstances and take the best informed decision possible.


Description

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. We continue over a mountain pass to the lowland South Iceland area. We pass the steaming town of Hveragerdi (Hot spring garden) with its many greenhouses as the tour continues through the largest agricultural area of Iceland. Icelandic horses (not ponies !) are grazing in the many fields we pass and offer inviting photo opportunities.

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The beach of Reynisfjara and its basalt rocks

Approaching the Eyjafjoll (Island mountains) we have views to the Westman Islands and the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano that erupted in 2010. The magnificent 60 m (200 ft) high waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss cascade down the sides of Eyjafjoll and offer unique opportunities for getting up close and personal.

Waterfall Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is one of few waterfalls that is actually possible to walk behind and view from the inside out. Falling in a majestic arch from the ancient sea cliffs it crashes down with intense power into a deep pool literally at our feet.

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is a waterfall which you can walk behind :)

Waterfall Skogafoss

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. The 25 m (80 ft) wide waterfall is one of the largest in Iceland and due to the amount of spray a rainbow can often be observed during sunny days.

The Black Beach Reynisfjara

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. Cliffs with caves and the Reynisdrangar sea stacks are just off the shore. The long and stark black sand beach reachs to the 120 m (400 ft) high Dyraholaey promontory, the southernmost tip of Iceland. The cliffs in the area are home to a rich variety of birdlife, among other species you might see fulmar, guillemot, razorbill, gannet and various types of seagulls - during the summer you will also see a large puffin colony.

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Skogafoss Waterfall is one of
Iceland's most iconic waterfalls

Village of Vik

Our next destination is 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. It has about 300 inhabitants and is 192 km from Reykjavík.

Glacier Solheimajokull

We head back through the farmlands and sand flats south of the Solheimajokull glacier which is an outlet glacier from Myrdalsjokull, the fourth 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, taking with us our beautiful images and memories from the south coast of Iceland, a place which you perhaps visit again one day.

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Check also:
South Coasts + glacier hiking (summer)
South Coasts + glacier hiking + northern lights (winter)

Reynisfjara black sand beach

Reynisfjara black sand beach
And Reynisdrangar cliffs in the distance

Inexpensive tour south shore minibus coast Iceland

Reynisdrangar sea stacks at the southernmost point of Iceland

Inexpensive tour south shore minibus coast Iceland

The beach of Reynisfjara and its basalt rocks

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is a waterfall which you can walk behind :)

South shore waterfall Skógafoss tour affordable Iceland

Skogafoss Waterfall is one of
Iceland's most iconic waterfalls

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Admire the view of Reynisfjara at night

See more pictures from the south coast

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