The South Coast day tour is very popular with our guests and offers a magnificent and diverse experience of Icelandic nature.
Driving through scenery of great variety this tour will give you a vivid picture of Iceland. Farmlands, geology, cascading rivers, majestic waterfalls, Volcano’s and glacial landscapes.
Iceland has an abundance of waterfalls and on this Tour we visit powerful and majestic waterfalls, including Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss.
We pass the Hekla volcano, the a 1490m high snow topped mountain where devastating eruptions throughout Icelands history has taken place. We also pass the infamous Eyjafjallajökull which suddenly put the world to a hold in the spring months of 2010, grounding around 20 million airplanes worldwide as very fine ashes from its crater spewed ash high up into the atmosphere.
Upon returning to Reykjavík later in the day, the tour takes us to the most southern part of Iceland around the small coastal town Vik in Mýrdal. The Reynisfjara black sand beaches with its incredible black basalt column formations and its fierce sea of the South Coast is a place of interest. A beautiful and wild destination, some even say one of the 10 most beautiful beaches on Earth. However, also a spot to be extremely cautious. Here, Atlantic rollers can attack with full force, as there is no landmass between there and Antarctica.
Cape Dyrhólaey rises 120 meters high and is 12 kilometers long. It offers a breathtaking view in all directions, across the distinctive black sands stretching east and west. Dyrhólaey is a haven for birdwatchers. Here one can get up close with the many species of birds living there, including the puffin, probably considered the king of the island. (Note that entering the area can be closed during nesting season and/or due to weather conditions).
A light Walk and visit to the tongue of Sólheimarjökull Glacier is a general introduction to the many Icelandic glaciers of Iceland.
The summer-scenery gives way to dramatic icy cliffs,half frozen waterfalls and glaciers in the winter, which gives you the impression of stepping into a black and white dreamscape. Every season has its charm and power.
Duration: 8-10 hours.
Please note: Subject to seasonal availability.
Remember to bring your camera, warm clothes, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Meals not included, lunch stops and shorter breaks will take place.
Vík village in Mýrdal
Reynisfjara Beach (Black Sand Beach)
Cape of Dyrhólaey