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Wonders of the South Coast
Discover the magic of Iceland on this one-day tour from Reykjavik. The South Coast hides the best of the country. Waterfalls, glaciers, mountains, volcanoes, black beaches, fantastic rock formations… it’s all waiting for you in just one day!
Feel the power of Icelandic nature and the charm of the local culture with our experienced guides. We will share our knowledge and make you experience Iceland with all your senses.
During this trip:
- you will see some of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls in Iceland (and many others);
- you will see what the Eyjafjallajökull volcano looks like (the one which stopped air traffic in Europe in 2010);
- see the majestic glacier up close;
- see the location where “Game of Thrones” was filmed and find out what it has to do with trolls;
- you will practice perceptiveness by looking for Puffins;
- you will visit a traditional Icelandic town and learn about local customs.
This tour is for you if:
- you want to experience as much of the real Iceland as possible in one day;
- you are going to this country with your family – including younger children or seniors;
- you want to spend your time actively, but without much effort;
- this is your first trip to this country;
- want to learn as much as possible about Iceland from experienced guides who know the country inside out
Seljalandsfoss waterfall has its source under the famous glacier (and volcano) Eyjafjallajökull. A 60-meter cascade flows down from a high, majestic cliff, creating a refreshing, moist mist that provides an unusual microclimate. We will see it from many sides.
Active challenge: if you’re not afraid to get your feet wet, we’ll go into a nearby cave together, where another waterfall is hidden. Unforgettable impressions!
Partially hidden behind a rock wall, Gljufrabui Waterfall is called the hidden gem of Iceland’s south coast. Most tours skip it, but that’s… their loss. We will get there along the slope of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. We will spend some time admiring the rushing cascade and picturesque moss-covered rocks.
Along the way, we will talk about the phenomenon of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the eruption of which in 2010 stopped flights over a large part of the world for a short time.
On this section of the route, you will admire other picturesque waterfalls from the window of our car. They are also beautiful but… not as spectacular as the ones we stop at. Soon we will reach Skogafoss, another 60m high waterfall on our way. You may recognize this one if you are a fan of Game of Thrones or Vikings, and if you climb about 600 steps to the top, you will find yourself where the iconic Landmannalaugar trekking begins. This is an 80-kilometer route included in the list of “top 20 dream trails” by National Geographic. We will share our experiences from this trek – we went through it more than once. If you want, we can plan such a trip together.
A dozen or so kilometers away, a unique adventure awaits us – a 15-minute walk to the glacier. We will come VERY close – so that everyone can personally face the enormity of this natural phenomenon. Attention! It is worth hurrying – the warming climate means that these may be the last years of the existence of this glacier.
Active challenge: if you are brave enough, you can rent professional equipment from us and go with one of our experienced guides on a glacier hike. Please feel free to contact us for more details and to book equipment and a suitable guide.
Dyrhólaey Peninsula is a magical place. This is a Nature Reserve with rich bird life and a characteristic, massive rock arch standing out of the Ocean. It looks even better live than in the pictures. This is where we will look for Puffins – scarce water birds that nest in Iceland from May to August.
Reynisfjara is the famous black sand beach that will leave you stunned. First of all, the colossal basalt rock formations constantly pounded by high ocean waves are breathtaking, and if you believe the Icelanders – the basalt columns are trolls turned to stone by the sun. Here, our guides will share exciting stories about Icelandic trolls and elves. This is also where iconic “Game of Thrones” scenes were filmed.
Vik is the southernmost spot on the mainland of Iceland. This former fishing village has only 400 inhabitants. There will be time to look for souvenirs or taste local specialties. From Vik, we will have 2 hours drive back to Reykjavik. During this time, you might relax after a day of adventures and use Wi-Fi onboard.
What is included in the tour price?
- Transfer by comfortable, air-conditioned minibus
- The care of experienced guides who will share their knowledge in glaciology and geology, as well as culture, history and everyday life in Iceland.
- Pick-up and drop-off at selected hotels in Reykjavik
Seljalandfoss -> Gljufrabui -> Skogafoss -> Sólheimajökull -> Dyrhólaey -> Reynisfjara -> Vik
Pickup at designated bus stops downtown or at your hotel outside this area. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. If you need assistance finding your pickup location at a bus stop, seek guidance in your hotel’s reception or contact your tour provider directly.