The Small Group Southern Iceland Tour guarantees a flexible and intimate experience with one of our experienced and passionate driver guides. It’s operated in a comfortable minibus with a maximum of 18 people.
Iceland is known as the country of contrast, the “land of fire and ice”. The South Coast of Iceland hosts extremely variated natural phenomenons where contrasts in elements, weather and colours do not go unseen. Along the scenic Ring Road we head towards Eyjafjallajökull volcano and fill our senses with nature of stunning beauty and elements of such great scale. From green mountains, spectacular sea cliffs, waterfalls and glaciers to black sand beaches and unique coastal features..the South Coast of Iceland has it all! In this small group tour you discover Iceland’s south coasts highlights; Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Reynisfjara black beach, Vík village, Reynisdrangar petrified trolls and explore the fascinating glacial landscape at Sólheimajökull glacier.
Small Group Southern Iceland Tour Description:
Our day tour will begin with our fast and efficient pick up service. We will come to pick you up you from either, one of the hotels in the center of Reykjavik or from one of the many pick up spots dotted across the city. When pick up is completed then we will leave the city and begin our journey along the southern coast of Iceland.
The South coast of Iceland faces the north atlantic ocean and as a result this means that this area often faces the most extreme weather conditions in the country. This has been a major factor contributing to the sculpting of the dramatic landscapes of this area where you will find glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and acres of green lava fields. This contrast leads to extremely variated day tour that gives you bits and pieces of the best that Icelandic nature offers.
The first stop we make is at the Skógafoss waterfall. The waterfall drops down from old sea cliffs some breathtaking 60 meters having the views of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in the background on a good day. The power from the water along with the height of the cliffs around leave you without words. The waterfall can be visited at two levels. At ground-level you can approach the water as close as you feel like and really feel the power of nature. Keep in mind the elements will take you with open arms and make you wet if you are not equipped with waterproof layers. There is also another path leading to a platform above the waterfall which gives you a view of the waterfall from a different angle. On a good day the view of the surrounding landscape is not to miss, if you are ready to take on the climb of a few hundred steep steps.
From Skógarfoss we will then travel to the southernmost village in Iceland called Vík. This is a beautiful little fishing village, with only 300 inhabitants. it’s a small community but there are plenty of places for you to refuel and recharge. You can even pick up some handmade gifts that are handcrafted here and made from local ingredients. The black beach at Vík is something not to miss. Just a few minuits stroll down from the Service centre a nice path takes you down to the black sand to give you a magnificent view of Reynisdrangar Sea-Stacks, believed to be petrified trolls by the locals.
Sólheimajökull is a fast melting glacial tongue that comes crawling some 8 km down from the icecap of Mýrdalsjökull. Katla is the sister volcano to the (in)famous Eyjafjallajökull. The whole glacial landscape is fascinating and a must to explore. The fast melting glacier has left behind moraines and steep mountains, big boulders of rock and a small glacier lagoon. The walk from the parking to the ice takes now about 20 minuets one way. The beautiful colour of the ice is ever-changing and the grand scale of the glacier front gives you a good perspective of the grandeur of nature. In order to enjoy the walk to the fullest please bring wind and waterproof equipment and good sturdy shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.
Seljalandsfoss is a fascinating waterfall and perhaps one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. It’s popularity is well deserved though as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall houses a very special surprise, in the summertime you are able to walk behind the cascade and get a tremendous view of the waterfall from behind. The water that feeds this 60m tall waterfall originates from the (in)famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier capped volcano.
Following this stop we will head back to the city so that you can continue your Icelandic adventure.
When does it run? Daily
Duration: 10 hours
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Sólheimajökull Glacier Exploration
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
- Village of Vík and Reynisdrangar Sea-Stacks
- Guided tour on comfortable mini bus
- Professional guide
- Free WiFi
- Pick up and drop off
- Food and drinks
What do I need to bring:
- Warm, wind and waterproof clothing and good sturdy shoes suitable for uneven terrain
- There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food.
- During the stop at Sólheimajökull glacier you get the chance to explore the glacial landscape with your guide. The walk to the ice takes around 20 min (one way) on uneven terrain. Sturdy shoes and wind- and waterproof outer layers are highly recommended for the walk.
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