South Coast Iceland

Pick up time: 
8-10 hours
Easy to moderate
Flexible cancellation

South Coast of Iceland day tour is highly favored by travelers and boasts some of the country's most stunning attractions. Embark on a day trip along the scenic coast, where you can discover the stunning waterfalls both Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. We will have the opportunity to see the adorable Puffins in Dyrhólaey (only in summer) and visit the famous Black sand beach (Reynisfjara). Finally, end your journey in the charming town of Vík í Mýrdal, before heading back.

If you wish, you can also choose to go glacier walking at Sólheimajökull. We can arrange the South Coast Iceland tour according to your wishes and desire you like to see and experience.

When driving from Reykjavik towards the South Coast Iceland, the first attraction are the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. When stopping at Skogafoss we have an option to visit the museum in Skogar (cultural heritage collection and turf houses).  Skogafoss is a big waterfall having a cascade of 60 meters and a width of 25 meters. It is a beautiful scenery where you can walk all the way up to the waterfall and feel the spray on your face.  Due to the spray the waterfalls produce, then you very often see a rainbow in a sunny day.  You can walk up a staircase which leads you to an observation deck on the top of the waterfall.  It will give you a spectacular view of the waterfall and the surrounding landscape.

On the way back to Reykjavik, along the South Coast of Iceland we will stop at Seljalandsfoss. The visitors are, when in a safe condition able to walk behind the waterfall and have a spectacular view from behind the cascade. It is 60 meters high and has its origins in the famous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull. The water is clean, and we always recommend visitors to fill their bottle with water from the river before continuing the tour.

A drive up to the island of Dyrhólaey, we will see the birds live during summer time (for example, puffins) and a spectacular view of the black sand beach. Dyrhólaey used to be an island before on the South Coast of Iceland, but is now accessible by most vehicles.  From the top of the mountain, you will see an old light house, and spectacular view in all directions. The black sand to the west and east and the mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

The final destination on the South Coast Iceland tour is the small village of Vík (the filming set/location of KATLA the Netflix series) where you will have a wonderful view of Reynisdrangar. We usually choose this location for lunch due to the selection of good restaurants there. Katla is the name of the dangerous volcano located in the glacier above the village.

The option to walk on glacier (Sólheimajökull) is very popular, which takes about 3 hours. The glacier is a outlet glacier on the South Coast of Iceland and is part of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. A lagoon has been formed in front of the glacier which certainly add to the charm of the location. If you choose the option to take a hike on the glacier, then unfortunately it will limit our ability to visit all the other attractions mentioned above, on the south coast. But remember this is once in a lifetime experience, especially if you are lucky with the weather. The tour difficulty changes from easy to moderate as you need to be able to climb the various formations having crampons attached to your hiking boots. All necessary glacier walk equipment will be provided.

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