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The south coast of Iceland is unique for its black sand beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, volcanoes and glaciers. This 10 hour tour offers you the best of the south, from Reykjavik all the way to the small oceanside village Vik in Iceland.
This is a small group tour in a minibus of maximum 19 guests to ensure you get the most from your trip. This is a small family run business and with the amazing staff on their team you’re in for a treat. Expect to see the stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Explore the black sand beach Reynisfjara, the famous basalt formations and visit Solheimajokull Glacier. The south is also home of Icelands most active volcanos and of course Eyjafjallajökull (yes the ash-spewin- impossible-to-pronounce-volcano). On the minibus is free wifi, you’ll hear Icelandic music, get a taste of traditional Icelandic snacks and your driver guide will entertain you with informative and fun stories. This tour is not to be missed if you wanna catch the highlights offered by the southern part of Iceland all in one day.
Pick up from Reykjavik starts at 8am and when everyone is ready and on the bus it’s time to hit the road. The first stop is in the town Hvolsvöllur which is about an hour and half from Reykjavik. This is just a quick stop for you to pop to the loo, stretch your legs and grab a coffee or snacks.
Next stop is Skógafoss waterfall which drops 60m / 200ft down the cliffs which used to mark the old coastline of Iceland. The waterfall is exceptionally beautiful and due to the constant drizzle, a double rainbow is a common sight on a sunny day. A pathway leads to the top of the cliffs and where you can enjoy the view over the waterfall and the surrounding nature.
Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach is next up. It’s one of the most unique non-tropical beaches in the world. And that’s no suprrise. Enormous basalt sea stacks tower over the beach and folklore tells the tale of giant trolls which were too late to return to the mountains so they turned into stone. This beautiful beach is known for unpredictable waves and strong undercurrent so please don’t get too close, we want you to return home safely.
Here is also the lunch stop and you can buy something to eat in the cosy cafeteria. Expect to spend around an hour here.
With a full stomach it’s time to head for the small fishing village Vik in Iceland. It’s just on the other side of the mountain facing Reynisfjara.
On a hill overlooking Vik is a little church where you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful view over the town, the sea, mountains, glaciers and Iceland’s biggest volcano; Katla which lurks under the icecap. This stop is 10-15 minutes.
One of Icelands most popular glaciers to visit is Solheimajokull and there are many hiking routes in this area. Unfortunately due to climate emergency the glacier is rapidly decreasing and has dramatically done so in the last 10 years. It only takes about 15 minutes to reach the glacier from the carpark and it’s a really nice walk past the glacier lagoon. The black and white layers in the ice tell tales of eruptions and constant movements of the glacier. The last big one causing enormous amount of ash fall was the famous Eyjafjallajökull. The stop here is about an hour.
The last stop of the day is Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It’s a tall waterfall is a popular spot, especially in the summertime when you can walk behind it.
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