South Coast Waterfalls, Solheima Glacier, Black Sand Beach

Driving south on Highway 1, we’ll introduce you to the geology of south coast of Iceland, while we stop at the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, you will also see, depending on the conditions, Iceland’s newest star, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, that erupted in 2010, not far from there we visit the hidden Gljúfrafoss waterfall, drive little farther east to the powerful Skógafoss waterfall with its 60 metre (200ft) drop and formidable spray. On sunny days, the waterfall often has a rainbow to add to the view.

After the breath-taking beauty of Skógafoss waterfall, we’ll head out towards the glacier Sólheimajökull, one of the outlet tongues of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull.

During the winter, we may find icy conditions on the areas we visit, and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice walkers can be useful, and warm clothing recommended.

Following the coastline, we’ll take to a beautiful black sand beach called Reynisfjara. There we can get close to basaltic rock pillars, enjoy the view of a group of sea stacks, and witness the power of the sea. Puffins also nest in this area during the summer.

Another site of the South Coast is the small town of Vík, where we usually take the lunch stop (but now we also have another option for lunch at Reynisfjara, so depending on weather, timing, and amount of people, ( guide will decide) we might have lunch by the black sand beach at Reynisfjara).

The gastronomic selection once outside Reykjavik is the one of a sparsely populated country like Iceland, where the fuel stations are the blood line. Don’t expect fancy restaurants.

We work with small groups, usually 19 people maximum per Minibus

• Explore the south shore in a day

• Small group for a more intimate experience

• Includes hassle-free, round-trip transportation

• Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors

Included

  • Transport by minibus small-group tour max 19 passengers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • English-speaking Driver/Guide
  • English Live/Audio guided tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from your location in Reykjavik or nearest Tour Bus Stop
  • Free WI-FI with unlimited free browsing
  • A lot of FUN
  • We also pick up from the Cruise Ship Port in Reykjavik (tell us the name of the port)

Not Included

  • All admission to sites, museums or exhibitions visited are not included, unless otherwise stated in tour description
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch 
  • Hiking boots are not necessary but if you have them, bring them
  • Dress for the weather, it is Iceland. If it’s raining bring your rain coat etc….
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years, children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or no show
  • We are picking up more passengers, please be at your pickup location on time, the pickup can last up 45 minutes
  • Nature is the main attraction on many of the excursions and a short outdoor walk may be included to fully enjoy the tour. Sturdy shoes and a Warm and water and windproof clothes outdoor wear should be worn when traveling in Iceland during any season
  • Pick-up starts 30 minute(s) before departure.
  • Dress for the weather, it is Iceland. If it’s raining bring your rain coat etc…
  • Hiking boots are not necessary but if you have them, bring them
  • Go to joy Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
  • Note that pickup is offered at all Reykjavik Hotels, Hostels and Guesthouses, Private Homes but you might have to make your way to the closest pickup location. Your Hotel reception will help you find it.
  • We send reconfirmation email about pickup time and location 6 to 24 hours before the tour departure. Please kindly check your email when you are in Iceland.
  • Minimum numbers apply if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring, you will be offered the same tour different departure time
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