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South Coast from Reykjavik

Black Sand Beaches, Glaciers and Waterfalls

We travel the South Coast of Iceland and see and experience so many and different sides of Icelandic nature and culture

South Coast from Reykjavik is a beautiful day through a scenic landscape of black sand beaches, glacier views, picturesque waterfalls and small cozy villages. Skógafoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach and view towards the Sólheimajökull Glacier are among the highlights, but the day is full of endless nature wonders that we enjoy driving by or walk around in. We visit the village of Vík which by many is considered one of Iceland’s most beautiful location, right by the southern most point of the island and facing the Atlantic.

This is an genuine relaxing sightseeing day spent basking in Iceland’s picturesque nature. The day provides endless photo opportunities where active geothermal areas, black sand and terrific cliffs will capture your eye.

Tour description

The tour starts with a pickup at port in a small group mini bus. The guide will then start the tour and drive towards the south coast of Iceland. The guide will inform you of the geology, history and nature of the area on the way, and answer all your questions, to his best knowledge. The first stop is at Hveragerði Village were you will have a change to get some snacks for the road. After about 2 hour drive we stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a picturesque waterfall with a path behind it. The path is usually open in summer, but often closed in winter due to icing. A short distance from Seljalandsfoss we will find Skógafoss Waterfall, a very popular destination in the south. Among other attractions visited in the day is Vík Village and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. We will enjoy a lunch break in either of these locations. The Glaciers and mountains surrounding  the black beaches in the Vik area provide stunning views and unforgettable photo opportunities. The tour ends with a relaxing drive back to Reykjavik.

This South Coast tour is also available as a private tour

Private South Coast Nature Highlights

For the more adventures travelers we especially offer three different versions
Groups and family´s can easily split up into different versions, because we travel in the same vehicle for the first half and you meet again after the activity but before the returning drive back to Reykjavik.

South Coast & Glacier Walk

It starts with the first half of South Coast From Reykjavík but upon arrival to Sólheimajökull Glacier you will get on an adventurous walk onto the beautiful glacier.

South Coast & Snowmobiling

It starts with the first half of South Coast From Reykjavík but converts to a 2 hour exiting snowmobiling adventure at Sólheimajökull Glacier.

South Coast & Quad Bike

It starts with the first half of South Coast From Reykjavík but upon arrival to Sólheimasandur coastal desert you take ATV Quad Bike drive around the black sand beach and among other places visit the well known plane wreck.

Those opting for Glacier Walk, Quad Bike or Snowmobiling will not visit Vík village or Reynisfjara Beach. They will also miss our specific lunch stop, but lunch is available at the location of the activities.

Saga Travel sister company in Reykjavík, GeoIceland offers great day tours from the capital city

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Price from

13.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Reykjavík

Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Glacier and Ocean view
  • Reynisfjara Black Beach
  • Vík Village

Available

All Year

Departure

Daily

Departure time

09:00

Duration

10 Hours

Included

icon v Fully guided tour
icon v Mini Bus Transport

Note

  • During the tour we break for refreshments at restaurant or café
  • Due to weather or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation
  • Reservation is necessary

Meeting point: Free accommodation or bus stop pick up

The pickup starts at 08:30. It might take up to 30 minutes, but be ready from 08:30 to 09:00

We recommend you bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water bottle and refreshments
  • Camera

    South Coast from Reykjavik

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