Iceland's South Coast is simply amazing and is home to some of the most iconic attractions in the country such as waterfalls, black sand beaches, volcanoes, and glaciers.
To start our Premium South Coast Tour, we pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik and we then head towards our first stop, the magnificent Skógafoss, one of Iceland's most visited and most beautiful waterfalls. Here you have some time to walk up close to the waterfall and you can also climb up the staircase on the side of the waterfall to take stunning pictures from above.
We then continue our journey driving along the Ring Road. As we drive, you will be able to see one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, Hekla, known in the Middle Ages as the “gateway to hell”. Hekla usually erupts roughly every 10 years but is now way overdue.
From the Ring Road, another Icelandic volcano is visible - the infamous Eyjafjallajökull that erupted in 2010 affecting air traffic all over Europe and making Iceland famous all over the world.
We make a quick stop at the Lava Centre, a museum dedicated to Iceland's volcanoes and seismic activity, where you can observe the monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity, and surface movements in Iceland.
Our Premium South Coast Tour continues to one of the most iconic attractions on the south coast, the Dakota plane wreck. This plane wreckage has become a very popular destination in the past few years, thanks to the contrast it creates with the wild landscape surrounding it. The plane wreck is on private land, which means it is not possible to drive up to it. It takes between 40 minutes and 1 hour each way to walk to the plane from the designated car park. You will walk along Sólheimasandur black beach with often strong winds, so be prepared for that. There is sometimes a shuttle bus available that can drive you to the plane and back, make sure you contact us in advance to check if that is a possibility.
If you do not wish to see the plane wreck, we can make a stop at Sólheimajökull instead. Sólheimajökull is a beautiful glacier tongue of Mýrdalsjökull on the South Coast of Iceland. From the car park, it is not a very long walk to reach the edge of the glacier, where you can take some amazing pictures of the ice with its black stripes caused by volcano ashes and rocks.
We continue our Premium South Coast Tour to Dyrholaey, a spectacular sea-cliff from which you have a fantastic view of the black sand beaches, the ocean, and the mountains. With some luck, it is possible to spot some puffins on the cliffs in the summer months (June to August)
We then visit Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach with sea stacks and basalt columns, before heading to the picturesque town of Vík í Mýrdal, where we can admire Reynisdrangar sea rock formations.
On our way back we make a stop to see Seljalandsfoss, another popular and extremely beautiful Icelandic waterfall. We like to leave this as our last stop before heading back to Reykjavik as you are able to walk behind the waterfall and you will most likely get wet. Just bring your raincoat and waterproof shoes!
Just a few minutes' walk from Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi is another beautiful and often forgotten waterfall. Usually omitted by bus tours, you get a chance to explore the waterfall and its canyon on our Premium South Coast Tour.
There will be many coffee and toilet breaks during this private tour, so you can enjoy Iceland in comfort.
If you take the tour in the winter (September-March) you might be lucky and get a glimpse of the Northern Lights on the way back to Reykjavik, weather permitting.
warm waterproof clothes and shoes, rain jacket, camera.
Pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik, please confirm at time of booking.
Pick-up and drop-off possible from Keflavik Airport, with additional charge.
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