South Coast Tour
Ideal for nature lovers of all kinds, we take you along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Vík, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs.
South Iceland is special in that it is one of the flattest regions on the island. As a result, nearly all grain farming in Iceland is done there. The high mountains to the north, shield the area from the harshest northern winds.
Among the stars on this tour are the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljalandsá River, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it.
Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. This most picturesque of all waterfalls is something of a film star, having been used as a backdrop in films such as Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Standing right at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. This waterfall is one of the tallest of its kind in Iceland, dropping an awe-inspiring 60 meters down from old sea cliffs. The waterfall itself is incredibly gorgeous and for those who are willing, you can even climb a set of stairs and stand at the top of the waterfall to get a whole new perspective on the landscapes that you have just been travelling through.
We will also stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. It is one of the most spectacular beaches in Iceland but can be quite dangerous due to powerful sneaker waves. This strip of black volcanic sand is regarded as one of the most beautiful of its kind in the whole world with National Geographic going so far as to name it as one of their top 10 non-tropical beaches.
On the other side of Mt Reynisfjall stands quirky village, Vík í Mýrdal. Beautiful features surround Vík; bright Green Mountain peaks, black basalt sand, magnificent sea-stacks and a romantic countryside church overlooking the town. Vík is the southernmost town on the whole island and a perfect spot to break for lunch. This old fishing town may only have a residency of 300 people but you will find more than enough here to suit your needs and help you recharge your batteries for the rest of the day ahead.
Additionally, we stop by Sólheimajökull glacier and walk up to a small lake that has formed in front of the retreating glacier.
- Operates All Year @ 0900
- Duration is around 10 hours 30 minutes
- Price Includes Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off, Professional local guidance & Free Wi-Fi
Child 6 - 15 Years £42.50
Child 1 - 5 Years FREE