Black sand beach, waterfalls & glaciers

Day Trips & Excursions in Reykjavík

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Why go with us? I am an educated tourist guide with good reviews. I only have small groups.  The tour: Reykjavik - Urridafoss - Seljalandsfoss - Skogafoss - Reynisfjara(black sand beach) - Vik - Solheimajokull(from the car) - Reykjavik  What will we do? I drive and I talk, you listen and ask all kinds of questions, which I will try to answer to show you how intelligent I am trying to be. I might throw in a joke or two, depending on the mood. The South Coast is quite different from the Golden Circle. All this black sand, glaciers and volcanoes, all of it amazing and impossible to describe. How many people do I need to operate this tour? A minimum of 4 persons is needed for this tour to operate.
First things first:We begin by picking you up about 30 minutes before leaving the city, departure is at 8:00 am.  The waterfalls:We drive towards the south-east coast and make our first stop at the beautiful and voluminous waterfall, Urridafoss which means Brown Trout waterfall. We stop there for about 15 minutes while we walk towards the waterfall and take beautiful pictures.  Next up is Seljalandsfoss, a remarkable and beautiful waterfall that is coming directly from the largest volcano in Iceland, Eyjafjallajokull. We stop there for about 45 minutes, while we walk to the waterfall and if conditions allow it, walk behind it. This beautiful waterfull is a popular destination for pictures and admiration of nature's beautiful creations. Skogafoss, a majestic waterfall also coming from Eyjafjallajokull. If you are up to it, you can take the steps up to the viewing deck for an amazing view over the waterfall. There is no defibrillator up there, so I will stay on the ground. We make a stop at Skogafoss for about 30 minutes. Reynisfjara black sand beach:We drive to the black sand beach at Reynisfjara. We stop there for 60 minutes, while we walk towards the beach, pickup troll tears and look for Noah in his cave. After a delightful walk on the volcanic sandy beach, we head back to the car and drive for a few minutes into the small but beautiful town of Vik. Vik used to be the only fishing village in Iceland without at harbor. Now, it is mostly a trading point and tourist attraction as well as home to many people. From Vik we return to Reykjavik. Estimated arrival there at 6:00 pm. This tour combines three waterfalls and a very popular black sand beach. On the way, we drive past extraordinary mountains and glaciers, that most of the time are visible on the way. On this tour we do not do a glacier walk, there is very limited time for that. We however, see the magnificent glacier, Solheimajokull from the car and if there is time, I often drive to the parking lot by the glacier and we can do a short walk to see it a little bit closer. All departures require a minimum of 4 adults in order to operate. Iceland Settlement Tours reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our customers.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)