Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

Day Trips & Excursions in Reykjavík

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Join this fascinating full-day tour and discover Iceland's South Coast for yourself!You'll start with visiting two magnificent waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk behind and Skógarfoss, unique and powerful waterfall which comes directly from two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Challenge yourself and climb 370 steps to the top and you will get breathtaking view of Iceland's coastline as a reward.Soon after you will explore small peninsula, Cape “Dyrhólaey” with amazing rock formations and magnificent view from the top. Then you will head towards famous Reynisfjara, black sand beach voted by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet. Last but not least you will take a walk to the edge of Sólheimajökull glacier with its amazing ice formations and beautiful surroundings. Don’t delay in booking this unique day tour - it's a must for those who want to witness diversity and power of Icelandic nature!
Enjoy a comprehensive, 9.5-10 hour day tour around the south coast of Iceland.The day starts with complimentary pick up from hotels and guesthouses within the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up starts at 8am and at 8:30am the tour leaves from Harpa, music and conference hall in downtown Reykjavik where the base is located. The size of the coach you will be travelling on depends on how many people are booked for the tour. It could be a 16 seater minibus or a 50 seater coach.We will drive straight out of town heading for the south coast, and after driving for approximately 1.5 hours through Iceland's scenery we will take a short break at Hvolsvöllur, where passengers can use the bathrooms or buy coffee (own expense). The next stop on the tour is the majestic waterfall Skógafoss, and from there we will drive up to Reynisfjara beach where it's possible to see the black sands and basaltic columns. Usually we stop for lunch at Reynisfjara (own expense) but in some cases we may go to the small village of Vík and stop there instead. From Reynisfjara we will head to cape Dyrhólaey, the southernmost point of Iceland, where you can see its magnificent ocean cliffs. The tour then takes passengers to Sólheimajökull glacier where we take approximately a 15 minute walk up to the glaciers edge, on some days it's possible to walk close enough to touch the glacier. From Sólheimajökull it is around a 30 minute drive to the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. When the weather is mild it is possible to walk behind it. Seljalandsfoss is the last stop of the day and from there it's approximately a 2-hour drive back to Reykjavík where passengers will be dropped off back at their hotel/guesthouses. Please note that drop off might be close to your hotel rather than at the hotel door - this depends on accessibility.This tour involves some short, relatively easy walks on the sites visited. It's recommended that you dress warmly because the weather in Iceland can change very quickly.

What’s included

  • Round trip excursion.
  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
  • Professional guidance in English.

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Bathroom fees

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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