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$320 Day Trips & Excursions

Guided Glacier Lagoon Tour

The great thing about this summer tour is that you will see everything that is on the South Coast tour but then go much further. Enjoy pickup from the greater Reykjavík area and from towns on the way like Hveragerdi, Selfoss, Hella, or Hvolsvollur, and head out to see Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a short stop in Hvolsvöllur. Seljalandsfoss is very special because you can walk behind it (raincoats recommended). After that, see another waterfall: Skógafoss. It's a magnificent waterfall, and you can walk up a path to see it from above. Drive to the black sand beach, Reynisfjara, where you can see the Reynisdrangar rock formations after you see Dyrhólaey. Stop in Vík for lunch. After lunch, you will go to Skaftafell with a quick stop first at Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Then, finally go to see the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Included in the trip is a boat ride on the amphibian boat, suitable for all ages. The boat ride is only included during the summer, from November through February you will head straight to the Glacier lagoon. You´ll have plenty of time to explore the area and after that head back to Reykjavík with short stops along the way. In the winter time, you'll hunt the northern lights! On the drive home, you´ll be glad that our buses have free WiFi so you can post pictures and videos from the tour. Of course, this is a guided tour so you´ll have the luxury of a knowledgeable guide that will tell you everything about the sites and interesting things along the way.Please note that the boat tour only operates during summer until the end of October so the total tour price is lower in the winter and boat ride not included. But what you gain by going in the winter is a look at the ice chunks on Diamond beach near the lagoon. They're not visible in the summer.

$300 Day Trips & Excursions

Iceland Southern Coast Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your private guide at your hotel at 9am and begin your full day tour of Iceland's southern coast.Travel along Route 1 east of Reykjavík past the towns of Selfoss, Hella, and Hvölsvöllur. Make your first stop at Seljalandsfoss, possibly Iceland's most-photographed waterfall, which you can actually walk behind. Drive around 25 minutes to the next stop, past the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano which erupted in 2010 and brought air traffic to a standstill in a lot of European countries. At Skogafoss, take the time to soak up the views and photograph this charming waterfall, with luck you will see a rainbow appear in the spray. Back in the vehicle, it is another 30 minutes to the black beach of Reynisfjara. From a safe distance — the sea is unpredictable and powerful here — enjoy the view from the cliffs near the ocean and the huge waves. See why filmmakers have used this beach in numerous kinds of films.Take a break at the small peninsula of Dyrhólaey, known for its lighthouse, and afterward in Vík, the southernmost village in Iceland, noted for its quaint church perched high on a hill. At around 7pm, arrive back at your hotel and say goodbye to your guide.Please note: A minimum of two adults per booking is required.

$353.94 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Day Trip to Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull from Reykjavik

Explore Thorsmork (Þórsmörk), Thor’s valley, a place dear to all who visit it, and Eyjafjallajokull (Eyjafjallajökull) the volcano that captured international attention! You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik (pick up is also available from Hveragerdi (Hveragerði), Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvollur (Hvolsvöllur) if requested, and travel south-east through the mountain pass and Hellisheidi (Hellisheiði) plateau towards the town of Hveragerdi (Hveragerði). A geothermal hot bed, the surrounding hills are full of active steam vents and the town is known for it’s greenhouses which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs.You will soon find yourself further east in the town of Selfoss, which was settled by Þórir Ásason. Iceland’s first known settler, was also said to have spent the winter of 873-74 “under Mt. Ingólfsfell west of the Olfusa (Ölfusá) river”.Your next waypoint is the charming town of Hella, situated on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers of the country. You will visit the Saga Centre dedicated to Njál’s Saga, and learn that South Iceland is rich in saga history. Here you will turn off the ring road towards Thorsmork (Þórsmörk). You’ll get a brief glimpse of the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you will explore on the way back. It is possible to walk up into the recess behind the thundering torrent of water. Named after the Norse god Thor, Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) richly deserves it’s reputation as the “Valley of the gods”. Soon the road ends and the highland tracks begin, the Super Jeeps make easy work of fording flowing rivers that would be impossible in a normal vehicle. Next you will stop at the base of Gigjokull (Gígjökull) glacier before taking a hike along trails and into river canyons in this idyllic park setting. You’ll be able to take time to explore the magnificent canyon of Stakkholtsgja (Stakkholtsgjá).Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) is the place where you can best appreciate the incredible mix of glaciers, rocks and wooded areas (woods are a bit of a rarity in Iceland!) Finally after an Invigorating day, you will head back to the big city.

$1743.38 Private & Custom Tours

Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Private Guided Day Tour from Reykjavik

Pick up at 08.00 Duration 9-10 hours Volcanos, Hot pools, Stunning nature, Lava fields, Craters, Gjáin - Hiking. Pick up from Selfoss, Hella, junction road 1 and road 30, available. After boarding our Super Jeeps in Reykjavik, we cross fertile South Iceland farmlands, opening up to grand views – weather permitting – of Hekla volcano´s snow-covered top (elev. 1491m). Hekla´s next eruption is long overdue and expected at any time – you just might catch the show. Since Iceland´s human settlement in the ninth century, Hekla´s 20-30 eruptions have ranged from pretty little tourist attractions to explosive disasters. No wonder Hekla has long been taken for the entrance to Hell for damned souls. Conditions permitting, we may make it up onto the volcano’s eruptive ridge, ca 900m above sea level, where the air is crisp and the views incomparable. Pushing deeper into Iceland´s eruptive interior, we take in and touch scenery so unreal it is repeatedly used for other-world Hollywood A-films. In Landmannalaugar we can hike, or dip in Iceland´s most famous natural hot pool, or both. When you have been suitably geothermal cooked, it’s Super truck time again heading north through “does-this-really-exist” looking surroundings with stop at Gjáin ( Games of thrones site ) before driving towards Reykjavík

$140 Day Trips & Excursions

South Coast Summer Day Tour by Minibus

 Summer South Coast Tour takes you on an amazing adventure. If there would be one tour to show you the true beauty of Icelandic nature – it would be this one. We will make it a day to remember.After free pick up, we will drive on the south of Iceland. Since the moment we leave Reykjavik behind, you will be greeted with wild lava landscapes. Literally, the city ends, wilderness begin.We will be passing through an active volcano Hengill, where Hellisheiði Power Station is located. The first stop will be in Hveragerði. At the local bakery, you can get freshly brewed coffee (or tea) and some local Icelandic delicacies. A great addition to this lovely morning!Urriðafoss Urriðafoss is a beautiful waterfall located in the river Þjórsá.The Fossafélagið Títan company was given permission in 1927 to build a power plant in Urriðafoss in connection with a railway to Reykjavík from the waterfall. Seljalandsfoss  We will drive through Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur to get to the famously spectacular Seljalandasfoss. This breathtaking waterfall will leave your jaw dropped. You have definitely seen pictures of Seljalandasfoss but nothing beats the experience of getting a little wet when walking behind the falling water! Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi (“one who lives in the canyon”) The falls are partially obscured by the cliff rock, but hikers can follow a trail to enter the narrow canyon where the water plummets to a small pool. There is also a winding trail nearby and a wooden staircase to enable sightseers to climb roughly halfway up and view the falls from another perspective. Skógafoss Shortly after visiting Seljalandasfoss and Gljúfrabúi waterfalls we will make a stop near another Icelandic gem – The Skógafoss. This waterfall is a completely different beast! A huge amount of water is dropping down with tremendous force forming an ever present water mist that creates beautiful rainbows. It feels like you can almost touch them. Vík We will make another stop in this charming little town. It has plenty to offer. We will stop at a restaurant here where you can buy food and gifts. We will also visit the famous black beach in Vík and if we are lucky, we can encounter some puffins on the cliffs.Reynisfjara Named one of the top 10 beaches in the whole world by National Geographic, this spectacular location will leave you speechless. Basalt stacks, roaring waves and stunning scenery! But be careful not to come to close to the waves as the can be extremely dangerous! Dyrhólaey The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (formerly known as “Cape Portland” by seamen) . It was formerly an island of volcanic origin, which is also known by the Icelandic word eyja meaning island. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name (meaning: the hill-island with the door-hole).

$3182.40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Highlights of South Iceland with Northern Lights

Day 1: Airport pickup – The Blue lagoon – Cabin Your guide picks you up at Keflavík airport at your requested time with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon, only 20 minutes away. After a revitalising bath, we drive to the South Coast from the Reykjanes peninsula. At Tryggvaskáli in Selfoss we offer you a delicious 3 course meal. We then finish this lovely day by dropping you off at your private cabin. Day 2: Þórsmörk & Eyjafjallajökull ADVENTURE We combine these two gems into a one day trip. Both are unique in their own way. Þórsmörk, a nature reserve known for its dramatic landscape, spectacular hikes and jaw dropping views, and the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. To get to the top of Eyjafjallajökull we drive up the slopes of the glacier, towards the caldera on the volcano. On the way we'll see spectacular views from 1600 meters. Note: Eyjafjallajökull is a weather depended tour and Southcoast Adventure reserves the rights to change or alter the tour, with your safety as our priority. We end this adventurous day with a dinner at Hotel Rangá for a fancy 3 course menu. And then a drop off at your Cabin comfort. Day 3: Glacier Lagoon On day three we drive towards Europe´s biggest Glacier, Vatnajökull. Covering approximately 11% of Iceland, many of the country’s most spectacular sights are located there, like the Glacier Lagoon. Dinner at the lovely Icelandair Hotel in Vík, 3 course menu (drinks not included). And then a drop off at your Cabin comfort. Note: Add Glacier hiking trip for 15.900 ISK pp Day 4: Golden Circle and drop off in Reykjavík The Classic Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s finest jewels. See Gullfoss a 31 meters high waterfall, plunge into a narrow gorge, feel the geothermal spray from Strokkur gushing hot spring in the Geysir area and go for a walk through Þingvellir National park, where the two tectonic plates drifted apart and Vikings roamed around! Finally we drive to Reykjavík, where you can experience the culture of modern Iceland. If your require pick up/drop off from/to other places than mentioned above we can arrange for that. Note that pick up/drop off from/to other places might be charged for if the distance is further than those mentioned above. Please contact us for more information.