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Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

Travel through the farming regions of southern Iceland and experience the Land of Fire and Ice on this full-day bus tour from Reykjavík, with a tour guide and optional hotel transfers. Encounter the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Eyjafjallajökull volcano, thundering waterfalls, and majestic glaciers. Choose from a private tour option with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, a group tour with hotel pickup and drop-off, or a group tour from a centrally-located meeting point. Relax on the drive through the rugged countryside of the south. Admire stunning natural landscapes that have been shaped over the centuries by the combined activity of glaciers and volcanoes. Marvel at the rainbows which hover over Skógafoss waterfall. Take a walk on the black sand Reynisfjara beach while observing its surrounding basalt columns. Learn about the Icelandic legend regarding the columns and let yourself wonder if they are actually mischievous trolls who were turned into rock by the rising sun. See dramatic cliffs and caves and walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Return to Reykjavík at the end of your tour. 

Reykjavik: South Coast, Diamond Beach, and Jökulsárlón Tour

Reykjavik: South Coast, Diamond Beach, and Jökulsárlón Tour

Follow the south coast of Iceland to the glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón, on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and learn about the incredible landscapes from your guide. Stay connected with free WIFI aboard the climate-controlled bus. Depart from Reykjavik in an air-conditioned bus and pass charming villages as well as Skaftafell National Park on your way to the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls. Look out for Iceland’s biggest volcano, Öræfajökull glacier. After arriving at the lagoon, enjoy some time to view this stunning area. Take a walk along the shore and admire the icebergs. During the summer season, amphibian boat tours on the lagoon are available at an extra cost (payable onsite). Jökulsárlón started to form in the early nineteen twenties and is getting bigger every year. See blocks of ice that have broken off Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, as they sail slowly towards the ocean. The tour returns to Reykjavik in the evening.

From Reykjavík: Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier Day Trip

From Reykjavík: Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Iceland’s unique natural landscape on a guided tour from Reykjavík, discovering the island’s south coast. Admire picturesque waterfalls, the Black Beach of Reynisfjara, and the glacier volcano of Eyjafjallajökull, with an optional hike on the Solheimajokul glacier. Start with pickup from your hotel in Reykjavík. Meander your way along the coast onboard the minibus, admiring the scenic views. Visit the 2 great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss, taking some time to gaze up at the powerful cascades. Make your way to the smaller, but no less impressive, waterfalls of Glufrabui. Stop by the serene Irafoss waterfall, which is often missed by many travelers. Continue the adventure as you drive beneath the gaze of the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap. If you’ve selected the option with the glacier hike (available on selected dates between April and October) you will embark on a guided trek across the Solheimajokull glacier. Hear the crunch of ice crystals beneath your feet and enjoy a rare opportunity to experience a glacier up close. Continue to Reynisfjara, also known as the Black Beach, and see the waves crash upon the pitch-black sands and hexagonal basalt columns. After taking some time on the beach, hop back onboard the bus and relax on the journey back to the capital, with drop-off at your hotel.

From Reykjavík: South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike

From Reykjavík: South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike

South Coast's greatest hits! Marvel at the Skógafoss waterfall where fantasy meets the power of nature. Feel the wind on your face and walk on the Reynisfjara black sand beach, renowned as one of the top 10 most beautiful places on Earth. It has captured hearts worldwide for a reason! Walk behind the iconic Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in its grandeur. You might get wet but the smile on your face and the photos will be worth it. Learn the enchanting secrets of Gljúfrabúi, a sheltered waterfall that is waiting to be discovered by you. Adventure awaits underneath the vast Icelandic sky. After safety instructions, walk on centuries' old ice, peek into a crevasse, drink glacier water on a Sólheimajökull glacier hike. Reykjavik to Skógafoss Waterfall Meet Skógafoss, a fantastic 60-meter waterfall where the Skógá River concludes its journey over ancient sea cliffs. The coastline here took a step back, unveiling this breathtaking vertical cascade. The energy and might of the falls weave a constant mist, sometimes painting vibrant rainbows on sunny days. It's like nature's own magic show! Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull Get ready for the tour's highlight: a thrilling 2.5-hour hike, with 1.5 hours spent right on the Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from the fourth-largest Icelandic glacier, Mýrdalsjökull. After gearing up for safety (crampons, helmet, ice axe), your highly trained guide will take you on the ice. Ever wanted to peer inside a crevasse or taste glacier water while learning about the history and geology of Iceland's glaciers? This is your chance. And yes, it's safe! Reynisfjara black sand beach After a quick ride, we'll pull over at the enchanting Reynisfjara black sand beach. Imagine this: once your foot touches the black sand, you will know why it was voted among the top 10 most beautiful non-tropical beaches. Being close to basalt columns, a domed cave, the famous black sand, and the iconic Reynisdrangar rock formations will give you plenty of thrills and serve as magnificent drops for your photos. You should only stay away from the sea, the waves are extremely dangerous. Seljalandsfoss waterfall On the way back to Reykjavik we'll stop at the must-see Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This beauty sits beneath the famous Eyfjallajokull, the volcano that made headlines in 2010. Get behind-the-waterfall view when you take a walk behind its thundering cascade. Gljúfrabúi (e. Canyon Dweller) waterfall Close by you will find Gljúfrabúi, whose name is translated from the Icelandic as Canyon Dweller. It is one of the hidden gems of the South Coast, and thus an excellent spot for photographers and those seeking to admire nature in peace. Cameras at the ready... Return to Reykjavik full of life-long memories, and why not choose another tour with us, such as the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Minibus Tour?

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Boat Tour from Reykjavik

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Boat Tour from Reykjavik

Discover one of the most incredible feats of nature on a sightseeing tour in southern Iceland. Go to the Glacier Lagoon of Jökulsárlón, and marvel at the icebergs and waterfalls of a glacier river. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Skaftafell National Park. Cruise among the icebergs on a 30-minute boat tour of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Return to Reykjavik via the waterfalls of Stjórnarfoss and Seljalandsfoss. At the latter, walk behind the cascades to feel the might of the waterfall up-close. Visit the charming village of Vík at the southernmost point of Iceland, and see the black sand beaches and sea stacks off the coast. If the weather is good, enjoy views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

After an early wake-up and pick-up in one of the coolest cities of Europe, take a great 10-hour tour to see Iceland. Make your first stop at waterfall Seljalandsfoss, with no doubt one of the most famous one in the country. This is a waterfall you can walk behind, with a drop off 65 meters and a part of the river Seljalandsá which has its origins underneath the glacier Eyjafjallajökull - the famous volcano that erupted in 2010 and put the world's flights on hold.  Head to the stunning waterfall Skógafoss, one of the largest at a width of 25 meters and drop off 60 meters. It can also be seen from above as there are footsteps that lead above the waterfall. Stop in Reynisfjara for lunch. Try Icelandic meat-soup or many other dishes. Take a walk on a black sand beach and maybe see  puffins if you are lucky. After that, drive to the Village of Vík for a short stop. Sólheimajökull Glacier is between the volcanoes Katla and Eyjafjallajökull, and a part of the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Be dropped off in the parking lot and take a 15 to 20-minute walk along the glacier. On the way back to the city, hear the stories about all the trolls in the rocks, the elves and stop at some secret places, before you arrive back in Reykjavik at around 6:00 PM.

Iceland: 3-Day Golden Circle, South Coast, & Glacier Tour

Iceland: 3-Day Golden Circle, South Coast, & Glacier Tour

Experience the beauty of southern Iceland on this 3-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Explore the Golden Circle, sleep in Hveragerði Village, and marvel at the power of Geysir Strokkur. Watch the waves crash against Reynisfjara black sand beach and relax with an optional cruise on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Day 1:Start your tour by visiting the highlights of the Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park where you can stand with one foot in Europe and one in America. Next, see Gullfoss, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, and marvel at the Geysir Strokkur as it erupts every 5-10 minutes. Discover the Mars-like landscape of Kerið, a magical crater lake of brilliant blue-green water surrounded by bright red soil. Spend the night in Hveragerði Village before starting the next day on the south coast. Visit the geothermal park and try bread baked in the hot ground, boil eggs, or simply relax in the mud baths. Day 2: Visit the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss, as well as the lesser-known waterfall of Glufrabui. Drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap where you'll can enjoy an optional glacier hike. Finish your second day at the iconic Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes on the black sands. Admire the great, hexagonal basalt columns and black rock sea stacks. Rest at an overnight stay in the remote Suðursveit County. Day 3: Spend time gazing at majestic glaciers and lagoons before heading to the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Immerse yourself in the scenery with an optional boat tour and have the chance to see seals swimming around the huge icebergs. Finally, the last stop is at Fjáðrárgljúfur River Canyon. At the end of your tour experience, head back to Reykjavik with an estimated arrival time of 9:15 PM.

Reykjavík: 2-Day Tour with Icebergs, Glaciers & Waterfalls

Reykjavík: 2-Day Tour with Icebergs, Glaciers & Waterfalls

Explore Iceland's South Coast on a 2-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Experience stunning views of Solheimajokull glacier and listen to the waves crashing into Reynisfjara black sand beach. Spot seals swimming in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and admire Fjadrargljufur River Canyon. Begin by visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as visiting the lesser known, more secret waterfall of Glufrabui. You will stop so that you can buy lunch. Drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where you can take part in an optional glacier hike for about 1.5 hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier. Admire the great Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings. After overnighting in an Icelandic countryside accommodation, take a closer look at majestic glaciers and lagoons. Choose to enhance your experience with a 1.5-2 hour-long guided glacier hike. Pick this option and have with all the necessary safety equipment to enjoy the stunning blue ice. Visit the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and take an optional amphibious boat tour, sailing on the lagoon. See the huge chunks of ice crack off the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and float slowly out to sea. See icebergs lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. Spot seals swimming around the huge icebergs before visiting the turf-roofed church Hofskirkja and Fjadrargljufur River Canyon. The canyon was formed a few thousand years ago during a glacial period, leaving a snaking river behind when the ice sheet retreated.

From Reykjavik: South Coast Guided Group Adventure

From Reykjavik: South Coast Guided Group Adventure

Ride from Reykjavik and journey to the south of Iceland. Stop to see the majestic Skógafoss waterfall. Walk along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, and reach Vik I Myrdal, the southernmost tip of the country. Visit hidden waterfalls on the way back, one underneath the Volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Pass the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant that supplies the capital's energy and travel through the mountain pass. Capture the ocean view and see the ice cap of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, with a chance to spot the Westman Islands. Arrive at the stunning Skógafoss waterfall, known for it's appearance in Game of Thrones. Become speechless as it falls 60 meters and try to find the legendary hidden treasure behind it. Visit one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world, the Reynisfjara black sand beach. View the basalt columns and hear the intriguing stories and sagas that are connected to this amazing place. Reach the southern tip of the country, Vik I Myrdal. Find the charming fishing village, visit the local church, and view the entire settlement. Stop on the way back and see the Sólheimajökull glacier. Finish the day at the exquisite Seljalandsfoss waterfall, tucked underneath the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Take a chance to walk behind it and visit its hidden cousin, Gljúfrabúi, before heading back to Reykjavik.

From Reykjavik: South Coast Small-Group Tour

From Reykjavik: South Coast Small-Group Tour

You will be picked up from Reykjavik in the morning by your friendly, experienced guide. From here you will start your adventure as a small group of guests traveling in the minibus, guaranteeing that your experience will be both comfortable and personal. One of your first stops will be at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. This falls, which are over 60 meters tall, tumble from a cliff that curves inwards. This means when there is no ice on the ground, you are able to walk behind it, allowing for some excellent photograph opportunities. Skogafoss Waterfall is next on your list. Though as tall as Seljalandsfoss, it is many times wider and much more powerful. The scale of it is incredibly impressive, especially considering the amount of spray rising as the water smashes against the rocks below. Whilst here, you will be free to walk as close to the waterfall as you dare. If the weather is clear, you’ll even be able to see Eyjafjallajokull, the famous glacier and volcano that erupted back in 2010. You will then travel to Solheimajokull. This fascinating glacier tongue stretches from the greater ice cap Myrdalsjokull, which covers the volcano Katla, with eruptions even bigger than Eyjafjallajokull's. Afterwards you will travel to the Reynisfjara black sand beach. This stretch of coastline is renowned for its beauty, eeriness, and dramatic geology. It is another very photogenic place containing many hexagonal basalt columns, and throughout summer, you may spot puffins up on the cliffs. The furthest stop on this tour is Vik, the southernmost village of Iceland. When you walk down the beach, you will be amazed by the sea stacks. Legend has it that the stack is in fact made up of the frozen figures of trolls who were turned to stone while playing in the sea. With all these features packed into a single day, you will return to your minibus and be whisked back to Reykjavík.

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Christy and Dori were great. Christi shared a lot of information about iceland and the places we visited during the trip. It was an amazing ride. Will definitely recommend this trip and gray line travels to my friends.

The experience was amazing with the right level of information from the guide, giving enough time to enjoy the stops on the way, with no delays. Recommend this to everyone who visits Iceland.

The waterfalls were great. The black beach was nice. The best part was the glacier hike. Christopher was an amazing guide who helped make this a wonderful experience.

Bad smell of dampness on the bus.. driver wasn't friendly not even a hello . Great tour guide. Great day seen so much we really enjoyed it.

There is not a thing I would do differently! It was fantastic!!