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South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

On this full-day tour, you’ll follow the coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glaciated wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of the Skógafoss waterfall. Your tour begins with a drive through lava fields, passing by the active Hengill volcano, and then down to rich coastal farmlands. On clear days you’ll be able to see the Hekla volcano, and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull volcano rises majestically above the coastal mountains. Just a few kilometers off the coastline and easily visible are the volcanic Westman Islands, an archipelago of around 15 small islands, only one of which is inhabited. Stop at the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is every photographer’s dream. Next on the itinerary is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. See the powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the black sands, the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave. Next you’ll head to the coastal village of Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the island’s main ring road. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants), it is the largest settlement for 70 kilometers. On your way back to Reykjavík, you’ll stop by the powerful Skógafoss waterfall for a short walk up a flight of steps to admire one of Iceland´s most scenic views. The view takes in glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. The last stop is at the 60-meter-high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, best known for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

Volcano Movie - Experience the Latest Eruptions in Iceland

Volcano Movie - Experience the Latest Eruptions in Iceland

The movie starts with a historic overview of eruptions in Iceland and then goes through the latest eruptions in Iceland. Only footage in the highest possible quality is used, shot in 4K or better. There is no vocal narrative (voice-over) - only video and sound, presenting a story that will leave you breathless due to the forces of Icelandic nature. The movie starts with a short overview of the eruptions in Iceland, starting with the Katla eruption in 1918, Hekla in 1947, Askja in 1961, Surtsey in 1963, the Westman Islands in 1973, Krafla in 1975, and many more. Finally, you will learn about 2010 and the Fimmvörðuháls eruption followed by Ejafjallajökull which blocked all air traffic. You will also find out about the Grímsvötn eruption in 2011 and Holuhraun in 2014-2015 and the latest eruptions in Fagradalsfjall or Fagradalseldar as we call the series of eruptions. You will leave with a better understanding of the magnitude of these eruptions and what effects it has on the inhabitants of this rugged island.

From Skogafoss: Fimmvorduhals Hike with 26 Waterfalls

From Skogafoss: Fimmvorduhals Hike with 26 Waterfalls

Discover the Fimmvorduhals Hike, a majestic Icelandic adventure. Lace up your boots and get ready for an unforgettable journey through Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes starting at the iconic Skogafoss waterfall. Wind between the world-famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano and the mighty Myrdalsjokull glacier. Feel the ancient energy of these icy giants as you hike. Picture yourself surrounded by rugged peaks, their summits touching the sky. The views are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Bring your camera—this is photography gold. Step onto the otherworldly terrain of lava fields. It’s like walking on the surface of a primordial planet. As you trek, you’ll encounter the reason for the name 'Fimmvorduhals', directly translated to 'Five-cairn-ridge'. The cairns are the remnants of Iceland’s past pathfinding system where travelers would build stone piles to find their way across the tricky terrain and we invite you to join the tradition and lay your own stone in the cairn. Witness the raw beauty of the newly formed volcanic craters, Magni and Modi, which emerged during the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption. This is where magic happens. The untouched wilderness, the crisp air, and the sense of adventure—it’s all here in the Icelandic highlands.

Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

Iceland´s South Coast has many awe-inspiring features, including the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and the stunning Reynisfjara with its unique black sand beach. Visit the top sights of the south and experience the amazing diversity of Iceland, as well as discovering and exploring various local secrets with an experienced guide. This tour is on The south coast of Iceland in a pretty little package! Tour highlights: Our special mix of popular sites and local secrets! Join this fantastic sightseeing tour discovering some of the most beloved natural attractions found along Iceland’s picturesque south coast. This is a great opportunity for visitors to Iceland who have yet to explore this stunning region, as well as those travellers hoping to maximise their holiday time in Iceland. The south coast is widely considered to be one of the most picturesque routes in the whole of Iceland, a region characterised by its rugged shorelines, distant mountainscapes and cascading waterfalls. From your vantage point on the tour bus, you are privy to this incredible scenery, gaining a real insight into just why Iceland is so desirable as a travel destination. You will be making a stop at two of the popular waterfalls found along the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. These attractions are available year-round, making them a staple visit on sightseeing tours in Iceland. Both waterfalls cascading at a whopping 65 and 60 metres respectively, Seljalandsfoss differentiates itself by being one of the only waterfalls in Iceland where it is possible to walk directly behind the water. This provides for some really fun, unique snapshots. Skógafoss is wider and more powerful than Seljalandsfoss, and guests here can walk right up to the point the water crashes into the rock pools below. Further along the South Coast, you will make a stop at the hauntingly beautiful black sand beach, Reynisfjara. Here, you can observe the incredible basalt stacks built into the adjacent cliff faces, and stand in awe as the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean complement this gorgeous panorama. You will also have the opportunity to explore the nearby coastal village of Vik before heading towards Dyrhólaey. Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula that once stood separate from mainland Iceland. Now joined by a land bridge to the rest of the country, this promenade has become famous for its nesting birdlife, a dramatic rock arch and stunning views. From here, you will likely be able to see the outlet glacier, Sólheimajökull, glistening in the distance. We also visit and closely observe a secret ice cave when the conditions allow- this is included in the price. Don’t delay any further! Join this fantastic sightseeing tour today and you too can experience the many beautiful attractions found along Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.

Skógar: Fimmvörðuháls Pass Hiking Tour to Thorsmork Valley

Skógar: Fimmvörðuháls Pass Hiking Tour to Thorsmork Valley

Enjoy a hike thorugh the dramatic landcapes of the Icelandic wilderness on this guided walk from Skógar to the Thorsmork valley. Hike along Fimmvörðuháls pass and see the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Meet your guide at the picturesque Skógar waterfall and begin your hiking tour through the Icelandic Highlands. Pass thorugh the waterfall way trail where you come across a series of 26 uniquely beautiful waterfalls.  Stroll between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers to lunar-like lava fields. See evidence of past geological activity at the volcanic craters of Magni and Móði which were formed in the famous 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Reach the highest section of the trail and walk down into the Thorsmork valley. As you walk down, marvel at breathtaking views of the highland mountains and Thorsmork valley's birch forests. End your tour with a bus transfer from Thorsmork back to Skógar.

Golden Circle and South Coast. Day Tour

Golden Circle and South Coast. Day Tour

The tour starts from Reykjavik, and heads to Thingvellir National Park. We shall walk along the Almannagja fissure in the Thingvellir, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates diverge. Thingvellir served as a parliament place for centuries, from the early Viking settler’s time to the late 18th century. We will then continue to the Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most stunning landmarks. The falls are 32m/100ft high and are divided into two steps, the falling water flowing through a long, rugged canyon. The HvitaRiverr forms the waterfall, flowing from the Langjokull glacier. In summer, when the amount of meltwater from Langjokull is exceptionally high, it increases to an average of 140 cubic meters per second. The next stop will be in the Haukadalur, the Valley of Geysers, one of the main attractions of the route. Here, the Strokkur geyser spews a mixture of hot water and steam up to 20-30m/65-100ft every 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, the other hot springs in the area, led by the great Geysir, are quiet but colorful. After visiting the three foremost attractions of the Golden Circle route, we head to the South Coast towards Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Its height is 63 m/210ft, and it is stunningly beautiful. It offers walks along the trail behind the waterfall, which is especially beautiful on a sunny day when you can see the rainbow. We shall then drive east along the farms at the foot of the former coastline in the Eyjafjoll area and arrive at the mighty Skogafoss, a 60m/200ft waterfall fed by Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers. This majestic waterfall is one of the most visited places in Iceland, and for a good reason. After visiting the waterfall, we recommend stopping for lunch in Skogar. Next, we continued our journey and stopped for a walk along the coast of Reynisfjara beach, near the village of Vik. It is considered the most impressive black sand beach in Iceland, with unique vertically shifted basalt columns reminiscent of a stone-stepped pyramid. In the water opposite the beach, you will also see the stunningly shaped basalt rocks of Reynisdrangar. Afterward, we will turn around and take the road back to Reykjavik. Please note: the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.

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4.7
(1,158 reviews)

Awesome tour, beautiful locations. Unfortunately the weather was very windy, so we had to skip the glacier because it was dangerous with wind. Also, the guide wasn't the most positive person, and made several negative comments during the trip. Nothing that would spoil the fun, but the experience would have been better with an excited and positive guide.

Our Guide Oliver was highly knowledgeable and kept us updated throughout our journey. Had a fantastic time on this 10 hours tour and learned a lot from Oliver about history of Iceland… volcano… geo thermal energy… animals… birds.. food and lot more. Highly recommend this tour and hats off to Oliver for this amazing knowledge and insightful information.

Olafson (or may be I misspelled his name) was a very nice guide. We were also pleased by having extra time at glacier (not sure if it was initially included in this tour). There was a lot of interesting information and excellent locations. The only thing the guide should speak more clearly in the microphone. Overall - perfect and highly recommended

This tour was the absolute highlite during my stay in Iceland! Our guide, Michael, was extremely knowledgeable and informative, and make the journey even more interesting. Logisticswise, everything went on time; we were even ahead of the schedule. All of the sites were astonishing! I absolutely recommend it!

very punctual and well organized, would love to do it again!