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South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

1. 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.

Skógar: Fimmvörðuháls Pass Hiking Tour to Thorsmork Valley

2. 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.

Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Skógar

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,158 reviews

Traveling with my wife and dotter (16 years old)I t was amazing, our guide, Karen, she is a professional in all Icelandic history, She delighted us with exquisite stories from the southern area and a little from the northern area where she is from, and the driver, Valli, congratulations, he was the most safety driver I have ever seen in my life, driving in the snow and terrible whether conditions. It was a total of 10 hours, but time flies when you have a good time, now we have e a little more knowledge about the island, worth every dollar paid

The guide was spectacular and it was a pleasure to listen to him and have him share all his knowledge with us. A charm. The driver was great and very good at driving in very unpleasant weather conditions. We were caught in a terrible snow storm but he handled it very well. In short, an unforgettable and wonderful experience.

All points of the itinerary were met. There are places that deserve more time to visit since the minutes are running out, for example, walking to the point. The guide has been strict with the times and allowed us to visit everything.

The driver (Feb5 5) was absolutely super! The weather conditions on the road were absolutely horrible and he managed so smoothly, safely, perfectly! Very well done. Safe, comfortable, friendly. Also the guide.

Very well organised, Oliver our guide was very informative and helpful, and the stops were well spaced out for a day trip - overall amazing experience