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From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

Spend the day exploring the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland along with its coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. Along the way, discover a variety of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and glaciers. Following a pickup from listed hotels or guesthouses by bus in central Reykjavík, travel to the gorgeous waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. At the waterfall at Seljalandsfoss, walk behind the cascades and feel the spray on your face. Continue to Skógafoss to marvel at the 60-meter drop. Pass the black sand beaches of the southern coast and enjoy the power of the sea. Visit the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull to see an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Admire the ever-changing feat of nature up-close. Then, look at the basalt sea stacks at Reynisfjara, Iceland’s southernmost village just south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, before returning to Reykjavik.

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. 

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.

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Step into an adventure of a lifetime with our Glacier Experience Tour, starting at Sólheimajökull car park. Meet your certified glacier guides and gear up with crampons, helmets, and ice axes. As we begin our hike towards Sólheimajökull glacier, anticipation builds for the wonders that lie ahead. Led by expert guides, we traverse the icy expanse of Sólheimajökull, each step revealing breathtaking ice formations, massive moulins, and deep crevasses. The landscape is awe-inspiring, with stunning vistas of surrounding mountains and valleys that beg to be captured in photographs. Throughout the hike, our guides share fascinating insights into the glacier's formation, history, and cultural significance in Iceland. You'll be immersed in the rich narrative of this frozen world, feeling a deep connection to its ancient origins. Join us for a Glacier Experience Tour and create memories that will last a lifetime, as you explore the incredible frozen world of Sólheimajökull Glacier.

RVK: Glacier Hike, South Coast Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

RVK: Glacier Hike, South Coast Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

Experience the magic of Iceland's south coast in a single day on this incredible adventure from Reykjavik. Get up close and personal with a glacier, explore iconic spots, and discover the natural wonders that define this breathtaking region. Marvel at the mesmerizing Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, where you can even walk behind the cascading waters at Seljalandsfoss – a truly unique experience. Dive into the stories and legends that envelop the mighty Skogafoss waterfall, adding an extra layer of intrigue to your journey. Embrace the Insta-famous Reynisfjara black-sand beach, where you'll enjoy a leisurely stroll along the striking black sands while gazing at the magnificent rock formations that stretch out into the sea. The main adventure awaits at the Sólheimajökull glacier, where you'll gear up with harness, crampons, an ice pick, and a helmet. Embark on a short hike to the glacier's base, then ascend onto the ice for an exhilarating glacier hike filled with twists, turns, and panoramic vistas that will take your breath away. Throughout the day, soak in the picturesque scenery as you travel along the southern coast of Iceland, treating your eyes to rugged landscapes and dramatic cliffs that make this country truly one-of-a-kind. When the adventure concludes, you'll head back to Reykjavik with memories that will last a lifetime. So, don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty and thrill of Iceland's south coast in a single unforgettable day!

Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

Explore Iceland with the assistance of our audioguide (spoken by a real person) and learn about what makes the island special in over 340 stops! GPS-triggered Smartphone App to get information along the way. Important!: After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! With these instructions, you can download the App and install the audioguide. The guide can be downloaded for offline use and it can be used as many times as you like (on 1 phone). With the Iceland complete audio guide, you get all the information that a tour guide would otherwise give you. Using GPS, the app recognizes where you are on your round trip and provides you with exciting information in the right places. So nothing stands in the way of your individual rental car tour. Your digital Iceland travel guide for the whole island of fire and ice! This audio guide offers more than 340 stations (7.5 hours of playing time) with information about the country, people, and sights in all parts of the country. And everything is voiced by a real person. The guide includes not only the Ring Road and the Golden Circle but also the Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes Peninsulas, the Westman Islands, the East and West Fjords, and the wild Icelandic Highlands.

From Reykjavík: South Coast Waterfall, Black Sand & Ice tour

From Reykjavík: South Coast Waterfall, Black Sand & Ice tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of Iceland’s southern coast and witness some of Iceland’s most iconic natural sites. See the glacier-covered peaks of Eyjafjallajökull, the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and much more. Take in panoramic views of the most remote interior regions of the highlands. Marvel at the beauty of the Sólheimajökull glacier and the unearthly basalt columns in Reynisfjara. Walk along the spirited black sand beaches of Dyrhólaey. Experience one of the most geographically diverse routes in Iceland on this 10-hour tour. Return to Reykjavik in the evening with memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

From Reykjavik: South Coast Tour & DC-3 Plane Wreck

From Reykjavik: South Coast Tour & DC-3 Plane Wreck

After being picked up from your selected pickup spot in Reykjavik, you will head towards Iceland's southern coast. Drive past moss-covered lava fields as well as quaint farms and villages going through an area rich in viking history, heritage, and folklore. Go past several major volcanoes - such as Katla, Hekla, and the famous Eyjafjallajökull. With luck, on clear days you will have a view of the Westman Islands just off the coast. The first stop will be Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a majestic site with a path that leads visitors behind the cascading water. If it is not frozen during the winter time, you will be able to walk behind the 60 metre waterfall. A three minute walk brings you to Gljúfrabui, another spectacular waterfall, hidden inside of a cave. Afterwards, stop at Skógafoss Waterfall, where it is possible to climb 572 steps to the top to view the magnificent vista and rainbows above. After exploring the beautiful waterfalls of the South coast you will spend the rest of the day visiting glaciers and the black sand beaches. At the vast plain of Solheimasandur, you will see where, in 1973, a US Navy DC-3 plane crashed. Nearby is the famous Reynisfjara beach. At the end of this adventurous tour, you will return to Reykjavik.

Sólheimajökull: Guided Kayaking Tour on the Glacier Lagoon

Sólheimajökull: Guided Kayaking Tour on the Glacier Lagoon

Your tour will begin as you meet your expert kayaking guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot. From here, you will be equipped with a dry suit before being shown the basic techniques to manoeuvre in your kayak. These sit-on-top kayaks are extremely easy to steer, and no previous kayaking experience is required. Once on the kayak and you push off into the lagoon, you’ll be immediately immersed into a world of iceberg-filled calm waters, with breathtaking views of the Sólheimajökull Glacier, which is only able to be seen while on water. After a few hours of gliding along the stillness of the lagoon, you will head back to shore having collected some unforgettable memories.

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.

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From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

Spend the day exploring the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland along with its coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. Along the way, discover a variety of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and glaciers. Following a pickup from listed hotels or guesthouses by bus in central Reykjavík, travel to the gorgeous waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. At the waterfall at Seljalandsfoss, walk behind the cascades and feel the spray on your face. Continue to Skógafoss to marvel at the 60-meter drop. Pass the black sand beaches of the southern coast and enjoy the power of the sea. Visit the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull to see an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Admire the ever-changing feat of nature up-close. Then, look at the basalt sea stacks at Reynisfjara, Iceland’s southernmost village just south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, before returning to Reykjavik.

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. 

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.

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Step into an adventure of a lifetime with our Glacier Experience Tour, starting at Sólheimajökull car park. Meet your certified glacier guides and gear up with crampons, helmets, and ice axes. As we begin our hike towards Sólheimajökull glacier, anticipation builds for the wonders that lie ahead. Led by expert guides, we traverse the icy expanse of Sólheimajökull, each step revealing breathtaking ice formations, massive moulins, and deep crevasses. The landscape is awe-inspiring, with stunning vistas of surrounding mountains and valleys that beg to be captured in photographs. Throughout the hike, our guides share fascinating insights into the glacier's formation, history, and cultural significance in Iceland. You'll be immersed in the rich narrative of this frozen world, feeling a deep connection to its ancient origins. Join us for a Glacier Experience Tour and create memories that will last a lifetime, as you explore the incredible frozen world of Sólheimajökull Glacier.

RVK: Glacier Hike, South Coast Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

RVK: Glacier Hike, South Coast Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

Experience the magic of Iceland's south coast in a single day on this incredible adventure from Reykjavik. Get up close and personal with a glacier, explore iconic spots, and discover the natural wonders that define this breathtaking region. Marvel at the mesmerizing Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, where you can even walk behind the cascading waters at Seljalandsfoss – a truly unique experience. Dive into the stories and legends that envelop the mighty Skogafoss waterfall, adding an extra layer of intrigue to your journey. Embrace the Insta-famous Reynisfjara black-sand beach, where you'll enjoy a leisurely stroll along the striking black sands while gazing at the magnificent rock formations that stretch out into the sea. The main adventure awaits at the Sólheimajökull glacier, where you'll gear up with harness, crampons, an ice pick, and a helmet. Embark on a short hike to the glacier's base, then ascend onto the ice for an exhilarating glacier hike filled with twists, turns, and panoramic vistas that will take your breath away. Throughout the day, soak in the picturesque scenery as you travel along the southern coast of Iceland, treating your eyes to rugged landscapes and dramatic cliffs that make this country truly one-of-a-kind. When the adventure concludes, you'll head back to Reykjavik with memories that will last a lifetime. So, don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty and thrill of Iceland's south coast in a single unforgettable day!

Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

Explore Iceland with the assistance of our audioguide (spoken by a real person) and learn about what makes the island special in over 340 stops! GPS-triggered Smartphone App to get information along the way. Important!: After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! With these instructions, you can download the App and install the audioguide. The guide can be downloaded for offline use and it can be used as many times as you like (on 1 phone). With the Iceland complete audio guide, you get all the information that a tour guide would otherwise give you. Using GPS, the app recognizes where you are on your round trip and provides you with exciting information in the right places. So nothing stands in the way of your individual rental car tour. Your digital Iceland travel guide for the whole island of fire and ice! This audio guide offers more than 340 stations (7.5 hours of playing time) with information about the country, people, and sights in all parts of the country. And everything is voiced by a real person. The guide includes not only the Ring Road and the Golden Circle but also the Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes Peninsulas, the Westman Islands, the East and West Fjords, and the wild Icelandic Highlands.

From Reykjavík: South Coast Waterfall, Black Sand & Ice tour

From Reykjavík: South Coast Waterfall, Black Sand & Ice tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of Iceland’s southern coast and witness some of Iceland’s most iconic natural sites. See the glacier-covered peaks of Eyjafjallajökull, the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and much more. Take in panoramic views of the most remote interior regions of the highlands. Marvel at the beauty of the Sólheimajökull glacier and the unearthly basalt columns in Reynisfjara. Walk along the spirited black sand beaches of Dyrhólaey. Experience one of the most geographically diverse routes in Iceland on this 10-hour tour. Return to Reykjavik in the evening with memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

From Reykjavik: South Coast Tour & DC-3 Plane Wreck

From Reykjavik: South Coast Tour & DC-3 Plane Wreck

After being picked up from your selected pickup spot in Reykjavik, you will head towards Iceland's southern coast. Drive past moss-covered lava fields as well as quaint farms and villages going through an area rich in viking history, heritage, and folklore. Go past several major volcanoes - such as Katla, Hekla, and the famous Eyjafjallajökull. With luck, on clear days you will have a view of the Westman Islands just off the coast. The first stop will be Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a majestic site with a path that leads visitors behind the cascading water. If it is not frozen during the winter time, you will be able to walk behind the 60 metre waterfall. A three minute walk brings you to Gljúfrabui, another spectacular waterfall, hidden inside of a cave. Afterwards, stop at Skógafoss Waterfall, where it is possible to climb 572 steps to the top to view the magnificent vista and rainbows above. After exploring the beautiful waterfalls of the South coast you will spend the rest of the day visiting glaciers and the black sand beaches. At the vast plain of Solheimasandur, you will see where, in 1973, a US Navy DC-3 plane crashed. Nearby is the famous Reynisfjara beach. At the end of this adventurous tour, you will return to Reykjavik.

Sólheimajökull: Guided Kayaking Tour on the Glacier Lagoon

Sólheimajökull: Guided Kayaking Tour on the Glacier Lagoon

Your tour will begin as you meet your expert kayaking guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot. From here, you will be equipped with a dry suit before being shown the basic techniques to manoeuvre in your kayak. These sit-on-top kayaks are extremely easy to steer, and no previous kayaking experience is required. Once on the kayak and you push off into the lagoon, you’ll be immediately immersed into a world of iceberg-filled calm waters, with breathtaking views of the Sólheimajökull Glacier, which is only able to be seen while on water. After a few hours of gliding along the stillness of the lagoon, you will head back to shore having collected some unforgettable memories.

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.

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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!

Enjoyed the commentary by the guide. Loved the waterfalls and glacier. Everything was well timed although lunch was a little late but understandable given the distances.

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.

The trip was fantastic. Ritchie was a phenomenal tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and with a lot of humor. The driver was also great.