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Visit all the best places on the south coast on this private day tour. Waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, mountains and so much more with your private tour guide on a Hummer. Ice caves, glacier hike and more activities available.
✅ You can add whatever you want to see on the south coast to the tour.
✅ Eyjafjallajökull volcano / glacier views.
✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
✅ Vík village
✅ Gljúfrabúi waterfall
✅ Secret waterfalls & caves in south Iceland.
✅ Skógafoss waterfall.
✅ Sólheimajökull glacier – glacier hike available as extra.
✅ Reynisfjara black sand beach.
✅ Reynisdrangar cliffs.
✅ Dyrhólaey cliffs – puffins.
✅ Vík village
With a longer tour you can also add these sights
✅ Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
✅ Diamond Beach
✅ Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon
✅ Skaftafell / Vatnajokull National Park
✅ Natural Ice Cave
✅ Glacier Hike
✅ Vík village
✅ Horse Riding
✅ Vík village
✅ Lava Museum
Available: All year.
Duration: 10 hours.
Pick up: 08.00
Minimum Age: No minimum age – kid friendly.
Group size: private tour 1-6 passengers per vehicle.
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One of the best thing about booking a private tour is that we do not have a fixed plan for every trip. This is because we want to do the tour exactly how you want it. The South Coast Private Tour can take a little bit longer than some of the shorter private tours, so we recommend that you start the day early.
We will begin our private tour by driving along east from Reykjavik, through Hveragerði and Selfoss towards the South Coast of Iceland. The South coast Iceland private tour takes you along the south coast of Iceland, beside the dramatic landscape of Eyjafjöll mountains. It was here that the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in 2010, spreading dramatic clouds of ash.
The south coast of Iceland is a must for any traveler visiting Iceland. The south coast features beautiful waterfalls, extraordinary vistas, majestic glaciers and a glimpse of a volcano.
The south coast has a lot to offer and you should get a taste of most aspects of Icelandic nature in this one day tour. We will have to drive for quite some time to cover all that land. We‘re lucky that traveling in our SUV (Hummer H2) is a very comfortable way to travel.
We will see three of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland on this tour. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a beautifulwaterfall that you can walk behind. The so-called “secret waterfall”, Gljúfrabúi – a photogenic waterfall tucked away in a little cave. We might have to be ready to get a little wet to see this waterfall from a good angle because of its location inside of a narrow canyon. The trail is in the little brook from the waterfall. If you don’t feel like getting wet, you can also see it from another angle, but that requires a little bit of easy climbing.
Skógafoss waterfall is one of the most powerful waterfall in Iceland and we can either go next to Skógafoss or on our way back to Reykjavik at the end of the day.
After that, most people go to the black sand beach, Reynisfjara which can be a very spectacular sight. It is important that you stay very careful at the beach and do not go too close to the tide. The ocean there is very powerful and unpredictable. That being said, there is definitely no reason to worry about this if you‘ll just be careful. Just outside of this beach you can see very tall and graceful towers of rocks stand out of the ocean. These rocks are called Reynisdrangar and we recommend you make this a part of your trip.
On the beach you will also see large basalt columns. These basalt columns inspired the architecture of Hallgrimskirkja church.
Our tour will also take us by that infamous volcano with the unpronounceable name: Ey-Ja-Fjall-A-Jök-Ull, Eyjafjallajökull, which made a mess of European air traffic in 2010. You can also choose to go to Dyrhólaey, a promontory not far from the village Vík. At Dyrhólaey you will be afforded an extraordinary view in all directions. Mýrdalsjökull glacier to the north, the lava sea stacks Reynisdrangar to the east, the never ending black sand beach to the west and to the south you will see a sizable black arch of lava stretching out towards the sea. You will even have the chance of seeing puffins here in the summer time.
Some people choose to go on further east to visit the infamous Jökulsárlón or the beautiful Fjallsárlón which are glacier lagoons with huge, floating icebergs and blue water. You can get a guided boat tour on these lagoons. You will get a different feel from the boat than you do from dry land.
On our way back to Reykjavik, we can make Seljavallalaug our next stop if the conditions are right. Seljavallalaug is a swimming pool built in 1923 which makes it one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland. It is a very different experience from other swimming pools since it‘s located in the middle of a valley, far from any town or village.
These are some of the highlights when you‘re traveling on the south coast of Iceland in one day. You can of course pick any of these places or any other places from the area if you like. If you don’t have anything specific in mind, your guide will use his or her experience to give you the most out of your trip.
We really don‘t want to name an exact duration of the trip since it depends on what you would like to see and how long you want to stay at each place but normally this takes between 9 and 11 hours. It might take longer than that if you choose to go swimming in Seljavallalaug, visit the Lava museum, hike a glacier or visit the ice caves. It will definitely take longer if you choose to visit the glacier lagoon.
This is a day you will never forget.
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