Day Tour Exclusive – South Coast Classic
The South Coast has a bit of everything that Iceland has to offer and is packed with waterfalls, volcanoes, beaches, cliffs and breathtaking scenery. Starting in Reykjavik, this tour will take you to the most impressive stops that this beautiful area has to offer.
Have you ever stood behind a waterfall before? Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss, and this unique waterfall offers a rare treat: it is actually possible to walk behind it! Standing behind the water that plunges down from above is an experience not to be missed.
Next up is the mighty Skógafoss, considered by many to be the most beautiful waterfall on Iceland. This powerful waterfall is formed by a 25 meter wide river fed from the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier that looms above. The water crashes down from a height of 60 metres, and the resulting spray creates almost perpetual rainbows in the mist.
We then visit the famous Reynisfjara Black Beach. This highly impressive stretch of shoreline with pitch-black sand is at the full mercy of the Atlantic Ocean and is continuously battered by powerful waves.
A cliff of hexagonal basalt columns sits on the black sand and form a beautiful rock formation named Hálsanef. You will also see several tall rock towers in the sea. Local folklore says that these are two trolls that were turned to stone with the rising of the sun after their fishing boat was wrecked on the rocks.
This is an amazing location, but be extra careful: the waves at Reynisfjara beach are exceptionally strong and unpredictable, and fatal accidents have occurred here. Respect the tides!
Our next stop will be the village of Vik where we can again see the magnificent Reynisdrangar sea stacks. You can also visit the Vik Wool Store, where you can purchase a variety of knitted Icelandic wool products, from sweaters to hats.
We will then head back towards Reykjavik, making a stop at the spectacular sea cliff of Dyrhólaey. Many sea birds next on the cliffs, including the beautiful puffin that Iceland is so famous for.
Standing on top of this 120 meter high cliff offers sensational views along the South Coast and across to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which crowns the mighty and explosive Katla volcano. A huge rock-arch protrudes out into the sea, and it is possible to walk from the cliffs along the top of the arch.
- Specially Trained Go Icelandic Guide
- Bus / Car
What do I need to bring?
- Warm Clothes and walking boots for all weathers - Wool and Cotton is essential and dress in layers - even in summertime
- Mobile Phone, Camera and Batteries
- Sólheimasandur Beach
- Reynisfjara-Black Sand Beach