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Southern Iceland day tour

Pick up time: 
08:30
Duration: 
9 hours

From 1150 USD

Difficulty: 
Easy to moderate
Flexible cancellation

Water falls Seljarlandsfoss and Skógarfoss. Dyrhólaey (puffins) the Black sand beach, and Vík í Mýrdal. Optional attractions are glacier walking in Sólheimajökull

Travel along the southern coast of Iceland is very popular. Take a time to enjoy the beauty of this region and experience the wonders of creation. We can arrange the tour according to your wishes and desire to see and experience.

When driving from Reykjavik the first attraction are the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. When stopping at Skogafoss we have an option to visit the museum in Skogar (cultural heritage collection and turf houses).  It is a big waterfall having a drop of 60 meters and a width of 25 meters. It is a beautiful scenery where you can walk all the way up to the waterfall and feel the spray on your face.  Due to the spray the waterfalls produce, then you usually see a rainbow in a sunny day.  You can walk up a staircase which leads you to an observation deck on the top of the waterfall.  It will give you a spectacular view of the waterfall and the surrounding landscape.

Seljalandsfoss which we usually stop on the way back to Reykjavik, is only 200 meters away from the parking lot. The visitors are when in a safe condition able to walk behind the waterfall and have a spectacular view from behind. The cascade is 60 meters high and has its origins in the famous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull. The water is clean, and we recommend visitors to fill their bottle with water from the river before continuing the tour.

A drive up to the island of Dyrhólaey we will see the birds live (for example, puffins) and a spectacular view of the black sand beach. Dyrhólaey used to be an island before but is now accessible by jeeps.  From the top of the mountain, you will see an old light house, and spectacular view in all directions. The black sand to the west and east and the mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

The final destination is the small village of Vík (the filming set/location of KATLA the Netflix series) where you will have a wonderful view of Reynisdrangar. We usually choose this location for lunch due to the selection of good restaurants there.

The option to walk on glacier (Sólheimajökull) is very popular, which takes about 3 hours. The glacier is a sliding glacier and is part of Mýrdalsjökull. A lagoon has been formed in front of the glacier which certainly add to the charm of the location. If you choose the option to take a hike on the glacier, then unfortunately it will limit our ability to visit all the other sceneries mentioned here, on the south coast. But remember this is once in a lifetime experience, especially if you are lucky with the weather. The tour difficulty changes from easy to moderate as you need to be able to climb the various formations having ice climbing shoes on your boots. All necessary glacier walk equipment will be provided.

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