Driving south on Highway 1, we'll introduce you to the geology, history and folklore of Iceland, while we stop at the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. You will also see, depending on the conditions, Iceland’s newest star, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, that erupted in 2010.
Following the coastline, we'll take a detour to a beautiful black sand beach called Reynisfjara. There we can get close to basaltic rock pillars, enjoy the view of a group of sea stacks, and witness the power of the sea. Puffins also nest in this area during the summer.
Another site of the South Coast is the small town of Vik, where we'll take the lunch stop (now we also have another option for lunch at Reynisfjara, so depending on weather, timing, and amount of people, we might have lunch by the black sand beack at Reynisfjara). The gastronomic selection once outside Reykjavik is the one of a sparsely populated country like Iceland, where the fuel stations are the blood line. Don’t expect fancy restaurants.
After the breath-taking beauty of Reynisfjara's coastal scenery, we'll head out towards the glacier Sólheimajökull, one of the outlet tongues of the ice cap Myrdalsjökull. We'll walk right up to the glacier’s edge, and get to touch it. If in luck, we might even find an ice-cave.
During the winter, we may find icy conditions on the areas we visit, and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice walkers can be useful, and warm clothing recommended.
We work with small groups, usually 19 people maximum, so dates tend to get fully booked rather early. Booking in advance allows us to organize the departures, so please, book in advance when possible.
Lunch stop on the way (lunch not included).
Please NOTE: This tour can be combined with South Coast and Glacier Walk tour. We go on the same vehicle to the glacier, where some stay to take the Glacier Walk, and the rest goes on with the regular South Coast tour. After lunch, the group gets reunited again at the glacier. So your group can divide between those two tours, while spending most of the day together.
Please NOTE: If you choose to book the Glacier Walk then you will not be visiting Vik, Reynisfjara beach or Dyrholaey. This also means that you won't be at the lunch stop, so you should have some picnic for lunch (in the morning we stop at a fuel station where you can also buy some food). There is also a couple of places where you can buy some food, but the offer is limited, and not cheap.
Operated by mini bus. Small groups. Personal service. Sustainable.
Price: 13.900 Isk. Children 3-12: 50% off (*minimum age 3 years old).
Payment: Upon the boarding for the tour by all major currencies or credit cards.
Season: Daily. All year round. Duration: 8-9 hours (back to Reykjavik about 19:30-20:00)
Pick up: Between 8:30 and 9:00, from all accommodations on the Reykjavik area.