South Coast Classic: Guided in 10 languages

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Duration11 hours
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DifficultyVery Easy
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Starting pointReykjavik Pick Up
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Explore the amazing black beaches, colossal waterfalls and other stunning sites on the Icelandic south coast on this day-trip from Reykjavik.

What to expect?

On this day-tour from Reykjavik, we'll travel along the amazing south coast of Iceland, characterized by volcanoes, black sand beaches and glaciers. You'll get the chance to walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and enjoy the incredible views from the top of Skógar Waterfall. We will visit the awe-inspiring black sand beach at Reynisfjara and stroll around in the charming village of Vík.

The tour starts with a drive through the lava fields and over the volcanoes in Hengill and down to the farmland on the coast line. On clear days you will see the Hekla Volcano and in the distance, the glacier coated Eyjafjalljökull Volcano rising above the coastal mountains at its base. Just a few kilometers off the coast line and easily glimpsed are the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, like broken teeth in the ocean.

Our first stop is at Sólheimajökull Glacier—a photographers delight—and we stop there on our way to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, another picturesque spot. There, the waves crash on the black sands, where the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt column cave are sights that you will not forget any time soon.

Vík, which is the southernmost village in Iceland, is our third stop. Enjoy the small-town atmosphere at one of the most romantic towns of Iceland. Shop for local handwork or just enjoy the beautiful houses under the calming sound of the sea. After lunch at Vík, we head to the 200 ft (60 m) high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it. We then stop at the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall, where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches.

Our buses are brand new, equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available with a choice of 10 languages. Aboard will also be a local guide, that will happily answer any questions you might have about our unique country. In each seat you will also find a USB Charger.

Pro Tip: You can rent warm and waterproof jacket and/or winter boots in the online check out if you did not come prepared for Icelandic winter.

What is included?

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
    • Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
    • Knowledgable local guide
    • Admission to the sights
    • Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat.

What do I need to bring?

In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus. Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended. You can rent warm and waterproof gear from us.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pickup in Reykjavik

$82