If you've got a spare day in Reykjavik and you're itching to get out of the city and explore the south coast, then this is the tour for you. Stopping at multiple highlights including Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the Dyrhólaey sea cliffs, and the Black Sand Beach, this day tour is ideal for first-time visitors and nature enthusiasts!
We meet in Reykjavik, hop up in the luxury jeep and then drive to the beautiful Iceland South Coast. On our journey, you will see the most impressive waterfalls in the world like Gljúfrabúi, and you will even have a chance to take a walk behind some, like Seljalandsfoss.
After a few kilometers, there comes the mighty Skógafoss waterfall known for its double rainbow phenomena. Although the legend says that behind this cascade there is a treasure chest, it would be clever to let legends be legends, because Skógafoss is a very powerful waterfall, with a fall of 60 meters and admiring its beauty from the safe spot is surely wiser. There are 527 stairs along this gorgeous waterfall, and they are worth climbing, because watching the waterfall from its falling point is a unique experience, not to mention, the view is priceless. South Iceland is wonderful because every few kilometers there is something special to see.
After Skógafoss, driving along the ocean on the right, with green meadows and hills filled with sheep and horses on the left, we will come to the magical place called Dyrhólaey. The sight there is magnificent, any side your turn you will have a grandiose view; to the south, there is the Atlantic Ocean, to the north the glaciers and mountains, to the west black sand beach and to the east black lava columns. In front of the peninsula, there is a gigantic black arch of lava standing in the sea, which gave the peninsula its name meaning “door hill island”. There is also a lighthouse which sits at the top of the formation facing the ocean. Not so far away from Dyrhólaey, a charming town of Vík is situated.
After enjoying this fairy-tale town, famous for its red-roof white church situated on the hill above the town, and a mighty view on the roaring Atlantic and Reynisdrangar sea cliffs that are located on Reynisfjara beach which is voted as one of the top ten beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world, it is time to get back to Reykjavik.