In this 10 hour long private tour we visit many of the most beautiful places in the southern part of Iceland and take a look at one of the most beautiful part of the island.
We will visit two waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and then we walk towards the amazing glacier Sólheimajökull. We also go to the wonderful black sand beach Reynisfjara, and the fishing village of Vík, where we will have spectacular view of the Reynisdrangar cliffs. We also take a look at the amazing Eyjafjallajökull – the volcano that erupted in 2010 and put the world's flights on hold.
You will have a private guide with you the whole day.
This tour is available for Super Jeep or by a mini-bus.
Mini-bus (minimum 10 passengers): 16,500 ISK per person
Super Jeep (up to 4 people): 155,000 ISK
In our private tour we to offer to pickup at the Airport in Keflavik or at any location the customer choose, for example at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik. Just tell us where you are staying and we will arrange the pickup. It is an option to have pickup and dropoff at two different location.
The South Coast tour is about 10 hour long tour, and we always recommend to start the tour as early as possible. In the winter time we have to leave Reykjavík around 8am due to lack of brightness, but in the summer we are more flexible.
The private tours are more flexible then the daily bus tours, and we can stop where you want. Before we visit the main attraction stops, we stop for coffee and restrooms at a small gas station in a small town called Hvolsvöllur. The drive to there from Reykjavík is about 1 hour and 20 minutes, if you want to stop at some other place - that is of course an option.
Skógafoss is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland, it is super beautiful. Icelanders sometimes say it has two personalities - one in summer, when there is more water in the river, and one in winter, when the surroundings are covered in snow. The waterfall never get frozen since the drop is to long to get frozen. In the summer, when the sun is shining, we usually see rainbows in front of the waterfall.
The waterfall is tall, about 60 meters and 25 meters wide. The stop here is long and you will have time to see the waterfall from above and from the ground. There are steps on the right side of the waterfall where you can see the waterfall from above.
Reynisfjara (the black sand beach)
Reynisfjara is definitely one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. The place where the Hollywood movies, Noah, Star Trek and Game of Thrones were shot. It is one of the most famous beaches in the world.
This beach is quite different from the beaches you find in any other country, the sand is black and is originally from the volcanoes in the area. One of the icons there are the basaltic columns by the beach, the cave in the mountain and the two cliffs in the ocean. We also see Dyrhólaey not far away. hat to keep in mind when visiting the beach.
Here we can stop for lunch, and there are restrooms as well.
The view from the church in the town Vík is unique. We go there for a short photo stop and show you around the town.
In our private tour, we go to Dyrhólaey if the weather is good. Dyrhólaey is an island is sometimes called the "home of the puffins." Beautiful view over the South Coast, where you can see volcanoes, puffins and black sand beaches.
We do have many glaciers in Iceland, especially on the south coast of the island. The one we stop at is called Sólheimajökull and is located between two our most famous volcanoes, Eyjafjallajökull and Katla. The glacier is part of a bigger one called Mýrdalsjökull and is fairly accessible.
The glacier is probably one of the most well-known in Iceland, especially among scientists, since unfortunately the glacier is melting rapidly due to climate change. We will tell you everything you need to know about the glacier and the area.
It is about 15 minutes walk from the parking lot to the glacier.
The last stop of the day is the waterfall Seljalandsfoss, which is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland. The reason for it is that in the summer time you can walk behind it and, if you are in the mood for it take amazing selfies there.
Seljalandsfoss is about 60 meters (200 ft) high and you can get really close to it. The water from the river is super fresh and good to drink!
There is a coffee shop here and restrooms as well, which are recommended to use before the drive back to Reykjavík.