Ideal tour for nature lovers

This tour is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. We take you along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Vík, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs.

South Iceland is special for that it is one of the flattest regions on the island. Because of that, most of all grain farming in Iceland is done there. The high mountains to the north, shield the area from the harshest winds from the north.

Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to walk behind it. Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

We will also stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. It is one of the most spectacular beaches in Iceland but can be dangerous, and we kindly ask our guests not to go too close to the ocean and go by guidelines.

Additionally, we will stop by Sólheimajökull and walk up to a small lake which has formed in front of the retreating glacier.

On our way back to Reykjavík, we will stop in Skógar, a small village next to Skógafoss. There we will visit the Skógar Folk Museum (admission included), which is a cultural heritage collection of about 15000 regional artefacts, exhibited in six historical buildings and three museum buildings.

Tour duration: 09:00 – 19:30

13.900 ISK Teenagers 12-15 years (6.950 ISK)
Children 0-11 years (free)

Tour availability

All year 1 JAN 31 DEC

Available days:

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Tour details

Duration: 10 hours

Departures:
09:00

Tour ID: RE15

Guidance:  English, French, German, Scandinavian, Spanish

Additional information:
Remember to dress warmly.
Guidance:
English: Daily (all year)
German: Fri (all year)
French: Wed (all year)
Scandinavian: Tue (all year)
Spanish: Mon (5 June - 25 Sept)

What's included

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Admission to the Skógar Folk Museum
  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

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What people are saying

Tour ratings:

92% Based on 127 reviews
  • $rating.author

    Great variety tour

    5.0 stars on  Jan. 14 2016

    On this tour you can see beautiful waterfalls, walk (almost) up to a glacier, stroll on a black sand beach, see an awesome museum, and visit the quaint town of Vik ... more

  • $rating.author

    Magnificent South Shore

    5.0 stars on  Jul. 21 2016

    We did the South shore adventure today with our two little boys. Reykjavik excursions this particular trip is in one word FANTASTIC.... more

  • $rating.author

    Best adventure ever!!!

    5.0 stars on  Nov. 12 2016

    Both of the waterfalls on this trip are amazing - but be warned - you'll probably get wet!!! The black beaches are absolutely incredible ... more


Map of tour area

Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara beach is a beautiful black sand beach on the south coast. Natural column-pyramid rock formations, puffins and more

Vík

Vík

The village of is the southernmost village in Iceland located on the main ring road. Right next to the famous Reynisfjara black beach.

Skógarfoss

Skógarfoss

Skógafoss waterfall is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 25 meters (82 ft.) Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a rainbow is very often visible on a sunny day

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss

A narrow but very powerful and picturesque waterfall dropping some 60 meters straight off the fell side. If you like you can walk behind it and through to the other side.