Such a good day out with Reykjavík Excursions. Excellent guide and plenty of time given at each stop to see the amazing waterfalls, glaciers and black beach. Brilliant SouthShore Adventure
This is a full day trip, and well worth it!!!!! The scenery is spectacular!!!! There was enough time to stop at each place, at the stop in Vik, I did some quick shopping and then went to explore the beach, I did not want to waste my time eating lunch with such beauty to explore! I had a back pack with me full of breakfast bars, granola, and nuts that I ate for breakfast and lunch. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, it was a double decker bus, it was nice to be on the top floor, great views. There are no bathrooms on the bus, so if you are a big water drinker like I am, make sure you use the bathrooms at the stops. There are nice gift shops at the stops as well. The bus was very clean, I would certainly take a tour with this company again.
We start our tour from BSI bus terminal in downtown Reykjavik and head to the Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur. It is approximately an hour and half ride. We will stop at Lava Centre for a short break and you are able to grab light snacks and use the facilities. The Lava Centre is dedicated to Iceland's riveting volcanic activity and it's frequent earthquakes.
Skógafoss is an iconic Icelandic waterfall, it is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail over into Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in filming Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Vík is a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs. Population: 300
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 guest not to go too close to the ocean and go by guidelines.
Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks just off the coast of Reynisfjara
We stop by Sólheimajökull and walk up to a small lake which has formed in front of the retreating glacier.
Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljalandsá 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.