Exploring the amazing and mystic South coast, with its spectacular waterfalls, steep mountain hills, and wavy Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach.
South Coast and Black sand Beach stops in the tour:
Urriðafoss is a waterfall in the Þjórsá river in South Iceland.
It is located between the villages of Selfoss and Hella. Though not incredibly tall, it is mighty with a water flow of 360 m³ (12,700 ft³) cubed per second. That’s more than half the flow of Dettifoss in North Iceland, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
Uriðafoss is a famous river for salmon fishing in the summer.
Hvolsvöllur town – A refreshment stop-
Hvolsvöllur is a small town of 950 people in south Iceland, conveniently located by the Ring Road. It is often traveled through or stopped by those exploring the South Coast or encircling the country. A great stop for refreshments.
Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall that can be fully encircled, situated on the South Coast of Iceland with a drop of 60 meters (200 feet).
Due to the waterfall’s closeness to the Ring Road and remarkable natural features, it is one of Iceland’s most popular and toured falls. Dignified and scenic, the waterfall is one of the most photographed hallmarks in all of Iceland.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, part of the river Seljalandsá, has its origins beneath the glacier Eyjafjallajökull. The volcano underneath this ice cap was the one that erupted in 2010 and made havoc at airports all over Europe. The rapids of the falls are relatively narrow but fall from a tall cliff that once marked the country’s coastline. The ocean is now found across a stretch of lowlands and is apparent from the place. Seljalandsfoss has been part of several Hollywood tv shows, for example, Star Trek: Discovery.
Gljúfrabúi (or Canyon Dweller) is a stunning waterfall located at Hamragarðar in South Iceland, close to its more famous match, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It is one of the hidden pearls of the South Coast and thus an excellent spot for photographers and those seeking to admire nature in calm.
The 40 meters (131 feet) tall Gljúfrabúi is hidden behind a large cliff that faces out towards Iceland’s South Coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its effective ‘hiding place,’ Gljúfrabúi is missed by most travellers, even though thousands of people visit Seljalandsfoss, less than a kilometer away, every day.
A stream, the Gljúfurá, runs through a cleft in the cliff, and those who wish to approach the falls must do so by wading through these waters.
A small space opens up after a few meters of traveling through a narrow valley, and here, Gljúfrabúi tumbles before a great boulder, which is easily climbable for some great photos. With the open sky above, mossy walls, silver mist, and black lava, Iceland’s most breathtaking gems, seemingly from a fantasy story.
Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s most incredible and beautiful waterfalls, with an astounding width of 25 meters (82 feet) and a drop of 60 meters (197 feet).
Almost all South Coast tours will visit Skogafoss. Found on the Skógá river, this mighty waterfall is visible from Route 1 and is a fantastic place to stop. The river beneath Skógafoss holds a large char and salmon population and is thus a preferred spot for fishers in the summertime.
Due to the quantity of spraying the waterfall offers, at least one rainbow is present whenever the sun appears behind the clouds.
The soil beneath the waterfall is very level, enabling visitors to walk right up to the wall of water. So naturally, you will get wet, although it can be pretty tempting on a summer’s day.
Skógafoss can also be seen from the top as a steep staircase leads to an observational platform above the waterfall. Several nesting seabirds can be found on the path up.Have been part of the famous TV series: Game of Thrones and the Vikings, had also a part in the Marvel movie “Thor: The dark world.”
Reynisfjara is Iceland’s most famous black-sand beach located on the South Coast of Iceland, just near the small fishing town of Vík í Mýrdal.
Visitors to Reynisfjara must be made well aware of the potential dangers present at the beach. First of all, the rolling, roaring waves of Reynisfjara are extreme, often pushing far further up the coast than many would assume.
Those are called sneaker waves, and they can appear when least expected, even on strangely still days. No significant landmasses are connecting Antarctica and the beaches of Reynisfjara, meaning waves have thousands of kilometers to grow.
Visitors are advised never to turn their back on the waves and keep a safe distance of at least 30 meters (98 feet).
Aside from these sudden and dramatic shifts in the tide, the rip currents offshore are infamous for their strength and ability to drag helpless people out into the cold open ocean. As a result, several fatal accidents have occurred at Reynisfjara.
The beach is a dramatic volcanic black sand beach located close to the town of Vík. Reynisfjara was ranked in the year 1991 as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. Has been part of several Hollywood movies such as Star Wars Rogue One, Star Trek into Darkness, and Noah.
Vík town – Lunch stop
Vík í Mýdral, or just Vík, is the southernmost town on the Icelandic mainland, found 186 kilometers (110 miles) from the Reykjavík capital.
Often visited by those traveling the popular sightseeing route along the South Coast, it is a beautiful place for a lunch stop and recharge. Though it only has around 300 residents, the village is trendy amongst tourists for its convenience and beautiful landscapes.
If you enjoy having unique and exciting experiences, our South Coast and Black Beach tour is the perfect opportunity for you.
Pick up at requested location
Please be ready by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
9-10-hour long tour with guide
Transportation in a private vehicle
Meals and admission fee to museums not included
Are children traveling in the group?
Are you traveling with more than 7 passengers in a group?
Urriðafoss is a spectacular waterfall in Þjórsá River. Þjórsá is Iceland’s longest river, 230-kilometer-long, and Urriðafoss is the most voluminous waterfall in the country.
Hvolsvöllur. Morning refreshment
Seljalandsfoss Is a unique waterfall, it is 60 meters high, with a footpath behind it at the bottom of the cliff, with a thin cascade. It is the only known waterfall of its kind in Iceland, where it is possible to walk behind it. This waterfall is very picturesque and loves to be a model from many angles. Seljalandsfoss has been part of several Hollywood tv shows, for example, Star Trek: Discovery
Gljúfrabúi (Gorge Dweller) is located remarkably close to Seljalandsfoss. It is 40 meters high and in front of it is a big rock almost covering it, this rock is making it difficult to see the lower part of the waterfall.
Skógafoss (Skógar) which springs from 60 meters at the top of an eroded cliff.
Have been part of the famous TV series: Game of Thrones and the Vikings, had also a part in the Marvel movie “Thor: The dark world.”
At Skógar there is also a folk museum. Skógasafn, open daily, all year around, as well as a museum on history of transport in Iceland. An optional stop at Skógasafn is possible on the tour. (Admission not included)
Reynisfjara is a dramatic volcanic black sand beach located close to the town of Vík. Reynisfjara was ranked in the year 1991 as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. Reynisfjara has been part of several Hollywood movies such as Star Wars Rogue One, Star Trek into Darkness, and Noah.