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South Coast Classic

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Follow the North Atlantic coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glacier covered wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of Skógafoss Waterfall.

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9:00

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Duration

Approx. 11 hours

Guiding language

English

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Explore the South coast - Guided in 10 languages!

Follow the North Atlantic coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glacier covered wonderland that is Iceland´s south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, take in the incredible views from the top of Skógar Waterfall, stand on the world famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara and visit the charming coastal village of Vík.

The tour starts with a drive through lava fields, right by the actively volcanic Hengill mountain and then down to the rich coastline farmland. On clear days you will see Hekla Volcano and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull Volcano will rise majestically above the coastal mountains at its base. Just a few kilometres off the coastline and easily visible are the volcanic Westman Islands, an archipelago of around 15 small islands, one of which is inhabited.

Our first stop is at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, which is every photographer’s dream. The powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the black sands, the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave are a sight to simply take your breath away.

After being amazed by the power of the sea in Reynisfjara Beach we will head on to Vík. The village of Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants) it is the largest settlement for 70 km.

On our way back to Reykjavík, we stop by the the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views that includes glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. We then stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

Visiting the natural treasures of the south coast should definitely be on your Iceland Top Five.

Details on the South Coast Classic

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Teenagers 12-15 years 50% discount & children 0-11 years old free.
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: No age limit.
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
Duration: 10-11 hours, including a minimum 30 minute stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall & Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach.
Total distance covered during the tour: 350 km

What's included:

  • Free tour pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages
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Tour Highlights

Seljalandsfoss

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall, like an oasis in the desert, stops the buses in their tracks and make visitors swoon at its magnificent glory. Standing at 60 meters, the most unique feature is the loop trail leading adventurous visitors right behind its watery curtain for an experience as rare as it is breathtaking.

Skógafoss

Skógafoss Waterfall is where a short walk up will reveal one of Iceland's most scenic views, with glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches around you. The Skógá river hurls down the cliffs in the form of the Skógafoss waterfall. The waterfall is among the largest in the country with a width of 26m and a drop of 60m.

Sólheimajökull

Sólheimajökull is a glacier tongue crawling from the ice-cap of Mýrdalsjökull. On Mýrdalsjökull rests the mighty Katla Volcano, that last erupted in 1918. The glacier tongue boast of a tiny surface area of about 8 km in length and 2 km in width. Needless to say, the area is one of vast and breathtaking beauty.

Reynisfjara & Reynisdrangar

Legend has it that the stacks in the sea are the jagged remains of a pair of trolls, who, in a botched attempt to tow a three-masted vessel ashore, turned to stone when the sun rose. You will find Garðar cliff; basalt columns that are shaped by the forces of nature. In addition to the myriad visual wonders, the area also hosts a rich birdlife.

Vík

The village of Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants) it is the largest settlement for 70 km. It is an important service center for the inhabitants of and visitors to the coastal strip between Skógar and the west edge of the Mýrdalssandur glacial outwash plain.

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökul caused quite a stir with a fiery eruption in 2010, causing serious trouble for airlines and travelers. The glacier crests at an elevation of 1.651 meters, where its ice cap covers the caldera of an active volcano. This ice cap stretches over an area of roughly 100 square kilometres and the mountain beneath the cap stands at 1651 meters high.

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"We took three tours"

We took the Norther Lights, Golden Circle and South Coast Tours. All were great! It’s easy, convienient and th3 guides are knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend .

- bschelle, April 2018

"Awesome"

Having carefully researched and read the reviews of this trip, we booked and were so glad we did. The tour was well structured with plenty of time at each attraction (45 mins to 1hr at each). There were also refreshment and comfort breaks along the way. The coaches were very comfortable with WiFi and a USB charger point at each seat. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable and definitely enhanced the experience.

- RuthAOwen, April 2018

"An amazing experience!"

From pick up from our hotel to being dropped back at our hotel around 8 hours later, we had the most fabulous Iceland experience. Our tour guide was excellent, funny and engaging throughout...not overbearing but gave us all we needed. You get an interactive tablet (so bring headphones) that had a map and information as you drove along- excellent way of getting information as you could choose from a wide variety of languages. The map was GPS linked so as you drove the tablet automatically started to tell you information relevant to your position on the tour.

- JulieAlana, April 2018