Driving south on Highway 1, we’ll introduce you to the geology, history and folklore of Iceland, while we stop at the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. You will also see, depending on the conditions, Iceland’s newest star, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, that erupted in 2010. Following the coastline, we’ll take a detour to a beautiful black sand beach called Reynisfjara. There we can get close to basaltic rock pillars, enjoy the view of a group of sea stacks, and witness the power of the sea. Puffins also nest in this area during the summer. Another site of the South Coast is the small town of Vik, where we’ll take the lunch stop (now we also have another option for lunch at Reynisfjara, so depending on weather, timing, and amount of people, we might have lunch by the black sand beack at Reynisfjara). The gastronomic selection once outside Reykjavik is the one of a sparsely populated country like Iceland, where the fuel stations are the blood line. Don’t expect fancy restaurants. After the breath-taking beauty of Reynisfjara’s coastal scenery, we’ll head out towards the glacier Sólheimajökull, one of the outlet tongues of the ice cap Myrdalsjökull. We’ll walk right up to the glacier’s edge, and get to touch it. If in luck, we might even find an ice-cave. During the winter, we may find icy conditions on the areas we visit, and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice walkers can be useful, and warm clothing recommended.
Please note: Hotel Pickup starts 30 minutes in advance, at 08:30.
Why this tour
This is the perfect chance to discover all the major attractions in south-west Iceland in one and the same tour.
- Guided bus tour
- Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
- Stops at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, coastal village of Vik, glacier Solheimajökull, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and Dyrholaey
All cancellations must be made by e-mail and confirmed by Classic Iceland customer service. Cancellations made with more than 48 hours notice will receive full refund of the payment. Cancellations made between 48 to 24 hours prior to departure will be charged 50% of the total. Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to departure and “no-shows” will be charged 100% of the total.
Terms & Conditions
This tour is operated by Geo Iceland reg. 5302120840. GeoIceland declines responsibility for any loss, damage, accident, sickness or changes in schedules caused by weather, strikes or any other irregularity outside our control. GeoIceland reserves the right to alter routes, prices, itineraries and/or departure times when necessary. By booking this tour you release Classic Iceland and its parent company, Delta ehf regestration number. 6610770269 from any and against all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed by your participation in this tour. Any and all disputes, claims and causes that may arise must be directed to Geo Iceland.