The best of the best. Explore Iceland's stunning South Coast, stroll around the Glacier Lagoon, experience the beauty of the Diamond Beach and top it off with a glacier hike.
This tour is an excellent choice for you if you wish to escape Reykjavik and explore the South Coast of Iceland.
Our experienced guides will accompany you on this journey, making sure that you see the most important sights this area has to offer.
After your pick-up, we will be visiting two famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. If the conditions are ideal, we will escort you behind the waterfall curtains at Seljalandsfoss, while Skogafoss was featured on "Game of Thrones". One of the highlights of this trip follows, a glacier hike on the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier. Next, we wish to show you the idyllic Reynisfjara black sand beach, the surrounding cliffs are the home to hundreds of puffins during the summer season. After a short food break, we will continue to our overnight accommodation.
We kept some excellent sights for the second day as well. We will start our day at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Every day pieces of the glacier are breaking off and floating out to the ocean. As these pieces of crystal clear ice are getting smaller, they are slowly floating back to black sand beach, hence the name Diamond Beach.
After enjoying this place of pure beauty, we head to a lava field created by Volcano Laki in 1783/1784. This area is rather significant historically since the volcano eruption was responsible for killing almost 25% of the total population. We will also visit a rare historic sight called Hofskirkja, only six of these turf churches are left in the country. Before heading back to Reykjavik, we will guide you to Fjaðrárgljúfur, a well-known canyon. Here you will be able to feel the true power of mother nature. Needless to say, we will stop for dinner on the way back and arrive in Reykjavik around 8 pm.
After your pick-up, we head out of the city. We shortly arrive in the countryside passing Hellisheiðarvirkjun, the geothermal power plant for the capital area. Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall. If conditions allow we walk behind the waterfall curtains. After a short ride, we arrive at Skogafoss waterfall. Skogafoss was featured in "Game of Thrones" and it is said that one of the first settlers has buried a treasure chest behind it. Now it is time for some action. The guide drives you to Sólheimajökull glacier. We put on our safety gear and step on the glacier. Our glacier hike is around 2,5 hours long with 1,5 hours spent on the glacier. Next up is Reynisfjara black sand beach. The beach was once rated as one of the ten most beautiful places worldwide. In the summertime, hundreds of Puffins are nesting here and the rock stacks called Reynisdrangar are standing picturesque in the ocean next to the beach. Reynisfjara is also the perfect place to grab something to eat. On our way to our overnight accommodation, we pass the Skaftafell national park and Iceland's biggest glacier called Vatnajökull.
After breakfast, we head to one of the most popular locations in Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Big icebergs are breaking apart the main glacier and they are then floating around in the lagoon that is situated in front of the glacier. After some time, the icebergs melted enough to float out to the ocean. Waves bring back the crystal clear ice to the black beach next to the lagoon, creating a special place called the Diamond Beach. Now it is time to head back in the direction of Reykjavik. On the way back, your guide will make a stop next to the lava fields that were created during an eruption of the Volcano Laki in 1783/84. The eruption was so severe, that around 25% of the Icelandic population died. Our next stop is at Hofskirkja, an old church with a roof covered with turf. It's one of six turf churches that are left in the country. A great place to learn more about Iceland's history. Next up will be the well-known canyon Fjaðrárgljúfur. The canyon is about 2 kilometers long and the cliffs can be high as 100 meters. Definitely, the perfect place to witness the power of mother nature. On our way home we will make stops for dinner and you can expect to be back in Reykjavik around 8 pm.