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Private South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Tour

Join us on an experience of a lifetime. Explore the magnificent South Coast and walk along the beautiful Diamond Beach.

Reykjavík
12 hours
Easy

Tour description

We leave the capital area behind and we will soon reach the countryside. Along the way, we can see Hellisheiðarvirkjun, the geothermal power plant for Reykjavik. It is located in Hengill, a high-temperature area that provides the capital area with hot water and electricity. Steam is billowing up everywhere.

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. As we venture south, we will drive through the typical lowlands of this area. In the distance, we can already see the mountains and the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. On sunny days it is also possible to see the Westman Islands shimmering in the Atlantic Ocean. Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall. If conditions allow we talk a 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. Besides waterfalls, Iceland is also known for glaciers. 11% of the country is covered by ice. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier coming down the fourth biggest glacier of Iceland, called Mýrdalsjökull.. Next up is Reynisfjara black sand beach. The beach was once rated as one of the 10 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 that, we will drive through Öræfi, a no man’s land surrounded by black sand deserts. After a while, you will see Vatnajökull appear on the horizon. We use the opportunity to take some photos of the incredible mountain range in the distance. Next up is clearly the highlight of the tour. Jökulsárlón is a glacier lagoon situated next to Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and it is in fact the deepest lake in Iceland. Filled with icebergs of 1.000-1.500 years of age floating around the lagoon, this place never ceases to amaze. Just a short walk away, we can find the Diamond Beach. The icebergs of the lagoon find their way into the ocean. The waves bring them back to the beach, leaving crystal clear ice blocks behind.

On our way back to Reykjavik we will also pay a visit to Seljalandsfoss. The waterfall lays underneath the well known Eyfjallajokull, the volcano that erupted in 2010. If conditions allow, we take a walk behind the waterfall’s curtain before paying a visit to its nearby cousin Gljúfrabúi, found hidden from view in the mountainside.

Please note

In case the departure times don't suit your plans, just give us a call or send us an email and we will arrange the whole trip in a way that suits your need. The tour is suitable for groups of up to 8 people. The price is per car, not per person. If your group exceeds 8 people, please send us an email and we will make you an offer.

What's included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Knowledgable English speaking Driver-Guide

Exclusions

  • Food and Drinks

What do I need to bring?

  • Please dress according to the weather
  • Bring your camera

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