Explore the Viking Trail along the South Coast of Iceland. Waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches - this private South Coast Tour has it all!
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.
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 Skogafoss Waterfall. It is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the country and was even featured in Game of Thrones. His 60m drop will keep you speechless for sure. Your guide will tell you all about the hidden treasure chest behind the waterfall and with some luck, you will be the first one to find it.
Reynisfjara - Black Beach
Now it's time to hit the road again. After a short ride, we stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach. The beach was once rated as one of the 10 most beautiful places in the world and as soon as you put a foot on the beach, you will know why. Basalt columns and the well-known Reynisdrangar rock formations await you. Your guide will tell you all the interesting stories and sagas that are connected to this place.
Vík í Mýrdal
Having now reached our most southern point, this charming fishing village is the center of the southern region. On the tour, we will pay a visit to the church where we can enjoy a great view of the coastline.
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.
Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Heading back in the direction of Reykjavik, our last stop will be the ever-popular Seljalandsfoss waterfall. 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.
To make the best out of your day, we can add different extra activities to the tour. Just choose the one you like during the checkout process:
Snowmobiling: South Iceland is certainly spectacular from "below” but nothing tops experiencing it from "above” Our snowmobile tour goes to the top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier - an icecap covering one of Iceland’s largest volcano, Katla. Explore and experience the wilderness and the breathtaking views over South Iceland.
ATV/Quad Tour: This tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent and unique landscape formed by the volcano Katla which now lies dormant under the icecap Mýrdalsjökull. Weather and visibility allowing, the great view of the glacier and along the coastline to Dyrhólaey can be enjoyed.
Private Glacier Hike: We put on our glacier equipment and take our first steps on the glacier. Explore the different shades of the glacier ice while you walk alongside crevasses and water cauldrons. We try to drink fresh glacier water and make plenty of stops for photo opportunities.
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.