A nature lovers dream; the South Shore of Iceland is one of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world. A lowland region of lush farmland, striking waterfalls, sandy coastline, glaciers and quaint towns and villages, it is also an area of historical significance.
Iceland’s spectacular and most famous waterfalls will be visited in the course of the day. The plummeting Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland, and Skógafoss has often been poetically described as ‘a waterfall with a soul’.
Travel to Iceland’s southernmost village, Vík where you will see the spectacular natural rock formations on the black volcanic sand beach and feel the amazing power of a glacier as it glistens and sparkles in the sun. This is a truly fulfilling experience and a great way to spend a day in Iceland.
You will be picked up from your hotel/ guesthouse at 0830h (08:30am) and taken on a guided bus tour of the scenic south coast of Iceland, wealthy in history as well as natural attractions. (For language preference of the guide, please refer to the "Activity Schedule" section.)
The tour will visit the following places:
• Skógar Folk Museum: Skógar is a tiny village in southern Iceland, primarily agricultural. This museum has collection of 15,000 regional artifacts exhibited in 6 different historical buildings and 3 museums.
• Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls: The picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is 40 meters high and its main attraction, besides the scenery, is the fact that there is a pathway leading behind the waterfall and out the other side, giving visitors a chance to view the falls from within. The Skógafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days.
• Sólheimajökull Glacier: (if road conditions allow) The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends down to the lowlands and is an impressive ice field of solid blue ice with crusty whitish surface.
• Vik village: Around lunchtime, you will stop at the village Vík, Iceland’s southernmost village, which is surrounded by beautiful and impressive high bird cliffs. The black volcanic sand beach south of Vík is ideal for viewing the spectacular rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar.
The tour returns to the starting point after approximately 10 hours.
This is a long tour--those with kids should be aware of that. That said, it was fascinating to see the wild landscapes of Iceland's South Shore--volcanic mountains, glaciers,...Brad W Hissing
Travel arrangements worked well. Excellent driver and guide. Would have liked more time at the folk museum....keith mundy
Despite the blizzard like conditions, the tour went ahead and we saw dramatic winter scenes, partially frozen waterfalls, looming cliff faces, and the spectacular black beach. It...MR MICHAEL PATTEN
English-speaking guide: Daily
French-speaking guide: Wednesdays
German-speaking guide: Fridays
Your hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik.
(Please advise your hotel or Guesthouse at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Pickup from your Hotel or Guesthouse starts at 0830h (08:30 am)
Your hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik
The visit to the Sólheimajökull Glacier is subject to road conditions.
Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time.
Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
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