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South Shore Adventure Tour from Reykjavík

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Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

South Shore Adventure Tour from Reykjavík

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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From US$ 90.82 per person

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Enjoy a scenic coach tour of Iceland’s South Shore and stop to walk behind Seljarlandsfoss Waterfall. Explore the black sand coast and impressive Reynisdrangar rocks.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Visit the small town of Hvolsvöllur between the inland swamps of Landeyjar
  • Walk behind the cascades of Seljarlandsfoss Waterfall
  • Admire the Skógafoss Waterfall, with one of the biggest water drops in Iceland
  • Go the southernmost village of Iceland at Vik and see the beach that "Islands Magazine" named one of the 10 most beautiful in the world
  • Marvel at the basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar, situated under Reynisfjall Mountain
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This full-day coach tour of Iceland’s stunning South Shore from Reykjavik is ideal for nature lovers, as you will drive through one of the country's most scenic regions, reaching as far as Vík, surrounded by high cliffs that attract an abundance of birdlife. Departing from Reykjavik, you will drive to the gorgeous Seljarlandsfoss Waterfall, unique in the fact that you can walk behind it through to the other side. Continue to the majestic, and much photographed, Skógafoss Waterfall. Located on the former coastline of Iceland before it receded seward, the 200-foot (60-meter) drop is one of the biggest in the country. Continue through the glacial landscape of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, where the icecap covers the active Katla volcano. Drive along the black sand coastline, where the beaches are formed out of black basalt, and see the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations near Vík, the southernmost village in Iceland. Located on the main road that circumnavigates Iceland, it’s approximately 110 miles (180 kilometers) from Reykjavik, where you will head back at the end of a long but awe-inspiring journey.
  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Free Wi-Fi aboard the bus
  • Pick-up from accommodation
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Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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The main departure point for Reykjavík Excursion day tours is from the BSI Bus Terminal. Please be ready at the BSI Bus Terminal 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

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4.6 /5

based on 87 reviews

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Albert the tour guide was amazingly educated, funny and you could tell he really cared about the tour he was giving! he even went out of his way to show us some additional sites that weren't on the agenda! amazing set of waterfalls and the black sand beach was like nothing else.

March 26, 2022

Doing this tour in winter with snow lying every but sunny weather was really a dream come true. I would recommend it to anybody, as the planning is very good and the stops are excellent. We were just a bit short of time as one road was blocked and we made a detour of approx. half an hour.

February 25, 2022

Unfortunately we were 13 people on the premium tour. But it shouldn't be more than 10. 2 we had to drive to a snowmobile tour and later 2 more times back and forth. That was very laborious. At the glacier, the tour guide just started walking without looking to see if Allee was following. My mother couldn't walk that much and we went back alone. Unfortunately long journeys and a lot of rain, but still a good overview from the south.

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September 15, 2021

Product ID: 27948