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South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

1. South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

On this full-day tour, you’ll follow the coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glaciated wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of the Skógafoss waterfall. Your tour begins with a drive through lava fields, passing by the active Hengill volcano, and then down to rich coastal farmlands. On clear days you’ll be able to see the Hekla volcano, and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull volcano rises majestically above the coastal mountains. Just a few kilometers off the coastline and easily visible are the volcanic Westman Islands, an archipelago of around 15 small islands, only one of which is inhabited. Stop at the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is every photographer’s dream. Next on the itinerary is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. See the powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the black sands, the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave. Next you’ll head to the coastal village of Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the island’s main ring road. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants), it is the largest settlement for 70 kilometers. On your way back to Reykjavík, you’ll stop by the powerful Skógafoss waterfall for a short walk up a flight of steps to admire one of Iceland´s most scenic views. The view takes in glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. The last stop is at the 60-meter-high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, best known for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

From Reykjavik: Vestmannaeyjar Private Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Vestmannaeyjar Private Tour

Journey to Vestmannaeyjar, just of the south coast of Iceland and discover thebeauty of landscapes sculpted by volcanic activity on this private tour with hotel pickup in Laugarvatn. Start early, so you have time to s enjoy the islands and their wildlife and epic landscapes. Board a ferry from the harbor Landeyjahöfn and take in the sea views. Try to spot some puffins, which are plentiful in the summer. Go to a museum in a town on the island of Heimaey that was partially buried by a eruption in 1973. Take a few scenic hikes through the landscapes and go to see the beautiful work done at the Beluga Whale Sanctuary.

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What people are saying about Vestmannaeyjar

Fantastic trip that gives you a real flavour of Iceland. Our guide Bo was very knowledgeable. He gave just the right amount of information, informative without being a lecture. Lunch stop was good with a choice of 4 different places to eat and at a reasonable price. I liked that this a small coach with Reykjavik Sightseeing so not too many people.

Bo (I hope it is correct) was very nice and informative. He was super organized and he explained everything very clear. He even made extra stops for us when we saw the most beautiful rainbow on our way back to reykjavik. The locations and landscapes we saw were amazing! We really recommend this trip, it was great!

Tour was great, definitely recommend. I don't remember tour guy's name on this day, but "Gary" was amazing. I had great time, trip was great, plus I learned few new interesting things about Iceland. Thank you "Gary"^^!

The South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik was hugely enjoyable as we were lucky enough to get amazing weather, breathtaking views/scenery and multiple rainbow-filled waterfalls.

Bo was an amazing informative guide. He had so much knowledge. He was polite and friendly. The while day was spectacular, we enjoyed every minute of it!