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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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,157 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our South Coast Classic tour and made so many amazing memories which we will treasure forever! Our favorite part of the tour was the Black sand beach and the Glacier which we felt we could have stayed there longer as we loved it so much! We learnt so much from our tour guide Kristina who did an amazing job of guiding us round the tour and huge thanks to Gregor who drove us round the tour! The trip was fantastic value and would highly recommend it!

Another fantastic tour, visiting black beach, Vik, waterfalls with a great guide full of knowledge, stories of trolls and elves. A really enjoyable day out.

The landscape and nature are very beautiful. Definitely worth a tour. The bus from the organizer is very narrow, there is hardly any legroom.

Must see places on Iceland. Very informative guide. Enough time was given to spend in every place

A stunning tour and the guide had a huge knowledge about the island.