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From Reykjavík: South Coast Waterfall, Black Sand & Ice tour

1. From Reykjavík: South Coast Waterfall, Black Sand & Ice tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of Iceland’s southern coast and witness some of Iceland’s most iconic natural sites. See the glacier-covered peaks of Eyjafjallajökull, the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and much more. Take in panoramic views of the most remote interior regions of the highlands. Marvel at the beauty of the Sólheimajökull glacier and the unearthly basalt columns in Reynisfjara. Walk along the spirited black sand beaches of Dyrhólaey. Experience one of the most geographically diverse routes in Iceland on this 10-hour tour. Return to Reykjavik in the evening with memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

From Reykjavik: Iceland 4-day South and West Coast Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Iceland 4-day South and West Coast Tour

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime on this unforgettable 4-day tour of the Land of Fire and Ice! Your adventure will start with a city pick-up, traveling in a small group (19 or less), and savoring the scenery en route to West Iceland. Day 1 - Silver Circle & Lava Caving After a stop in Borgarnes, you’ll see the most powerful hot spring in Europe at Deildartunguhver and two spectacular waterfalls at Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Then we’ll take you deep underground to explore a lava tunnel at Víðgelmir, where you’ll see fascinating ice and lava formations! Day 1 will end in the Viking heartland of Húsafell and Reykholt before spending the night in Borgarnes. Day 2 | Snæfellsnes National Park The second day will take you to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often called “Iceland in Miniature.” You’ll see the famous “Black Church” at Budakirkja and the thrilling rock formations at Arnarstapi, including Gatklettur and the towering pinnacles at Lóndrangar. Take a stroll on the picturesque black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur and enjoy the breathtaking sight of Kirkjufell, one of Iceland’s most photogenic peaks. We’ll then return to the city for the night. Day 3 | South Coast Waterfalls & Black Beach The third day takes you to Iceland’s stunning South Coast, where you’ll be amazed by a parade of astonishing waterfalls, including Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi, and Skógafoss. You’ll get close to a glittering glacier at Sólheimajökull, discover the dark rock arches of Dyrhólaey, and walk on the famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. We’ll stay in the peaceful countryside overnight, always watching for the Northern Lights overhead, provided the weather conditions are suitable! Day 4 | Glacier Lagoon & Blue Ice Cave The final day brings you to the dream destination of the Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach at Jökulsárlón. Then we’ll take you deep into the Vatnajökull National Park with a Super Jeep journey for a Blue Ice Cave experience! On our return to Reykjavík, you’ll also see a traditional turf-roofed church at Hofskirkja.

From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Day Trip & Glacier Hike

3. From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Day Trip & Glacier Hike

Explore the magical sites of the South Coast sightseeing route from Reykjavik with this immersive private small-group tour. Those eager to see waterfalls, black sand beaches, and an array of other marvels should not hesitate to book this 10-hour excursion. This adventure begins when your guide picks you up from Iceland’s capital and whisks you out of the city. You’ll be free to ask them questions about the surroundings and culture, and they’ll tell you about the sites you pass, including geothermal landscapes, ice-capped mountains, and distant islands. Your first stop will be at the waterfall of Skogafoss. This impressive feature is breathtakingly powerful, cascading from a height of 197 feet (60 meters) and with a width of up to 82 feet (25 meters). Your guide will inform you about the folklore here, and you can walk right up to the blooming spray. Next, you will head to the Dyrholaey rock arch, an enormous feature that curves into the ocean from a set of cliffs on the shore. It is large enough for ships to enter and small planes to fly through. If you travel in summer, you will see a colony of puffins nesting in couples, swooping through the sky, and diving in the waters. These animals have little fear of people, allowing you to get surprisingly close. You will then reach Reynisfjara beach. This place is as haunting as it is beautiful, with alien black sands, bizarre geological formations, and enormous waves. The most notable sites here are the sea stacks of Reynisdrangar and the basalt columns at the cliffs of Reynisfjall. After soaking in the marvels at the beach, we will head over to Solheimajokull Glacier, for a privately guided glacier hike that will get the adrenaline going. After walking around this mystical attraction, you’ll turn back on the Ring Road to return to Reykjavik. However, you have one more stop on the way - the beautiful waterfall of Seljalandsfoss. This feature is gentler than Skogafoss but just as tall, and you can walk behind it due to the cavern behind the cascading water. You’ll then be dropped off in the capital in time for dinner, drinks, or a northern lights hunt in the city if traveling in winter. Don’t miss this fantastic small-group day tour around the best sites of the South Coast in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. David the Guide started out as one guide wanting to share and give more. With growing demand, the David the Guide team has grown and our team of adventure loving guides will be with you on your tour with us. This is not a single man operation, but a family of guides who believe in the vision David has for the industry.

Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

4. Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

You will start your premium Golden Circle and south coast tour by driving along the beautiful Nesjavallaleid scenic route with your jeep. This road winds through mountains and volcano craters, offering great views of Thingavallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake. The first stop of the tour is the Thingvellir National Park, which is famous for being the site of the first parliament both in Iceland and the world. You will then continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area. Geysir erupts every 8-10 minutes, and you can walk around the area and take pictures of the hot springs before we head to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, another unmissable place to see in Iceland. Your journey then continues towards Fludir, stopping at Faxi Waterfall first and then reaching the Secret Lagoon (only during the months of April - September). This beautiful natural hot pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and is definitely a gem you should not miss. After a relaxing bath in the Secret Lagoon (optional and at your own expense), you will continue towards the South Coast. As you drive south, you will get closer to one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla. In the middle ages, Hekla was known as the “gateway to hell”. You will have a beautiful view of the volcano as you drive towards the Lava Centre, your next stop, where we can observe the monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity, and surface movements in Iceland. You will then make a quick lunch stop at Katla Restaurant, which is in the Lava Centre. Following lunch, you will continue to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Get your cameras ready and make sure you wear a raincoat, as you will have time to walk behind Seljalandsfoss, becoming drenched in the pristine cascading water. Following the waterfall, you will drive past Iceland’s most infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that froze air traffic in 2010 and made Iceland famous all over the world. Your next stop is Solheimajokull, a beautiful glacier tongue which is easy to walk to. Here you have a chance to walk close to the glacier and admire its blue, white, and black ice. You will finally continue to the Dirholey Cliffs and Reynisfjara, where you can admire black sand beaches, sea stacks, and basalt columns.

Reykjavik: South Coast Waterfall Tour with Diamond Beach

5. Reykjavik: South Coast Waterfall Tour with Diamond Beach

This tour is along Iceland’s famous south coast and takes you to some of the most iconic landmarks in the country. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavík and teach you about the land of ice and fire as you make your way southeast along the famous ring road. Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall that you will have the opportunity to walk behind taking you into a massive cave. From there, we head to Skogafoss, arguably the most famous and massive waterfalls in Iceland. If you are lucky enough, a sunny day exposes a constant double rainbow that touches the falls. Coffee and lunch stops will be made at the cozy coastal town of Vik after making a stop along the black sand coastline of Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey to hopefully spot some puffins (if in season). After lunch, we will head into Vatnajokull National Park and to the Diamond Beach and Glacier Lagoon, two true wonders of the world where you can witness massive icebergs along the black sand coast. We end the day driving back towards Reykjavík where your guide will drop you off at your hotel. Destinations: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Dyrhólaey, Vik, Vatnajokull National Park, Diamond Beach and Glacier Lagoon/Jokulsarlon Throughout this tour, your guide will also be your photographer. Meaning that they will take photos of you during all of these experiences. After the tour is over, we will edit and send them to you for you to keep as a memory of your epic adventure!

From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour

6. From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour

From there continue to Seljalandsfoss, the famous waterfall with the path behind it that will give you the opportunity to take stunning photos. Just a 5-minute walk from the Seljalandsfoss in the canyon hides another beautiful waterfall Gljúfrabúi, which you will have time to visit. Then continue to Skogafoss, a mighty waterfall visible from the road. Walk up the staircase that winds up the grassy slope beside the waterfall to catch some spectacular views of the waterfall and Iceland's South Coast. On a sunny day, both waterfalls will be covered by splendid rainbows. You will then visit the cliffs of Dyrholaey and Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach with basalt columns and caves. Vík comes next, this charming fishing village on the coast, famous for its volcanic beaches and sea stacks. From there you will return to Reykjavik.

Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

7. Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

Iceland´s South Coast has many awe-inspiring features, including the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and the stunning Reynisfjara with its unique black sand beach. Visit the top sights of the south and experience the amazing diversity of Iceland, as well as discovering and exploring various local secrets with an experienced guide. This tour is on The south coast of Iceland in a pretty little package! Tour highlights: Our special mix of popular sites and local secrets! Join this fantastic sightseeing tour discovering some of the most beloved natural attractions found along Iceland’s picturesque south coast. This is a great opportunity for visitors to Iceland who have yet to explore this stunning region, as well as those travellers hoping to maximise their holiday time in Iceland. The south coast is widely considered to be one of the most picturesque routes in the whole of Iceland, a region characterised by its rugged shorelines, distant mountainscapes and cascading waterfalls. From your vantage point on the tour bus, you are privy to this incredible scenery, gaining a real insight into just why Iceland is so desirable as a travel destination. You will be making a stop at two of the popular waterfalls found along the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. These attractions are available year-round, making them a staple visit on sightseeing tours in Iceland. Both waterfalls cascading at a whopping 65 and 60 metres respectively, Seljalandsfoss differentiates itself by being one of the only waterfalls in Iceland where it is possible to walk directly behind the water. This provides for some really fun, unique snapshots. Skógafoss is wider and more powerful than Seljalandsfoss, and guests here can walk right up to the point the water crashes into the rock pools below. Further along the South Coast, you will make a stop at the hauntingly beautiful black sand beach, Reynisfjara. Here, you can observe the incredible basalt stacks built into the adjacent cliff faces, and stand in awe as the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean complement this gorgeous panorama. You will also have the opportunity to explore the nearby coastal village of Vik before heading towards Dyrhólaey. Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula that once stood separate from mainland Iceland. Now joined by a land bridge to the rest of the country, this promenade has become famous for its nesting birdlife, a dramatic rock arch and stunning views. From here, you will likely be able to see the outlet glacier, Sólheimajökull, glistening in the distance. We also visit and closely observe a secret ice cave when the conditions allow- this is included in the price. Don’t delay any further! Join this fantastic sightseeing tour today and you too can experience the many beautiful attractions found along Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.

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What people are saying about Dyrhólaey

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 337 reviews

Our tour around the south coast was on a less than favorable day weather-wise (plenty of wind and rain!!) but it did give us a great experience of winter in Iceland. The scenery was amazing and the locals were really friendly and accommodating. The one down-side was the bus itself - the passenger door was ill-fitting and we had to stop on a number of occasions to "re-seat" it so that the wind blowing through the gap didn't drown out the commentary. However, our driver Devin took this in his stride and maintained his calm and humorous approach through-out.

This trip was amazing , our tour guide HBO was the best . Very informative and educational . He took us to a spectacular spot for pictures which was extra , he allowed ample time for us to enjoy the scene . Loved his energy , would highly recommend this tour for anyone going to Iceland . Ofcourse the Icelandic music he played for us in between set the mood for the lovely journey . Highly recommend the tour guide .

Siggi Anton told us a lot about the country and its people - the tour was very impressive with waterfalls, glaciers, black beach and I liked it almost better than the Golden Circle.

Host was charming and very informative. The stops were well explained and the bus accommodations were comfortable.

Lovely tour guide, easy hikes that anyone could do. Highly recommend!