South Coast of Iceland to Vik - Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Glacier and Black Beaches

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Tour Number

Activity Level

133


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Icelandic (fluent), German (basic), English (fluent)

Enjoy the amazing sights of this region and learn about its history and culture from a local guide.


This is one of two most recommended day trips from Reykjavik, and for a good reason!

I'll do my best to keep you entertained with, history, geology and stories I've collected on the job since 1988.

Enjoy walking behind a waterfall for a unique view (not available in winter for safety reasons due to ice).

Walk on the black volcanic sand and pebble beach used as a film set in the 2014 movie Noah starring Russel Crowe, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins. This beach was also used as film set in season 7, 2017 Game of Thrones. This beach is adorned by columnar basalt to the east, headland with an arch to the west and the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano and glacier to the north.

Visit the picturesque village Vik (means bay) which is the only village in Iceland that stands by the sea which does not have a harbor of some sort.

Photograph the beautiful 180 ft Skogafoss waterfall (sometimes rainbow). The water originates in two glaciers, i. e. Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers.

Itinerary

I will pick you up anywhere in the Greater Reykjavik area in a registered, insured and licensed vehicle with speaker system. I've been preparing for your tour since 1988 and love to share my knowledge with you!

We head out of Reykjavik for the south coast of Iceland. We trave across Hellisheidi mountain pass past the latest geothermal powerstation in the country. Then we drop to the south coast lowland and travel through some fertile farmland along some ancient sea cliffs.

--- See Vestmannaeyjar islands in the distance (erupted in1973.
--- See volcano Eyjafjallajokull glacier which erupted so memorably in 2010.
--- Hike behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall 180 ft waterfall (closed in winter due to ice)
--- Photograph Skogafoss waterfall and rainbow when the sun shines.
--- See Vik church and Vik seastacks.
--- Visit Reynisfjara black sandy beach
--- See the Icelandic horse (we'll stop if you like), other farm animals and grain fields.
--- See authentic Icelandic farms and learn about the way of life.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Reykjavik

End location: Reykjavik

Duration: 10 hours

This tour is available all year and can start at any time suitable to you and your party.

Please make a special request if there are more than 4 in your group.

I can do groups of any size. 1-4 persons, 5-14 persons, 15 to 25 persons, 26 to 30 persons, 31 to 50 persons. Maximum 70 in same vehicle.

Transportation

Registered, licensed and insured vehicle suitable for the size of the group.

Public address system.

Motorised vehicle suitable for the trip.

The size and make depends on the number of travelers.

Can do groups for up to 70 persons in one vehicle.

What’s Included

Other: My service as a professional driver guide since 1988!
Vehicle suitable for the size of the group.
Vehicle registered, insured and licensed for carrying passengers.
Local 11 percent tourism tax.
Guide's lunch.
Parking fees.
Fuel.
WiFi.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 Icelandic Krona - Cost of lunch (2000 ISK is about $20 USD). Visa and Mastercard accepted everywhere at restaurants and souvenir shops. They usually also accept cash in notes in major currencies, US$, GBP, EUR.

What’s Extra

Other: Your own meals.

Please ask if there are more than 4 people in your group. I can accommodate up to 70 persons in one vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Stefan is really outstanding and professional. He is knowledgeable and experienced. He told us a lot about Iceland, and he explained about every tour location. He is friendly and considerate. We're very happy and satisfied with his help. Thanks Stefan.
Peter Kong

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