Full Day South Coast and Vik Beaches Tour

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Discover the enchanting beauty of Iceland’s South Coast and Vik Beaches on this unforgettable full-day, private driver-guided tour. Departing from Reykjavik, you’ll journey through a world of natural wonders, where dramatic waterfalls, striking black sand beaches, and awe-inspiring glaciers await you.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a photography enthusiast, or simply looking for an unforgettable adventure, our South Coast and Vik Beaches tour offers a truly unique and captivating experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

South Coast and Vik Beaches Tour Highlights

Vik Beaches, Iceland
Vik Beaches, Iceland

Departure from Reykjavik

Begin your unforgettable South Coast and Vík beaches tour with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Your private driver will arrive in a comfortable and luxurious vehicle, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey throughout the day. As you depart from the bustling city of Reykjavik, prepare yourself for the breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders that await you along Iceland’s picturesque South Coast.

Your knowledgeable and experienced driver-guide will share fascinating stories and insights about the region’s history, culture, and geology as you make your way toward your first destination. The scenic drive from Reykjavik to the South Coast will give you a glimpse of Iceland’s diverse landscapes, including lava fields, coastal cliffs, and rolling countryside. As you embark on this one-of-a-kind adventure, look forward to a day filled with awe-inspiring sights and unforgettable memories.

Explore Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Your first stop on this incredible South Coast and Vík beaches tour will be the enchanting Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. This breathtaking natural wonder cascades over 60 meters (197 feet) from the cliffs above, fed by the melting waters of the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The picturesque waterfall is renowned not only for its beauty but also for the unique feature that sets it apart from other waterfalls in Iceland – a hidden pathway that leads visitors behind the curtain of water.

Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to take a leisurely walk along the well-maintained path that leads behind the waterfall. This distinctive perspective allows you to witness the powerful cascade from a vantage point few other waterfalls can offer, giving you an immersive and unforgettable experience.

Continue on the Ring Road & Brief Stop at Skógafoss Waterfall

Skógafoss Waterfall, Iceland
Skógafoss Waterfall, Iceland

As you continue along the Ring Road, your next stop will be the magnificent Skógafoss Waterfall.

Your private driver-guide will provide you with fascinating information about the waterfall’s geological history, as well as local folklore and legends associated with Skógafoss. According to one popular Icelandic tale, a Viking treasure chest is said to be hidden behind the waterfall, waiting to be discovered by a lucky adventurer.

When you arrive at Skógafoss, you’ll have ample time to take photos and appreciate the sheer power and beauty of this natural wonder. For those feeling more adventurous, there is a staircase leading to the top of the waterfall, offering a bird’s-eye view of the cascading water and the scenic landscape that stretches out before you.

Walking on Sólheimajökull Glacier

Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland on south cost and vik beaches tour
Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland

As you journey further along the South Coast, you’ll arrive at Sólheimajökull Glacier, an awe-inspiring outlet glacier of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. The breathtaking glacier is renowned for its impressive ice formations, crevasses, and rugged, otherworldly terrain. This unique, ever-changing landscape provides a rare opportunity to witness the powerful forces of nature at work.

Your private driver-guide will escort you to a safe vantage point where you can get up close and personal with the glacier. They will share fascinating insights into the geological history of Sólheimajökull, its formation, and the impact of climate change on the rapidly receding ice. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the delicate balance between the glacier and its surrounding environment.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

basalt columns at vik beaches
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Iceland

Your next stop is the world-renowned Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, a striking stretch of coastline known for its black volcanic sands, dramatic basalt columns, and the enigmatic Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

As you walk on the unique black sands, you’ll be captivated by the immense basalt columns formed by the slow cooling of lava over thousands of years. These natural wonders provide a stunning backdrop for unforgettable photographs.

As you continue along the coastline, you’ll come across the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, towering rock formations that rise majestically from the ocean. According to local folklore, these impressive sea stacks were once trolls attempting to pull ships ashore, only to be caught by the sunlight and turned into stone.

Dyrhólaey Arch Views

Northern lights above Dyrhólaey Rock Arch, Iceland
Dyrhólaey Rock Arch, Iceland

Your next destination is the magnificent Dyrhólaey Arch, a naturally formed rock arch situated on a small peninsula on the South Coast.

Take the opportunity to enjoy the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding coastline, black sand beaches, and rugged cliffs. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as the scenery from Dyrhólaey Arch is truly picture-perfect!

Vík Village

Vík Village, Iceland
Vík Village, Iceland

After exploring the dramatic landscapes of the South Coast, you’ll arrive at the charming village of Vík. This picturesque coastal settlement is the perfect place for a relaxing break during your journey.

Take a leisurely stroll around the village, visit the local church, or indulge in some local cuisine at one of the welcoming restaurants or cafes. Your driver-guide will be happy to offer recommendations and share stories about Vík’s history and cultural heritage.

Return to Reykjavik

As your memorable South Coast and Vík Beaches tour comes to an end, your private driver will ensure a comfortable and scenic journey back to Reykjavik. Reflect on the unforgettable sights and experiences of the day as you travel through Iceland’s captivating landscapes.

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Our team of dedicated tour planners will work with you to ensure that your South Coast and Vik Beaches tour is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Iceland’s stunning landscapes in comfort, style, and with the expert guidance of our knowledgeable driver-guides.

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