The south shore
Always in small groups by minibus - maximum 19 people. Payment is made on the day of each tour, no advance payments.
Departures - Daily at 09:00. All year
Duration - 9 - 10 hours
Collection - From hotel between 08.30 and 09.00
Price per person - 13,900 ISK Children under 13 yrs.- 6,950 ISK.
2 tour discount. Book any two tours - receive 10% discount off the total of the adult price. Use promo code 2TOURSOFFER upon checkout. Not valid with other offers.
From Reykjavik we head east along the ring road to the south coast, passing over the mountain ranges of Hellisheidi, through farmlands and across glacial outwash plains offering a variety of scenery that is ever changing.
Once we reach the coastal road which runs along the base of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, all of the fun starts and we make several stops with only short drives between.
Along the coast we visit the Solheimajokull Glacier which is part of the Myrdalsjokull Ice-cap. Here we take a short walk of around 30 minutes from the car park to reach the edge of the ice and experience this natural wonder up close.
Heading a little farther east to Iceland's most southerly point, we visit Reynisfjara black sand beach near the village of Vik. With rolling surf breaking onto the black sand, dramatic coastal cliffs and spectacular basalt rock formations, this area is one of the best parts of the wild and rugged coastline of Iceland. From May to August the cliffs are inhabited by puffin colonies and they can often be seen sitting on the ledges or flying out over the ocean to catch fish to feed their young.
The day also includes short photo stops depending on weather, road conditions and time constraints. These extra stops will be at the discretion of your guide on the day.
The driving distance of the day is around 350 kilometres and total driving time is around 4 hours, but this is divided into shorter journeys between the stops.
Lunch is not included but you will be able to buy something to eat at a cafe/restaurant during the day.