Private South Coast Tour

Duration:
10-12 hours

Availability:
Jan – Dec

Difficulty:
Easy

Pickup:
Yes

Min. age:
No limit

Region:
South

Black sand beaches, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and much more. Witness all that the South Coast has to offer from the comfort of your own luxury SUV or Superjeep on this private tour. With extra options available for the bolder adventurers, our personalized tour is the best choice for you and those you are traveling with.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Explore the most beautiful sights of South Iceland
  • Spot the Eyjafjallajokull volcano
  • Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls
  • See rugged lava fields, stunning glaciers, and magnificent beaches
  • Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is one of the most beautiful experiences of their entire Iceland vacation.

What’s included?

Activities and gear

  • Private guided sightseeing tour

Transportation

  • Private SUV or Super Jeep transfer
  • Free 4G WiFi and iPad on the board

Staff & experts

  • English speaking local expert guides and drivers

Meals

  • Meals not included

Highlights

Gígjökull

One of the outlet glaciers of Eyjafjallajökull glacier where you can observe the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and breathe in the purifying glacial air.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall at sunset

Seljalandsfoss

A unique waterfall in the river Seljalandsá, about 30 km west from Skógar. It is 60 meters high with a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade.

Skógafoss

Only a few kilometers away from the south shores of Iceland, lies the village of Skógar along the Ring Road. The stunning view of Skógafoss waterfall, the scenic surroundings and the snow-capped heights of two towering glaciers are Skógar’s major attractions.

Reynisfjara beach

Reynisfjara

Reynisdrangar stacks are a collection of 66 m high rock pillars that rise out of the sea. On Reynisfjara beach, you’ll see very beautiful basalt formations and an exceedingly beautiful cave.

Dyrholaey at sunset on the Eyjafjallajokull & black sand beach super jeep tour

Dyrhólaey

Dyrhólaey is a naturally formed promonotory located on the shoreline of the small village Vík.  It’s one of the main attractions on the South Coast tours and one of the most impressive stops when driving the Ring Road. The 120 m high basalt rock formed in an eruption more than a hundred thousand years ago and the Atlantic Ocean has shaped the cliffs since the Ice Age. 

The small village of Vík

Vík

Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, with a population of 300 inhabitants. The place is very popular as a stopover for the tourists making the effort the see all the stunning things the South of Iceland has to offer.

Itinerary

Your local guide will meet you in Reykjavík, where you’ll be picked up in your own private Superjeep. This intimate adventure is designed with small groups in mind, so that you can explore the beauty of Iceland with friends instead of with complete strangers. If your group is larger than five people, don’t worry, there is always the opportunity to book a larger vehicle if need be.

We’ll start by heading towards Gígjökull glacier. This beauty lies in Þórsmörk valley, which was named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Then we will set course for Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall that has earned its fame for the cave which formed naturally behind the cascading water. During the summer, you can walk behind the curtain and see the waterfall from the inside!

Continuing on, we will go to the village of Vík on the South Coast. Along the way, we’ll stop at the popular and scenic Reynisfjara black sand beach. You have to be careful here, as the tide is strong enough to carry you out into the Atlantic without warning. So, never turn your back on the water here. The sight of the thundering waves falling heavily on the beach and crashing against the spooky Reynisdrangar sea stacks is seriously impressive.

The Dyrhólaey Promontory is the site where the North Atlantic puffin tends to nest in the summer months. Large numbers of these cute birds settle down here, making this another interesting stop to take on the tour. The South Coast offers a large number of attractions of various types. Since this is a private tour, additional stops can be made en route, depending on the remaining time and the weather conditions.

Skógafoss waterfall is the final scheduled stop on the tour. This giant cascade stretches over 25 meters (82 feet) with falls that drop 60 meters (200 feet). This beautiful waterfall lies right between Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers.

During booking, you can sign up for an adrenaline-pumping adventure on those glorious ice caps. Among the options offered are a snowmobiling trip, an ATV buggy ride, a guided glacier hike, a kayak trip by the glacier, horseback riding, and a lava cave tour. With so many options, there is sure to be something to suit your tastes.

At long last, we’ll return to Reykjavík after a day spent enjoying the beauty of nature and the thrill of adventure. The memories made and the photos taken during this tour are sure to last for a lifetime.

No matter what you decide, this is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on. A scenic day full of sightseeing along the amazing South Coast of Iceland is wonderful enough on its own but with the extra excursions on an ATV, snowmobile, or hiking you can finetune this tour to be everything you have hoped for.

Please note that this itinerary is subject to both the weather and the road conditions. If you choose to book the tour in winter, there are very limited daylight hours in Iceland, so some of the sights will have to be visited in dusk, darkness, or skipped altogether. While we’ll try our best to avoid such occurrences, please be understanding if we are forced to make any alterations to the itinerary.

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Important notes

The following is important information applicable to our private tours. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by Activity Iceland.

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per vehicle. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

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169.000 ISK
All prices are per vehicle.

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