South Coast Tour from Reykjavik for Cruise Ship
The amazing South Coast of Iceland has everything to offer. This part of the country is very rich in magnificent and diverse landscapes, ranging from vast farmlands, active volcanoes, numerous ice caps, glacier outlets and glacier rivers, amazing waterfalls, wide black sandy plains and beaches of black and fascinating basalt rock formations. The area is also renowned for its abundant bird life. The tour is rich in information about Iceland, its geology, its rich culture and its landscapes. Highlights of the tour
- Pickup at Reykjavík port. Departure 30-40 min. after arrival of Cruise Ship.
We normally start all our tours for Cruise Ships 30-40 min. after arrival of the ship but earliest departure is at 08:00. We might have to start some tours earlier, depending on departure time of Cruise Ship.
STOPS ON THE WAY:
- Short stop at Hvolsvöllur – Restrooms & Coffe
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Skógafoss waterfall
- Reynisfjara, Black Sand Beach
- Vík í Mýrdal (lunchstop)
- Sólheimajökull glacier
This tour starts in Reykjavík where we pick you up from your cruise ship at the port and we head to the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Both of them are amazingly beautiful waterfalls that receive their water directly from Eyjafjallajökull glacier that sits on top of the volcano of the same name that erupted in 2010 and caused trouble to the air traffic in Europe at that time. Beautiful nature at it‘s best.
Reynisfjara black sandy beach is our third stop. There, you discover some amazing basalt rock formations (columnar basalt) and the black volcanic sand. During the summer season (from May to end of August) puffins can be seen on top of the cliffs in the area. That is one of their main breeding areas in Iceland. You have to be careful there as the waves can carry you out, without any notice. Please ask your driver where the safe spot is. Safety number one.
Vík village where you have enough time to enjoy a lunch break. There, you can also visit the local wool factory before starting our drive back to Reykjavik.
On our way back we stop by Sólheimajökull glacier and outlet (snout) originating from Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland´s fourth largest glacier. There, we go for a short walk to get closer to the glacier. This is one of the best examples about how fast glaciers melt due to the global warming (climate change).
Back to „home“ after a long day with our guide.
- Pick up from ship
- Pick up time according to ship
- English speaking guide
What's not included
- Food & drinks
- Tip or gratuity
What do I need to bring
- Suitable clothes and walking shoes depending on weather conditions
Good to bring:
- Warm clothes, weather in Iceland can always change in few minutes.
- Good shoes as getting to the waterfall and beach can get your socks wet.