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Reykjavik: Wild South Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier

1. Reykjavik: Wild South Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier

If you are a nature lover, then this tour is made for you. It visits all the great attractions of the south coast, glaciers, the Black Beach of Reynisfjara, the Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano, and of course, several beautiful waterfalls.  The highlight of the tour is a Blue Ice Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull glacier which takes around 1.5-hours. Start by visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss, as well as visiting lesser-known, more secret waterfalls Glufrabui and Irafoss. As you continue, drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap. When the option with the glacier hike is selected (available on select dates), embark on a glacier hike for about 1.5 hours and get a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier.  A bit further will be the great Reynisfjara Black Beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings. In one day, see two volcanoes and discover five amazing waterfalls, visit Reynisfjara and get up-close and personal with the sleeping ice giants that are glaciers during the glacier hike. A perfect tour for the curious tourist and the inquisitive nature lover. This tour is available all year. Reserve it now to secure your spot on this South Iceland Tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

2 Day South Coast Tour with Glacier Hike & Boat Tour

2. 2 Day South Coast Tour with Glacier Hike & Boat Tour

Begin by visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as visiting the lesser known, more secret waterfall of Glufrabui. You will stop so that you can buy lunch. Drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where you will take a glacier hike for about 1.5 hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier. A bit further is the great Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings.  After overnighting in an Icelandic countryside accommodation, take a closer look at majestic glaciers and lagoons. Visit the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and take an amphibious boat tour, sailing on the lagoon. See the huge chunks of ice crack off the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash onto the shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. Spot seals swimming around the huge icebergs before visiting the turf-roofed church Hofskirkja and Fjadrargljufur River Canyon. The canyon was formed a few thousand years ago during a glacial period, leaving a snaking river behind when the ice sheet retreated.

Iceland: 2 Day Trip Along South Coast

3. Iceland: 2 Day Trip Along South Coast

Depart from Rekjavik on a two day journey that will acquaint you with the natural wonders of Iceland's South Coast.  Day one begins with a drive from Reykjavik to visit four beautiful waterfalls: Gljufrabui, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. After making a stop for lunch, you will continue on to the well-known Sólheimajökull glacier for a unique 1.5 hour hike across the ice. From there, visit the world-famous Reynisfjara Beach and wander under basalt cliffs along the broad strip of jet black sand. Witness countless puffins, kittiwake, and fulmar hunting for fishes or taking off from nests set into the cliff face. At the end of the day, rest at the country guesthouse. Day two will bring you up close and personal with a majestic glacier lagoon. In the morning, stop at the Jökulsárlón, a stunning glacier lagoon filled with huge chunks of ice which crack off of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Admire the icebergs that wash on shore and glimmer brilliantly against the vivid black sand and spot seals darting around icebergs that float out to sea. Next you will visit turf roofed church Hofskirkja and stunning Fjadrargljufur River Canyon. The canyon was formed a few thousand years ago during a glacial period, leaving a snaking river behind when the ice sheet retreated. After exploring the lagoon, you will be transported back to Reykjavik where you'll arrive around 9:30pm.

From Reykjavik: Explore the Waterfalls of the South Coast

4. From Reykjavik: Explore the Waterfalls of the South Coast

Explore the waterfalls of the south coast of Iceland on this unforgettable tour for all ages. Travel to the more well-known tourist hotspots and some secret spots, and be led by a professional geologist guide. Begin the tour in Reykjavik and be picked up at bus stop 8 (Hallgrimskirkja) and begin the drive on the famous ring road towards the south. Visit six different waterfalls in one day, every one unique and beautiful. Take the opportunity to hike up on Stóra-Dímon, a small hill with a stunning view of Iceland's south coast. Learn about the many geological peculiarities behind these wonderful landscapes from the professional guide, while taking some amazing pictures of some of the most beautiful places in Iceland. Visit well-known and unknown waterfalls, such as Thorstein's Grove, Gluggafoss, Gljúfrabúi, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Kvernufoss.

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What people are saying about Kvernufoss

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 179 reviews

This tour was amazing. We'd considered hiring a car so we could take our time at the stops we wanted to focus on, but I'm glad we didn't - we never could have seen or learned so much as we did with Nice Travel. We had a decent amount of time at each stop (compared to the Golden Circle which feels rushed to me) and our guide David was fantastic - knowledgeable, friendly, funny and going out of his way to make our experience special. Taking a more personal minibus tour makes all the difference over a full sized coach trip! The sights were incredible and hiking the glacier is something we'll remember forever (we'd been a little nervous about this part of the day but once you get used to stomping your spikes into the ice it's fine!). I highly recommend this tour, especially with David & Nice Travel.

We had a fantastic day today seen so many Amazing Waterfalls and we even seen some baby Puffins. our tour guide Addi was so informative, funny and made the trip so much more enjoyable

Fantastic experience! Guides were also fun and informative. The glacier tour is reasonably easy for all ages. You must be prepared to be picked up at 08:30 and return at 21:30.

A fantastic way to experience the wonders of Iceland with a first class guide.

Nicetravel was great! Really nice and passionate guide.