The south coast of Iceland holds some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Iceland. The area will leave you breathless on the Premium Southern Iceland Tour.
Travel with us on this awe-inspiring route to the southern-most tip of Iceland. On this scenic trip to Vik, we embark on a journey to some of Iceland’s most iconic natural monuments.
Eyjafjallajokull. You know the one! The volcano with the name that no one outside Iceland seems to be able to pronounce. The towering glacier-capped strato volcano Eyjafjallajokull is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. Eyjafjallajokull is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland. The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010. Eyjafjallajokull consists of a volcano which is completely covered by an ice cap.
Seljalandsfoss. Seljalandsfoss waterfall along Iceland’s southern coast is fed by melting water from the famed glacier-capped Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This powerful waterfall cascades into a pretty meadow but is best known for the walking path that runs behind the curtain of water where visitors can enjoy a truly unique viewpoint from this angle. It’s the only known waterfall in the world that it is possible to walk behind.
Skogafoss. Skogafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skoga River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward (it is now at a distance of about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from Skogar village), the former sea cliffs remained. Skogafoss is unique because the waterfall comes directly from two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull.
Reynisdrangar Cliffs. Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs stand under the Reynisfjall Mountain, at the end of a dramatic stretch of black sand beach. They are towering, spiky basalt sea stacks jutting out from the ocean 66 meters (217 ft) into the air. The Reynisfjara beach, where the Reynisdrangar rock formations are located, was voted as one of the top ten beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world.
Vik. The peaceful seafront village of Vik in the fertile Myrdal Valley is set along a dramatic stretch of coastline, quaintly poised between glacier-topped mountains, rugged sea cliffs and black sand beaches. Vik is Iceland’s most southerly village and one of the most popularly photographed areas in the country.
Holt Farm. This traditional farm near the famous volcano Eyjafjallajökull, is the perfect place to break our journey. Over a warm cup of coffee and some home made pastries you’ll have the chance to meet the locals and learn more intimate details about life in Iceland.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)