South Coast Day Trip
Day tour from Reykjavík
We drive along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country´s most scenic regions. During the drive we stop regularly to view many of Iceland´s beautiful waterfalls and get up close and personal with one of the glaciers visible on the way. Taking a ride along the south coast of Iceland is a great day trip; beautiful scenery, impressive rock formations, waterfalls, mountains and glaciers.
This day trip takes aprox. 10 hours, pending on the feeling.
If you want to take a glimpse of Iceland then this is the day trip you should take.
Price 330 USD per pax
Eyjafjallajökull: Eyjafjallajökull is a glacier that consists of a volcano completely covered by an ice cap. Eruption began in March 2010 on the high neck between Eyjafjallajökull and the neighboring icecap Mýrdalsjökull. This eruption did not occur under the glacier and was smaller in scale than had been expected by some geologists. The fissure opened on the north side of Fimmvörðuháls, directly across the popular hiking trail and became a major tourist attraction. But...
On 14 April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull resumed erupting after a brief pause, this time from the top crater in the centre of the glacier, causing meltwater floods to rush down the nearby rivers, and requiring 800 people to be evacuated. It is estimated to have been ten to to twenty times larger than the previous one in Fimmvörðuháls. The eruption grounded all flight in Europe and ash spread all over Iceland.
Dyrhólaey: The small peninsula, Dyrhólaey (120m) was formerly an island of volcanic origin but is now fast ashore . The view from up there is amazing. To the north is to be seen the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole black sand coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible. Great view in all direcions, just don't look down!
One of the main characteristics of Dyrhólaey is the arch shaped hole underneath the cliff, through which it is possible to sail, and even fly.
Dyrhólaey is also rich with birdlife, including species such as fulmar, guillemot, and of course puffins that nest on the cliff faces of the peninsula.
Seljalandsfoss... is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars.
One can go behind Seljalandsfoss or walk around it, and observe the waterfall from all angles. To stand behind it and listen to the water slam in to the pool is amazing. In certain weathers the spray from the fall ends up in your face when you are making your way behind the waterfall, but when you are right behind it you won't feel a drop.
Skógarfoss... is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres and a drop of 60 metres. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days.
According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable.
Departures every day
Lunchtime: When we are hungry
Price: 41.000 ISK per passenger