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South Coast

A must do

The south coast is a real adventure. Waterfalls, glacier hiking, snowmobiles, ATV's, the plane wreck and then fantastic landscape

Click here for tour map for South Coast Tour

Click here for map for South coast tour extension

It is possible to go from Reykjavik all the way to Jökulsárlón and back in one day but that is a very long day or 12-13 hours.



You need to study the agenda and decide on which of the optional items you want to do. If all is very tempting you might need to reserve two days to complete all. No harm done - it's fully worth it.

Departure from hotel

Departure from hotel and head in direction of Þingvellir National Park

Hveragerdi - small town

Small town with a lot of Geothermal Activity. Nice restaurants and greenhouses.

Selfoss - town

Biggest town on the S-coast. Restaurants and shops.
The Bobby Fischer Center is a small non-profit biographical museum housing memorabilia of the 1972 World Chess Champion, Bobby Fischer located in Selfoss, Iceland.

Urriðafoss waterfall

Parking close to the waterfall. Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river Þjórsá in southwest Iceland. With a flow rate of 360 m³/s, it has the highest average water flow of any waterfall in Iceland, and the second highest in Europe behind the Rheinfall

Hella - small town

Small town with some shops.
Caves of Hella - Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella on the South coast of Iceland. Four of them have been open to the public. The historical site is Iceland's oldest still standing archaeological remains. Some believe the caves to date even further back than the settlement of the Nordic Vikings.  The wonders of the Caves of Hella include ancient crosses, wall carvings and carved seats.

Hvolsvöllur - small town

Small town with restaurants and shopping. 
The Lava Centre is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.

Thorsmork - inland location - full day (Optional)

Thórsmörk is a mountain ridge in Iceland that was named after the Norse god Thor. It is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. Hiking spot

Seljalandsfoss - waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is located in the South Region in Iceland right by Route 1 and the road that leads to Þórsmörk Road 249. The waterfall drops 60 m and is part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull

Gljufrabui - waterfall

Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi is a small waterfall north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss in Iceland. The falls are partially obscured by the cliff rock, but hikers can follow a trail to enter the narrow canyon where the water plummets to a small pool

Skogafoss - waterfall

Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls with an astounding width of 25 meters (82 feet) and a drop of 60 meters (197 feet). Hike up the stairs for great view and also the waterfalls above Skógafoss

Skogar - restaurants

There is a selection of restaurants at Skogar and also a hotel with a good restaurant

Skógar Museum

A cultural heritage collection of 18,000 regional artifacts exhibited in 6 historical buildings and 3 museums

Snowmobile tour Sólheimajökull (Optional)

Snowmobiles, ATV's, Glacier hiking. A variety of action adventures. You can even do a ATV's tour to the plane wrek.

Airplane wreck - Solheimasandur beach

The famous airplane wreck. About 15-20 minutes walk from the parking lot. A bus runs every 15-20 minutes

Dyrholaey - Sightseeing spot

Dyrhólaey is a 120-meter high promontory not far from Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. (The name means "door-hole"). When the sea is calm, big boats can sail through it. There has even been a maniacal daredevil pilot that flew through the arch with a small-craft airplane!

Black Beach at Reynisfjara

The black beach at Reynisfjara is a classic stop. The massive waves of the Atlantic ocean. Be careful here.

Vik I Myrdal - small town

Small town with restaurants and hotels.

Vik I Myrdal - Icelandic Lava Show

CELANDIC LAVA SHOW is the only place in the world where you can safely experience hot molten lava in close proximity! The show is both educational and exhilarating

Back to Reykjavik or tour extension

Distance to Reykjavik is about 90 minutes drive. It's possible to extend the tour and go further east to Vatnajokull glacier, the glacier lagoon. Recommend sleepover in Skaftafell

South coast tour extension

It's possible to extend the tour and go further east. We would recommend to take 2 days for the whole south coast tor if extended version. Tour extension includes:

  • Hjörleifshöfði

  • Eldhraun Lava fields

  • Fjarðárgljúfur Canyon

  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur - small town

  • Skaftafell National park

  • Ingolfshöfði - Puffin Paradise

  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon - sailing on the lagoon

  • Ice cave trip

  • Many other sights and activities on the route

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