South Shore Adventure to VÍK & Ice Cave
National parks, beaches, canyons, waterfalls & Ice Caves are all part of this tour perfect for the nature-loving traveler. Your guide will take you on an adventure along Iceland’s South Coast, stopping to explore some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Here’s a glimpse into some of the places you’ll see on the tour
- If you’ve been reading Iceland tour guides, you’ve almost certainly seen this waterfall.
- It’s one of the country’s most photographed features, and it’s easy to see why.
- Seljalandafoss pours into a deep, round pool right at the mouth of a cave — like something out of a fairy tale!
- You can even walk behind the waterfall and look out at the magnificent landscape extending outward in all directions.
Eyjafjallajokull Glacier / Volcano view
- This glacier, also called E15, is a massive ice cap covering a volcano.
- The volcano itself is 5,417 feet (1,651 meters) tall. Despite that size, Eyjafjallajokull is far from the largest ice cap in Iceland.
- You might think a volcano covered with ice would be dormant, but Eyjafjallajokull erupted fairly recently. In 2010, a relatively small eruption caused several earthquakes and interrupted air travel.
- Skógarfoss’s white curtain of water makes it one of the country’s most majestic waterfalls.
- It tumbles over the cliffs of Iceland’s former coastline. That means that much of the verdant land surrounding it was once an ocean floor!
- Skógarfoss waterfall is quite popular with travelers. The smaller, nearby waterfall of Kvernufoss is often overlooked.
- Even though it’s fairly close to the road, it’s tucked away in a gorge, giving you the sense of being deep in the wilderness.
- *Please note that the trail to the waterfall may be closed during the winter, from November to March.
- Dyrhólaey is a small island located off Iceland’s South Coast. The name translated to “door hill island,” although seafarers once called it Cape Portland.
- The name comes from the fact that there’s a massive arch of volcanic rock at the island’s edge, and seawater flows through it like a door.
- The rock formation isn’t Dyrhólaey’s only attraction, though.
- You’ll also see the Dyrhólaey Lighthouse, originally built in 1927.
Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach
- Reynisfjara — one of the world’s most famous black-sand beaches — looks almost like a beach on another planet.
- Smooth, jet-black sand, strange and geometric rock formations, and massive crashing waves all create an atmosphere best experienced in person.
Katla – Fast Track Ice Cave Tour
- You will take a short hike through an amazing glacier area towards the natural ice cave.
- We will come to a stop near the roots of Kötlujökull glacier and the view that greets us is otherworldly.
- A movie-like surroundings and glaciers are everywhere you look