South Coast Volcano Glacier Private 4X4 Jeep Day Tour
This tour takes you to the diverse and exceptional landscape that the South of Iceland has to offer. We will drive past volcanoes to find splendid waterfalls, and the dramatic rock formations and long stretch of black beaches that line the southern shore of Iceland at a comfortable pace.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
We have a “waterfall warm up” by taking our first stop at Urriðafoss, also known as the trout waterfall. The waterfall is voluminous, it falls down the margin of Þjórsárhraun lava field, which is the greatest lava flow on earth since the Ice Age.
We then hop back onto Highway 1 to continue our quest of spectacular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Seljalandsfoss is just over 60m surrounded by beautiful cliffs and slopes. There is a footpath behind the waterfall where depending on road conditions we can actually take a walk behind the waterfall for a different view.
Skogafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. Also measures around 60m in drop, it boasts a width of 25m. On sunny days it’s not unusual to to see double rainbow through the spray created by the waterfall.
We then take a ride up to Solheimajokull, which is a tongue glacier from the Myrdalsjokull ice cap. Solheimajokull measures around 8km long and 1-2km wide. We will take a short walk to get closer to the glacier.
We continue towards the east on the south coast to Dyrholaey, which is a 120m high headland extending into the sea. Sea erosion has left its mark in the form of a giant hole, leaving the cliff looking like a giant door arch at the southernmost part of Iceland.
Just around the corner from Dyrholaey we will also set our feet on the black beaches and rock formations, admiring powerful waves crashing up the cliffs at our last stop Reynisfjara. Here we will find not only black beach, but more notably the basalt rock columns and cave, and sea stack.
Highlights Of The South Coast Volcano 4×4
- Urridafoss (Urriðafoss) Waterfall
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Skogafoss Waterfall
- Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
- Solheimajokull Glacier
- The Black Beach
Price is per tour – up to 6 passengers.
For more than 6 passengers please contact us for a quote.
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Pick up: From Hotel / Guesthouse in Reykjavík
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Bring warm clothes and your camera.
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Let the Fun begin!
- Transport by private 4×4 jeep
- Professional private guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)