Begin your tour with pick-up from your central Reykjavik hotel, then hop aboard a minibus and set out for Iceland’s spectacular south coast. After a short break in Hvolsvöllur, jump out to admire the narrow cascade of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most photographed sights. Take time to walk behind the waterfall (rain coats recommended) and enjoy the famous falls from a unique angle. Next, visit the nearby Skógafoss waterfalls, where you’ll have chance to walk along the cliff top and look down over the mighty falls below.
Continue your journey along the dramatic south coast, stopping to stretch your legs on the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. It’s an eerily beautiful sight, with the swathes of black sand, jagged basalt sea stacks and natural arch of Dyrhólaey offering ample photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera.
Pause for a lunch break (own expense) in Vik before visiting Kirkjubæjarklaustur village and the Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, famed for its unusual dark lava columns.
Finally, arrive at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a year-round winter wonderland of floating icebergs and icy waters, framed by snow-capped peaks. For summer visitors, a boat cruise around the lagoon is also included, aboard an amphibian boat that will allow you to soak up the scenery from both land and water.
After free time to explore or hike around the lagoon, jump back aboard for the return journey to Reykjavík. They’ll be plenty of bathroom and snack stops along the way, and winter visitors might even get chance to spot the Northern Lights (not guaranteed).
Please note that the boat tour only operates during summer until the end of October – in winter the boat ride is not included and the total tour price is lower. However, winter visitors will get chance to view the ice chunks on Diamond Beach near the Jökulsárlón lagoon, which are not visible in the summer.