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Private South Iceland Day Trip from Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland
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Explore Iceland’s rugged south coast with its waterfalls, black beaches, and cliffs on a private day trip from Reykjavik. Take advantage of a flexible itinerary to visit the sites that most interest you at your preferred pace. View the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, perhaps check out the Sólheimajökull glacier, and see dark sand bays, the Dyrhólaey rock arch, and other, lesser-known attractions. Private round-trip transport and entrance fees are included.
  • Full-day private trip to south Iceland rom Reykjavik
  • Flexible itinerary and personalized attention
  • See the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, and the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano
  • Depending on conditions, visit the edge of the Sólheimajökull glacier, and opt to walk on the ice
  • See the cliffs, rock formations, and beaches of the south coast
  • Includes private round-trip transport, onboard WiFi, bottled water, and entrance fees
Enjoy pickup from your Reykjavik hotel at the recommended 8:30 a.m. departure time, or arrange an alternative time if you wish. Be sure to bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and a camera.

Then, journey southward in your private, air-conditioned, and admire Iceland’s landscapes as you follow Highway I through the Hveragerði and Selfoss regions.

Let your guide know if there’s anything you want to see more or less of. There are many places to visit, and as your tour is private, your guide can tailor the itinerary to include the sights and activities that interest you most. Your tour will also include a break for lunch at a local restaurant or café (own expense).

Stop first at the base of Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that last erupted in 2010. View the massive peak, and then stop for photos at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls.

Depending on the weather, stop at lesser-known falls, such as Nauthúsagil and Gljúfrabúi. Make other stops at sites like the 40-year-old DC-3 airplane wreck at Sólheimasandur.

View the fairy tale-like Skóagoss waterfall, and if conditions allow, visit the Sólheimajökull glacier, a massive tongue of glacial ice extending from the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Walk to the glacier edge to scan the ice formations, crevasses, and ridges, and opt to take a walk on the ice with assistance from a local guide.

Lastly, trace the southern coastline to admire its raw beauty and black-sand beaches. See the rock arch promontory at Dyrhólaey, sandwiched between dark sand bays, and with luck, spot some of the puffins that make their home in the cliffs.

Afterward, return to Reykjavik where your day trip concludes with a hotel drop-off.
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We booked the private South Iceland...
John P
, Jun 2018
We booked the private South Iceland day trip from Reykjavik two weeks in advance of our visit. I sent a message to the tour provider 10 days before our arrival looking for specific information on the tour the description listed is extremely vague as well as requested a later pick-up time at our hotel. I never received a reply to my message, so I called the tour operator a few times each day for the ten days until our arrival. No one ever answered the phone, so the night before our scheduled tour, I had to contact Viator to see about canceling the trip, since I had no idea if the tour operator even knew where we were staying, much less when he might pick us up. Fortunately, the hotel concierge in Reykjavik was able to get in contact with the operator that night, after I had already contacted Viator and they verified that they were also not able to contact him. This hassle and run around was totally unnecessary, if the tour operator had simply replied to my email message or answered his phone. When the tour operator showed up at our hotel not at the time I requested, we still had no idea where we were going or what we were doing. The tour itself was fine and we were able to see the waterfalls and black beach, however we spent some six hours in the car. I might have wanted to arrange the tour differently, if I had an opportunity to discuss this with the operator in advance.
This was the best tour we did while...
, Dec 2017
This was the best tour we did while in Iceland. I highly recommend doing this over a large group tour. We went at our own pace and spent as much or as little time as each site that we wanted. We spent more time at the sites instead of watching people get herded onto busses. He even took us to a cool little restaurant in Vik and made great suggestions on what to order. If you have to splurge largely on one thing in Iceland make it this over a night out on the town you wont regret it.
Einar gave us a really good trip...
Marcia D
, Jul 2017
Einar gave us a really good trip, even though it was pouring rain most of the day. We had a lot of questions about the country, language, politics, and more and he answered them thoughtfully and articulately. We had fun, learned a lot, and ,despite the rain, saw some spectacular scenery. I'd definitely go with him again..
Highly recommend this tour. The guide...
Maureen S
, Jun 2017
Highly recommend this tour. The guide was the best!
Great tour. Our tour was performed...
Nicholas L
, Apr 2017
Great tour. Our tour was performed by Moonwalker tours, Bessi Jonsson was the owner and driver. He did a wonderful job. Really great!
Had a varied and great day seeing all...
Madelyn I
, Mar 2017
Had a varied and great day seeing all from Glaciers to Black Sand beaches. Great
Our private tour driver told us the...
Susan C
, Dec 2016
Our private tour driver told us the path behind the waterfall was closed in Nov but you can go in the summer so we didn't walk to check. But later on, when he stop there again when asked for a bathroom break, we saw people walking behind the fall. Bit upset we miss the chance to walk behind the falls.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2016
Thank you for your feedback! Please note, the driver was accurate and the walk behind the falls is closed in the winter months for safety reasons. However, there are some visitors who chose to ignore the posted signs and walk behind the falls anyway. We always follow the safety regulations as designated to ensure the enjoyment and security of all our guests. We hope to see you again in the summer months when we would be more than happy to provide a walk behind the falls at that time!

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