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Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

1. Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

Travel the country at your own pace on this luxurious private Jeep tour. Tailor the itinerary to your needs and desires and go wherever you want, when you want. This tour is perfect for any free-spirited adventurers that wish to travel in style and comfort. This tour will not only provide you with a large 4x4 Super Jeep, specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain, but also a personal guide that will spend a full day taking you across this marvelous country.  You can go snorkeling in the morning, see the glaciers at midday, and reach the Blue Lagoon by the late afternoon. You will also have the chance to explore a lava tube cave, walk behind a waterfall, and see the magnificent Highlands, all the while keeping your base in Reykjavík. With this tour, whatever is possible to do within 12 hours will become a reality. The spacious Super Jeep will pick you up in the morning, at which point the day is yours. Your luxurious vehicle’s capabilities when it comes to alternative terrains means you have the option to see more sights than on the standard bus. There are also no other guests to delay or rush you, outside of those that you choose to bring along.  If you are not sure where you want to go, your expert guide can help you make up an itinerary to the most popular places or take you away from the crowds to unique locations that most visitors will never get to see. Just tell them your wishes, and they will plan accordingly. You'll be surprised just how much of this island you can see in a day.

Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

2. Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

You will start your premium Golden Circle and south coast tour by driving along the beautiful Nesjavallaleid scenic route with your jeep. This road winds through mountains and volcano craters, offering great views of Thingavallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake. The first stop of the tour is the Thingvellir National Park, which is famous for being the site of the first parliament both in Iceland and the world. You will then continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area. Geysir erupts every 8-10 minutes, and you can walk around the area and take pictures of the hot springs before we head to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, another unmissable place to see in Iceland. Your journey then continues towards Fludir, stopping at Faxi Waterfall first and then reaching the Secret Lagoon (only during the months of April - September). This beautiful natural hot pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and is definitely a gem you should not miss. After a relaxing bath in the Secret Lagoon (optional and at your own expense), you will continue towards the South Coast. As you drive south, you will get closer to one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla. In the middle ages, Hekla was known as the “gateway to hell”. You will have a beautiful view of the volcano as you drive towards the Lava Centre, your next stop, where we can observe the monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity, and surface movements in Iceland. You will then make a quick lunch stop at Katla Restaurant, which is in the Lava Centre. Following lunch, you will continue to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Get your cameras ready and make sure you wear a raincoat, as you will have time to walk behind Seljalandsfoss, becoming drenched in the pristine cascading water. Following the waterfall, you will drive past Iceland’s most infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that froze air traffic in 2010 and made Iceland famous all over the world. Your next stop is Solheimajokull, a beautiful glacier tongue which is easy to walk to. Here you have a chance to walk close to the glacier and admire its blue, white, and black ice. You will finally continue to the Dirholey Cliffs and Reynisfjara, where you can admire black sand beaches, sea stacks, and basalt columns.

Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing Tour

3. Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing Tour

Begin at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you are provided with the glacier gear required for the trip. Then undertake a 15-minute hike on a gravel road to the base of Sólheimajökull. At the base, you will be shown how to put on and use the gear. Once on the glacier, you climb on an easy ice wall to learn the basic skills and techniques of ice climbing. After that, you will try to climb in three different locations on the glacier, either at a nice wall or a hole (called a mulan) that you can get into and climb back up.  Sólheimajökull is a small outlet glacier coming from the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. This is one of the closest glaciers to Reykjavík and takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to drive there. Mýrdalsjökull, the mire valley glacier, is an ice cap in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Vík and to the east of the smaller ice cap Eyjafjallajökull. Between these two glaciers is Fimmvörðuháls pass. Its peak reaches 1,493 meters (4,898 foot) and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 kilometers squared (230 square miles). The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla. The caldera of the volcano has a diameter of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and the volcano erupts usually every 40 to 80 years. The last eruption took place in 1918. Scientists are actively monitoring the volcano, particularly after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajökull began in April 2010. 

From Reykjavík: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

4. From Reykjavík: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

Discover the natural beauty of Glacier lagoon in Jokulsarlon in Vatnajökull national park. Experience the raw power of nature that is evident in these stunning landscapes. Admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and perhaps a lesser-known waterfall as well. Get up close to a few glaciers, and see others towering over the coastline. Arrive at glacier lagoon in Jökulsárlón and take a boat to one of the lagoons along the base of the glacier. Stop at Diamond beach where icebergs bounce like giant diamonds on the waves at the black sand beach.

Private South Coast & Eyjafjallajökull Tour

5. Private South Coast & Eyjafjallajökull Tour

Take a trip with a private guide and vehicle to the South Coast of Iceland with its many natural wonders to enjoy. You will drive through lava fields and past mountains and glaciers to the southernmost part of Iceland. Visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall, the Solheimajokull glacier, and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its rich birdlife, magnificent basalt column cliffs, and stunning sea stacks. On the road, enjoy a nice view of Hekla volcano, Iceland's most active volcano, and the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier which erupted in 2010. Get a stunning view of Mýrdallsjökull, known as one of Iceland's largest glaciers.

From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

6. From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

Hop in a comfortable Super Jeep for a private tour with a maximum of 7 people. Spend the day exploring the scenic South Coast of Iceland. Begin by visiting some of the areas that were most affected by the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, during which volcanic ash halted all air traffic between North America and Europe. Learn how volcanic eruptions have shaped the geology and culture of Iceland. Continue on to admire the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Follow your guide down the path directly behind the fall to reach the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. Walk and drive down black sand beaches pounded by the Atlantic surf. Check out the towering, bird-inhabited cliffs surrounding the quaint coastal village of Vík. Stop in at local restaurants and cafes in Vik to get a sense of Icelandic life.  Enjoy the flexible itinerary of this private tour and feel free to make requests or ask for suggestions from your guide. Rest assured that this personalized experience is the best way to get to know one of Iceland's most beautiful regions.

From Reykjavík: Day-Trip to Thórsmörk with Mountain Hike

7. From Reykjavík: Day-Trip to Thórsmörk with Mountain Hike

Experience the natural wonders of the Thórsmörk nature reserve on this tour from Reykjavík. See ice-capped peaks, jagged mountain ridges, and verdant valleys adorned with moss and birch trees. Walk along a rugged mountain path. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Reykjavík. Travel to Thórsmörk, which was named after the Norse god Thor. Cross deep, fast-flowing rivers safely in a modified jeep that is specially designed for the task. Marvel at picturesque highlands that are nestled between the Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull glaciers. Snap pictures of the diverse and magnificent landscapes. Enjoy a 90-minute mountain hike on Valahnúkur. Take in the greenery as you walk and try to spot an Icelandic fox. Marvel at panoramic views of the pristine wilderness below.

Reykjavik: South Coast Tour by Super Jeep

8. Reykjavik: South Coast Tour by Super Jeep

You will begin your Icelandic adventure with pickup from your centrally-located Reykjavik hotel by private 4x4 Super Jeep, from where you will set out along Iceland’s rugged south coast. You can enjoy the endless panorama of snow-capped mountains, glacial rivers and jagged sea cliffs as you wind along the coast, before arriving at your first stop: the vast Urridafoss Waterfall. Located along the Thjórsá River, the falls are among the widest in Iceland, but remain off the tourist trail. If you are lucky here, you may even have this serene location to yourself. Following a short drive, you will jump out at the second photo stop of the day, looking up at the majestic Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Here you can take the opportunity to walk behind the falls or climb to the top for an unbeatable view over the glacier. Afterwards, venture off the beaten track to see the Gljúfurárfoss Waterfall, hidden in a canyon behind Seljalandsfoss. You will then continue to perhaps the most famous waterfall of the South Iceland, Skógafoss, where you can stand in awe before the 197-foot-high falls. After admiring the mighty falls from below, you can climb the stairs to the viewing platform at the top of the falls for an even more impressive view. You can continue to enjoy the increasingly dramatic scenery as you drive past the Sólheimajökull, part of Mýrdalsjökull (Iceland’s largest glacier) where the landscapes change from rugged volcanic plains to walls of white ice and looming craters. Following a stop at Dyrhólaey (where the coastal cliffs and natural rock arch offer a habitat for a variety of native birds) you will continue to Reynisfjara Beach to stroll the black volcanic sands and admire the unusual rock formations. The final destination of the day is Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland’s southernmost village. It sits on the seafront, hemmed by the nearby imposing cliffs of Mount Reynisfjall. Here you will enjoy free time to explore its pretty buildings, visit the hilltop church, or browse the shops, before setting out on the return journey. Following an action-packed day tour, you will arrive back in Reykjavik where your tour ends with drop off at your hotel.

Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

9. Private South Coast, Ice Cave, & Black Sands Tour

Iceland´s South Coast has many awe-inspiring features, including the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and the stunning Reynisfjara with its unique black sand beach. Visit the top sights of the south and experience the amazing diversity of Iceland, as well as discovering and exploring various local secrets with an experienced guide. This tour is on The south coast of Iceland in a pretty little package! Tour highlights: Our special mix of popular sites and local secrets! Join this fantastic sightseeing tour discovering some of the most beloved natural attractions found along Iceland’s picturesque south coast. This is a great opportunity for visitors to Iceland who have yet to explore this stunning region, as well as those travellers hoping to maximise their holiday time in Iceland. The south coast is widely considered to be one of the most picturesque routes in the whole of Iceland, a region characterised by its rugged shorelines, distant mountainscapes and cascading waterfalls. From your vantage point on the tour bus, you are privy to this incredible scenery, gaining a real insight into just why Iceland is so desirable as a travel destination. You will be making a stop at two of the popular waterfalls found along the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. These attractions are available year-round, making them a staple visit on sightseeing tours in Iceland. Both waterfalls cascading at a whopping 65 and 60 metres respectively, Seljalandsfoss differentiates itself by being one of the only waterfalls in Iceland where it is possible to walk directly behind the water. This provides for some really fun, unique snapshots. Skógafoss is wider and more powerful than Seljalandsfoss, and guests here can walk right up to the point the water crashes into the rock pools below. Further along the South Coast, you will make a stop at the hauntingly beautiful black sand beach, Reynisfjara. Here, you can observe the incredible basalt stacks built into the adjacent cliff faces, and stand in awe as the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean complement this gorgeous panorama. You will also have the opportunity to explore the nearby coastal village of Vik before heading towards Dyrhólaey. Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula that once stood separate from mainland Iceland. Now joined by a land bridge to the rest of the country, this promenade has become famous for its nesting birdlife, a dramatic rock arch and stunning views. From here, you will likely be able to see the outlet glacier, Sólheimajökull, glistening in the distance. We also visit and closely observe a secret ice cave when the conditions allow- this is included in the price. Don’t delay any further! Join this fantastic sightseeing tour today and you too can experience the many beautiful attractions found along Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.

From Reykjavik: Guided Exploration of Katla Glacier & Caves

10. From Reykjavik: Guided Exploration of Katla Glacier & Caves

Leave Reykjavik to discover the frozen wilderness of Iceland. Take a scenic drive to the coastal village of Vik, before going off-road in a jeep modified for icy conditions. Arrive at Katla glacier and walk across frozen water to venture into the ice caves. Venture south from Reykjavik to the coast of Iceland. Immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery as you drive, encountering waterfalls, black sand beaches, and breathtaking mountain backdrops. Catch a glimpse of Kekla in the distance, Iceland’s most active volcano. Visit the coastal village of Vik, hopefully not connected to any living Vikings, and get ready for the adventure to begin. Jump into your modified super jeep, capable of driving through anything. Experience the thrill of off-road travel to reach Katla glacier. Arrive in the wondrous icy wilderness and gear up to delve into the ice caves. Walk across the frozen water with provided crampons and find yourself beneath Katla glacier. Marvel at the way the light filters through the caves. 

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What people are saying about Iceland South Coast

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

We had a fantastic time with Valþór, he went over and beyond what we hoped of the trip taking us to places well off the beaten track. The jeep we were in was incredible, so much so we couldn’t help but feel a little smug after seeing the mini buses with hoards of people in. Booking a private tour was the best decision we made and his knowledge of Iceland was excellent. We had an amazing time and would strongly recommend spending the extra and having a private tour with Valpor. Thank you again!

My husband and I had an awesome day on the glacier. We spent around 4 hours on the glacier and our climbs were selected by our guide that suited our level of ability. Our guide Bergur was very knowledgeable, experienced, and great at showing us (beginners) the basics of ice climbing. Would highly recommend Bergur and North Ice Expeditions to those wanting a great climbing experience!

We had a great time. Our instructor was brilliant and made sure we felt comfortable. It was tough but so rewarding. I’d definitely recommend it.

Fantastic trip, nothing was to much trouble for the guide, an amazing experience :) Only issue was the Black Death, blew me tits off!

Perfect trip for sightseeing. We, family of 7, had an Amazing day.