Geology, Farms and Waterfalls: What to See on the Southern Coast of Iceland
Explore Waterfalls, Glaciers, and Black Sand Beaches
The South Coast's geology is a wonder to behold, with nature's hand carving out each feature over thousands of years.
From the iconic Seljalandsfoss, Iceland’s most impressive waterfall, you can walk behind the cascading water, to the towering Skógarfoss, with its awe-inspiring magnificence**,** this tour highlights the raw beauty of Iceland's South Coast.
The imposing and humbling Eyjafjallajökull glacier, and the volcano beneath it, are sights to behold and an adventure to explore.
Reynisfjara beach is a photographer's paradise with its black sand beach, jagged basalt sea stacks, and caves made out of hexagonal basalt columns. Nearby is Dyrhólaey, a colossal natural promenade that stretches into the sea, which offers some of Iceland’s most astonishing views. If you want to witness Iceland's natural splendor in its most raw form, these volcanic shorelines should not be missed!
But there is potential for extraordinary wildlife sightings throughout the year. Marine mammals such as seals can regularly be spotted and, if you’re lucky, a pod of orcas may even cross your path.
And, of course, Iceland’s famously peaceful domestic animals can be seen grazing throughout the picturesque terrains. The friendly Icelandic horses are always happy to greet visitors, while lambs can be seen roaming free of enclosures or predators.
From the rich geology to the powerful forces of volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs, and the ocean, the landscape is ever-changing and always mesmerizing. Come with us and discover the unique beauty of Iceland's south coast.
The adventure doesn't have to stop there - you can extend your adventure to include a visit to the hidden Gljufrarbúi waterfall. This breathtaking waterfall lies tucked away inside a canyon. You'll be mesmerized by the sites found within.
A must-see attraction for wildlife enthusiasts in Dyrholaey Nature Reserve, most famous for the puffins that nest here from May to August. But Dyrholaey also provides plenty of other birdlife opportunities such as Eider ducks and the Arctic terns.
- Tour Guide
- All transportation in destination location
- Water and snacks
- Parking fees
What's not included
- Food and drinks
What do I need to bring
- Dress warm and dry