Cruise Shore Excursion South Shore Tour from Reykjavik
Classic trip to the south shore of Iceland which offers diverse landscapes, waterfalls, glacier views and black sand beaches.
- Vík village
- Reynisfjara, Black Sand Beach
- Sólheimajökull glacier
Passengers are picked up at the port in Reykjavík.
This tour starts in Reykjavík where we pick you up from your cruise ship at the port and we head to the waterfall -Skógafoss. Skógafoss Waterfall is a 60m high waterfall where the Skógá river terminates over what was once sea cliffs. The coastline has receded here leaving this stunning vertical waterfall behind. The intensity and power creates a permanent mist or spray around the area which can often lead to rainbows around the falls on a sunny day.
At the Reynisfjara black sandy beach, you can discover some amazing basalt rock formations (columnar basalt) and the black volcanic sand. During the summer season (from May to end of August) puffins can be seen on top of the cliffs in the area. That is one of their main breeding areas in Iceland. You have to be careful there as the waves can carry you out, without any notice. Please ask your driver where the safe spot is.
We then make a stop at Vík village where you will have enough time to enjoy a lunch break. You can also visit the local wool factory before starting our drive back to Reykjavik.
Our next stop is the Sólheimajökull Glacier. This is a so-called glacier tongue radiating from the larger Mýrdalsjökull. After taking the bumpy road we arrive at the parking lot. This parking lot was once situated alongside the glacier itself. The parking lot has not moved but the glacier itself has sadly much receded in past two decades, so much so that the walk to the ice from the parking lot now takes around 15 minutes.
Our last stop of the day is to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a highly memorable experience for all guests who join us on this tour. This elegant waterfall is 60m high, just like Skógafoss, but much less powerful. It is fed by the Seljalandsá river which originates beneath the Ejyafjallajökull glacier, another example of how different forces combine to form the landscape and features of the Icelandic countryside. Famously, there is a walking trail running behind the falls here, offering a unique, though wet perspective!
Dates & prices
Tour Duration: 10 hrs.
Price per person:
Adult: ISK 13.990
Youth (12-15 yrs): ISK 10.493
Child (2-11 yrs): ISK. 6,995
- English speaking guide
- Pick and drop-off from the port in Reykjavik
- Wifi on the bus
- Bus Fare
Good to know
- It’s always a good idea to bring warm clothes, as well as wind and rainproof outer layers. Good shoes are a plus as going to the waterfall and beach might get your feet wet!