Cruise Shore Excursion South Shore Tour from Reykjavik
Small group mini bus tour to the south shore of Iceland which offers diverse landscapes, waterfalls, glacier views and black sand beaches.
- Skógar museum
- Vík village
- Bird cliffs
- Glacier views
- Small group
Passengers are picked up at the port in Reykjavík.
Departure is aprox. 40 min. after arrival of the Cruise Ship.
This tour starts in Reykjavík where we pick you up from your cruise ship at the port and we head to the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Both of them are amazingly beautiful waterfalls that receive their water directly from Eyjafjallajökull glacier that sits on top of the volcano of the same name that erupted in 2010 and caused trouble to the air traffic in Europe at that time.
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.
On our way back we stop by Sólheimajökull glacier and outlet (snout) originating from Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland´s fourth largest glacier. There, we go for a short walk to get closer to the glacier. This is one of the best examples of how fast glaciers melt due to global warming.
Estimated return time is between 6 pm – 7 pm.
Dates & prices
Departures: May – September
Tour Duration: 9 hrs.
Price per person: ISK.13.500,-
- English speaking guide
- Pick and drop-off at your ship
- Wifi on the bus
Good to know
- Small groups
- Infant seats available
- 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!