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Full Day Small Group South Shore Tour by Minibus

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    What to Expect
    You will be picked up from your accommodation or nearest pick up point in Reykjavik between 8:30am and 9am to drive out of the city, up over Hellisheidi mountain region and then across open farmland areas, a drive of around 1 hour 45 minutes. The first stop is simply a bathroom break before driving a short distance to reach the first of the amazing features of the South Shore region.

    From here, the scenery becomes dramatic, with short journeys between glaciers, coastal cliffs and black sand beaches.

    The first stop is the powerful Skogafoss waterfall with its 60 metre (200ft) drop and formidable spray. On sunny days, the waterfall often has a rainbow to add to the view.  From Skogafoss we head to Solheimajokull Glacier which tumbles down from the Myrdalsjokull ice cap. Here, we park the bus and walk for around 20 minutes over surreal black sand and rock outwash plains to reach the edge of the glacier and get close to the white, blue and grey ice. At such close quarters, you get a real feel for the scale and grandeur of the glacier. 

    After exploring the edge of the ice,  we walk back to the bus and drive a little farther east to Reynisfjara black sand beach which is near to the village of Vik and Dyrholaey headland. Make a stop of around 1 hour at Reynisfjara which boasts a spectacular black sand beach, basalt columns and cliffs, sea stacks and in summer between May and August there are often puffins roosting and nesting on the grassy ledges along the cliffs.  The beach also has a nice café where you will also be able to get some lunch.

    Then turn back west along the coastal road at the foot of Eyjafjallajokull volcano and make a stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.  This beautiful column of water tumbles off the cliffs and you have the possibility of walking around behind the falls and through the spray, so be sure to bring your waterproofs, as you might get wet.  This is saved this stop for last, as getting wet at the end of the day is much better than starting the day wet.

    Then drive back to Reykjavik where you will be dropped you off at your accommodation.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Reykjavik Hotels
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Driver/guide
    • All activities
    • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
    • Entry/Admission - Skogafoss
    • Entry/Admission - Solheimajokull Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Reynisfjara Beach
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • Dress code, warm and outdoors
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved at some sights, but most sights can be seen without having to walk far
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    +5
    This was my favorite tour we did in Iceland for two reasons: first, the South Coast is awesome and we got to see some beautiful sights and second, our tour guide was fantastic! We never felt rushed; we had enough time to see and enjoy all of the sights! Our tour guide Baldvin
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    We were so lucky to check all the amazing waterfalls, beaches and even a few extra places since we were making such good time! Much better than a giant bus where you can feel so rushed. Our tour guide was amazing!
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    Response from Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Full Day Small Group South Shore Tour by Minibus
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika
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    One of the best days of my life, and probably because I proposed to my now fiancee at one of the stops of the tour! Our guide Wally (nickname his American friends gave him), bought us shot glasses to celebrate our engagement on the next stop. He took us to some places we weren't
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    Response from Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Full Day Small Group South Shore Tour by Minibus
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi Justin Congratulations on your engagement! We feel honored you chose one of our tours for the occasion. Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika
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    I forgot our tour guides Icelandic name but she said we could call her Becka to make it easier....she had lots of entertaining facts and all the sites we visited were great! My favorite part of the tour was Seljalandfoss...it's a really difficult experience to explain walking
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    Response from Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Full Day Small Group South Shore Tour by Minibus
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika
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    Our professional, friendly, conscientious, humorous, intelligent, knowledgeable, and attentive tour guide Vollumur made this fantastic touring the South Coast even better! The sites were incredible as were the hikes to get better views. Vollumur was such a great tour guide!!
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    Response from Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at Full Day Small Group South Shore Tour by Minibus
    Responded Sep 8, 2019
    Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! I will make sure Völmundur knows of your kind words. Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika
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