When it comes to a variety of vibrant landscapes, Iceland's beauty stands unmatched, and the Southern coast serves as compelling proof.
Endless black sand, majestic waterfalls, a glacier you can reach out and touch, and cliffs with mesmerizing views of the famous and treacherous Black Beach, which has been recognized multiple times as the most beautiful in the world. In the summertime, this is where we can witness Iceland's symbol – puffins. The Southern coast is one of the country's natural gems, abundant with remarkable places that you simply can't miss!
While this route is very popular among Icelandic tourists, it is undoubtedly worth your attention. It's the only one-day tour where we can see and even get up close to the glacier.
We'll meet at your hotel in Reykjavik and head south on the island. Get ready for Iceland's most photographed attractions. Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall, with a drop height of 60 meters. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that you can literally walk behind it, observing the turbulent flow from the other side. After a 10-minute walk, we'll discover a cave hiding another treasure – Gljúfrabúi waterfall. Smaller in size but equally magnificent, this waterfall offers another mystical experience as you walk through its gorge. Dress in waterproof clothing, as getting there requires getting quite wet.
The next stop is a favorite among photographers - Skogafoss waterfall. It impresses not only with its power but also with the opportunity to approach it closely, depending on your courage and clothing quality, to capture incredible photos. Skogafoss is a true hero, featured in popular movies more than once. The splashes of falling water create a magnificent rainbow in the sky whenever the sun peeks out from behind the clouds. If you've ever seen 'Vikings,' you'll likely recognize Skogafoss as the first wonder noticed by Floki when he discovered Iceland.
Next, we'll visit the Solheimajokull glacier and walk as close as possible, feeling the full power of this cold monster. The beauty and scale of the crystal-clear ice and its vibrant shades create unique landscapes that attract photographers, artists, and nature lovers from around the world.
Moving towards Dyrholaey cape, we'll admire the impressive coastline and the vast stunning landscape of the Katla glacier. Reaching the hill, the view from the cliffs will reveal the wild beauty of Reynisfjara beach with its characteristic black sand. Here, in the summer, if we're lucky, we might spot puffins and capture these cute birds. Then, we'll descend to get a close-up view of the impressive large basalt columns on the shoreline, as well as the 'Troll Fingers,' named for their resemblance to slender fingers sticking out of the water. There's a legend... and I'll tell you about it along the way. Yes, Icelanders love legends and truly believe in elves and trolls. That's the truth.
If you want to see fewer tourists, let me know, and we can visit lesser-known and secret places along the route.