The South cost Iceland tour was, by far, the best tour we went on in Iceland. We felt like we had seen a lot more. So is recommended by us!
This tour lasts for 11 hours, and the bus (Reykjavik Excursions) picks you up at 8 in the morning. But it’s surprising how fast time flies when your having fun. Oh and good news – There is WIFI on these buses. Plus your have the amazing stories and banter with the tour guides.
Here’s what’s included in the South Coast Iceland tour:
Skogafoss waterfall was beautiful, It’s amazing how these landscapes look completely different with the different seasons. I saw photos of Iceland in summer and your wouldn’t think it’s the same waterfall. Beautiful what ever the season.
There are also steps that your can walk up to and look down at the waterfall to get a different perspective. But as your can imagine there are a lot of steps and wasn’t up to the challenge.
Glacier Walk on Solheimajokull
The glacier walk was both enjoyable and a little scary and I honestly didn’t think nature could be so stunning. It’s around 15-20 minute walk and you walk with your guide. It’s not a difficult walk, but can be a little scary as you are walking on one side and there is a drop on the other side with no barriers! Especially since it was slippy with the snow! So make sure your wear decent hiking shoes, as I did see one man slip a few times.
But it’s nice when your get there. And when I was hiking and looking around at the glaciers my first thought was that Iceland definitely lived up to its expectations. If I though about Iceland these are the pictures that I would see in my mind.
The landscape itself looked peaceful, stunning and from another world.
For lunch we stopped off at a little village called Vik. And the tour guide recommended the Lamb soup. It was gorgeous. This is the problem when your go on tours. You tend to spend more money on the food places he stops off at. We did bring a packed lunch with us but couldn’t resist trying the foods.
Vik seemed a nice little village but we didn’t see much of it. There is a beach within walking distance that we could go and see. (but were too busy scoffing our faces) and a lovely picturesque church in the distance.
Black Sand Beach
Black sand beach I loved. The black sand can be difficult to walk on sometimes and is like quick sand. Apparently an episode of the game of thrones was filmed here. But I have never watched this show.
And though Alan wasn’t interested – I at least, was amazed by the rocks and caves, they look so plastic!
The black sand beach though is very dangerous. So was very weary while there. The waves are known as sneaker waves as your don’t even realize until it’s too late. And because the sand is like quick sand it’s hard to get away and in turn will drag your out to sea. There have been a few deaths here so be careful and stay well away.
Our tour guide did give us a quick tip, and said if your do end up caught up in a wave then try not to run. Just stand very still until it passes. Embrace it! Otherwise, it’s easy to just fall over and that’s definitely not something your want to do.
Our last stop was Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Another beautiful waterfall. But this one you could walk behind it. (weather permitting) the pathway was closed for us as we went during winter months, so unfortunately couldn’t go behind it. Although a lot of people ignored the barrier and stepped over to walk underneath it anyway. We did try, but the wind was really hurting our faces so we turned back.