Into the Glacier Day Tour from Reykjavik. The South Coast’s spectacular natural landscapes and scenery may be explored in full on a full-day private 4×4 excursion. Slip behind the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss glacial waterfalls, which cascade down a cliff face, and continue on to the ocean through a surreal rock desert. Visit the volcanic park that houses Iceland’s tallest mountain, walk on black sand beaches, and see a glacial lagoon filled with blue icebergs before returning to Reykjavik.
- Full-day nature tour of southern Iceland from Reykjavik
- See the best of the coast in a single day
- Visit waterfalls, beaches, and a glacial lagoon
- Learn about the country’s nature and wildlife
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- An ideal choice for families
Seljalandsfoss is just over 60m surrounded by beautiful cliffs and slopes. There is a footpath behind the waterfall where depending on road conditions we can actually take a walk behind the waterfall for a different view.
Skogafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, carrying water from the two powerful glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Also measuring around 60m in drop, it boasts a width of 25m. On sunny days it’s not unusual to see a double rainbow through the spray created by the waterfall.
Black Sand Beach
Here we will find not only a black beach, but more notably the basalt rock columns and cave, and sea stack.
Eldhraun lava field. This lava field was created in one of the biggest eruptions in recorded history. The eruption from 1783 to 1784 might even have been one of the causes of the french revolution due to the catastrophic impact it had on climate is not only Iceland but also Europe. Eerie formations of lava tubes are found here, in the warmer months, they look like a field of moss bubbles!
Skaftafell National Park
Svinafellsjokull glacier is one of the 30+ tongue glaciers of the vast Vatnajokull. Here we can enjoy the panoramic view of the glacial ice structures. Vatnajokull is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume. The average thickness of ice is 400m, with a maximum thickness of 1,000m!
At Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon you will see amazing icebergs floating in the lagoon, so have your camera ready. The main lagoon measures about 7 square miles (20km2). Up until 1932 was covered in thick glacial ice, then the glacier started to retreat, and nowadays more than 330 feet (100m) of ice breaks away each year to reshape the lagoon and fill it with huge spectacular icebergs.
Top attractions in Reykjavik
Here are some top attractions in Reykjavik you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
The church of Hallgrímskirkja is the main landmark of Reykjavík and its tower, standing at 74.5 meters high, can be seen from almost anywhere in the town.
Harpa Concert Hall is one of the most significant and distinguished landmarks of Reykjavik. Set in the heart of the city, it is a cultural and social...
Perlan ('pearl') is one of the most recognizable landmark in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is situated at the top of hill Öskjuhlíð. What was originally a set of hot water tanks...
Reykjavik and Iceland travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Reykjavik and Iceland so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is sitting on the island’s west coast. It’s Iceland’s largest city but comparing to other world capitals, Reykjavik is tiny. Despite its size, Reykjavik has lots to...
Iceland, quite literary land of ice and fire, is located next to the arctic circle and is famous for its unreal landscapes. Massive glaciers are preserved in national parks and...
Top hotels in Reykjavik
Reykjavik has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
This luxurious 16-story hotel offers great views over the town and the sea. The Fosshotel Reykjavík is 200 meters from Laugavegur shopping street in Reykjavik and offers a fitness center...
Located on the shopping street of Laugavegur, ION City Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness center and restaurant in Reykjavík. The museum of Einar Jónsson and the church of Hallgrímskirkja...
Built on one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Adalstraeti, Hotel Reykjavík Centrum hotel is situated 199 m from the Reykjavik Art Museum. It features a special exhibition center in...
Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a stylish hotel located 2 km from Reykjavik town center and Laugardalslaug, its biggest outdoor pool. It provides three times a day a free shuttle bus...
Set on the shopping street Laugavegur in central Reykjavik, Alda Hotel Reykjavik offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. The Church of Hallgrimskirkja is 5 minutes...
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Reykjavik. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience....
Cheap flights calendar for Reykjavik
The peak season for flights to Reykjavik is May, July and August. The low season for purchasing tickets is February, October and November.
Reykjavik is served by these airports: Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik International Airport. Direct flights to Reykjavik are offered by 22 airlines. Most flights are with Icelandair. Direct flights from Reykjavik, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, KLM and Air France from New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Jacksonville.
Reykjavik and Iceland attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik and in Iceland.
Last Updated on April 10, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com