South Coast Adventure

DAY 2 : Þingvellir national park. Öxarárfoss flows from the river Öxará over Almannagjá canyon.

South Coast Adventure

DAY 3 : Gjáin, located in southern Iceland, this small valley contains breathtaking waterfalls and volcanic formations

South Coast Adventure

DAY 4 : Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 15 metres (49 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).

South Coast Adventure

DAY 5 : Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is considered one of the natural wonders of Iceland with large icebergs drifting around it and boat tours departing multiple times each day.

South Coast Adventure

South Coast Adventure

Your perfect trip exploring the best of what Iceland’s South Coast offers with nature in the foreground. Witness the eruption of Strokkur hot spring and walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Feel like you have just stepped into a fairy tale while walking around small valley Gjain and see the floating Ice bergs on Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon. An unforgettable adventure awaits you.

Highlights & recommended activities

  • The Golden Circle, Gjain, Reynisfjara Black Beach, Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Reykjavik.
  • Horse Riding, The Secret Lagoon, Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour and Whale Watching.
  • The Northern Lights season is from September to April.



  • 7 nights incl. breakfast in pre-booked accommodations.
  • 7 days rental car of your choice. - Unlimited driving, CDW and two drivers.
  • Pick-up/drop-off at the International Airport in Keflavík.
  • Iceland Road Guide.
  • Road Map 1:500 000. - Detailed and personalised route description.
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7 while traveling in Iceland.
  • VAT and lodging tax.





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Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, pick up your pre-booked rental car. If you arrive in the morning or afternoon, you might want to stop by at the Blue Lagoon on your way into the city of Reykjavík.
If arriving late, you will find your accommodation near the airport.

Day 2: National Park Þingvellir, Geysers & Gullfoss Waterfall

Leave the city in the morning for the UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park Þingvellir. Take a walk through the Almannagjá gorge to the former parliament site, and continue to the picturesque waterfall Öxaráfoss.
From here your journey takes you farming area to the geysers at Haukadalur. While the old Geysir is rather quiet, the most active hot spring Strokkur (the butterchurn) is erupting every five to seven minutes. The impressive waterfall Gullfoss is only a short drive away.
The former episcopal seat Skálholt is worth a visit, or the close by Secret Lagoon, with its natural geothermal water. Your accommodation is in the vicinity.

Day 3: Þjórsardalur Valley & Hekla Volcano

Visit in the Þjórsárdalur Valley the beautiful waterfall Hjálparfoss and you might want to stop at Stöng, an excavated farm that was buried under volcanic ash in the Hekla volcanic eruption in the year 1104 before visiting the reconstruction of the farm, Þjóðveldisbær, located close to Hjalparfoss. A short and easy hike from Stöng is the hidden gorge Gjáin with its waterfalls and lush green vegetation.
Then drive along the foot of the volcano Hekla through a desert-like landscape of pumice, sand and stones to your accommodation near the south coast.

Day 4: Waterfalls & Black Coast of the South

Start the day with an unforgettable walk behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. Keep on walking along the rock face where in gorge the waterfall Gjlufrabúi, the gorge dweller, hides.
Next stop is Skógar and the impressive waterfall Skógafoss. We recommend a visit to the local folk- and transport museum Skógasafn. Head on to the south coast and the bird cliffs of Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara with its basalt columns and black sand beach.
Your journey takes you through the village of Vík, the desert-like black sands of Mýrdalssandur, the lava landscapes of Eldhraun and onwards to the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, where you will find your accommodation for the next two nights.

Day 5: Skaftafell, Svartifoss Waterfall & Glacier Lagoon

Spend the day in the National Park Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður. We recommend the easy hike to the Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell, which is surrounded by monumental basalt columns.
The Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón is only an hour drive away. Take a walk along the shore of the lagoon and to the beach, where often smaller icebergs are washed ashore. Get even closer on a boat trip amidst the drifting icebergs. You have a good chance of spotting seals in the lagoon and near the coast.

Day 6: The South Coast

Heading back along the south coast you might want to make a detour in the summertime before entering the village Vík, to Þakgil, a beautiful canyon surrounded by terrific mountains.
Another option is a guided Superjeep tour along roads only known by the locals through the black sand desert of Mýrdalsandur, passing by mossgreen mountains to the remote outletglacier of the Icecap Mýrdalsjökull, where the volcano Katla sleeps underneath.
At Sólheimajökull are possibilities for a glacier hike or snowmobiletours. Before heading on to your accommodation in the vicinity of the town Selfoss, we recommend a short detour to the waterfall Urridafoss.

Day 7: Reykjavik

Having crossed the Hellisheiði mountain pass you have the opportunity to visit the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant with its exhibition about the geothermal energy harnessed in Iceland. A horse riding tour or a guided visit to the lava cave Raufarhólshellir is possible, befor heading on to Reykjavík, where you have the afternoon free for leisure.

Day 8: Departure

The time of departure will determine your plans for the day. If you leave in the late afternoon or the evening, you will have time to explore Reykjavík and stop by at the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport.
If your flight leaves in the early morning you will have to leave Reykjavík early for the airport, where you return your rental car before departure.


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