After pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and set out southward from the city. Along the way, gaze at Iceland’s barren scenery and listen as your guide shed lights on the geological forces that have sculpted the lava plains, pastures, and mountains.
After roughly 1.5 hours , stop for a coffee (own expense) at Hvolsvöllur, before continuing to your first destination: the magnificent waterfall of Skógafoss.
Take photos of this spectacular 196-foot (60-meter) cascade, and then travel onward to Reynisfjara beach, one of the south coast’s most stunning beauty spots. Stroll on the black sands and view the striking basalt sea cliffs that tower over them, as the waves crash onto the beach.
Stop for lunch (own expense) at either Reynisfjara or in the small seaside village of Vík. Then, drive to cape Dyrhólaey, Iceland’s most southerly point, famous for its towering sea cliffs and natural rock arch.
After admiring the scenery here, make your way to the Sólheimajökull glacier, and take a 15-minute walk to near the icecap. Capture pictures of the tongue of ice, an expanse of ancient frozen water composed of jagged ridges, sinkholes, and other formations, and if the conditions are right, get close enough to reach out and touch the ice.
Next, enjoy the scenery as you make the 30-minute drive to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Absorb the sight of this fairy tale-like fall, and if the weather is mild enough, take the opportunity to walk behind the curtain of water, cascading from what was a former ocean cliff.
Afterward, return to your vehicle and relax on your 2-hour ride to Reykjavik, where your tour ends with a drop-off either at or near your hotel.