South Coast on a Budget! Waterfalls, DC-3 Plane Wreck, and Reynisfjara

Traveling on a budget? No problem! Hop aboard this minibus tour along the scenic South Coast, travelling to the famed DC Plane Wreck in the black sand desert, Sólheimasandur, and visiting the most famous attractions that the shore has to offer on the way within a single day.

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Highlights

✓ Seljalandsfoss
✓ Skógafoss
✓ Sólheimasandur
✓ DC-3 Plane Wreck
✓ Reynisfjara – The Black Sand Beach

Included

Minibus, Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
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Duration

11 Hours

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.

Skógafoss waterfall

The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Along side the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the hike to the plane wreck!

Hike to the DC-3 Plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur

Next stop is Sólheimasandur desert where a US Nacy DC3 crash landed in 1973 after running out of fuel in midair. The wreck has since then been immortalized in numerous music videos and viral photographs. You will hike on black sand on to see the plane itself or you can add a fat bike as an extra to your booking to get there faster. Either way, we only travel in style. In essence, we will hike over volcanic sand and ash towards a black sand beach containing a crashed Navy airplane deemed too far away to salvage. Enjoy!

Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach

Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.

How does this sound? Are you ready to join us for this incredible adventure?

We are steering clear of the crowds while packing a full day of incredible experiences in this budget-friendly opportunity to see all the powerful southern waterfalls, see the world-famous DC-3 Plane Wreck and hike on black sand beaches – all within an affordable price! Book the tour by selecting a day.

Departures:
✓ 08:30

Duration:
✓ 11 hours

Difficulty:
✓ Moderate

Minimum age:
✓ 8 years

Operation:
✓ 
Year round

Highlights:
✓ 
Seljalandsfoss
✓ Skógafoss
✓ Sólheimasandur
✓ DC-3 Plane Wreck
✓ Reynisfjara – The Black Sand Beach

Included:
✓ 
English speaking guide
✓ Mini-bus
✓ Small group (12 persons max)
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board

What you need to bring: 
• Hiking boots (available when booking
• Warm clothing (first layer)
• Waterproof clothing (second layer)
• Energy snacks

Follow the route to the perfect tour to the South at an affordable price.

  • It takes around 45 minutes to hike the 4 km to the plane wreck on Sólheimasandur from the parking lot.
  • Fat bikes are available for rent at the time of booking.

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