Summer: April to September
2 Days, 1 Night Stay
For Larger Groups, send us an inquiry
250,000 ISK per person
($1,840 / €1,665 / £1,460)
1 Person Private: 475,000 ISK
($3,490 / €3,165 / £2,775)
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Iceland’s south coast and Thórsmörk Valley on this two-day tour with an overnight stay along the south coast. On day one, visit some of the most iconic landmarks of Iceland’s south coast, and on day two, enjoy a thrilling 4×4 super jeep ride through rivers into the remote Thórsmörk Valley. Your guide, a professional photographer, will capture stunning photographs of you throughout the tour, and you will receive an edited photo package after your adventure ends.
Day One: South Coast
Begin your adventure with an 8am pickup from your accommodation in Reykjavik
The first stop on our tour is the breathtaking Seljalandsfoss waterfall. During most of the year, you can walk behind the waterfall into a cave for a view from the back and the sides. The surrounding area is also home to a variety of plant life, including moss, wildflowers, and ferns that add to its majesty. Bring a rain jacket because this waterfall by far has the most spray!
Next up is the mighty Skogafoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls, with a drop of over 60 meters. Feel the power of this waterfall from close up but be ready to get wet the closer you get. The mist from the falls can create a beautiful display of rainbows on sunny days if you’re lucky. If you want a workout, climb up a nearby staircase to get a bird’s-eye view of the waterfall and surrounding landscapes.
Our next stop has us taking an easy 30-minute hike to the hidden gem of Kvernafoss waterfall. This waterfall is hidden inside a magnificent green canyon that is very close to Skogafoss but is often missed by travelers. This waterfall is also one that you can walk behind but the upside is that you will fortunately encounter far fewer people than at Seljalandsfoss.
Next, we’ll visit the towering cliffs of Dyrhólaey, where you can see breathtaking views of the black sand beaches and some truly remarkable sea stacks and cliff formations. Keep your eyes peeled for puffins and other seabirds that nest in the cliffs in the summertime.
The Black Sand Beach
We will end our tour with a visit to Reynisfjara, a stunning black sand beach with towering basalt columns and sea stacks. The beach is also home to some fascinating folklore and legends, including the story of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. You can also explore the nearby cave, Halsanefshellir, which has unique rock formations and provides a stunning backdrop for photos.
Overnight on the South Coast
After an epic day of exploring waterfalls and black beaches, you will check in to your cozy accommodation along the south coast, where you can relax and recharge for another day of adventure.
Day 2 – Thórsmörk Valley
Pick up from your accommodation at 9am
4×4 Drive into the Valley
Ride along in one of our super jeep 4x4s off-road and across rivers into Thórsmörk, a hidden valley surrounded by glaciers, mountains, and rivers
We will start the day off by visiting the retreating Gígjökull glacier at the base of Iceland’s volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. There, you will learn about the devastating effects that the 2010 eruption of this volcano had on the glacier and how it has changed over the decade.
As we make our way further into Thorsmork Valley, we will explore Stakkholtsgjá Canyon, a stunning gorge with towering green cliffs and a sparkling river running through it. Like something out of Jurassic Park, this place is guaranteed to make you feel small.
Hike to the Stakkholsgiá Cave
Hiking for about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) into Stakkholtsgjá Canyon, we will reach a massive crack in the mountain which leads into a cave with a waterfall. This location is a true hidden gem within the valley and a perfect place for some great photos amongst the green canyon walls.
The trail is flat and very easy, however, may have you crossing some small streams in order to reach the cave. It’s best to have water-resistant hiking boots as well as a rain jacket for the spray of the waterfall inside of the cave.
Lunch at Langidalur Hut
After our canyon hike, we will have a picnic lunch at Langidalur Hut campground, a cozy mountain hut located within the lush greenery of the valley. With a view of the mountains and rivers, you will enjoy an assortment of sandwiches, Icelandic yogurt, fresh fruit, salads, and beverages.
Once again, we have saved the best for last. We will finish our day departing from the campground on a 2-hour roundtrip hike up Valahnukur peak for one of the best views in all of Iceland. This hike is rated as moderately challenging and can be steep in parts. With that being said, the trail is very well maintained with some benches along the way to rest at and enjoy the view. At the top, you will have a panoramic view of the surrounding glaciers, mountains, and valleys which makes for one of the best photo spots in Iceland.
We conclude this epic two-day adventure as we drive back to Reykjavik where you will get dropped off at your accommodation.
This two-day tour offers an exciting and unique experience to explore the stunning landscapes of the south coast of Iceland and the hidden gem of Thórsmörk, while also capturing unforgettable moments with a professional photographer by your side
Where you will go
✔ Certified Driver and Professional Photographer
✔ All Transportation including pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik
✔ 3-4 Star Hotel along the South Coast for 1 Night
✔Single Occupancy or Double Occupancy for two if requested
✔ Hotel Breakfast on Day 2
✔ Picnic Lunch in Thorsmork
60 Shot Photo Package included (Per Person)
*All photos will be edited and sent to our guests within 14 days via Google Drive.
Package includes personalized portraits, group, and landscape shots from these locations:
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Select Extras at Checkout
3,000 ISK per pair
Red or Yellow Rain Jacket
Great for photos
3,000 ISK per jacket
Useful for Thórsmork Hiking
Tour Add Ons:
Glacier Hike (3 Hours)
Added to Day 1
20,000 ISK per person
Katla Ice Cave Tour (3.5 Hours)
Added to Day 1
60,000 ISK per person
what to bring
✓ Water Bottle (Recommended)– you will have many spots to fill it up with glacier water.
✓ Food (Optional)– Stops will be made at gas stations for snacks and restaurants for lunch.
✓ Proper Seasonal Clothing– warm layers for freezing or wet conditions. Warm hat and gloves.
✓ Waterproof Jacket– Rentals are available under extras.
✓ Waterproof Pants– Rentals are available under extras.
✓ Hiking Boots– Water resistant is preferred. Rentals are available under extras.
✓ Hiking Poles (Recommended)- These are very useful if you don’t do a lot of hiking or need extra support. Rentals are available under extras.
Good to know
– The hike into Stakkholtsgjá Canyon is rated as easy with no elevation gain and the hike up Valahnukur is rated as moderate with an elevation gain of 200 meters.
– Lunch and Dinner are not included in the price of this tour aside from the Thórsmörk Picnic.
– Pickup and Drop off are exclusively from the greater Reykjavik Area.
– The length of each day and order that you visit these attractions can vary depending on weather and road conditions.
– Photo packages may sometimes take more or less than 14 days to edit. This is just our average turnaround time.
– Our Cancellation Policy can be found here.
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