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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • Travel easily between sights with hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Explore the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the black-sand beach Reynisfjara
  • A convenient choice for visitors with limited time in Iceland 
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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik
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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik
From US$118.75
Overview
Iceland’s south coast is known for its atmospheric landscapes, from towering glaciers to black-sand beaches, but ticking them all off in one day can be difficult. Explore this often-overlooked coastline on a tour of the most impressive sights, including the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss and the Sólheimajökull glacier. Travel between dispersed sights with ease and save time finding a meeting point with included hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Your day begins with collection from your Reykjavik hotel in air-conditioned bus. As you head south, admire the scenery and learn more about its geological origins from your guide. Pause briefly to enjoy a morning coffee (own expense) in Hvolsvöllur, before continuing to your first destination, the waterfall Skógafoss, to snap pictures of the fairy-tale setting.

Next, head to Reynisfjara beach and experience the evocative beauty of the black sands and basalt cliffs before stopping for lunch (own expense) in Reynisfjara or the nearby village of Vík.

The next stop is the most southerly point in Iceland, Cape Dyrhólaey. View the natural rock arch against the ocean backdrop and surrounding cliffs, before heading on to the Sólheimajökull glacier. Take a walk up close to the ancient ice cap and notice the sinkholes, ridges, and streams that form the landscape.

Finally, visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and marvel at the magical setting, as the water cascades down to create a curtain that, if the weather is right, you can walk behind into a small cave to admire the striking vista. Afterwards, your vehicle will take you back to Reykjavik, dropping you back at your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 19 March 2018
South Coast...

Amazing nature hunt... Every place guide stopped its was amazing. Everything about the tour were amazing. And guide was amazing too. She was older lady, but so full of energy and fun, and she told us so much, 10 hours non stop talking, she were...More

Thank Asta A
Reviewed 23 February 2018
A great Day Filled with Surprises

This tour most definitely lived up to expectations and Volly threw in a few extras to delight us including climbing under a waterfall at the end of the day which soaked our shoes but gave us a real high point to an already exciting and...More

1  Thank Charles R
Reviewed 25 December 2017
Great day tour company!!

We took the Beautiful South Coast Tour from Reykjavik. The driver picked us up date and apologized and then we waited for around 5-10 min. at the Harpa Concert Hall which ended up to be a no-show, then he picked up another 7 more people...More

1  Thank karenpammy2016
SternaT, Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Dear karenpammy2016 - thank you for choosing Sterna. The south coast has indeed many interesting sights and the fast melting glacier Sólheimajökull is defiantly one of them. I am glad that you liked the tour.

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Beautiful South

An excellent way to see the south of the island with enough stops to keep you engaged in the winter time. The Black Beach was my favourite stop as it is so surreal and possibly the most dangerous beach that I have ever been to....More

1  Thank Ian S
SternaT, Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Dear Ian S - thank you for booing with us. I am glad you liked the tour and The Black Beach at Reynisfjara - it is indeed surreal.

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile
Vacation

Volly(Americans it’s ok if you call him Wall-E, lol) our tour guide was the best. He was friendly, funny and kept our small group of 5 interested in the sites and facts. His Iceland knowledge is amazing. This was a beautiful and convenient way to...More

1  Thank trishmrice
SternaT, Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Dear trishmrice - thank you for booking with us. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and Wally's service. Thank you for recommending Sterna.

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