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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

  • 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 
Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik
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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik
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 16 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to begin? It was amazing all around! From pick up to drop off, I cannot fault a thing! When on the bus, Maria, our tour guide, took us through the stops that we were going to make. I knew Iceland was beautiful but being...More

Thank Uli M
Reviewed 1 August 2018
5 Stars if not for the bus windows

Our guide, Chris, was wonderful. We were only 3 in the van. It had large windows and the weather was clear and sunny. Unfortunately all of the windows on one side had gotten moisture between the glass so the view was badly obscured. Chris joked...More

1  Thank cruzanheart
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Beautiful And Interesting Tour

My husband and I greatly enjoyed the South Coast Tour with our incredibly informative guide Emil. We saw a lot in 8 hours, including waterfalls, a glacier, and a stunning black beach with an amazing cave. We also visited a lighthouse, and on the other...More

1  Thank Deb S
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile
Beautiful trip!

The weather was better than expected for our tour on 6/19 and the scenery was stunning. Our guide was very informative and a very likable fellow. The tour is lengthy, but well worth the trip! The amount of time at each tour stop was also...More

2  Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 14 June 2018
Wonderful Tour of South Coast with Guide Artis

This was my favorite tour I did while in Iceland. I was traveling with my best friend for a long weekend and we wanted an easy way to see all the major sites in Iceland. We were lucky and only had 5 people in total...More

2  Thank KaraLin P
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