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Guided Full-Day Tour of Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik

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This tour from Reykjavik covers the highlights of Iceland’s south coast in a single day. Travel by minibus to the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the black-sand beach of Reynisfjarna, and the Solheimajokull Glacier, where you’ll walk right up to touch the ice. Learn about the area’s unique geology and culture from your guide along the way, and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off for a hassle-free day.

Highlights
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Learn about lesser-known history and culture from your guide
  • Travel by minibus and leave navigation to someone else
  • Take a guided walk to the edge of a glacier
What to Expect
Your tour begins with a morning pickup in a minibus from your Reykjavik hotel. Along the way, your guide introduces you to the geology, history, and folklore of the small but fascinating country of Iceland.

Stop at the thundering waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and, on a clear day, see the famed Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which caused air-travel havoc when it erupted in 2010. The next stop is Reynisfjara to see a black-sand beach, as well as surrounding basalt columns and towering sea stacks. In summer, look out for puffins and other seabirds, and take a lunch break here or in the neighboring village of Vík (own expense).

Next, head for Solheimajokull glacier, one of the outlet tongues of the icecap Myrdalsjokull. Walk right up to the glacier’s edge and touch the ice. With luck, you might even find an ice cave.

Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pickup from your Reykjavík hotel/guesthouse
Departure Time
9am
Duration
10h
Return Details
Tour ends with drop-off at your Reykjavík hotel/guesthouse
Inclusions
  • Fully Guided Tour
  • Transportation in a minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took three tours while in Iceland, each with a different company. We enjoyed all three and would recommend all three, but GeoIceland was the best, because of the outstanding guide, Baldwin. He knew the best way to time our stops to avoid big crowds,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at GeoIceland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Baldvin is one of the best and we feel proud to have him on our team. Hopefully, we will see you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tour is only as good as the guide, and we had two very different experiences with GeoIceland. Our South Coast tour with Baldwin was one of the absolute best tours I have ever been a part of. He was knowledgeable and personable. It was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at GeoIceland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Baldvin, we feel truly lucky to have him on our team and I will make sure he know of your kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Berglind, was fantastic, extremely knowledgable about the geology, history and full of folklore and tales of elves and trolls. The waterfalls were amazing, especially the rainbow at Skogafoss, simply breathtaking. The glacier was awesome and the basalt columns and black beach also stunning...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Joanne C
Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at GeoIceland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four our last day in Iceland we decided to take the South Coast tour - it looked as though the GeoIceland tour gave a good combination of cost, quality, and coverage so we signed up. They picked us up at our hotel, gathered the rest...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at GeoIceland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andrew Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! I will make sure that Siggi knows of your kind words. We feel truly lucky to have him on our team....More

Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

Great bus tour with smaller groups-not a huge bus! Siggi was the Best guide EVER! Great sights and great information.

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Veronika R, Guest Relations Manager at GeoIceland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our tours! Hopefully, we will see you again 🙂 All the best, Veronika

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I asked directly, and was told that they run pretty much all weather's. We went in February, and there was absolutely torrential rain for part, strong winds, and glorious sunshine....although obviously not at the same time!
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You should have waterproof clothes for Iceland, period, and definitely if you want to walk up to the waterfalls. We had rain jackets and rain pants, and they served us well in Iceland, not just on the South Coast, but... More
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The windows on our GeoIceland bus most certainly were NOT blacked out -- seeing the sights along the way was very important. As for the comfort of the buses, we found all of the tour buses used in Iceland to be very... More
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