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  • South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

    1. South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

    On this 11-hour tour you’ll follow the coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glaciated wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of the Skógafoss waterfall. Your tour begins with a drive through lava fields, passing by the active Hengill volcano, and then down to rich coastal farmlands. On clear days you’ll be able to see the Hekla volcano, and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull volcano rises majestically above the coastal mountains. Just a few kilometers off the coastline and easily visible are the volcanic Westman Islands, an archipelago of around 15 small islands, only one of which is inhabited. The first stop is at the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is every photographer’s dream. Next on the itinerary is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. S...

    We had an amazing time during this tour! Our guide (BG - sorry if misspelled) was absolutely helpful and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour!

  • From Reykjavik: South Coast Full-Day Trip

    2. From Reykjavik: South Coast Full-Day Trip

    Marvel at the dramatic south of Iceland and its coastline on a 10-hour small-group tour from Reykjavik. This excursion to Iceland’s stunning South Coast is ideal for nature lovers. The drive will take you through one of the country's most scenic regions, traveling as far as Vík. Enjoy a drive along the black sand coastline, where the beaches are formed out of black basalt. See the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations. Explore the spectacular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, and take a walk behind it. You’ll also visit the majestic Skógafoss Waterfall. Continue to the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, where the active Katla volcano is located under the icecap.

    The weather was rainy, but anyway I enjoyed the trip so much. Our guide Anna told a lot about places we visited and life in Iceland. The minibus was comfortable.

  • Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

    3. Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

    Travel through the farming regions of southern Iceland and experience the Land of Fire and Ice firsthand. On this full-day (9-hour) tour you’ll encounter black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes, and majestic glaciers. This stunning natural landscape has been shaped over the centuries by the combined activity of glaciers and volcanoes. Marvel at the rainbows at the Skógafoss waterfall and take a walk on the black sand Reynisfjara beach with its surrounding basalt columns. According to Icelandic legend the columns are actually mischievous trolls, who were turned into rock by the rising sun. See cliffs and caves and walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.

    Beautiful waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand braces make this a fascinating look at a very exotic landscape. Good guide, great weather, and a lot of Mother Nature at her finest.

  • South Shore Adventure Tour from Reykjavík

    4. South Shore Adventure Tour from Reykjavík

    This full-day coach tour of Iceland’s stunning South Shore from Reykjavik is ideal for nature lovers, as you will drive through one of the country's most scenic regions, reaching as far as Vík, surrounded by high cliffs that attract an abundance of birdlife. Departing from Reykjavik, you will drive to the gorgeous Seljarlandsfoss Waterfall, unique in the fact that you can walk behind it through to the other side. Continue to the majestic, and much photographed, Skógafoss Waterfall. Located on the former coastline of Iceland before it receded seward, the 200-foot (60-meter) drop is one of the biggest in the country. Continue through the glacial landscape of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, where the icecap covers the active Katla volcano. Drive along the black sand coastline, where the beaches are formed out of black basalt, and see the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations near Vík, the south...

    The excursion was very good. All the places we visited were beautiful and interesting. We really liked our guide, Gus, who told us a lot of interesting facts about the places we visited, as well as about Iceland's history and landscape. The only minus was that we did not have much time at each attraction (30 to 40 minutes each).

  • South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

    5. South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

    Head along the beautiful south shore of Iceland to the extraordinary glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón, on this full-day tour.  Pass some charming villages as well as Skaftafell National Park and visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógarfoss waterfall. Just before you reach the lagoon, you'll pass Iceland’s biggest volcano, Öræfajökull glacier which has the highest peak of the island, Hvannadalshnjúkur. (2110 m). After arriving at the lagoon, enjoy some time to view this stunning area. Take a walk along the shore and admire the icebergs. During the summer season, amphibian boat tours on the lagoon are available at an extra cost (payable onsite). Jökulsárlón started to form in the early nineteen twenties and is getting bigger every year. You will see many amazing blocks of ice that have broken off Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, as they sail slowly towards the ocean which is only a ki...

    It's a very long day, but worth it ro see the spectacular Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The boast ride on the lagoon is not included, but I would highly recommend adding it to this trip.

  • Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Glacier Jeep Tour

    6. Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Glacier Jeep Tour

    Eyjafjallajökull is the famous volcano that erupted in 2010 causing massive flight problems all over Europe.  Drive up the slopes of the glacier in a highly equipped 4x4 Super Jeep and on your way take in the astonishing view over the whole South Coast of Iceland, including the Westman Islands. This tour gives you the perfect glacier experience; an exciting Super Jeep drive in the snow, walk on the glacier and the magnificent view over the south.  On this tour we have an amazing time exploring the glacier in all its glory, leaving you with the perfect glacier experience.

  • From Reykjavik: Full-Day South Coast Saga

    7. From Reykjavik: Full-Day South Coast Saga

    This tour brings together everything the Icelandic southern coast has to offer in the form of waterfalls, a black beach, basalt rocks, glaciers and volcanoes. From Reykjavik, head to Seljalandsfoss waterfall and its cousin Gljúfrabúi hidden in the mountains. Continuing on the south coast road reach Skógarfoss, a massively powerful waterfall. Afterwards, turn north up to Sólheimajökull glacier. Take the road around Pétursey before you head to the black beach of Reynisfjara. Have a nice stop so you can walk around and enjoy the scenery. Take amazing photos from the church of one of the most visited towns in the country: Vík í Mýrdal. This small coastal village is the place chosen for the lunch stop.

    This tour was very good. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the scenery was wonderful.

  • From Reykjavik: South Coast and Black Beach ATV Ride

    8. From Reykjavik: South Coast and Black Beach ATV Ride

    Ride a powerful ATV over a large, black, volcanic beach, walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and take in the incredible view over Iceland's South Coast from the top of the cascade Skógafoss on this fantastic day tour.  After being picked up early in the morning or meeting up with your guide at Reykjavík Terminal, head to Iceland's South Coast, famous for its dramatic coastline and cascading waterfalls. Your first stop is the black desert of Sólheimasandur, in the shadow of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, where you'll swap the bus for a powerful ATV quad-bike.  After traversing the stark, black beaches of Island's South Coast on your ATV bike, make your way to the DC3 plane wreck from 1973, recently seen in Justin Bieber’s music video and photo shoots. Looking northwards and inland, the Mýrdalsjökull glacier rises majestically, while to the south you can sens...

  • Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

    9. Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

    After an early wake-up and pick-up in one of the coolest cities of Europe, take a great 10-hour tour to see Iceland. Make your first stop at waterfall Seljalandsfoss, with no doubt one of the most famous one in the country. This is a waterfall you can walk behind, with a drop off 65 meters and a part of the river Seljalandsá which has its origins underneath the glacier Eyjafjallajökull - the famous volcano that erupted in 2010 and put the world's flights on hold.  Head to the stunning waterfall Skógafoss, one of the largest at a width of 25 meters and drop off 60 meters. It can also be seen from above as there are footsteps that lead above the waterfall. Stop in Reynisfjara for lunch. Try Icelandic meat-soup or many other dishes. Take a walk on a black sand beach and maybe see  puffins if you are lucky. After that, drive to the Village of Vík for a short stop. Sólheimajökull Glacier is...

    Good efficient guide. Should warn us yo get waterproof clothing for the big waterfall.

  • From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

    10. From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

    Spend 4, 5, 6 or 7 days on a road trip around the land of Ice and Fire. Explore and see the best attractions of Iceland and experience an adventure without having to worry about getting around. The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience. Day 1 – South Coast of Iceland Departing from Reykjavík, see the Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Glubrabui waterfalls and admire the black-sand shores of Reynisfjara Beach. Finish the day at Skaftafell National Park where you can admire panoramic views on a glacier hike. Day 2 – Adventure in the East Start the day in style with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. From May throughout October, a boat tour among icebergs is included, while from November to March you can go ice caving. Later, visit Vestrahorn, Studlagil Canyon (...

    What an amazing time we had as a group with David leading the way! We got to see so much in such a short time and got lifetime images will never forget. Only thing that would have been better would have been having time to go down to the Studagil Canyon.

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What people are saying about Iceland South Coast

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 266 reviews

Our guide BG was amazing. You're lucky if you get him! He was full of cheeky, witty jokes, and he is extremely knowledgeable and insightful. To be honest, I was feeling under the weather. Everyone else in the trip was pretty hyped about everything and so BG was keeping up with their energy. But when he spoke to me, he matched my energy, and treated me kindly with respect. What a great guy! The trip itself was amazing too. We got very wet at the locations, from waterfalls to the black beach. So be prepared for that! It was truly awesome and inspiring. Highly recommend!

What an amazing time we had as a group with David leading the way! We got to see so much in such a short time and got lifetime images will never forget. Only thing that would have been better would have been having time to go down to the Studagil Canyon.

The weather was rainy, but anyway I enjoyed the trip so much. Our guide Anna told a lot about places we visited and life in Iceland. The minibus was comfortable.

We had an amazing time during this tour! Our guide (BG - sorry if misspelled) was absolutely helpful and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour!

Our guide Hok is an amazing person who clearly loves his job. I believe that this tour is perfectly organized. I did not feel tired at all.