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From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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Immerse yourself in nature on a full-day trip to Iceland's picturesque south coast. Tour the dramatic landscapes, feel the power of waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, and experience the glacier snout at Sólheimajökull.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from selected hotels and guesthouses as well as official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Pickup is also possible from the cruise port.

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Reykjavik

  • 1.5 hours
  • Hvolsvöllur (break)

  • Skógafoss (photo stop)

  • Sólheimajökull

  • Vik (lunch)

  • Reynisfjara Beach

  • Seljalandsfoss (photo stop)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Reykjavik

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Stop at five natural sites of the scenic south in a loop from Reykjavik
  • Feel the spray of the Skógafoss waterfall as it crashes under rainbows
  • Get inside a cliff cave and stand behind the dramatic Seljalandsfoss cascade
  • See the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull, part of the Mýrdalsjökull icecap
  • Visit the fishing village of Vík and hear the troll tales of the basalt pillars
Full description

Spend the day exploring the dramatic landscapes of the southern Iceland coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. See more iconic sites beyond the Golden Circle and discover the waterfalls, mountains, and glaciers that shape the unique geography of this land.

Start at two of Iceland's biggest and best waterfalls that cascade from 60 meters. Climb the 370 steps to the top of Skógafoss, whose water and light play produces rainbows. Stand behind the Seljalandsfoss falls and feel the intense rush of water from inside the cliff cave it washes over.

After sweeping views of the coastline from the falls, it's time to get closer. Pass Reynisfjara – the most famous black sand beach in Iceland, and experience the power of the sea and the erosion of the volcanic rock.

Visit the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull, connected to the colossal glacier of Mýrdalsjökull – the fourth largest ice cap in the country. Admire the thick, jagged ice ledges and the ever-changing feat of nature up-close.

Finish in the fishing village of Vik, Iceland's southernmost town just south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Debate if the basalt towers are from volcanic activity or the stuff of legend. Rumour has it that each pillar was once a naughty troll who was turned into a rock by the sun.

Enjoy more of southern Iceland's iconic scenery from your bus window on the drive back to Reykjavik, where you will be dropped off at your starting point.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please meet the tour at Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg (on Þórunnartún). Pickup from the bus stop is within 30 minutes from the departure time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 2 years old are not allowed on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2488 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This tour was amazing so many different nature wonders to see on the south from waterfalls, glaciers to beautiful black sand beach. Our guide Anna was great and knowledgeable .She told us some great stories about Icelandic way of life and geology,she even sang us ancient icelandic song. Overall best tour We ve had in Iceland.

5 August 2022

Really enjoyed the tour. Climbed a waterfall and went behind one. Also black beach was very interesting. Lots of time at each stop. Stopped at Vik for lunch. Lots of places for bathroom breaks. Driver Miko was very skilled and our guide Jano (probably spelled wrong) gave us lots of interesting info. She was able to avoid the rain most of the time.

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23 July 2022

Our 2nd bus tour of our one week stay. We were delighted to be able to see Vik and its black sand beaches with this tour because we had given up on it to get there on our own without a permit. In addition to that, our guide, Geri, warned us well against the rogue waves and the dangerousness of these beaches. I would have paid less attention if I went there alone. The other stops we made, in particular the Skogafoss waterfall, were really impressive and completely blew us away. The information given by the guide was very interesting and despite tight timing for each stop, we took advantage of every second. I really recommend the tours available on Get your Guide. Very easy to book, and allows peace of mind of organization and the assurance of having information from Icelandic with our guides.

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20 July 2022

Product ID: 67018