Iceland South Coast
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  • From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

    1. From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

    Spend the day exploring the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland along with its coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Reykjavik.

    Following a pick-up from listed hotels or guesthouses in central Reykjavík, travel to the gorgeous waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Along the way, pass a variety of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and glaciers.

    At the waterfall at Seljalandsfoss, walk behind the cascades and feel the spray on your face. Continue to Skógafoss to marvel at the 60-meter drop. Pass the black sand beaches of the southern coast and enjoy the power of the sea.

    Visit the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull to see an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Admire the ever-changing feat of nature up-close. Then, look at the basalt sea stacks in the town of Vik, Iceland’s southernmost v...

    Amazing trip, guide was absolutely brilliant, can’t think of his name but he was a Geordie. Great knowledge, very interesting and also made the day fun! The sights were incredible. Driver was lovely too!

  • Reykjavik: Small-Group South Coast Tour

    2. Reykjavik: Small-Group South Coast Tour

    You will be picked up from Reykjavik in the morning by your friendly, experienced guide. From here you will start your adventure as a small group of guests traveling in the minibus, guaranteeing that your experience will be both comfortable and personal. One of your first stops will be at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. This falls, which are over 60 meters tall, tumble from a cliff that curves inwards. This means when there is no ice on the ground, you are able to walk behind it, allowing for some excellent photograph opportunities. Skogafoss Waterfall is next on your list. Though as tall as Seljalandsfoss, it is many times wider and much more powerful. The scale of it is incredibly impressive, especially considering the amount of spray rising as the water smashes against the rocks below. Whilst here, you will be free to walk as close to the waterfall as you dare. If the weather is clear...

    Overall an awesome experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a great storyteller. The group was indeed small, and we all had enough time at each stop to enjoy and see everything. Everyone was very friendly, and we were lucky enough to have nice sunny weather. 10/10 would recommend !

  • Sólheimajökull: 3-Hour Glacier Hiking Trip

    3. Sólheimajökull: 3-Hour Glacier Hiking Trip

    Enjoy a family-friendly glacier walk on Iceland's most visited glacier, the Sólheimajökull glacier. Be guided by a certified, and experienced glacier guide who will equip you with crampons, and ice axes before heading up to the foot of the glacier. After a quick lesson on how to use the technical gear, you and your group will head up to the glacier to explore and experience all that the glacial landscape has to offer. Marvel at the frozen wonderland with its white, clear, and blue ice formations, deep crevasses, and water cauldrons. Take your time navigating the glacier, making sure you have plenty of photo opportunities. Enjoy the scenery and hear stories from your guide about all the ever-changing glaciers.

  • Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

    4. 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 Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

    5. From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

    Hop in a comfortable Super Jeep for a private tour with a maximum of 7 people. Spend the day exploring the scenic South Coast of Iceland. Begin by visiting some of the areas that were most affected by the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, during which volcanic ash halted all air traffic between North America and Europe. Learn how volcanic eruptions have shaped the geology and culture of Iceland. Continue on to admire the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Follow your guide down the path directly behind the fall to reach the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. Walk and drive down black sand beaches pounded by the Atlantic surf. Check out the towering, bird-inhabited cliffs surrounding the quaint coastal village of Vík. Stop in at local restaurants and cafes in Vik to get a sense of Icelandic life.  Enjoy the flexible itinerary of this private tour and feel free to make requests or...

  • From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour

    6. From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour

    The tour starts when the comfortable jeep picks you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Then head towards our first stop, Urridafoss, a hidden waterfall. From there continue to Seljalandsfoss, the famous waterfall with the path behind it that will give you the opportunity to take stunning photos. Just 5-minute walk from the Seljalandsfoss in the canyon hides another beautiful waterfall Gljúfrabúi, which you will have time to visit. Then continue to Skogafoss, a mighty waterfall visible from the road. A staircase winds up the grassy slope beside the waterfall, walk up there if you want to catch some spectacular views of the waterfall andIceland’s South Coast. On a sunny day, both waterfalls will be made even more beautiful by splendid rainbows. Your next stop is the Dakota Plane Wreck. Located on the stunning Solheimasandur black beach in South Iceland, the Dakota Plane Wreck has la...

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What people are saying about Iceland South Coast

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 816 reviews

The driver Marek and tour guide Matt made this tour much ore enjoyable. Aside from this being a phenomenal tour, Matt’s knowledge and personality was unmatched. He made sure we were in prime location to get great views + took awesome photos for us. Marek got us to our destinations safely and in good time. They both made this super long day pleasurable. We were hoping to do more tours with him, but he was doing the same tour for the next few days

Fantastic tour! Southern Iceland is absolutely beautiful, we really enjoyed all of the tour stops and we also saw lots of amazing scenery from the coach. Very well organised and they schedule the order of the stops around the weather forecast so you make the most of the day. We were particularly impressed with the glacier. We preferred this to the golden circle tour and think it is a must for your visit to Iceland!

Our guide, Anna, was extremely knowledgeable about every location on the tour. She gave interesting information throughout the tour. The time spent at each location was just about the right amount of time to enjoy the site and take some pictures.

I thought the tour was wonderful. Saw some beautiful sights. I loved the black beach with the caves. The beach was made of black stones. Stunning. Howser was our tour guide. He was fantastic and was an encyclopedia of Iceland.

Fantastic day trip of the southern coast of Iceland. Eric was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and interesting. Made the whole day so much fun. This trip is a must