Day trip

South Coast Tour & DC-3 Plane Wreck

South Coast Tour & DC-3 Plane Wreck

From US$ 116.02 per person

Explore the highlights of Iceland's South Coast, along with a visit to the DC-3 plane wreck in Sólheimasandur.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from selected points within Reykjavik. All major hotels in the central capital area.


  • Visit the majestic waterfalls of the South Coast
  • See Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Take photos at a DC-3 plane wreck in Sólheimasandur
  • Explore Sólheimajökull Glacier and its glacier lagoon
Full description
After being picked up from your selected pickup spot in Reykjavik, you will head towards Iceland's southern coast. Drive past moss-covered lava fields as well as quaint farms and villages going through an area rich in viking history, heritage, and folklore. Go past several major volcanoes - such as Katla, Hekla, and the famous Eyjafjallajökull. With luck, on clear days you will have a view of the Westman Islands just off the coast. The first stop will be Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a majestic site with a path that leads visitors behind the cascading water. If it is not frozen during the winter time, you will be able to walk behind the 60 metre waterfall. A three minute walk brings you to Gljúfrabui, another spectacular waterfall, hidden inside of a cave. Afterwards, stop at Skógafoss Waterfall, where it is possible to climb 572 steps to the top to view the magnificent vista and rainbows above. After exploring the beautiful waterfalls of the South coast you will spend the rest of the day visiting glaciers and the black sand beaches. At the vast plain of Solheimasandur, you will see where, in 1973, a US Navy DC-3 plane crashed. Nearby is the famous Reynisfjara beach. At the end of this adventurous tour, you will return to Reykjavik.
  • Pickup and drop-off from major hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík
  • Guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Solheimajokull, and Reynisfjara
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • The minimum age permitted to take part in this tour is 8 years old
  • Please wear warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them
  • The tour lasts approximately 12 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

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Perfect and smooth day, enjoyable and good value for money

The driver guide is talkative, funny and responsible. Each attraction has enough time. Get off the bus and visit two waterfalls. One can walk to the waterfall and one can climb the stairs to the source of the waterfall. Hexagonal basalt caves on the black beach stop at noon, and arrive at the wreckage of the plane in the afternoon.

October 20, 2019

Excellent tour. Booked a few tours with Artic Adventures and they have all been great. Well organised, friendly guides.

February 27, 2020

December 13, 2019

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Product ID: 264522