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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • Travel easily between sights with hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Explore the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the black-sand beach Reynisfjara
  • A convenient choice for visitors with limited time in Iceland 
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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik
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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik
From US$114.75
Overview
Iceland’s south coast is known for its atmospheric landscapes, from towering glaciers to black-sand beaches, but ticking them all off in one day can be difficult. Explore this often-overlooked coastline on a tour of the most impressive sights, including the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss and the Sólheimajökull glacier. Travel between dispersed sights with ease and save time finding a meeting point with included hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Your day begins with collection from your Reykjavik hotel in air-conditioned bus. As you head south, admire the scenery and learn more about its geological origins from your guide. Pause briefly to enjoy a morning coffee (own expense) in Hvolsvöllur, before continuing to your first destination, the waterfall Skógafoss, to snap pictures of the fairy-tale setting.

Next, head to Reynisfjara beach and experience the evocative beauty of the black sands and basalt cliffs before stopping for lunch (own expense) in Reynisfjara or the nearby village of Vík.

The next stop is the most southerly point in Iceland, Cape Dyrhólaey. View the natural rock arch against the ocean backdrop and surrounding cliffs, before heading on to the Sólheimajökull glacier. Take a walk up close to the ancient ice cap and notice the sinkholes, ridges, and streams that form the landscape.

Finally, visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and marvel at the magical setting, as the water cascades down to create a curtain that, if the weather is right, you can walk behind into a small cave to admire the striking vista. Afterwards, your vehicle will take you back to Reykjavik, dropping you back at your hotel.
Reviews (76)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great guide: Maria

We had an amazing time on our South coast tour with our Guide Maria. It was a full day of visiting glaciers, several breathtaking waterfalls and the famous Black Sand Beach. She was very friendly and often asked if we wanted to pull over for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rhyswm90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great guide: Anna

The southern region of the island is beautiful and our guide Anna was awesome. She was providing interesting insight and not being annoying, very knowledgeable. Only complaint is that my calves are sore from all the walking haha very worth it though. Highly recommend this...More

Thank brandenwesthoff
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you brandenwesthoff for booking with us and taking time to write about your experience. We also love our Anna. Hope your calves are better :)

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Great day out with a lovely guide

We had booked our tour of the South Coast for the Thursday but were told the day before by email that it would be cancelled due to bad weather. We had been warned at our hotel that tours may be cancelled. I replied to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheCurtiss
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Excellent South Coast Tour

We booked onto the Sterna Travel South Coast Tour the day before our trip and found the booking process to be quick and easy via the website. Our guide Klaus met us at the BSI Bus Terminal promptly for our tour in a comfortable and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChilternHills27
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you ChilternHills27 for booking with us - glad you had a good day with our Klaus on the beautiful south coast :)

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Rainbow over Skogarfoss

A fantastic day with Maria the guide - plenty of information about Iceland and it's people too which made for a more rounded experience. The scenery itself does the rest but to have the expertise to guide you there makes all the difference. We were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank friendlypinkfish
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thank you friendlypinkfish for booking with us - glad you liked your day with our Maria :)

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