Waterfalls, Glacier & Black Sand Beach | South Coast Day Tour

Waterfalls, Glacier & Black Sand Beach | South Coast Day Tour
The mighty Skógafoss dressend in winter's costume.
Reynisfjara black sand beach is known for its dramatic scenery.
The Reynisdrangar sea stacks off the shore of Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Careful not to get too close to the water, the sneaker waves on Reynisfjara can be extremely powerful.
You can actually walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall on Iceland's South Coast.
Numerous glaciers dot the South Coast of Iceland.
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Come along on this fun-filled day trip to the South Coast of Iceland. On this affordable tour, you’ll get to see the stark contrasts of the Icelandic nature by visiting magnificent waterfalls, mighty glaciers and a stunning black sand beach. This tour is perfect for all those who wish to discover Iceland’s mesmerising landscapes. 

You’ll start your adventure in the morning when you are picked up in Reykjavík and whisked away to the first stop of the day, the tiny town of Hvolsvöllur. As you stretch your legs at Hvolsvöllur, you can see the great glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull looming over you in the distance. 

If the weather is clear, you might see all the way to the first attraction of the day, the unique waterfall Seljalandsfoss. This high and narrow cascade falls down a concaved cliff, creating a green oasis behind the curtain of water in which you can enter for a one-of-a-kind view of the surrounding landscape. 

From the free-falling waterfall, you’ll visit the icy wonderland of Sólheimajökull glacier. There, you’ll get to walk right up to the millennia-old ice, blackened by ash from past eruptions from nearby volcanoes. If you look close, you might catch a glimpse of the electric blue ice underneath the white snow and black ash. 

You will then travel further east, making your way to the village of Vík. You’ll stop for lunch at this picturesque town which overlooks a striking coastline of jet-black sand, dark basalt column cliffs, and unusual rock formations. 

This black sand beach near Vík is your next stop. The famous Reynisfjara beach is edged in by dramatic cliffs of hexagonal columns, and out of the ocean rise the 66-metre high Reynisdrangar rock pillars, resembling trolls that have been turned into rocks by the sunlight.

Before you head back to Reykjavík, you’ll make one last stop at the majestic Skógafoss waterfall. This cascade is one of the biggest in Iceland, hurling water from the Skógá river down 60 metres, creating a perpetual mist at the bottom. On sunny days, you might see a double rainbow forming at the bottom of the waterfall. 

Get to know the spectacular South Coast with this immersive day tour. Don’t miss your opportunity and book now. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, Hvolsvöllur, Skógar, Reynisdrangar, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. Please note that pickup can take up to 30 min. 

  • Reykjavík Pickup

  • English speaking guide

  • Free Wifi and AC on board the bus

  • Meals and snacks

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

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Waterfalls, Glacier & Black Sand Beach | South Coast Day Tour
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