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

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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: All year
  • 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:
  • Starting time : 08:00

  • Reykjavík Pickup

  • English speaking guide

  • Free Wifi and AC on board the bus

  • Meals and snacks

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes


Fun trip overall, but I felt like the stops were very rushed. Scenic drive, and the tour guide was great. I learned a lot of new tings about Iceland that I never knew before!

What an incredible tour. Highly recommend this to anyone who is thinking of checking out the South Coast. The timing of the stop off's at each location was perfectly organized, meaning we were never on the coach for too long. The guide was so friendly, clearly had a passion for her job and gave us heaps of interesting stories and facts about the beautiful country. Pick up and drop off at our hotel was extremely quick and again, well organized. Best tour about!

Thanks Julia for giving us so many stories and laughs on this tour - it makes all the difference especially on a larger coach tour where it normally feels more impersonal.

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