South Coast Sightseeing | Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches

South Coast Sightseeing | Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches
Skógafoss is just one of the waterfalls along the South Coast.
Seljalandsfoss is just one of the waterfalls in Iceland where you can walk behind the falling water.
Basalt column rock formations on the black sand beach, Reynisfjara.
The black sand beach, Reynisfjara, known for its dangerous and unpredictable 'sleeper' waves.
Folklore dictates that an ancient troll once hid his treasure chest behind Skógafoss.
Those at Reynisfjara are warned not to paddle in the water, given the strong undercurrents and large waves.

Explore Iceland's picturesque South Coast to the fullest with this fantastic sightseeing tour, on which you will discover black sand beaches, glacial tongues and cascading waterfalls. This is a great opportunity for those guests to Iceland looking to gain a deeper insight into the country's south. 

After being picked up from Iceland's quintessential capital city, Reykjavík, you will be driven along the South Coast to your first destinations of the day, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Both standing tall at 60 metres high, Seljalandfoss is the narrower of the two cascades, and you can follow a path that leads directly behind the falling water. 

Skógafoss, on the other hand, is the subject of legend; supposedly, a hidden treasure chest lays behind the waterfall, put there by one of the region's earliest settlers. Visitors to Skógafoss can walk right up to where the water hits the ground below, but be cautious, as this area is particularly slippery in the winter months. 

During your journey, you will have views of the outlet glacier, Sólheimajökull, flowing out of the ice cap, Mýrdalsjökull. Underneath Mýrdalsjökull is the famous volcano Katla, which erupts about every 100 years. Glaciers are retreating and disappearing in Iceland at an unprecedented rate, making seeing these amazing natural features all the more special.  

You will next head to Reynisfjara black beach, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in 1991 by Natural Geographic. On the beach, visitors can find remarkable basaltic formations and columns, as well as the sea stack, Reynisdrangar, standing exposed from the shoreline.  

You will also make a stop in the coastal village of Vík, located south of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. This village is an excellent place to grab a bite to eat, do some souvenir shopping or simply appreciate the nature before heading back to Reykjavík.

Hurry now, and you too can experience the scenic joys of Iceland's South Coast with this fabulous sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Icelandic, Danish, Portuguese
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Hveragerði, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Selfoss (town), Gljufrabui, 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.

  • Pickup and drop off in Reykjavík

  • Sightseeing tour

  • Professional guide

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm Clothes

  • Hiking Boots

  • Your Camera.

  • Wind/Rainproof Outerwear

  • Snacks and Drinks

Loading best prices
Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees
South Coast Sightseeing | Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches
Real Time Analytics