South Coast Day Tour | ​Small Group

South Coast Day Tour | ​Small Group
The village of Vík on the South Coast in the winter.
A traveller enjoys a view from behind the magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
The Reynisdrangar sea stacks off Reynisfjara black sand beach.
The mighty Skógafoss waterfall is one of Iceland's most sought out natural attractions.
The Reynisfjara black sand beach is one of Iceland's most iconic attractions.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall in twilight.
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Join this minibus excursion of the most iconic natural attractions of south Iceland. See glaciers, waterfalls and a black sand beach in this best value tour that is tailored to those who want to experience all the best south Iceland has to offer.

You'll see magnificent waterfalls, white glacier ice caps, volcanoes, puffin colonies and charming Icelandic farms on rolling hillsides, all on this 10-hour day tour.

If you are staying in a guest house or a hotel in Reykjavík, you'll be picked up in the morning and then you're off to see the amazing south coast; and to allow you to enjoy the sites in cosy comfort, this tour is for small groups only – there will never be more than 19 people per group.

You’ll stop at two of south Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the former being one of Iceland's most powerful waterfalls, sought out by locals and travellers alike.  

Seljalandsfoss is a picturesque cascade, famed for its walking path which allows you to hike behind it in summer time. There, you'll experience an unmatched perspective, as you look out through the hissing water to the surrounding landscapes of green fields and towering lava cliffs.

After accosting the south's two water giants, you’ll make your way to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach near the small town of Vík. This beach is famed for its vibrant birdlife and eery natural surroundings. There, you are likely to see puffins swarming in search of food, around the pyramid-shaped basalt columns that make up Reynisfjara's cliffs. 

Look out to sea near the shore for a view of the spectacularly shaped sea stacks called Reynisdrangar.

During the drive to these attractions, you'll see both the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier and the notorious Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano whose 2010 eruption brought European air traffic to a standstill for days due to the enormous amounts of ash it spewed into the air.

For your convenience, this tour is operated in brand-new Mercedes Benz Sprinter with free Wi-Fi on board. Your experienced guide will tell you stories about the locations and answer all your questions. You'll taste traditional Icelandic snacks, and there will be a stop for lunch so that you won't get hungry. 

Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to see Iceland's magical south coast. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Sólheimajökull, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, 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.
  • Traditional Icelandic snacks

  • Pick-up from hotel/guesthouse/designated pick-up area in Reykjavík only

  • Free wi-fi

  • Icelandic music (traditional and contemporary)

  • Lunch

Good to know:

If you are not staying in Reykjavik, pick-up is not available. Contact your tour operator to find out where you should meet your tour bus.

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This tour was the highlight of our trip to Iceland. Since it was our first time in the country, my wife and I wanted to something that gave us an overview of top spots without doing a giant bus tour. This was perfect. The small bus picked us up right outside our hotel. Oskar was a fantastic tour guide who was friendly and passionate about his country. He gave us a bunch of interesting facts throughout the drive without over-talking. We went during a tourist downtime, so there were only 5 total people on the tour, which made things far more personal than a huge bus tour. The bus was also very nice and had free wifi. The tour itself is better than the Golden Circle in my opinion. The two waterfalls are awesome. You get right up close, including going behind one, and it makes for amazing photo ops. The black sand beach is super unique. A very underrated stop is the glacier. You've likely never seen anything like it. Because our tour group was small and made it back to the bus on time at every stop, Oskar asked if we wanted to squeeze in one more waterfall. All five of us eagerly agreed and we got one more cool stop in. As expensive as Iceland is, this was a pretty affordable trip, especially considering you'll be out all day. Our tour guide was fantastic, the ride was comfortable, and of course, the sites were amazing. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Iceland for the first time.
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Perfect tour, perfect guide, perfect bus.
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This was such an awesome tour! We really saw some of the highlights of what makes Iceland so beautiful. Our guide Almar was fantastic - both extremely knowledgable and friendly. We never felt rushed at any stop, and the Icelandic music and snacks really immersed us in the Icelandic culture. Highly recommend this tour!
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Had a wonderful day with our knowledgeable guide and small group. Learned a great deal about Iceland, it’s history and people. The landscapes were stunning and we were given plenty of time to explore and enjoy each stop. Many thanks!
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Highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to explore the South Coast without having to stay away from Reykjavík. Our driver was really friendly, helpful and informative, and had answers to all of our questions. We managed to pack in lots without feeling rushed or short on time. This truly was a highlight of our trip and it felt like we had seen the real Iceland!
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The guide Almar was very friendly, helpful and gave a lot of native stories.
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Great trip with a wide variety of sights to see. Black sand beaches, beautiful cliffs along the water, a glacier with an amazing lake, and 2 waterfalls that with stunning views. We had the right amount of time with each stop, and guide gave us great pieces of info / trivia as we drove around the countryside. Even shared some Icelandic snacks with us for the final ride back - great stuff! Would definitely recommend this tour.
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We had an awesome day with Kevin as our tour guide for the South Coast. It was a gorgeous day and he made a couple additional stops due to the favorable conditions! We enjoyed the sites and his little tid bits along the way (it felt more like authentic chatting rather than a scripted tour). We enjoyed the Icelandic music along the way as well. Despite the bus being a little crammed, we had an unforgettable experience! (Review from a 20 something couple from WA state).
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Our guide for our trip on March 27th was excellent. The weather wasn't very good but he still managed to get us to each destination safely and enjoyably! He was very knowledgeable and shared some great stories. My 13 year old son said his favorite part was looking out the window and listening to the stories. It was a wonderful day!
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Our guide, Steini, was friendly & very informative. The mini bus tour was a perfect group size & the time allotted as each stop worked well. Really enjoyed trying the snacks that Steini provided. Found a new drink! The stop at the end at Ölfusá Falls was a lovely extra. Well done YDT!
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South Coast Day Tour | ​Small Group