South Coast Day Tour | ​Small Group

South Coast Day Tour | ​Small Group
A traveller enjoys a view from behind the magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
The Reynisdrangar sea stacks off Reynisfjara black sand beach.
The Reynisfjara black sand beach is one of Iceland's most iconic attractions.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall in twilight.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall during summer.
The Icelandic horse is renowned across the world for his kind character and gentle nature.
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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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The tour was fantastic, outstanding. The guide Mr.Bjorn was very good, always open to answer our questions and doubts.
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The guide was wonderful and gave many interesting facts about Iceland. Enjoyed the puffins and exploring the Waterfalls.
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Loved this tour! We got a full day of sights into this tour - waterfalls, beaches, local food, puffins, glaciers - it was fantastic. We couldn't speak high enough of our guide Almar with Your Day Tours. Not only did he provide great insight into each of the stops, he made sure we got the most out of each stop by offering his own recommendations. At the end of the tour he also provided a sampling of Icelandic holiday food. His sincerity made our tour all the better! Iceland is a beautiful and magical place and we are so lucky to have gotten to experience it!
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This was a fabulous tour! Absolutely gorgeous! Do not miss out. Our tour guide was great and sight breathtaking. I would go again tomorrow.
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Guide was excellent, she provided information on the sites we visited and explained some Icelandic folklore. Pacing of the tour was great, we had a good amount of time everywhere we went. The Icelandic snacks and music were also really fun touches!
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Wonderful tour to the south coast of Iceland. Amazing scenaries and breath taking views. Our guide Magnus was super nice, pleasant and very informative. Although it rained a bit that didn't stop us from enjoying the trip. We really loved t!!
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Fantastic guide, beautiful scenery, and so wonderful to learn about some local history, customs, food, and music. I highly recommend this small group tour! It is a great experience.
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We loved our tour. Our guide was wonderful and decided to change a little bit the schedule of the day, in order to permit us to have the best views and experiences (less people) at each of the sites. Also, we change a little bit of itinerary. Instead of going in the town of Vik, we went to another place on the coast, which ended to be way better than what was foreseen on the initial tour. At the end of the tour, he had us taste some traditional goodies. Thank you so much!! PS: this tour is very suitable for young children: we were with out 4 year old daughter
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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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