A great day tour along the south coast of Iceland where waterfalls, black sand beach and magnificent landscape play the main role.
This tour gives you the chance to see all the most beautiful sights on the south shore. There is a good reason the southern parts of Iceland are such popular destinations. Locals have been admiring it for centuries, now it’s your turn. Enjoy the mesmerizing waterfall of Skógar, go behind the magical Seljalandsfoss, walk on the volcanic black sand beach of Reynisfjara and get in close contact with a glacier.
This tour is a real highlight catcher for anyone traveling to Iceland.
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Sólheimajökull glacier
- Reynisfjara black sand beach
- Vík in Mýrdalur
- Small group
- Pick- up and drop off
- Guided visit to south shore highlights
Pick-up: The tour begins at 8 a.m. most of the year. However, during high winter season (16th of November – 31st of January) it begins at 7 a.m. to make the most of the daylight.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
We pick you up at your selected pick up location in Reykjavik and head towards the east, over Hellisheiði pass and through the southern lowland to Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s 4th largest glacier. From there we move towards Iceland‘s most famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, where the roaring Atlantic ocean fiercely hits the shore. Just off the beach, Reynisdrangar basalt stacks majestically rise from the sea. Our next stop is Vík, the most southern town in Iceland here we’ll stop at the local church. After we have explored Vik, we turn around and start making our way back to the city. On the way back we will stop at Skógafoss, the roughly 65m high cascade, and the picturesque Seljalandsfoss, where you’ll have a chance to walk behind the waterfall. At all sites, you will have enough time to enjoy and make great memories to take home.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves and sturdy shoes.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Price from 11.990 ISK per person.
If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.
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“Great trip to Iceland's south coast”
Huge thanks to George, our guide for this fabulous 10 hour trip taking in two amazing waterfalls, one you can walk behind, close enough to touch a glacier, black sand beach and basalt columns and caves. Thoroughly recommend the small group trip, much more sociable and George couldn’t have been better – offering to stop for photos etc, plenty of time at scheduled stops too. Thanks!
“Amazing Sights, Amazing Guide! - South Shore Tour”
Thank you so much Arctic Adventures for the most amazing day.
Not only was your tour the best priced by far out of all of the similar tours from other tour operators your guide (I think his name was Thomas) clearly loved Iceland and went above and beyond to tell us so many interesting bits of information as we passed through the south coast of Iceland!
The tour bus was comfy and warm and there was only a small group which was lovely! We saw so many beautiful places and learnt so much about Iceland! We would 100% book with you again if we were to come back and will recommend all our friends!
The tour guides are so accomodating to everyone’s needs and are very kind even offering to help take photos! Thank you again so much!
We had only one day and chose to take the South Coast tour. Our guide Pauli was incredfible. The mini van seated 12 but our family of 6 were the only ones on that tour so we had very a individualized tour. Pauli made a couple of extra stops and could stay longer at some stops than others. We even got to see a few early puffins. What a great intro to Iceland!
I had a fantastic tour of the south coast,the tour company uses minibuses which is great as it is far better to tour in small groups,the bus picks up from all the main hotels and hostels in Reykjavik and drops you back,the driver/guide [Norris] was excellent and so friendly,i would highly recommend this tour and tour company.
"Well worth the money."
Booked the South Shore day tour with Arctic Adventures. Hotel pick-up was included and on time. Driver /guide was very informative & friendly. Trip included 2 waterfalls, a glacier, and the black sand beaches. There are plenty of places to get refreshments throughout the trip (or take your own lunch with you). Well worth the money. A great day out.