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South Shore Adventure

South Shore Iceland Small Group Tour

A great day tour along the south coast of Iceland where waterfalls, black sand beach and magnificent landscape play the main role.

Sightseeing Tours waterfall

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.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio


  • Departs from


  • Price from

    11.990 ISK

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.

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Price from 11.990 ISK per person.

If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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South Shore Adventure | Average rating: 4.6/5 based on 7 customer reviews

"More genuine experience with Arctic than other tour companies I went with" | 5 stars By Michael 28/01/2018
So happy I found time for this tour--the black sand beach alone made the time/cost worthwhile, the waterfalls were spectacular, and all the landscapes we got to see from the bus windows were breathtaking and unique. We had a little extra time, so the guide made a few other quick stops that weren't on the agenda that were a great bonus-just ask and they'll do their best to accommodate any special requests. Overall the guide (Pauli?) contributed great information on everything we saw and passed by (much better than the pre-recorded tablets used by other tour companies!) and the smaller group made it very easy to ask questions and not feel like we were just being herded around. Unfortunately I discovered Arctic Adventures on my last day when I saw a different tour I wanted with someone else was sold out, otherwise I think I would have booked all of them through Arctic. On the plus side, I'll definitely be coming back again and know where to look first next time...
"Excellent tour!" | 5 stars By Alice Wu 29/01/2018
Excellent tour!
"Amazing" | 5 stars By Nicole Pretor 29/01/2018
What an amazing day, my tour guild pepe was fun, witty and full of information . The tour was the perfect amount of time on the glacier lots of small breaks as you get very warm as its hard work with the steep climbs. The company supply the correct equipment for walking on the ice. It was also nice to see a few waterfalls at the end of the day.
"Glacier Hike from Reukjavik" | 5 stars By Felicity Stone
This tour was great and the Glacier experience was amazing. Thank you to Francoise, Nick and the brilliant Ravi for guidance and friendliness. Francoise and Ravi in particul were full of interesting information. Wonderful sights and an adequate amount of time spent at each made for a snappy and interesting tour.
"We had a lovely time" | 4 stars By Holly Jones 01/02/2018
We had a lovely time on the south shore adventure with George. The only thing I think could've been improved was maybe 15 more at each location to really get the most out of the tour as there were so many lovely things to photograph at each place! That being said I didn't feel rushed at all. All the locations we stopped at had toilets and a café which was helpful.
"Awesome Tour!" | 4 stars By Jeana Beilstein 05/02/2018
This was a great option for visiting Iceland in the winter when you don't want to brave the roads yourself. Timely guides and made some great friends on the tour!
"South Coast Tour" | 4 stars By Y. 09/02/2018
I went on the South Coast tour. I’ll start with the one negative thing; I choose the grey line stop as my pickup terminal. I got picked up at 8am and it took about an hour to pick up all the guests. So, I was on the bus an hour before everyone else. Keeping in mind how long you actually have to be on the bus in total, it was a bit too much. Positive: Even though it took too long (in my opinion) to pick up ALL the guests, the bus was on time! it was a very nice tour, when you’re on the way to the first destination you get to enjoy the icelandic landscapes which was nice. Our tour guide was extremely friendly and tried his best to speak english well. He even helped some of the people who wanted to join the glacier tour instead of going to the black beaches. Very nice guy. He also made sure we got enough time to see the beautiful places and had time to make pictures/ bathroom breaks. The wifi on the bus was also very nice, which is fun since you have something to do while driving.
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