Overview

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

Highlights

  • Small Group Experience
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Vík in Mýrdalur

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.

  • Free Wifi
  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides

4.7

Availability All Year
Duration ~ 10 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

South Shore Small Group Tour was Great

Our tour guide, Holly, was amazing! She was extremely friendly and knowledgable of all of the locations we stopped at and drove through. My husband and I liked that we were in a small group as it gave us the opportunity to bond with the other group members. I highly recommend Arctic Adventures and the South Shore tour.

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What's Included

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided Visit to South Shore Highlights
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Sturdy shoes

Not Included

  • Meals

Itinerary

Information

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.

Pick-up: The tour begins at 08:00 am most of the year. However, during high winter season (November 20th – Feb 15th ) it begins at 09:00 am to make the most of the daylight.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

FAQ

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

Reviews

4.7
Based on 3 reviews

South Shore Adventure

1- of 3 reviews

Reviewed on March 04, 2020 by Mary Powell From our post-trip system

The guide was fantastic. Not only was he very knowledgeable regarding Iceland's history, environment and landscapes, but shared Icelandic music. Very friendly, safety conscious and just really made the trip!

Excellent Tour

Reviewed on February 07, 2020 by Jo Moolenschot From our post-trip system

This was a wonderful tour including some of the essential sights to see on the Icelandic south coast. It is very well organised with a smooth pick up system, the group was a small size which we wanted, the bus was very comfortable and there are plenty of stops for bathroom breaks and to stretch your legs. Our guide Helga was very professional and informative - as well as telling us all about the south coast region we also enjoyed her telling us about Icelandic culture and life. Be aware that you get a short limited time in each location which is a shame but this is understandable as there is a lot of distance to cover in one day. What you manage to see makes for a brilliant day out. We werealso blessed with stunning weather! The waterfalls, volcanic beach and Icelandic landscape is absolutely stunning and was a dream come true to see it on my birthday trip. Thanks Helga and Arctic Adventures!

South Coast Tour

Reviewed on January 25, 2020 by Catherine From our post-trip system

Visiting Iceland was a magical trip for us. Artic Adventures was so professional and the tour was absolutely amazing. The ease of booking and the details were so planned and made our trip worry free. I highly recommended using Artic Adventures for all your tours.

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