Day Trip To Iceland's Beautiful South Coast From Reykjavik

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Enjoy this detailed 9.5-10 hour day trip along the south coast of Iceland. You will see the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the black sand beach Reynisfjara, cape Dyrhólaey and the Sólheimajökull glacier where you can wak all the way up to the edge of the glacier.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Enjoy a comprehensive, 9.5-10 hour day tour around the south coast of Iceland.

The day starts with complimentary pick up from hotels and guesthouses within the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up starts at 8am and at 8:30am the tour leaves from Harpa, music and conference hall in downtown Reykjavik where the base is located.The size of the coach you will be travelling on depends on how many people are booked for the tour. It could be a 16 seater minibus or a 50 seater coach.

We will drive straight out of town heading for the south coast, and after driving for approximately 1.5 hours through Iceland's scenery we will take a short break at Hvolsvllur, where passengerscan use the bathrooms or buy coffee (own expense).

The next stop on the tour is the majestic waterfall Skgafoss, and from there we will drive up to Reynisfjara beach where it's possible to seethe black sands and basaltic columns. Usually we stop for lunch at Reynisfjara (own expense) but in some cases we may go to the small village of Vk and stop there instead. From Reynisfjara we will head to cape Dyrhlaey, the southernmost point of Iceland, where you can see itsmagnificent ocean cliffs.

The tour then takes passengers to Slheimajkull glacier where we take approximately a 15 minute walk up to the glaciers edge, on some days it's possible to walk close enough to touch the glacier.

From Slheimajkull it is around a 30 minute drive to the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. When the weather is mild it is possible to walk behind it. Seljalandsfoss is the last stop of the day and from there it's approximately a 2-hour drive back to Reykjavk where passengerswill be dropped off back at their hotel/guesthouses.

Please note that drop off might be close to your hotel rather than at the hotel door - this depends on accessibility.

This tour involves some short, relatively easy walks on the sites visited. It's recommended that you dress warmly because the weather in Iceland can change very quickly.

Inclusions for Day Trip To Iceland's Beautiful South Coast From Reykjavik

  • Round trip excursion.
  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
  • Professional guidance in English.

Exclusions for Day Trip To Iceland's Beautiful South Coast From Reykjavik

  • Lunch
  • Bathroom fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Please dress appropriately: warm and waterproof clothing and good shoes are recommended as weather in Iceland can be very changeable and unpredictable

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Unfortunately we had a cloudy day, but Chris was a great guide. Very informative and rearranged our stops to make sure we could see everything despite the weather. Highly recommended!

  • This tour was amazing!

  • A great excursion! You have the opportunity to witness a variety of natural wonders. Would highly recommend this particular day trip.

  • This trip was amazing. We were in a small van that held about fifteen people and our guide also did all of the driving. I've been on a lot of tours and I'd never seen that before--a guide both guiding and driving, but the woman in charge was phenomenal at both. Sterna Travel, if you see this, please give the woman who ran the October 11th tour a raise--she definitely deserves it : She provided loads of information about the attractions we were visiting as well as Icelandic social and cultural background. She gave us tips about how to get the best experiences at each of the stops and she took us on a hike out to the edge of a glacier, which is something you don't get with some of the bigger South Coast tours.

    We had plenty of time to explore each of the stops, which were an Icelandic greenhouse, Skogafoss Waterfall, Vik, Reynisfjara black sand Beach, a second stop overlooking the black sand beach that I think had to do with Game of Thrones, the edge of the glacier, and Seljalandfoss Waterfall, that you can walk behind. I highly recommend the tomato soup at the greenhouse stop--it's one of the more affordable food options and it was so delicious. Overall this is a great value for your money made even better by a fantastic guide who answered questions, provided information, but then let us rest on the way back to Reykjavik when many of us were tired after a long day. I would recommend it to anyone looking to see more of Iceland beyond the more popular Golden Circle tour. The only downfall is that it doesn't go all the way to Jakusarlon to the glacier lagoon, another breathtaking sight you should try to make it to eventually.

  • This tour was beautiful and amazing! Our tour guide was hilarious and wonderful. I loved every minute of it

  • If you do just two tours in Iceland this should be one of them. The Golden Circle is not to be missed, but the South Coast is incredible too! Seeing the black beach, the waterfalls, Vik, and more made this a part of our Iceland visit that we would not have wanted to miss.

  • Wow's blew me away

  • This tour was the least favorite of the ones I went on while in Iceland. The tour driver barely spoke and when he did it seemed very robotic and like he was reading a script. He also drove like a maniac and had to slam on the brakes several times. I enjoyed the sites but it was also a lot to fit in so you didn't get a lot of time at all of them. I won't be booking any tours with Sterna ever again.

  • Definitely recommend this tour. It was my favorite. The amount of time at each stop was perfect and our tour guide Ardis was wonderful. I liked the smaller group that we had to travel with, it made for more flexible stops.

  • Iceland's Landa
    Iceland's landscape is magical and Claus' knowledge of the South Coast was excellent. Beautiful sites included the Skogafoss waterfall with its stairway to the top for another view, then Reynisfjara, a black sand beach. The waves were roiling and thunderous and the gray basalt columns are very unusual. We hoped to see puffins but they were out to sea feeding. I especially liked the Solheimajokull Glacier. If we'd had another day, I definitely would have taken a walking tour there. Our other major stop was the gorgeous Sejljalandsfoss waterfall. We didn't walk behind it as we were already cold and wet from the rain. The tour company is well organized with its pick ups and deliveries which our on time.

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