Day Trip To Iceland's Beautiful South Coast From Reykjavik

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Overview

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.

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Highlights

  • 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 Hvolsvöllur, where passengers can use the bathrooms or buy coffee (own expense).

The next stop on the tour is the majestic waterfall Skógafoss, and from there we will drive up to Reynisfjara beach where it's possible to see the 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 Vík and stop there instead. From Reynisfjara we will head to cape Dyrhólaey, the southernmost point of Iceland, where you can see its magnificent ocean cliffs.

The tour then takes passengers to Sólheimajökull 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 Sólheimajökull 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 Reykjavík where passengers will 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.

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

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Parking fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Exclusions for Day Trip To Iceland's Beautiful South Coast From Reykjavik

  • Food and drinks
  • Bathroom fees
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child and youth discounts only applies if booking for two children or less per adult

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

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, weather in Iceland can be very changeable and unpredictable

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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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33 reviews by the users

  • 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.

  • We really enjoyed our tour of the South Coast. Not only were the sights amazing, our driver Fred gave us a lot of information about Iceland itself along the way. We saw lots of hay, sheep and horses too! Wifi on the bus was a big plus.

  • Beautiful trip. A lot to see in one day. but done in a comfortable smaller bus/van. Driver/guide provided useful info regarding the area and quite responsive to questions. Nice way to be introduced to Iceland.

  • Our whole family including two children 11 and 12 really loved this tour done via Sterna Travels and highly recommend it. Our tour guide Klaus was fantastic, friendly, very knowledgeable, and shared all kinds of fascinating details, gladly answering any questions, including cultural, historical, environmental, political, all with great humor and enthusiasm. It was clear that he loved Iceland and what he was doing. A highlight of the tour for me was being able to walk right up to the Sólheimajökull glacier and touch it. It is important to be very careful around glaciers and Klaus was great about clarifying exactly which areas were to be avoided and which were safer. Do pay attention to your guides. Both waterfalls were absolutely gorgeous and walking behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most beautiful sensual experiences ever. We will always have great memories of this trip.

  • Great way to see Iceland and very affordable. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

  • I would highly recommend this tour when traveling to Iceland. The sites were amazing! The tour guide Kris was very knowledgeable giving us details about the sites and he answered any questions that we had without hesitation. Kris gave us the opportunity to take pictures and he also gave us some time on our own without feeling rushed. The stops we had throughout the day were well chosen and we felt that we definitely got our money's worth. Loved it!!

  • Really nice trip. We got to see wonderful waterfalls and you really get up close and personal to them. Wear waterproof gear to really get to appreciate them as you can walk behind one of them but you definitely get wet. It is really worth it though and you dry off quickly. We were very fortunate to have a lovey day which helped but you are in Iceland so dress appropriately to ensure you can get to experience it and don't let your clothing hold you back. I would definitely recommend the trip.

  • We had an amazing tour guide who explained things all along the way. He gave us much needed time at all the stops for us to explore.
    The sights we saw on this excursion were memorable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a little taste of Iceland.

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