Unforgettable South Coast Day Tour From Reykjavik

Stand in awe at Reynisfara Beach, the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and more

Travel Flexibly · 11.00h · Reykjavik, Iceland

Aching to easily explore the south coast of Iceland? Then let us handle the transportation and schedule as we safely drive you to the most magnificent attractions south of Reykjavik. Your day trip to the south coast includes stops to see the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Solheimajokull Glacier, Reynisfjara’s black sand beach, and a few other hidden gems along the way. Your local guide can’t wait to share stories and legends of these remarkable sites so don’t wait to book!

  • New Tour
  • South coast tour
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Solheimajokull glacier
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Basalt columns
  • Summer or winter

Enjoy the luxury of a hotel pickup in Reykjavik by your driver-guide for the day. Then head beyond the city limits to explore Iceland’s beauty as you stand beneath and even behind some of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. A stop at a lesser-known waterfall is a must before heading to the most famous black sand beach in Iceland. With round-trip transportation and an expert driver-guide, your day trip to the South Coast is easy peasy and memorable.

Iceland’s South Coast Tour Description

Your 11-hour tour includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik

  • Stops at Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and Gljufrabui waterfalls

  • Stops at Solheimajokull Glacier and Reynisfjara Beach

  • Puffin watching at Dyrhólaey (in summer)

  • Free time to explore or stay with your driver-guide

  • Stop for lunch (not included)

  • A fun, English-speaking driver-guide

Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and Gljufrabui Waterfalls

Try saying those three times fast! Your local guide might be able to, but if not, it would be entertaining to listen to them try. Regardless of how to say them, your time at these tremendous waterfalls will be one for the books.

Seljalandsfoss towers at nearly 200 feet of raw power, and you can stand in front of and behind this incredible waterfall. Those pics everyone wants? We make it easy to help you get them. And Skogafoss is equally as thrilling when you climb to the top and imagine you’re playing in the “Game of Thrones” series.

The bonus on this tour is a third stop to a waterfall most tourists skip: Gljufrabui, which you can see as it falls into a deep canyon. Your helpful guide knows just where to take you so you can get the best pictures here on the south coast.

Solheimajokull Glacier

Nearly 10% of Iceland is covered in glaciers, which seems ironically small considering the country’s name. Your next stop on your day trip from Reykjavik takes you to an impressive glacier called Solheimajokull that has a small pond of water in front of it during summer months. Listen to your guide explain how old and important these glaciers are.

Reynisfjara Beach

Reynisfjara Beach is easily one of the world’s most popular beaches that you’d never actually swim at. Why? Well, the raging waves and colder weather are the biggest reasons. Still, standing on an all-black beach made of volcanic rocks as you watch the ocean pound the shore is a moving experience.

Your guide has plenty of stories and legends to share about this mysterious beach that has existed for millennia. Make sure to touch the unique basalt columns here that eerily rise from the shore.

Puffins at Dyrhólaey

If you book this tour in the summer months of May through August, you’ll have a bonus excursion! Your driver-guide will take you to Dyrhólaey, which is one of the best places to watch the beloved puffins of Iceland. They’re rather clumsy birds but they also love being photographed, so don’t hesitate to fill up your camera!

What you get with this tour
Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik
Stops at Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and Gljufrabui waterfalls
Stops at Solheimajokull Glacier and Reynisfjara Beach
Puffin watching at Dyrhólaey (in summer)
Free time to explore or stay with your driver-guide
Stop for lunch (not included)
A fun, English-speaking driver-guide
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Please bring warm, wind, and waterproof clothes. Good hiking boots are mandatory to ensure secure footing at the waterfalls and beach.

What to bring?

Please bring warm, wind, and waterproof clothes. Good hiking boots are mandatory to ensure secure footing at the waterfalls and beach.

Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs or strollers?

No, this tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs or strollers due to the terrain and transportation limitations.

Does this tour run all year in any weather?

Yes, this tour operates year round and through rain or shine. Please be prepared with the appropriate clothing for the weather forecast.

Is lunch included?

No, lunch is not included, but your driver-guide will make sure you have time to stop and purchase food.

Will I have free time to explore anywhere?

You can either wander for a short period on your own or stay with your driver-guide as they explain the geological history and amazing facts about what you're seeing.

Can my kids come on this tour?

Only children 5 or older are allowed on this tour.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Reykjavik.

Will we see puffins?

If you book this tour from May through August, you will go to Dyrhólaey where you will see puffins.

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