South Coast

South coast sightseeing tours

Iceland’s South coast is packed with rich features, it is difficult to go wrong. This collection of 1 day sightseeing tours will ensure time at major sites, such as Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and the black sand beach near Vik. The sea cliffs at Dýrholaey and the glacier tongue at Sólheimarjökull are often included n these sightseeing tours. These South coast tours may also touch a few minor parts of Iceland’s dramatic South Coast and some lesser known waterfalls.

Skogafoss Waterfall

Sightseeing tours visit Skogafoss when you can explore the waterfall from both the ground level and the upper floor. There are a wide varieties of scenes to be found on the ground just by following the river towards the falls.

Skogafoss Summer tour
Skogafoss South coast tour

Dŕyholaey

South coast sea cliffs
The coastal area at Dýrholaey afford stunning views along the black sand beaches of the South coast. With incredible views in all directions, Dýrholaey is a Nature lover’s paradise. There is a coastal door, lighthouse and puffin cliffs.

Vik

The Vik area offers several key areas for travelers. The black sand beaches and rock formations are fantastic opportunities for travelers to witness the forces of Nature. Many private sightseeing tours ensure you quality time to go exploring and relax while you do your own thing, or get some geology info from your Icelandic guides.

Vik South coast #Iceland Winter tour

Vik Winter Sunset #Iceland
Vik sunset #Iceland South Coast tour

Seljalandsfoss

South coast sightseeing tours often visit this last. Although it is not as big and impressive as Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss is famous because it is possible to walk behind it. For the traveler this means an infinity of possible experiences and Nature lover’s are bound to get wet.

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Seljalandsfoss - Iceland
Seljalandsfoss waterfall - Iceland
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South Coast bus tours

These tours are bus tours with pick-up from Reykjavik. They offer a full day of exploring along Iceland’s South Coast.

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Towards the sea stacks at Vik

Go Travel Iceland

Our main Sights on this South Coast day tour include, the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, the glacier tongue at Solheimajökull, Reynisfjara black sand beach, the puffin cliffs at Dýrholaey puffin cliffs and the Vík sea stacks.

Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfalls of 63 meters which you can walk behind in good conditions. The waterfall at Skogafoss is 60 meter. The black sand beach at Reynisfjara is Iceland´s southern most point. The beach is famous for its Basalt columns and puffins (Puffins are only visible in mid summer). There are interesting rocks and lighthouse at Dyrhólaey.

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Tour includes

  • Pick-up & drop-off in Central Reykjavik
  • What do I need to bring?

    Warm clothes should be wind and waterproof and solid shoes. Bring your own refreshments or buy them on the route.
    Important
    This Sightseeing tour require a minimum number of passengers = 4 persons. We reserve the right to delay or cancel any tour due to bad weather or unsafe conditions.

    Skogafoss waterfall - Iceland South Coast

    Skogafoss waterfall – South Coast

    Sterna Travel

    This South Coast day tour includes Waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and black sand beaches in a single day tour. We also include some culture and history.

    Locations include: The Skógafoss waterfall, amazingly photogenic. Dyrhólaey cliffs and lighthouse. The incredible beach at Reynisfjara with black sand and basalt columns. There is a lunch break on the tour (not included in price). The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. The Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

    Pick up from Reykjavik hotels, Towns, Villages and hotels on the route. Hveragerði is at Sunnumörk at 09:05 and from Selfoss in front of Hótel Selfoss and at the Campsite at 09:15.

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • We include

    Pick up from Reykjavik hotel 30 minutes before start time. Please be ready 30 min early. Make sure you tell us where you are staying.

    You need to bring?

    Dress well in Iceland. Weather can change very quickly. Bring a fully charged camera, good shoes and waterproofs in case of rain.
    Please note
    Short walks at the locations. Warm clothing highly recommended.

    Basalt columns - South Coast Iceland

    Basalt columns – South Coast

    Bus Travel Iceland

    We explore the amazing variety of waterfalls, mountains and glaciers along Iceland’s Southern Coastline.

    Then we take you to the Solheimajökull glacier tongue. After a lunch break in Vik, we drive to the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara with its basalt columns.

    We include Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss on our return drive.

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Tour includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off (selected Reykjavik hotels)
  • Port pickup
  • Professional sightseeing guide
  • You need to bring

  • Warm, waterproof clothing and good shoes
  • Iceland South coast Adventure

    South shore Adventure

    Reykjavik Excursions

    This South Coast sightseeing tour is perfect for nature lovers. Travel the south coast of Iceland through one of the Iceland´s most beautiful areas. The tour goes as far as Vík with its black sand beaches and beautiful bird cliffs. Along the way we stop at the waterfall at Seljalandsfoss. We also stop at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, with its 60 m drop. We visit the Folk Museum at SKógar (entrance fee included) and learn how Icelanders survived in the past. Amazing views of glaciers, black sand beaches and impressive rock formations.

  • Tour duration: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Difficulty: very easy

  • Sightseeing tour includes

  • Bus transport and Guided sightseeing tour
  • Entry fee to the Skógar Folk Museum
  • Pick up can be 30 minutes before start time
  • Please note
    Languages: English guide: daily (all year) German guide: Fridays (all year) French guide: Wednesdays (all year) Scandinavian guide: Tuesdays (all year) Spanish guide: Mondays (1 Jun – 31 Aug)

    South Coast combo tours

    These tours are usually in a minibus with pick-up from Reykjavik. They offer a full day of sightseeing and combination activities along Iceland’s South Coast. Please note that other activities may be time consuming and so visits to all Iceland’s South Coast attractions might not be possible.

    Snowmobile - South Coast

    Snowmobile – South Coast

    Sterna Travel

    Riding a Snowmobile on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier is an unforgettable experience. This South coast tour includes a 1 hour snowmobile drive to the top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. This is a perfect duration for first-timers and guests looking for a breathtaking view and experience. The ride begins after you are supplied with safety helmets, overall clothing and safety talk.

    There will be fantastic opportunities to take photos of the beautiful scenery on top of the glacier.

    Other tour highlights include the majestic Skógafoss waterfall.

  • Duration:10 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • What’s included?

  • Warm overall clothing, helmets and safety instructions for Snowmobile tour part
  • 1 hour snowmobile trip to the top of the glacier,
  • What do I need to bring?

  • Warm clothing with hat, gloves, good walking shoes.
  • Please note
    * Valid driver licence is required to drive a snowmobile * Warm overall, helmet and face mask provided on site. * The minimum age limit is 5 years.

    Glacier hike - South Coast Iceland

    Glacier hike – South Coast

    Sterna Travel

    Spend the day glacier hiking and sightseeing. We explore the South coast of Iceland and the glacier wilderness of Sólheimajökull. This is a glacier tongue with crevices & ice ridges. Safety training and glacier equipment needed is provided along with an English speaking guide. You will have about 2 hour glacier hike on the glacier. – The tour includes helmet, crampons and ice axe.

    There will be fantastic opportunities to take photos on the glacier.

    Other tour highlights include the majestic Skógafoss waterfall and Seljalandsfoss, the waterfall you can walk behind.

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Difficulty: moderate

  • Included in the tour

    Pick up in Reykjavik area 30 min. before the tour starts and drop off. Guided sightseeing tour on the Bus and guided tour on the glacier walk.

    What do I need to bring?

  • Dress extremely well, preferably waterproof and warm clothing and a hat, gloves, good walking shoes.
  • Please note
    *The Glacier hike does not require any special skills and can be enjoyed by people with normal fitness and in good health. *Minimum age = 10 years.

    South Coast private tours

    These tours are usually in a SUV or SuperJeep with pick-up from Reykjavik. They offer sightseeing activities in style along the South Coast of Iceland.

    South Coast Sightseeing

    AirportTaxiTours

    This is a private South Coast sightseeing tour in a taxi.

    What’s included? Pick-up and drop-off in the capital area

    Cancellation policy

  • Fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before event
  • Fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 6 days or less before event
  • Fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event
  • Duration:10 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Glacier hike - South Coast SuperJeep

    Glacier hike – South Coast

    SuperJeep The sights on this Iceland South Coast Sightseeing Tour are incredible. Seeing them in a Superjeep makes the experience simply amazing.

    South coast & Eyjafjallajökull tour highlights:

  • Black sand beaches
  • Bird cliffs
  • Skógafoss & Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
  • Eyjafjallajökull sights
  • Urriðafoss waterfall
  • Small coastal villages
  • Free pick-up from your hotel in the capital area begins at 8:30.
  • The tour runs all seasons with min 2 passengers per trip.

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Difficulty: easy

  • Included in the tour

    Pick up in Reykjavik area 30 min. before the tour starts and drop off. Guided sightseeing tour on the Bus and guided tour on the glacier walk.

    What do I need to bring?

  • Dress extremely well, preferably waterproof and warm clothing and a hat, gloves, good walking shoes.
  • Please note
    *The Glacier hike does not require any special skills and can be enjoyed by people with normal fitness and in good health. *Minimum age = 10 years.

    Seljalandsfoss - Iceland South Coast
    Skogafoss - Iceland South Coast
    Vik - Iceland South Coast
    Reynisfjara - Iceland South Coast

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