Full-Day Tour to the South Coast of Iceland

Badge of ExcellenceReykjavik, Iceland

From $140.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Iceland’s rugged southern coast and see stunning natural landmarks on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Join a small group and spend your day exploring waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic beaches as well as the charming fishing village of Vik. Enjoy plenty of time to capture photos of your day and learn about the unique geological features from your guide.
  • Avoid crowded tour buses and explore with a small group
  • Stay connected while you drive with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A small group tour means more attention from your guide
  • Hassle-free hotel transfers make for a seamless experience

What's Included

  • Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Wifi
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

Pick up takes place between 8:30 and 9:00, so please be ready at your pick-up location at 8:30

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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164 reviews
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Great experience
Natalie_B, Mar 2023
Great experience! Saw so many places. Just wish they’d gave us heads up to expect very bad weather at some parts of the trip. Good value for money
Glacier walk and south coast of Iceland
Lenka_S, Mar 2023
Fantastic trip. Went to walk on glacier. We had really good guide Julian. Very well planned trip with lots to see. Amazing experience to walk on glacier. Enjoyed every bit of it.
Family of 4
Clarissa_I, Mar 2023
We had the best day with this tour company. Lots of beautiful places visited. Excellent value for money. Thank you so much for making our time in Iceland a memorable one
Perfect iceland 🇮🇸
Mark_H, Mar 2023
An absolute must if visiting Iceland, our tour operator was so knowledgeable. The waterfalls are amazing and the surrounding scenery
Great Visit to the South Coast
Chris_J, Mar 2023
The south coast of Iceland is a beautiful region filled with some great sites to visit. Our driver/guide, Adonis, did an excellent job of arranging our visits to take the best advantage of the weather, which in Iceland can be mercurial at the best of times. He was exceptionally knowledgeable and provided us detailed explanations on various aspects of Icelandic history and culture. He also put together a decent playlist of Icelandic music to listen to throughout the day. The only drawback - and I'm not deducting any stars for this - is the seat pitch is way too narrow on these buses, which seem to be built for 12 year old girls. I'm 6-foot/1.83 meters - tall, but not that tall - and I had to sit ramrod straight or at an angle to avoid jamming my knees into the seatback in front of me. They really need to reconfigure these buses to fit real life adult humans. Other than that, I had a very good time.
A day full of fun with our tour guide, Adonis! Highly recommended.
Michelle_V, Feb 2023
Adonis, our guide was so funny, lively, welcoming and very knowledgeable. Our tour was full of information and fun. He covered all the things that need to be talked about before getting to each and every stop. We had fun Adonis! Thank you! P.S. Milo said you are awesome! :)
Great trip
Tim_S, Feb 2023
Excellent trip, guide Adonis was great. Beautiful sites, in a beautiful country. Highly recommend it.
Recommend this trip to kick off your Icelandic adventures!
Carla_F, Jan 2023
This tour covers some fantastic highlights of Iceland. You see a glacier, waterfalls, black sand beach. Definitely recommend and as a plus, it is a mini bus (20ish people) so it is more personable than the giant tour buses. Our tour guide Chris was very knowledgeable and gave us local only type of insight for the next portion of our trip out west.
Dangerous unreliable and a waste of money
accounts, Dec 2022
Awful. Arrived 2 hours late, company said there was a technical problem with the bus. This turned out to be that there was no driver. When bus arrived, driver was ill, kept coughing and spluttering....covid precautions? Driver was then reckless, speeding, veering around on the road, answering phone calls and struggling to get the microphone on. He did not know where we were going and had to be guided by the travelers as to where to go. He had nothing to say, very little information, we had to look on Google to get info on what we were looking at. On more than one occasion a fellow traveler had to hold the wheel whilst the driver sorted himself speed. Same traveler took charge ensuring everyone was okay etc. Basically he was the tour guide. The tour had been cancelled twice due to bad weather despite the other operators still going. Bus had at least one faulty air unit that would not close. The microphone did not work most of the time until aforementioned fellow traveler showed the driver that he had not switched it on. It then worked intermittentantly and driver had the microphone so close to his mouth that we could not figure out what was being said. We were then forced to listen to the driver singing his songs...excruciating. The bus slid out a few times and the driving was reckless. We were actually unsure of the state of mind of the driver. There were several passangers who needed to be back by a specific time, which meant that not everything could be seen...again as a result of the tour starting so late. This was not a tour, simply a transfer between places that had to be researched on google. And a dangerous transfer at that.
John_M, Dec 2022
Vik Church , waterfalls, glacier; could go on wonderful experience, great guide in Atol. A perfect day out
Whistle-stop Tour
Sarah_G, Nov 2022
The locations were absolutely brillant and we got to see lots of places along the way. The Black Sand Beach and Skogafoss waterfall were incredible! There were plenty of stops but some were a little short on time and we felt a little rushed, particularly at the glacier. Our only issue was with being able to hear the driver/guide as his microphone was not very loud.
Absolutely Amazing!
Sarah_M, Nov 2022
I was a bit put off in the morning as the weather was pretty bad and I didn’t think it was going to be a great day but I was very wrong. The tour guide Chris was fantastic. He had lots of stories and was really knowledgeable. Despite the rain every stop was just wonderful and we got a set amount of time in each place. He recommended lunch spots for us and it all went so smoothly. Going behind the waterfall and seeing the glacier were just beautiful and such amazing experiences. At the end Chris came with us for the last spot and helped us in and took photos (which is nice as a solo traveller). A really fantastic day.
Unforgettable experience
Barbara_E, Nov 2022
This excursion to the South Coast was our favorite experience in Iceland.. glacier, majestic waterfalls, black beach! Plenty of time to explore at each site. Our guide, Adonis, was interesting, knowledgeable and helpful. Would highly recommend this trip!
Great Day!
Danielle_M, Nov 2022
Our guide, Chris was incredibly knowledgeable & had a great sense of humor. It was unfortunate that we didn’t have the best weather, but we still got to see everything. Check out the brewpub for lunch on this tour. They had the best burgers & great selection of beer. Definitely worth checking it out.
Very Good!
Mariah_W, Nov 2022
The day started out hectic with my partner and I missing our pick up time due to a mix up on my part. Someone from the company called to check on us because the driver did not see us at our designated stop. The driver could not wait for us at our designated stop, so we were able to take a taxi to another location and board the bus there. David, the driver/tour guide was wonderful. He was a very pleasant host with a lot of knowledge about Iceland's history, both sociological and geological. It was a long drive in and a long drive out, but his storytelling made it bearable! The South Coast offered views of stunning natural wonders, such waterfalls, endless open meadows, snowcapped volcanic mountains, cliff sides, a glacier, and one very angry black sand beach. We did get pretty wet from the falls, and pushed around by very strong winds on the beach, which was kind of fun. The downside was the crowds of people at each site, so patience is a must-have. We were also only at each site for a limited time because we had to keep on schedule. We spent 30 min to one hour at each site with a couple quick stops for photo ops. If you want to go at your own pace, I do not recommend you book a group tour. This is a very good tour if you want to see multiple popular sites in one day and learn a bit about about the land and culture.
Adonis and south Iceland
Sylvia_H, Oct 2022
Our guide Adonis was Icelandic Greek we ever met! 😃 He was very knowledgeable about Iceland and shared so many interesting facts and stories that entertained us. Of all the tour guides we had he was the best this week!
Short on time? Do this one!!
Michelle_W, Oct 2022
Seriously, if you're short on time and can only do one tour, this is the one you should do. Mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and the black sand beach... All in one day. This tour was Amazing!! It was a small group tour which had about 17 people in it. It was perfect. If you're able to ask for your specific tour guide, ask for Baldwin who is great!!
Excellent experience
Kirtida_P, Oct 2022
Baura was a excellent tour guide – very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor (and good taste in music!). We had a wonderful time exploring the South Coast in her capable hands. We felt we had sufficient time at each stop, and that Viator had prepared us in advance as to what to wear or expect. Highly recommend this tour to all!
Brilliant,worth while, day to remember
Karen_F, Sep 2022
We went here as part of our honeymoon and omg I'd do it all over again best guild you could ever ask for and tailor's for everyone needs and full of so much knowledge, would definitely recommend it , loved the experience and can't wait till I can come back again will miss Iceland and the people ❤️❤️❤️ from Karen and harry the Irish and Germany people lol 😁
South shore tour
Richard_S, Sep 2022
Our driver , Herman, should get a tour guide of the year award! He not only brought us to the places of interest, he was very watchful of our safety and well being! His knowledge of history and culture is extensive which he share many stories of lore with us. As one person on the tour said, “ he brought us all together as a community”. Best tour on the island!