South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

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From $110.24

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


Experience Iceland's southern coast—full of waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches—on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Your climate-controlled coach comes with an audio guide available in 10 languages so you can learn about the sights as you cross through farmland and rugged coastline. Visit several waterfalls, the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, and the Sólheimajökull Glacier for a full Icelandic experience. Upgrade to include round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Guided day trip of Iceland's south coast from Reykjavik
  • See waterfalls and the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands.
  • Learn about the sights from your guide and touchscreen audio, available in 10 languages
  • Free Wifi and USB charger available on board your coach

What's Included

  • Professional Guide on board
  • On-board audio guide with 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
  • On board free WiFi
  • USB charger available in every seat
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Reykjavik Terminal
    Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier to know Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation Pick up is also available from the following hotels: - Apartment K - Ingólfsstræti 1a - AR Central Apartments - Best Western Hotel Reykjavík - Black Pearl Hotel - Domus Guesthouse - Flying Viking Guesthouse - Grettisborg Apartments - Guesthouse 101 - Guesthouse Aurora - Guesthouse Summerday - Laugavegur Apartments - Reykjavik Domestic Airport - Villa Guesthouse - Black Tower - Gray Tower - Stay Apartments Einholt - Stay Apartments Laugavegur - Stay Brilliant - Skarfabakki cruise terminal - Reykjavík Terminal - Elding Whale watching center - Frakkastígur Apartments - BSÍ Bus terminal - Thomsen - Brilliant apartments - Apartment K - Lindargata 60 - Reykjavik 4you Apartments - Laugavegur 85 - Bergstaðarstræti Aparments - Hotel Reykjavik Center - Sandhotel - Apartment K - Skólastræti 1 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 74 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 85-86 - Apartment K - Laugarvegur 46 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 37 - Apartment K - Thingholtsstraeti 2-4 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 14 - Phoenix Hotel - 1912 Guesthouse - Pávi Apartments - B14 - Rooms and Apartments - Konsulate Hotel by Hilton

What To Expect

Meet your tour coach at Reykjavik Terminal or upgrade to include hotel pickup in the morning to embark on your tour of Iceland's North Atlantic coast. Find your seat and enjoy onboard WiFi, USB charging ports at each seat, and an audio guide available in 10 languages.

Take off along the North Atlantic coast and into the volcanoes and lava fields in Hengill. Arrive in the rolling farmland of the southern coastline, with views of the Hekla Volcano on sunny days. Catch a glimpse of the Eyjafjalljökull Volcano and the glaciers on its slopes, as well as the jagged, volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands punctuating the ocean that lies beyond. 

Make your initial stop at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a 196-foot (60-meter) cascade, which you can skirt on foot due to its hidden posterior pathway. Continue to the Skógafoss Waterfall; climb a short flight of stairs to the top to see one of the country's best lookout points.

At Sólheimajökull Glacier, break out your camera for fantastic photos of the otherworldly ice fields. Next, walk on the dark landscape of Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, watching the ocean crash up against the jagged basalt sea stacks and columns.

Return to your original departure point at the end of the tour.

Reykjavik Sightseeing (Pass By)

Volcano Hekla (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Audio-guide available in: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 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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this is a full day - 11 hours - tour including hotel pick up.
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Amazing waterfalls!
ASHLEY_W, Mar 2023
We had a great time on this trip, our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable on a vast array of Icelandic topics. Our driver Gregor also made us feel very safe on the roads. Tak Tak, bless bless!
Great trip for a family to the South Coast
David_F, Dec 2022
This was a great trip, and I would highly recommend it for those of you who have limited time but would like to see the southern coast. The tour guide was amazing and shared lots of interesting facts about Iceland and the sites that we visited. The pick-up in the morning was a bit confusing as our names did not appear on the list of passengers when the bus came to pick us up even though we had confirmation from the tour operator of pick-up time and location via email. It was resolved on the spot, but had I not asked the driver to call it in, we would have missed our tour. The only other complaint is the location where they make their morning rest stop was so full of other tourists that the 20 minutes allotted to go to the bathroom or purchase a beverage was unrealistic. The lines for both were so long that we were unable to do either. Despite this however, I would use this company again.
Pavla_V, Dec 2022
It was cancelled day prior but no text or e-mail send. Behind furios. Only found out bcs of nice man in bus station. Also I must write for a refund. It’s not automatical. Get you s**ts together.
Lovely Tour
Emily_K, Dec 2022
Excellent tour of the South Coast. Our guide Robin (sp?) was awesome and we even got in a few extra stops. It didn't feel rushed and we got to see everything in daylight (minus the last stop but that was mentioned in the itinerary). It was a great time!
Wet and windy !!!!
gary_h, Nov 2022
I did a similar trip 26 years ago, it was good to go back and see some of the sights plus quite a few new places, the weather was terrible but was still worth the trip, on time pick up and a friendly guide ( I'm terrible for remembering names)
Great tour
Helen_C, Nov 2022
Great tour with wonderful sights/scenery. Karen our guide and Gregor our driver were both excellent and well informed. Great trip well worth the very long day.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you had a great time on the South Coast with Karen and Gregor!
Melissa_H, Oct 2022
The waterfalls were amazing. I do not feel we were properly warned on the intensity of the climbing on slippery rocks if you wanted to walk behind. There should be more warning so ppl know what to expect
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you had a great time on the South Coast. Please note that there are signs at Seljalandsfoss to warn visitors about the slippery conditions, especially if rainy outside.
Jennifer_R, Oct 2022
Was an easy pick up and travelling. Tablets were helpful and guide was pleasant with good humor and insight. Just wish there was more time given at each location. Often had to choose between the bathroom or getting a close up. 15-20 minutes is not enough to appreciate these sites. Overall was a way to see such unique and beautiful sites, just be warned rushing can be an issue.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you had a great time on the South Coast.
Wow what an amazing trip
STEVE_K, Oct 2022
Wow what an amazing trip, yes its long but the scenery is incredible. Volcanoes, black sand beaches, waterfalls including walking behind a waterfall amazing. Our guide Elly was excellent lots of information given. Highly recommend this tour, so many photo opportunities.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you, Steve, for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you had a great time on the South Coast tour and we hope to see you again in the future!
Great trip
lee_h, Aug 2022
Easy to arrange, collected and dropped off from a bus stop very near the hotel. Guide and driver/s were very friendly and helpful, plus you get an electronic GPS tablet that gives you extra information as you go. We saw some amazing sights so it was well worth it. The only slight criticism I would give is the timings at some of the sights were very tight. Especially at the Glacier. Only half an hour and it's at least a 10 minute walk each way (if you are a fast walker) to the viewing area so hardly any time to see it. We had an hour at the Black beach and a 20 minute break early on during the tour those could have probably been cut down a bit to give extra time at the Glacier.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you, Lee, for taking the time in writing us this review. We appreciate your feedback regarding the times. We hope to see you again back on board to explore even more of what Iceland has to offer.
Memories that no one can take from us
Mika_K, Aug 2022
Nice tour, beautiful places, good guide. By just going to those places you would miss a lot what the guide tells you on a bus during the drive. Of course would have been nice to be even longer time in the destinations. Now you need to make selections what do you really want to see / where you really want to go. We got lots of memories to carry with!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you, Mika, for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you had a good time on our South Coast tour. We think this is one of the most beautiful tours as there are many beautiful places to see along the way.
Great day tour from Reykjavik
Ronaldo_S, Aug 2022
We absolutely love this day trip, everything. From start of pick up until we we’re dropped off to our hotel. The tour is very informative and enjoyable, Iceland is a beautiful country.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you, Ronald, for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you had a good time on our South Coast tour. We think this is one of the most beautiful tours as there are many beautiful places to see along the way.
Great trip
Renata_B, Aug 2022
Originally, I wanted to go on a different tour, but it got canceled so I chose this one and I must say I am pretty happy about the whole excursion. There is a lot to see, basically, you get a little bit of everything of the Icelandic wonders.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you, Renata, for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you had a good time on our South Coast tour. We think this is one of the most beautiful tours as there are many beautiful places to see along the way.
Great tour
laurence_l, Jul 2022
Svenbo "Bo" was an excellent guide. Super knowledgeable and great personality. He made a few extra stops along the way so we could get a better idea of what he was talking about and to see Iceland up close. All around great tour. Was very happy I went. It is a long day, but there is so much to see and you don't realize that you've been out all that time until you are heading back home.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time in writing us this kind review. Nothing brings us more joy than a very happy customer. South Coast is truly amazing and has many things to offer and see. Bo will be waiting for you to join us again in the future and explore even more of Iceland.
Trip worth the time and money
Courtney_K, Apr 2022
This was an amazing trip, full of incredible information about Iceland. The initial driver who picked me up had us in stitches, and our tour driver, B G I believe (he looks like Walter White's brother) was just phenomenal.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you Courtney for writing us this review! We are happy to see we managed to bring a laugh on your face throughout the day and we hope you now have nice memories from Iceland. P.S. BG is actually Walter White in hiding, but please keep this to yourself!
“ICELAND”is where it’s at !!!
Robbie_K, Mar 2022
The whole experience from start to finish was awesome and then I didn’t want it to end. A beautiful part of this country
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you Robbie for writing us this review. We know this feeling we also consider that South Coast has something special. We hope you have nice memory to take back home. Looking forward in having you back on board one day.
Mesmerized beyond words
ajay_g, Feb 2022
South iceland is beautiful beyond words. My wife wanted to go in the summer, but she was mesmerized beyond words how beautiful everything was. The host Arni was amazing his knowledge of iceland was fantastic. When I come back to iceland I will definetly do this trip again ... 5 star experience. And the driver was a great and experienced driver.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for taking time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you have enjoyed the South Coast tour and we are looking forward having you back on board for your next trip.
Delightful Iceland Tour
Surya_C, Jan 2022
We booked last minute and they were able to accommodate. We visited 4/5 great sites each was walkable. Waterfalls and volcanoes and glaciers were amazing. Tour guide was very informative and made up time and gave us extra time to visit sites. With bad weather on the way guide and driver made sure everyone was safe and made it on time for the bus. Guide told us stories of Iceland folklore and history of the area. Definitely would recommend this tour
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you very much for this kind review. Nothing brings us more joy than a happy customer at the end of the day, so we are glad we could be part of your vacation in Iceland. We always put our passengers safety as top priority and we try to make their day go as smooth as possible.
bucket list adventure
diana_r, Dec 2021
celebrating 25th anniversary with this bucket list adventure. did not disappoint. guides yoyo and rafraf were great, really told us about the history and more. great time, great trip
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you Diana for taking time win letting us know about your experience. We are happy we could be part of your anniversary and we hope you have plenty of nice memories to take home with you. We hope to see you again one day!
A tour not to miss
John_P, Sep 2021
Incredible scenery. Guide was very knowledgeable. The ride was comfortable and I had Wi-Fi and power for your phone.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hello John! Thank you for taking time in writing us this review. We hope that our wifi helped you share on spot the nice photo memories you took and that our usb sockets made sure to extend your phone battery life. Glad to see you enjoyed the company of our guide and what knowledge had to offer.