Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Don’t miss sthe beautiful sights of Iceland’s southern coast on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. See the famous Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull, and Westman Islands. Plus, enjoy a stroll on the black-sand beach, Reynisfjara. With hotel pickup and drop-off included and all your stops scheduled out for you, it’s easy to explore the southern coast without putting the time into planning the whole day yourself.
  • Tour of Iceland’s southern coast from Reykjavik
  • Stroll along the black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara
  • View stunning sights of the scenic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • Catch a glimpse of Iceland’s Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanoes
  • See the Westman Islands, a volcanic archipelago rising steeply from the ocean off the coast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option is selected)
  • Professional guide
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick-up from all hotels and bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour starting time. You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.

What To Expect

This full-day tour of Iceland’s southern coast starts with hotel pickup. Take a ride on a coach bus through the farming lands to a unique spot of the coast.

The first stop of the day is at Skogafoss waterfall on the Skoga River. This massive waterfall has been known to be featured in famous films. After snapping some photos here, it’s time to take a break for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.

Once you’re feeling satisfied from your meal, your guide takes you and your group over to Reynisfjara to explore the black-sand beaches. Enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean’s waves crashing over the sands.

Afterward, visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you might be able to see Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull, and the Westman Islands. Sit back and relax on your bus ride to Reykjavik. Your guide drops you off at your hotel in time for dinner in the evening.

Volcano Hekla (Pass By)


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 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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Traveler Tips

Bring gloves if you don’t like mud on your hands.
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Beautiful experience
Richell_S, Mar 2023
The guide we had was very knowledgeable! It was a long drive from Reykjavik but worth it! It was a beautiful experience
Such a beautiful trip
Season_K, Mar 2023
Such an amazing experience! Our tour guide (Karen) was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting. I would take this tour in summer, ideally, but even in the winter, it was magical. Maybe next time I will be able to go behind the waterfall!
Lovely Views
James_S, Mar 2023
What the tour took us to see was amazing. Couldn't believe how fantastic the views were. Loved the two Waterfalls we were taken to and the Black Beach. However, the tour guide mumbled a lot. When we went to the glacier, he was saying on the coach to stay close to him. However, by the time we got off the coach he was half way up the footpath and was not very good at keeping the group together.
An Amazing Tour
Katherine_Y, Mar 2023
An amazing experience overall. The Tour guide was knowledgeable and gave us plenty of time at each location. Worth doing!
Amazing scenery, outstanding customer service
Blidar_F, Feb 2023
We loved every bit of it: the scenery was amazing and our guide Karen blended into the stories facts about each place we passed by or stopped, with some of her personal experiences and also tips for tourists. Her punctuality and customer service skills are outstanding. We would like to thank her for everything (time and efforts) and also a big thank you to the driver.
A great day out!
Laska_G, Feb 2023
We booked this last minute the night before and it turned out to be our favourite! Our tour guide Bo was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot throughout the day, really loved the glacier and black sand beaches. I would say this is probably not the best tour in the height of winter as there are fantastic views but we got very lucky. I really recommend when stopping for lunch heading to black crust pizzeria, an absolute hidden gem!
48 Hours in Iceland
Alexander_R, Jan 2023
Such an incredible experience! The Southern Coast tour is 100% a must do. We were in Iceland for a total of 48 hours and this tour delivers!! Be sure to get to your pick up location on time. Our driver and tour guide were fun and knowledgeable. Also - be considerate and make sure you get back to the bus at the time stated! It is not fair to everyone else on the bus if they’re waiting on you. Being late from coming back to the bus takes time away from the next attraction.
Fantastic day
Krzysztof_L, Dec 2022
Everything was perfect!!! Views, weather, lanscapes, organisation and especialy guide, Emilia, who gave us a lot of informations and fun!!! Iceland is on the top of bucket list!!!
Beautiful Creation
Daisy_J, Dec 2022
To see the south coast of Iceland very memorable, beautiful and one of a lifetime experience . I’m very happy to see all this beautiful creation on earth.
Amazing Iceland
LOREDANA_t, Nov 2022
Amazing landscape and a joyful trip supported by the storytelling of our guide. He was sharing fairy tales, historical background, economic facts of Iceland.
great day out
Philip_O, Oct 2022
The black beaches are exceptional, the power of the waves cannot be captured on film. the waterfalls are also very beautiful.
Our tour guide Swan was...
Joseph_F, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Swan was very chill and had a wide breadth of knowledge regarding local history and pop culture. Everything we saw exuded power, from the waterfalls, to the glaciers, and to the arctic waves at the black sand beach.
Best tour ever!
Brian_H, May 2022
Possibly the best guided tour I have been on, the amount we did was incredible and we were lucky with the weather. Gumi was superb!
Excellent and value for money
GOVINDAN_S, Nov 2021
The trip was excellent .. the tour guide and driver Roman was superb… gave non stop commentary and he was very cooperative and brilliant The waterfalls were magnificent and good choice
Carol_P, Sep 2021
The Falls. The beach. The views. The countryside. The glacier. Our tour guide was fabulous “yawn”. John. Loved seeing the sheep and horses.
Thank you to the spicy Viking
Marina_G, Jul 2021
My favorite thing was the water falls … I cut myself on a glass bottle when i tripped on hiking boots and Simon was so awesome helping me find emergent medical attention to get my laceration fixed … i barely missed much of my tour. The water falls are gorgeous… you will get a little wet if you get up close. One water fall you can climb behind and make a wish for good luck. Bring gloves if you don’t like mud on your hands. Also bring sunglasses and great selfie stick or tripod
Just OK
Rebekah_B, Jun 2021
It was fine, saw some cool waterfalls and Reynisfjara beach. Probably could have done it cheaper and better by renting a car, though.
Lava Show in Vik and more
Susanne_F, Jul 2020
A day of Icelands wonders - black beach with stunning rock formations in the sea, a 360 degrees rainbow at the waterfall and a unique chance to see, smell and feel the heat of real lava. Do go to the Lava Show at Vik! It is amazing AND educational - a thing that can not often be said. And there is no other place in the world where You can experience real authentic lava safely on Your seat in a house. Even for kids and elderly people - and everybody came out of the show with her/his piece of lava in hand, chattering and with shining eyes, telling everybody else "I am soo glad we did this!".
Long day
April_M, Mar 2020
Very long trip, bus is cramped. Driver is very picky about the seats. There was no warning about the glacier hike it is dangerous.
mike g, May 2019
Trip was for full length and saw a good portion of Iceland with beautiful views. Well organized. Look in to