South Coast. Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

Badge of ExcellenceReykjavik, Iceland

From $266.00

Price varies by group size

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


Discover the ‘land of fire and ice’ as you journey between the glaciers and lavafields of Iceland’s south coast. Set out on a private full-day tour from Reykjavik and get off-the-beaten-track as you wind through the Hellisheidi mountain pass and along the coast. Keep your camera close to hand as you pass a startling array of scenery, including the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers. Stop to admire the dramatic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; the black sand beaches of Dyrhólaey and Vik, and the lush pastures of Mýrdalur valley.
  • Admire the mesmerising landscapes of the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers
  • Capture dramatic photographs of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • Stroll the black sand beaches of Dyrhólaey and Vik
  • Private tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Private tour for your party
  • Driver/guide services
  • Tour transportation
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Reykjavik
    Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Capital Region

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Time for pickup can be changed upon request to the convenient for you time. Pickup and drop off outside of Reykjavik are available at additional cost.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

This is a must do tour on a visit to Iceland and Sergei was the perfect guide to do it with.
No guesswork needed, This is the company you should use!!
72 reviews
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Take This Drive!
Jeremy_L, Dec 2022
Sergei is fantastic! Energetic, talkative, and a wealth of knowledge about the area. Even in the dead of winter, covered in snow, it was a beautiful day with many different stops. Flew by!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Jeremy, Thanks for your feedback and good comments. We had a great adventurous day on the South Coast, despite the cold and gusts of wind blowing snow along the road.
Awesome day exploring the south coast of Iceland
Blair_T, Dec 2022
Our tour guide Sergei was fantastic, touring us around to beautiful waterfalls, black sand beach, lighthouse and all around the south coast. Also was a wealth of information about Iceland’s history, science, etc. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Blair, Thank you for your review and the trip you took with me to the South Coast. I am glad you have great memories.
Spectacular tour. Really...
sanjay_g, Aug 2022
Spectacular tour. Really enjoyed every minute of it. Sergei is a great tour guide and companion. He is very kind, patient and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Sanjay, thank you very much for your kind words and for the trip taken with me to the South coast of Iceland.
Do not miss South Coast tour
Deepak_K, Jun 2022
Highly recommend the private tour with Sergei. 6 stars!! Took his time. We did not feel rushed. He had great knowledge and Insite into the region. Beautiful area of Iceland. Waterfalls are breathtaking, amazing views at Black sand beach. Excellent glacier walk. Full day but time well spent
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Deepak, thank you for your recommendation and a 6-star rating for our trip. Glad you enjoyed the tour and have great memories of the South Coast.
Comfort and knowledge
Kattia_G, May 2022
Sergei was fantastic, very knowledgeable and polite. He took wonderful pictures of us and his drive was comfortable and we felt safe.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Kattia, thank you so much for your feedback and great review of our trip to the South Coast.:)
A must do tour
Nicholas_A, Apr 2022
Sergei is a great tour guide. This is a must see tour; for us more impressive than the golden circle.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed the South Coast tour, and it became the highlight of your trip to Iceland.
Polly_H, Apr 2022
From start to finish our private tour was amazing, informative, comfortable and memorable. Our guide was awesome and not only knew his stuff but was also an amazing photographer. We feel we saw Iceland from a different perspective than just a city break. One we will never forget.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Polly, it was my pleasure to spend a day with you and your son on the tour. I am glad that you have good memories and photos that remained after our South Coast trip.
Awesome tour
Jill_K, Mar 2022
We had the best day on this tour!! Luke was absolutely wonderful - taking us to all of the coolest spots with the most amazing views and no other tourists!! We truly felt like we were seeing “secret spots” of the locals!!! A “must do” tour for any trip to Iceland!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you Jill for touring the South Coast with us! Glad you enjoyed the trip and have great memories.
Our trip through the...
Linda_M, Oct 2021
Our trip through the South Coast with Sergei was wonderful. Every stop on our tour was breathtaking. Our tour guide, Sergei, has an open and friendly manner and provided us with a wealth of information. We also all appreciated that he was always attentive to the needs of everyone in our group. The day was filled with great memories.
A true trip of a lifetime!
Denise_J, Sep 2021
We had Denis as our tour guide and he was brilliant! We saw some beautiful waterfalls, had some wonderful experiences seeing them, drove through some stunning scenery like out of a fairytale. The black beaches were incredible and Denis helped me plan the perfect proposal here. He is incredibly knowledgable about not only the scenery but also the culture and gastronomy of Iceland, and he took us to some truly fantastic places we will never forget! The glaciers and the cliff views were also massive highlights. From start to finish the day was one of the most incredible days, and you feel safe and comfortable. Highly highly recommend! Honestly a trip of a lifetime, a true bucket list moment. And thanks again Denis for everything you did for us!
It was a fantastic trip!...
Mark_T, Aug 2021
It was a fantastic trip! Our guide Sergei did a great job! I highly recommend this trip to everybody who would like to see real Iceland.
Wonderful tour
James_S, Aug 2021
This amazing tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Iceland. It was a long day, but our guide was consistently energetic from hotel pick-up to hotel drop-off. We appreciate that the guide was able to adjust the tour to our interests and physical ability. Now that we're back we see the wonderful photos the guide took! Highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see some of the most beautiful parts of Iceland.
Mia_S, Aug 2021
Sergei is a fantastic tour guide. He is very knowledgeable. As an added bonus, he's an excellent photographer! He gave us a private tour of the beautiful Southern Coast of Iceland. The highlight of the tour was seeing a puffin colony where we saw hundreds of puffins! All in all, it was a wonderful day. Thank you, Sergei!
BEST TOUR EVER! YOU need to take this tour with SERGEI. IT WAS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!!
wendy_h, Jul 2021
BEST TOUR EVER!!!!! I am not kidding. And i have traveled many places. Sergei is one of the best guides I have ever had. My son and I adored our day with Sergei, who took us to the amazing waterfall that you can walk behind, as well as the secret waterfall, the black sand beach with amazing lava columns, and to the Glacier Soheimajokull. Neither of us had ever seen a glacier and so Sergei could not end the day without surprising us with a special walking trip to this impressive glacier. It just made the day perfect. Sergei is an amazing guide. He is eager for his clients to experience something (or in our case, many things) special, and I can honestly say that I may not have ventured up the steps to go above the waterfall or to the Glacier if he hadn't encouraged me to. Sergei also knows the perfect photo spots and I have so many amazing pictures from our day, which just makes the memories that much better. He just made us feel so comfortable and created a day with the perfect mix of scenery and with a wonderful stop for lunch too. The south coast of Iceland was my favorite and I have to say that in addition to being beautiful, Sergei made it so fabulous in every way.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Dear Wendy, I am glad that our trip to the South Coast left you with so many great impressions, it was a great tour with you and your son, which was largely a success for your positive mood and good weather. Thanks for the recommendations, we look forward to seeing you in Iceland again.
Awesome South Coast Tour
Yana_G, Jul 2021
My family and I had an awesome day with Sergei visiting the South Coast. He was an incredible guide and driver and it was clear that he truly cared about ensuring you got the most of your experience and day. He was super knowledgeable and friendly. I love that he showed us little secret spots and the places for the best photos. The South Coast is beautiful. This is a must do tour on a visit to Iceland and Sergei was the perfect guide to do it with. We took a Golden Circle tour a day earlier with another guide but I wish we had done it with Sergei instead. I would highly recommend Sergei and would most definitely book him again.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you, Yana, for your feedback. It was a great day with your family and I am glad you enjoyed the trip. Let me know if you will be back in Iceland.
Wonderful tour and knowledgeable guide
Derek_L, Jul 2021
Sergei is very knowledgeable and attentive. He is also very attentive to our requests. It was all around wonderful tour of the south coast.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for your feedback and kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed the trip and I hope that the photo session on the black sand beach was also a success.
Wonderful experience
Rita_W, Jun 2021
Sergio was very knowledgeable on a wide array of historical facts to help not only enjoy the the areas visited but to help understand the history of Iceland. Very helpful and polite. Would enjoy more tours with him
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Dear Rita, thank you for your feedback and comments. It was a pleasure to be on tour with you, and I still have local stories from other regions of Iceland. I'll be glad to be a guide for you or your loved ones again.
rolandog59, Nov 2019
Sergei was great. 4 travelers had an amazing time. Highly recommended , the sites were fantastic. Loved the black sand beach
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you, Rolando, for taking the time to leave a review. Your group was a lot of fun. It was a pleasure showing you around the South Coast of Iceland.
It doesn’t get much better!
travelright2019, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, engaging, and friendly, while maintaining outstanding professionalism. He was attentive to the interests and needs of each and every passenger. He was a trusted advisor. No guesswork needed... This is the company you should use!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. :)
Best tour in Iceland with best guide
MARGARET_W, Jun 2019
We spent 3 days in Reykjavik doing 3 different tours and this was by far the very best. The guide (Sergei) was terrific and very informative during the tour. He knew the best picture spots and even took many pictures for us. If you are only going to take one tour in Iceland this should be it.