South Shore Adventure from Reykjavik

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, flora, and fauna of Iceland on this full-day excursion down the country's south coast. Onboard a climate-controlled coach with your naturalist guide, visit sites like the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and the Reynisdrangar rock formations near the charming coastal town of Vik. All activities and round-trip transportation from Reykjavik are included.
  • Full-day tour of Iceland’s southern shores from Reykjavik
  • Travel to the village of Vik by bus with a guide and enjoy sweeping views over the rugged countryside
  • Discover landmarks including the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and the rock formations at Reynisdrangar
  • Explore Vik—Iceland's southernmost village
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off from central Reykjavik

What's Included

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bus Terminal Reykjavík
    Vatnsmýrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    The meeting point is at BSI Bus Terminal. Please be ready at the BSI Bus Terminal at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide and group in central Reykjavik, board the climate-controlled coach, and embark on your tour of Iceland's southern coast.

Head for Vik, the southernmost village on the island of Iceland. Along the way, make stops at some of the country's most spectacular natural landmarks. At the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, take the unique opportunity to walk behind the cascading water and emerge on the other side of the falls. Take fantastic photos at the 196-foot (60-meter) Skógafoss waterfall, whose copious spray produces an almost permanent double rainbow. 

Along the way, visit the Solheimajokull glacier and listen to informative commentary from your local guide. At Vik, admire the charming village set below the towering cliffs, the black volcanic beaches and the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations before heading back to Reykjavik.

Reykjavik Excursions (Pass By)

Meeting point for the tour.


Skógafoss, famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • No pickup from accommodations
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 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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Great valve for money.
michael_c, Feb 2023
Great trip. Really clear and informative knowledge over the coach speakers from the guide . Comfy coach. Saw loads.
November South Shore
Dalton_H, Nov 2022
Even though the weather conditions were not ideal, this tour was great! The guide was very knowledgeable and safety was the upmost importance. The town of Vik was a nice midtour stop for lunch. Would recommend going for the experience and scenery!
Great tour
Emily_W, Mar 2022
The tour was great- it was very special to see a glacier in real life and the two waterfalls were really impressive. The tour guide was also really good. Tour was exactly as described! Would recommend
This was a great tour, our guide was...
Jacqueline_S, Apr 2018
This was a great tour, our guide was very informative and interesting. As it's quite a long day, a lot of driving involved, the sights we saw were amazing and I'm pleased I took this tour. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because at the waterfall where you can go up the stairs and close to the water I was only able to do one or the other due to the time given. It would have taken too long to up all those stairs with my 9 year old and then go right up to the bottom of the waterfall as well.
Had a great trip on the South Shore...
dnordby, Dec 2017
Had a great trip on the South Shore, only wish it could have been longer there is so much to see and do a day trip hardly does it justice.
Tour was interesting, good guide who...
queenm2, Nov 2017
Tour was interesting, good guide who provided a lot of interesting information. I signed up for an English tour and ended up on a bilingual tour English and French, so had to listen to the French which was a bit annoying.
This was a big bus trip which is why...
Sheri H, Oct 2017
This was a big bus trip which is why I only gave it 4 stars. The South is probably the most beautiful part of the country and we enjoyed the black sand beaches, waterfalls and the scenery. I thought that the town of VIK was more than just an overpriced lunch stop and would have liked that explained better. Also, the tour was much longer because all participants were dropped off at their hotels individually. This added about an hour to a long trip.
Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the...
Mary ellen W, Aug 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the waterfalls, the glacier, and the black sand beach, along with the little town of Vik. Everything was as expected, except - warning! - if you're older and not as agile as you used to be, be aware that Iceland in general has very little in the way of accommodation for the changing needs of seniors. This tour was no exception. It would have been a lot more fun if we'd been young and strong. Then again, what wouldn't?
Tour was good to see the sights...
Nancy P, Jun 2017
Tour was good to see the sights, even on a rainy day. The large number of passengers on the coach made the tour slow and there were so many people at each of the stops it was hard to see everything. Overall, a good way to see a lot of the country in one day and show what to do next trip.
The tour was wonderful. The weather...
Patricia_P, May 2017
The tour was wonderful. The weather was yucky, no one could control that...but enjoyed the tour and the sites.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable...
Hannah W, Mar 2017
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and showed much dedication having spoken both English and German on the coach. Trip itself was great - stopped at some stunning locations! First stop was about 1h30m from the bus terminal so worth having a toilet stop beforehand as there was not one available on the coach I felt we stopped enough times for this to not be a problem Would highly recommend this trip if you have already done the Golden Circle Tour, in particular if you are into photography like we are. As with anywhere in Iceland, be prepared for changing weather conditions through the day. I'd recommend bringing food with you if possible as it saves a fair bit of time waiting in queues at the stops. Stops were: Selfoss Hvolsvollur Seljalandsfoss Eyjafjallajokull Sólheimajökull Vik Reynisfjara Skogar Museum Skogafoss
The tour and our guide Anna were...
Suzanne I, Mar 2017
The tour and our guide Anna were fabulous!! She was very knowledgeable and funny. All of our stops were awesome!! Such a beautiful part of Iceland. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.
Takes in some great places with a good...
Richard E, Mar 2017
Takes in some great places with a good English speaking guide. Well worth going on.
This tour is amazing. They guide is...
Susan S, Feb 2017
This tour is amazing. They guide is very informative, extremely friendly and helpful. There is lots of amazing scenery to see, plenty of stops to stretch your legs and go to the loo. This trip is a must when visiting Iceland.
I am not a fan of big bus tours...
Krystle_W, Feb 2017
I am not a fan of big bus tours however this one was very good and informative the guide was helpful and even stopped when they spotted the northern lights on the way back!
I booked this for my parents so this...
Amanda L, Feb 2017
I booked this for my parents so this is their opinion: We had an amazing time in a beautiful country. The guide was very informative and made the trip even more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who has never been before. Just be careful if you go in winter as the black beach is freezing and the wind knocked someone over on our tour.
Decent tour, but the weather was...
Heather S, Jan 2017
Decent tour, but the weather was really gross. Sideways rain, windy, cold. Also, we booked through Reykjavik Excursions. Avoid this group if you can! They did not pick us up for this tour and we had to move it to the next day. I called early that morning to confirm again that we would be picked up. Reykjavik Excursions also did not pick us up for our transfer back to the airport, although we were waiting in the designated area 1 hour prior to the pick up time.
We really liked this trip...
Bernice Z, Dec 2016
We really liked this trip! Everything was wonderful despite the rainy weather. If you have only a short time to see the south of Iceland, this is a great tour to take.
Despite the warmest winter...
NoorAdzlin_A, Dec 2016
Despite the warmest winter temperatures, the tour was perfect. No ice, no whites, just strong cold winds.
Amazing sites to see on this tour...
Jason K, Dec 2016
Amazing sites to see on this tour, especially on the coast. This gets you away from the city to see the beautiful countryside of Iceland. The black sand beach, several waterfalls, and a glacier. The museum at the end of the tour has too many things to see in the short time you have there.