South Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Black Sand Beach Day Tour from Reykjavik

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From $99.00

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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 scenery of southern Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Journey past lava fields, icebergs, and glacier lakes as you explore the Sólheimajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Keep your camera poised as you admire the black-sand beaches and dramatic rock formations of Vik, as well as the mighty Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
  • Full-day tour of South Iceland from Reykjavik
  • Marvel over the icy landscapes of the Sólheimajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers
  • Walk along the black-sand beaches of Vik
  • Visit the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Frequent stops break up journey times and pack multiple attractions into one trip.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Þórunnartún 1
    Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket. More locations we do offer pickup service from: - Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119 - Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1 - Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29 - BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side) Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) Free pickup location: - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
Operated by BusTravel Iceland

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up?

A:We only pick up/drop off from selected locations and Bus Stops in central Reykjavik. So that we can arrange the most convenient location, let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

Wear a waterproof coat and you'll be fine) and the famous black sand beaches and rock formations in the cliffs AND GLACIERS!
Far safer on a large coach than hiring a car it was pretty windy but was told this is the norm here Thanks also to Magic our coach driver.
You gotta try this if you have limited time in Iceland so it is not wasted.
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Southland tour - a fantastic day with Ana
Maria_T, Mar 2023
Wonderful experience 1st time and magnificent views of waterfalls, mountains, & black sand beach with caves! The best part was our tour guide "Ana" who made our bus ride experience more memorable with her storytelling, singing and bird calling.
Icelandic Adventure part 2
Andrew_D, Mar 2023
Our Icelandic Adventure continued with the South Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Black Sands Beach tour ..... The tour didn't get off to a great start as my daughter and I ended up being seperated on the main coach - i was at the back and my daughter sat next to someone at the front! Which kinda ruined the initial start of the tour- luckily the girl sat next to my daughter offered to swap seats with me so we could be together and enjoy the experience. The stops and sights visited on the tour were amazing but we didn't have enough time to explore each properly, this was due to people constantly being late back to the coach at the beginning reducing the time for each visit. Overall the tour was amazing, the sights visited were breathtaking and the tour guide was very informative at each stop and kept us amused with folk tales about Iceland especially the Trolls and Elves.
Good tour with a very knowledgeable guide
Tully_D, Mar 2023
The tour was very good. Our tour guide, Allan was exceptional in giving out all the information. He made the tour very informative and fun.
Stunning scenery
Alan_P, Mar 2023
A fantastic day out seeing some of the natural wonders Iceland has to offer….. Our guide Josef, was friendly and informative and contributed to a great day out.
Sights yes, time management no
Ewan_N, Mar 2023
The tour was provided by Bus Travel Iceland. The sights were amazing, however time management was a bit of an issue - our guide Josip seemed quite tense at the idea of people being late back to the bus. In situations like this it would help if the clock inside the bus showed the correct time to enable people to synchronise watches. Even though we were not among the latecomers, it still created an air of tension. It seemed like they tried to pack too many things in one tour, so time was tight. The Golden Circle tour we did the next day with the same company was much smoother and more relaxed.
South coast
Angela_M, Mar 2023
Great trip - guide was fun sharing stories & info about our sites & Icelandic legends. Even had a sing along. Good tour fir the money with several stops along the way.
Perla was great, she went...
Kate_M, Mar 2023
Perla was great, she went above and beyond. Full of fun facts and our driver Chris was lovely and safe.
Great experience!
Troy_L, Mar 2023
Just enough time at locations. An additional 10 min. Each would be great. Tour guide "Rock" was awesome! Informed and especially entertaining towards the end.
Great way to see another side of Iceland
KendaD, Mar 2023
Great part of Iceland to see but quite a ways from Reikjavik. This tour picked us up at our hotel, took us to all the hot spots in Southern Iceland. We took a few tours this week but this by far was the best. Our tour guide Monika made it great. Told different stories, played music and made the 10hr day fly by!!!
Well worth a day trip
Kathryn_W, Mar 2023
Brindis the tour guide and Michel the driver were both great. Brindis provided pertinent, amusing, and interesting information about all the areas we visited. The bus was comfortable, I could hear well, and had wifi on board.
Great views, brilliant guide
Jaimini_C, Mar 2023
Excellent tour guide, he shared a lot of interesting knowledge and told some brilliant stories. A good mix of things to see on this tour, with beautiful sights! Thank you.
Great Day Out
Carol_O, Mar 2023
Loved the waterfalls, the guide was friendly & funny. We had plenty of time to look around at each stop.
Great tour guide!
Jessica_J, Mar 2023
Alan (so), our tour guide, was wonderful! 10 out of 10 stars for him! My only complaint was that the bus was old, with no bathroom, charging ports or wifi. We spent half of our time at each stop waiting in line for the bathroom, so each stop felt rushed, even more than usual. Also, with no way to charge my phone, photos were limited to conserve battery life at the last few stops. What t us 2023, I feel like these should be standard on a 10 hour day trip. The sites were amazing and fun. Alan was the highlight, for sure. Thank you, Alan!
Amazing glacier
Ivona_H, Mar 2023
We enjoyed visiting the glacier and the Vík village with black sand beach the most. Our guide Monika was great, very informative, friendly and funny. This was our second tour with Monika and we absolutely love her. The tour was longer than the Golden Circle tour as the distances between places were longer. We had the perfect weather with clear blue sky and the sunny a whole day.
Beautiful day out
Alice_N, Mar 2023
great experience, saw everything we wanted to in Iceland on this tour. Your guide was friendly and helpful. Would recommend definatly worth the money
Good variety of landscapes to see
Sarah_P, Mar 2023
Really enjoyed this trip! Good variety of landscapes to see. Would recommended. Very interesting and informative and the guide was friendly.
Amazing views
Charlotte_O, Mar 2023
A bit of a slow start due to the doors not working on the coach so had to swap buses, however the delay did not stop us from seeing all the sites with enough time to explore. Monica our guide was very informative at each location and on the drive through surrounding areas. She even walk us to the glacier and spoken in detail about them and ensured every was safe.
Excellent tour
Shirley_W, Mar 2023
Well organised with excellent tour guide. Visited two waterfalls, glacier and black sand beach which was really dramatic with huge waves. Plenty of stops for food and toilet breaks and good drop of service at the end of the day.
Great day out
Elaine_W, Mar 2023
Great full day out our rep gave us a lot of information about all places visited. Really enjoyed will and have already recommended to other people.
Amazing tour but 1 tweak needed
Kelly_G, Feb 2023
Had an amazing day. Tour guide was phenomenal and had a ton of knowledge on not only the sites but of Iceland. This would have been 5 stars except I think there should be an age requirement for children. There was a 2 year old on the bus that was clearly sick (coughing) and the parents would left him sleeping the bus. It is no fault of the tour guide or the child but for future tours maybe requiring the age being at least 5. A 2 year old does not enjoy the trip and caused more work on the guide and members of the bus trying to cheer him up.