South Coast Waterfalls, Black Bach & Glacier Adventure | Small Group Day Tour

Badge of ExcellenceReykjavik, Iceland
Likely to Sell Out

From $124.00

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 to 13 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Marvel at some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls and glaciers along its south coast during this 12-hour small-group adventure from Reykjavik. Travel with no more than 19 guests as you visit the well-known torrents at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and then explore lesser-known waterfalls like Kvernufoss and Irafoss. You’ll also take a hike on Solheimajokull glacier and check out Reynisfjara Beach.
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

What's Included

  • Professional English-speaking driver/guide (guide will be with the group during all stops)
  • Transport for the whole tour in a minibus
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 1.5-hour glacier hike (if Glacier Hike option is selected)
  • All safety equipment
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:20. Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with red NICE Travel logos.

What To Expect

Hveragerdi (Pass By)

Selfoss (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Items you will need to bring include: warm, wind and waterproof clothes, camera, and good hiking shoes (necessary for the Glacier Hike)
  • If you do not have appropriate footwear, a rental pair will be available
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • The glacier hike may be cancelled due to weather or safety reasons. In that case, other activities will be substituted when possible. Otherwise, a partial refund will be given
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 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.

Traveler Photos

See more
87 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 87 reviews
Perfect way to visit Iceland!
LuisaAngela_P, Feb 2023
This trip was absolutely perfect. Lots of different stops in iconic places and a good balance between the drive and the sightseeing. We were very lucky with our driver (Mike) who also added an extra stop in the itinerary. Nice travel buses are lovely, clean and fitted with Wi-Fi and plugs. We particularly enjoyed the fact that the group was small and everyone respected the timetable. Absolutely recommend this day trip!
Great trip
Linda_D, Feb 2023
Wonderful trip. We learned so much from Ardit. He was very kind a very informative. Thanks so much!! Everyone will love this trip.
Must do experience
Adrienne_M, Feb 2023
Phenomenal experience. Our tour guide, David, was funny and knowledgeable. The small group made the tour an even more enjoyable experience. The weather was less than ideal, but he modified the schedule to best accommodate the changes in the weather. Definitely recommend!
Beautiful Tour
Tracy_G, Oct 2022
Beautiful tour - the beach was spectacular. Every stop was beautiful. The glacier hike was a bit longer than I expected. It was great, it just took a little longer than expected which made us miss our final stop because it got too dark to see anything. Overall great experience and I would recommend.
A good tour. Alot to do...
durshna_g, Oct 2022
A good tour. Alot to do in 1 day. Lots of driving. Maybe cut out a couple of stops (1 less warerfall). And end the day at black beach without rushing in winter when nights close in.
An unforgettable experience.
Brian_H, Oct 2022
Everything from the waterfalls to the black sand beach was a fantastically memorable experience. Our guide was a wonderful Icelandic gem that catered to our every request.
Best trip to do in Iceland
Tomasz_S, Oct 2022
This is a long trip - 12h+. But it is a trip that you will remember. Best one to do in Iceland. The guide was great. The locations were amazing and the weather as good. There was a proper lunch break in restaurant, so that's great. I have booked that trip just a day before departure as my original tour company jus cancelled the tour without any early notice. Happy to be able to do it with Nice Travel.
Fantastic trip
It was a fantastic trip and glacier hike was just breathtaking and you will be blown away by beauty of it. Our guide David from nice travels was super cool with great sense of humour and also very kind to make sure we are comfortable with our hiking gears. I recommend not to miss this tour
A well-balanced, laid-back sightseeing day
Courtney_B, Aug 2022
A beautiful day of waterfalls, glacier hiking, a visit to the beach. The food at lunch was amazing - and our guide Nikola and I shared our plates so I had both the lamb and the Arctic char! Definitely dress for the day - waterproofs for the waterfalls and good hiking boots for the glacier hike (else they will ask you to rent them at the location). The glacier hike was more like a stroll from my perspective but it was a beautiful, unique experience that seemed set up to be accessible for most people with a basic level of fitness. I would 100% recommend booking with the hike included. Nikola is an amazing guide - and NiceTravel is lucky to have her! I cannot say enough good things about the experience with her and wish her nothing but the very best!
Stunning south coast
Laura_M, Jul 2022
This tour was the highlight of my visit to Iceland. Our guide Jonas was the ultimate Icelander, smart, kind and full of adventure. The day was full, from morning until late evening, with gorgeous sun and sights! The waterfalls, the hike, the black sand beach. I am so grateful for a magnificent day.
Well Beyond Five Stars
Glenda_S, Jun 2022
Not enough superlatives for our tour guide Christina (sorry if misspelled). We were a family of six adults, and we all loved her wonderful sense of humor, vitality, wealth of knowledge, and overall just a lovely person. She made sure we were safe at all times, and was very encouraging. Nicetravel is an A+ tour operator. They are very well organized. Their bus was immaculate and very comfortable. Next time, we will book all our tours with them.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words Glenda, both to our lovely Christina and to our company. Looking forward seeing you all again on our tours next time :-D
Amazing trip with our tour guide, Mika, from Nice Travel
HyeSun_L, May 2022
We had an amazing trip with our best tour guide, Mika, from the Nice Travel agency. The trip was much beyond NICE. The landscape in Southern coast was amazing. We got amazed by the beautiful nature with mind-blowing waterfalls, cliffs, walking on a glacier, black sand beach. We were also lucky to see puffins as well! We heard from our tour guide group that the guide didn't even leave the bus. Our guide was extremely patient with us all the time. He was truly passionate about giving us the best tour and explaining a lot of interesting stories. Mika made the true different how we could experience the beautiful Iceland. We definitely recommend to take a day trip to South Coast and try with Nice Travel. Your one day trip will have a life-time memorable experience.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear guests, thank you so much for your very kind words, great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us exploring the wonders of the South Coast. Thank you very much recommending our tour to other travellers.
HOSHANG_B, Apr 2022
JK was an awesome guide . Very informative and we really enjoyed our day . It was a small group of 6 in all and we loved that . Thank you JK
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear guests, great to hear you enjoyed your day with us - thank you for choosing NICETRAVEL for your South Coast adventure.
Unforgettable experience!
Nikolaos_K, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour! Great experience, nicetravel moved ahead with our tour even though there were no other participants at the day. The highlight of our tour, our guide and driver Addy! The experience would have been different without you, simply the best!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear guests, great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us, we are proud to say we never cancel tours due to lack of participants. Thank you for choosing NICETRAVEL.
Excellent guide.
Natalia_B, Mar 2022
We had a great time. Our guide Eagget (if I remember correctly) made extra stops. He made trip more memorable and fun. I will recommend Nice Travel to other tourist. Small bus tour is the only way to see Iceland. During this trip we took 2 tours with big bus company and it was a disaster. Nice Travel has tours all over Iceland.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear guests, great to hear you enjoyed your day with us exploring the beautiful South Coast on our small group tour. All our tours are small group tours and we sincerely believe that this creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for our guests. Thank you for recommending NICETRAVEL to other travellers.
Amazing trip
Selina_C, Mar 2022
Super nice friendly people did everything they said super highly recommended if you in Iceland It’s super cold so come dressed you will get wet going into the waterfalls
Great experience.
Tom_M, Mar 2022
Great tour, great locations, excellent guide (Magnus Gunnarson) very friendly and knowledgeable. Never felt rushed or anything but relaxed. Great value for money.
Must-do trip
Linda_R, Mar 2022
This was a great trip and our Guide, Magus Gunnerson made it even better with his knowledge of the area and the Island. Even though the weather was not the best, Magnus took us to the locations in the best order for the conditions, and also got us back safely in very difficult driving conditions. Highly recommend this tour
Breathtaking south
Samantha_J, Mar 2022
It was all amazing, the tour guide Brian was fantastic, keeping us entertained the whole trip with his knowledge, we loved the whole day. I would highly recommend this trip, the waterfalls are something else, the black beach spectacular (the waves were huge). This trip is a must
Great experience
Tammy_C, Jan 2022
This is one of the best trips we had in Iceland. The tour guide Eidith (hope I spell this right) was amazing and knowledgeable. If you are looking to book a trip, we would definitely recommend going for a smaller tour like this instead of a big bus. It made a big difference (saying this from experience). Our highlight of the trip is the amazing sunset at Black Sand Beach! Just stunning