Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour
from USD $109.89
Adventure through the dramatic landscape of Iceland during this full-day tour of the southern coastline. Explore lava fields, icebergs, and glaciers with help from a friendly, knowledgable guide. Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and stop by the small village of Vik. Roundtrip transportation to and from selected locations in central Reykjavik is provided.
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In Brief

Reykjavík, Iceland
10 hours
Led by a local guide
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Hotel pickup included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Hella Iceland

You can go behind this waterfall but we highly recommend waterproof clothing for this.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland

At this waterfall can you climb stairs to the top of it and see it from above. In good sight can you also see Eyjafjallajokull.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Route 215, Vik Iceland

The Black Sand Beach is famous for it's basalt formations and the beautiful view on the Reynisdrangar.

OBS: Always look at the waves they are very dangerous!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Solheimajokull Glacier, Vik Iceland

You will be walking to the edge of the glacier and can even touch it.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Professional guide


  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
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)

Skarfabakki Harbour Reykjavik

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We really appreciated the excellent commentary about the wonderful sights and the history of Iceland
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Tour was spectacular. Our guide Regina was extremely knowledgeable and very organized. Was a great experience.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
A wonderful experience. Our guide, Regina, was very knowledgeable, obviously having an extensive background in geology and local history. Her constant narrative kept us informed and involved. It was a nice leisurely pace, with plenty of time for each stop. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
The day trip was a little longer than we thought, but not a negative thing, just older people thing. we enjoyed all of the sights, the guide was knowledgeable and humorous. Iceland is a beautiful country.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Had to reschedule and the company was extremely understanding and prompt. The tour is gorgeous with sweeping landscapes and beautiful waterfalls. We had perfect weather and were fortunate to see puffins at the black sand beach.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
This tour was perfectly mapped out for an incredible day of beauty. We had enough time at each of our stops. Our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this excursion
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019
Coach (60 seater) was comfortable, this trip is great as you see 2 waterfalls (one you can walk behind! Wear a waterproof coat and you'll be fine) and the famous black sand beaches and rock formations in the cliffs AND GLACIERS! Being able to go right up to a glacier and touch it, walk on it (and take a bunch of pictures) was the highlight of my day! A great trip and scenery throughout the entire coach journey which is great. Going past lava fields and numerous volcanoes/mountains.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
Excellent guide, apassionate, giving plenty explanations of everything. Very nice waterfalls and seaside.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2019
Even though it was a big bus tour, the guide made it personal. The sights are amazing! I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was an excellent trip. We saw everything promised and more! The bus was very comfortable, and the guide was great. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The guide (Yuna) was fantastic with her stories adding a personal touch along with factual information. From the waterfalls to the beach to the glacier the day was full of varied sights and experiences. The day was fantastic and the 10 hours went by very quickly. We had different ages in our group and everybody was very pleased with the tour. We want to return to Iceland soon.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Truly spectacular and the tour guide was amazing. She was so knowledgable. Seeing the waterfalls and black sand beach in real life is well worth the trip
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Absolutely wonderful tour. Jona our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We had plenty of time at each of the stops to take in the sights and take plenty of pictures. Meeting the bus for the tour pick up was easy as well. Would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Tour guides were amazing and had so much interesting information. It's a must see in Iceland!!! Black sand beaches were my favorite.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My friend and I agreed that this was our favorite tour of the entire trip! Our tour guide Matt McKenna was FANTASTIC! He is so knowledgeable about Iceland, the history, fun facts, and he is hysterical! He went above and beyond and we learned so much. The entire south coast is stunning and the places we went to were INCREDIBLE. Perfect amount of time at each location for photos and just to take in the surroundings. If you're going to see the south coast of Iceland (which is a must) then you have to do this tour! You won't regret it!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The guide was fantastic as were the sites. It was amazing being able to walk under the waterfall. The glaciers were amazing to see up close.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The route taken on this route was sublime. And I was unable to contain my excitement at the sheer beauty of what Southern Iceland had to offer. This tour is a MUST whether you are or aren't visiting Iceland. I high recommend this as pictures do not this place justice. The tour guides were professional, friendly, and helpful. And there were suitable breaks in the course of the trip.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great day. Great driver and great guide. Too many wonderful sights to describe here. Informative and attentive guide. Easy pick up and drop off for tour in Reykjavík. A memorable trip and no complaints at all.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We completely enjoyed our tour to the south coast. Although the weather wasn't very cooperative our tour guide handled the situation very well. The places we visited were spectacular. My only regret is that we didn't wear more water resistant clothing so we ended up fairly damp by the end of the trip. However, the bus was warn and comfortable and we were none the worse for wear.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great experience to spend our day at Reykjavik for Icelandic experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable, spoke great English, funny and knows lot of stuffs. You gotta try this if you have limited time in Iceland so it is not wasted.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had a very good guide who explained everything. Also, very kind and considerate of all guests. She was well informed.
• Submitted 08 May 2019
We absolutely loved this tour! The bus was large and comfortable and our tour guide Petur was excellent! We were picked up right across from our hotel which was great. I was initially worried about being on a bus for so long, but the stops are frequent and we never felt cramped, etc. There was sufficient time at each location to wander a bit and take plenty of photographs. Definitely recommend!
• Submitted 05 Apr 2019
Matt was an excellent tour guide with lots of information on what we were going to see on the tour. I especially enjoyed the fun facts and myths and folklore. He also gave us a lot of safety tips and told us why the signs are at the locations. Thanks for looking out for us! Also, Tomak was a very good driver. This was my first trip to Iceland and I would definitely recommend Viator.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2019
Stina and Gummi were amazing tour guides! She told the best stories throughout the day and he kept us safe even in a windy rainy Icelandic adventure. I was traveling with my teen son and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
• Submitted 04 Mar 2019

In Brief

Reykjavík, Iceland
10 hours
Led by a local guide
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Hotel pickup included