Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Skogafoss waterfall
Travellers under the Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Traveller on the Sólheimajökull glacier
The black sand of Reynisfjara beach
The black sand of Reynisfjara beach
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South Coast and waterfalls tour Iceland

Discover the South Coast of Iceland in one day

1 day
Starts: From your accommodation located in the Reykjavík metropolitan area or meeting point between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m.
Ends: To your accommodation or same meeting point in the city of Reykjavik between 8:00 and 8:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!


Explore the wonders of Iceland’s diverse nature with this adventurous South Coast and Waterfalls tour in Iceland. Make yourself ready to travel along the impressive South Coast, passing the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, hiking the Sólheimajökull glacier with crampons, and walking on the black sand of Reynisfjara beach. Good to know: you don't have to drive yourself! Our mini-bus will take you all the way along the South Coast of Iceland while being accompanied by a professional certified guide.

Do you want to know more? Keep on reading:

Tour details


  • English speaking guide
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Transport by minibus with WIFI
  • Glacier equipment: harness + crampons + helmet + ice axes

Not included

  • Snacks and drinks

Important information

The minimum age for the glacier excursion is 8 years old. If there are children under that age on the trip, it is necessary that an adult stays with them while the others do this activity.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Reykjavik - Seljalandsfoss waterfall - Skogafoss waterfall - Sólheimajökull glacier - Reynisfjara beach

Difficulty: easy to moderate
8 : 00 AM

Pick-up in Reykjavik

Between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. we will pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik or at a pick-up point close to your accommodation. Once on board the minibus, we will leave the city and enjoy the journey into the wilderness. The South coast and Waterfalls Iceland tour adventure has officially started!


Seljalandsfoss waterfall

In just a couple of hours, we will arrive at our first stop: the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This impressive waterfall can be experienced from all sides since you can fully encircle it. Take your camera and capture the water that falls with a drop of 60 meters (200 feet) while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. Did you know that Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland's most famous and visited waterfalls?


Skogafoss waterfall

Not far from the Seljalandsfoss waterfall we will stop at our second location: the Skogafoss waterfall. This waterfall will definitely take your breath away seeing the water falling off the impressive Eyjafjoll Mountains cliffs with a drop of 60 meters long (200 feet) and a width of 25 meters (82 feet). Eat a snack and grab a drink while enjoying the impressive view. Next to the waterfall, there is a staircase of 527 steps up to the cliff overlooking the waterfall. Go ahead and climb the steps! Once upstairs, you will experience the impressive power of the water, as you see rainbows in the spray of the waterfall.


Sólheimajökull glacier

Our South coast and waterfall tour from Reykjavik continues with a 1 hour to 1 and a half hours hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier. Our tour guide will provide you with all equipment necessary to climb the Sólheimajökull glacier in a safe and easy way: helmets, harnesses, ice axes, and crampons. The guide will introduce us in detail to this rare natural phenomenon, its history, and how the ice forms at the tops of the mountains. Discover and experience all-natural wonders that the Sólheimajökull glacier hides: deep crevasses on the glacier surface and vertical shafts in the ice that are formed by melting water.


Reynisfjara, the black sand beach

Are you ready for the last activity of this South coast and waterfalls Iceland tour? Our last stop will be the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Yes, you read that right, Reynisfjara is a black sand beach! With its unique black color that rises from volcanic ashes, stunning panoramic views of the Dýrhólaey cliffs, and roaring Atlantic waves, Reynisfjara beach is one of the places in Iceland that can not be missed! Fun fact: during summer dozens of unique birds such as puffins and razorbills come to this area to nest on top of the cliffs. Enjoy the sounds of the birds and waves, and take a walk on the black sand before heading back to the mini-bus that will take us to Reykjavik around 8:00 p.m. The South Coast and waterfalls Iceland tour has come to an end!


What to bring to South Coast and waterfalls tour Iceland

  • Hiking boots (available for rent as an extra)
  • Warm clothing (first layer)
  • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
  • Gloves and a hat
  • Food and drinks

Questions & Answers

  • How do I know the exact pick-up point?

    We will provide you with a pick-up and drop-off service to and from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Your accommodation will be requested during the booking process. In case you cannot be picked up at your accommodation, a meeting point will be provided. Pick-up is only available in the Reykjavik metropolitan area. Pick-up will start at 8:00 a.m., but depending on the chosen pick-up locations, it may take up to 30 minutes.
  • How long does the South coast and waterfalls Iceland tour last?

    The complete activity has a duration of 12 hours. We will pick you in Reykjavik city between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and we will drop you off between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Reykjavik.
  • How many people are in the group?

    This is a small group activity, so there is a maximum of 21 passengers per guide. For the glacier hike activity, there is a maximum of 12 persons per glacier guide on the ice. This in order to safeguard everyone's safety.
  • What is the minimum age for this tour?

    For the glacier hike activity, the minimum age to climb the glacier is 8 years old. In case a child under this age joins the tour, an adult needs to stay with her/him while others do the glacier hike.
  • How difficult is it to climb the glacier?

    Our glacier tour is considered to be easy to moderate for anyone in good physical condition. If you are able to walk for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes on uneven surfaces, there would not be any problem. Also, let us remind you that you will hike with safety equipment and a professional and certified glacier guide who will help you at any time. If you still have specific questions regarding this glacier hike, contact us.
  • What should I wear for glacier tours?

    During winter we recommend you to wear: warm clothing as the first layer, a waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with ankle protection, and a hat and gloves. During summer we recommend you to wear: waterproof outdoor jacket and pants. Make sure you do not wear jeans for glacier hike activities. Once it gets wet, it will take a long time to dry and therefore it will leave you cold.
  • Can my tour be canceled due to weather conditions?

    Wind, rain, and snow are characteristic of Icelandic weather, so the tour will not be canceled due to this. In case of extreme weather conditions that prevent the tour from taking place, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered.
  • Should I bring my own food?

    Since we are on a day trip, we will stop along the way to eat typical delicious Icelandic dishes. Your guide will tell you everything about the traditions and customs from the Icelandic kitchen. However, we do recommend you to bring some snacks and drinks that you can eat and drink during or between the activities.

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