Day trip

Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland
Day trip

Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland
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From US$ 98.82 per person

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Discover the incredible landscapes of Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Experience waterfalls, volcanoes, and glaciers and walk along a black sand beach.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup starts 30 minutes before tour departure. Pickup may not be directly in front of your hotel due to traffic limitations in the city center. You may instead be asked to go to a designated bus stop nearby.


  • Visit the legendary Reynisfjara black sand beach with its basalt columns
  • Admire the awesome power of the Skógafoss waterfall
  • Take in amazing views of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
  • Walk behind the unique Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Full description

Travel through the farming regions of southern Iceland and experience the Land of Fire and Ice on this full-day bus tour from Reykjavík, with a tour guide and optional hotel transfers. Encounter the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Eyjafjallajökull volcano, thundering waterfalls, and majestic glaciers.

Choose from a private tour option with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, a group tour with hotel pickup and drop-off, or a group tour from a centrally-located meeting point. Relax on the drive through the rugged countryside of the south. Admire stunning natural landscapes that have been shaped over the centuries by the combined activity of glaciers and volcanoes. Marvel at the rainbows which hover over Skógafoss waterfall.

Take a walk on the black sand Reynisfjara beach while observing its surrounding basalt columns. Learn about the Icelandic legend regarding the columns and let yourself wonder if they are actually mischievous trolls who were turned into rock by the rising sun.

See dramatic cliffs and caves and walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Return to Reykjavík at the end of your tour. 

  • Pickup in Reykjavík (if option chosen)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Reynisfjara by bus
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at the Reykjavik Terminal bus station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The discount for children and youths is a family discount and applies to maximum 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 246 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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We truly enjoyed this tour! The bus was quite comfortable. We had enough time for each destination and did not feel rushed. We also had 2 extra destinations that were not mentioned in the description. One is a stop in Vik to have lunch, and the other is a walk to see the glacier.

March 23, 2023

This is a good value day trip where you get to see a lot of the countryside and learn about the history of Iceland. The guides are very knowledgeable and entertaining and this gave an added layer to the experience that I don't think you get when driving solo.

March 23, 2023

The black beaches and waterfalls were beautiful but in my opinion we spent far too long in service stations and lunch stop. In six hours we'd only been to one black beach. We also had to drop and pick people up from snow mobiling which added extra time sat on the coach.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 58019