Day trip

From Reykjavik: South Coast Small-Group Tour

Day trip

From Reykjavik: South Coast Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: Gateway to Iceland (GTIce)

From US$ 132.50 per person

Explore the volcanic and glacial landscapes of the south coast of Iceland on a 10-hour small-group tour from Reykjavik. Throughout your journey, you will admire glaciers, waterfalls, and black sand beaches.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels and/or designated bus stops (in case the hotel is located in the restricted area). Please be ready at 8:30 am at your pickup location and we will pick you up between 8:30 and 9:00 am depending on the pickup list order and traffic.


  • Walk behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Visit the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Marvel at the stunning glacier Sólheimajökull
  • Take a stop at the southernmost village of Iceland: Vik
  • Be amazed by the power of Skogafoss Waterfall
Full description
You will be picked up from Reykjavik in the morning by your friendly, experienced guide. From here you will start your adventure as a small group of guests traveling in the minibus, guaranteeing that your experience will be both comfortable and personal. One of your first stops will be at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. This falls, which are over 60 meters tall, tumble from a cliff that curves inwards. This means when there is no ice on the ground, you are able to walk behind it, allowing for some excellent photograph opportunities. Skogafoss Waterfall is next on your list. Though as tall as Seljalandsfoss, it is many times wider and much more powerful. The scale of it is incredibly impressive, especially considering the amount of spray rising as the water smashes against the rocks below. Whilst here, you will be free to walk as close to the waterfall as you dare. If the weather is clear, you’ll even be able to see Eyjafjallajokull, the famous glacier and volcano that erupted back in 2010. You will then travel to Solheimajokull. This fascinating glacier tongue stretches from the greater ice cap Myrdalsjokull, which covers the volcano Katla, with eruptions even bigger than Eyjafjallajokull's. Afterwards you will travel to the Reynisfjara black sand beach. This stretch of coastline is renowned for its beauty, eeriness, and dramatic geology. It is another very photogenic place containing many hexagonal basalt columns, and throughout summer, you may spot puffins up on the cliffs. The furthest stop on this tour is Vik, the southernmost village of Iceland. When you walk down the beach, you will be amazed by the sea stacks. Legend has it that the stack is in fact made up of the frozen figures of trolls who were turned to stone while playing in the sea. With all these features packed into a single day, you will return to your minibus and be whisked back to Reykjavík.
  • Pick-up (available at hotels or designated bus stops)
  • Professional, local driver/guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • This is a small group tour of between 4 and 19 people.
  • Outdoor clothes and sturdy outdoor footwear are strongly recommended.
  • We reserve the right to delay, alter, or cancel the tour due to weather or other unsafe travel conditions for the safety of our clients.
  • There must be a minimum of four persons for the tour to take place. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough numbers to meet these requirements. In such cases, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • It is required by Icelandic law that children use booster seats. Some families already travel with their own, but the tour operator kindly asks that you notify them in case you would like one provided for the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Our host for the day devin was an absolute star! (From East West) Very knowledgeable on Iceland history including their economy and geography. Our tour got rescheduled to be with east west tours, however the original company (the one I am writing the review for) did an amazing job at updating us and sorting us out so we can still get the tour we wanted

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December 19, 2022

Very nice experience! Inga in her minibus took us to discover the south coast, taking the time to explain Icelandic culture to us. We had enough time to appreciate each place under a great sun which allowed us to eat at Vik on the sandy beach. It is also possible to eat in the restaurant. Incredible landscapes, I recommend.

August 6, 2022

My first positive experience was that the tour was not cancelled however we were only 3, me and a couple, so it was like a private tour. Gummy the guide was extremly knowledgeable. The sights were beautiful and however we had rough weather conditions with a strong wind, Gummy went on with the program without any cancellation. Unfortunatelly, because of the strong wind my eyes inflamed and as the tour ended Gummy took me to a doctor who could gave me eye drops with antibiotics. He took me back to my hotel from the doctor as well. He was extremly helpfull and understandin in this situation. I could strongly recommend this tour and this company for everybody!

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April 12, 2022

Product ID: 105946