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Iceland’s South Shore with Black Sand Beach

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from US$ 110.94 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • An ideal tour for nature lovers – see one of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world
  • See thundering waterfalls, spectacular rock formations and powerful glaciers
  • Travel from Reykjavik in a comfortable vehicle with a local expert guide
  • Overview

    A nature lovers dream; the South Shore of Iceland is one of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world. A lowland region of lush farmland, striking waterfalls, sandy coastline, glaciers and quaint towns and villages, it is also an area of historical significance.

    Iceland’s spectacular and most famous waterfalls will be visited in the course of the day. The plummeting Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland, and Skógafoss has often been poetically described as ‘a waterfall with a soul’.

    Travel to Iceland’s southernmost village, Vík where you will see the spectacular natural rock formations on the black volcanic sand beach and feel the amazing power of a glacier as it glistens and sparkles in the sun. This is a truly fulfilling experience and a great way to spend a day in Iceland.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    English-speaking guide: Daily
    French-speaking guide: Wednesdays
    German-speaking guide: Fridays


    10 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik.
    (Please advise your hotel or Guesthouse at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Pickup from your Hotel or Guesthouse starts at 08:30am

    Click here for the list of Pickup Points

    Ending Point

    Your hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik


    You will be picked up from your hotel/ guesthouse at 8:30am and taken on a guided bus tour of the scenic south coast of Iceland, wealthy in history as well as natural attractions. (For language preference of the guide, please refer to the "Activity Schedule" section.)

    The tour will visit the following places:

    Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls: The picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is 40 meters high and its main attraction, besides the scenery, is the fact that there is a pathway leading behind the waterfall and out the other side, giving visitors a chance to view the falls from within. The Skógafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days.

    Sólheimajökull Glacier: (if road conditions allow) The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends down to the lowlands and is an impressive ice field of solid blue ice with crusty whitish surface.

    Vik village: Around lunchtime, you will stop at the village Vík, Iceland’s southernmost village, which is surrounded by beautiful and impressive high bird cliffs. The black volcanic sand beach south of Vík is ideal for viewing the spectacular rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar.

    The tour returns to the starting point after approximately 10 hours.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation by coach
    • Guide in English, German & French


    • Lunch and refreshments
  • Please note

    The visit to the Sólheimajökull Glacier is subject to road conditions.

    Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time.

    Click here for the list of Pickup Points

    Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Long Day Fantastic time

      Early pick up which was on time. Tour guide was excellent . Stopped at many places with plenty of time to take pictures . Great tour...

      Lisa Nightingale, United Kingdom, 16/Dec/2017
    • All was perfect, very beatuful waterfalls with possibility to take a lot of pictures, black sand beach with waves reminded me Playa Jardin in Puerto de la Cruz in Teneri...

      Alexander Podgurskiy, Russian Federation, 27/Jun/2017
    • Fabulous trip

      Saw so much in one day! Made me want to go navy for more, a bit like a taster menu..., , 04/Apr/2017
    • Espectaculares paisajes, naturaleza bendecida

      Jose Martinez, Mexico, 27/Jun/2016