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Choose a South Coast Classic Guided in 10 languages

10 Hours 30 Minutes

Experience the wonderful volcanic southern coastline of Iceland with its thundering waterfalls, endless black sand beaches and glacier coated volcanoes, available in 10 different languages!

  • Sólheimajökull Glacier: a picturesque glacial tongue extending from the Myrdalsjökull glacier. 
  • Reynisfjara: the famous black sand beach with jagged lava rock columns, basalt columns and the massive cave below soaring sea birds. 
  • Vík: Iceland's southernmost town with beautiful houses under the church upon a hill.
  • Skógafoss: The powerful glacial waterfall with stairs leading up to one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and possible sheep.
  • Seljalandsfoss: The 60-meter high waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway which leads next to and around to the other side.

Drive along a southwestern stretch of the ring road leading from Reykjavik along with volcanoes, waterfalls, and glaciers to the black sand beach and Iceland's southernmost town, Vík. The tour starts with a drive through the Hellisheiði mountain pass, bringing you through moss-covered lava fields and past geothermal springs down to farmland along the coastline. 

On clear days, Hekla, the infamous Eyjafjalljökull volcanoes along with the Westman-Islands, can be seen rising in the distance as you approach the Solheimajökull Glacier, a photographer's delight and the first stop on tour. The next destination is the otherworldly black beach known as Reynisfjara, where the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash upon the black sands from which the seemingly human-made hexagonal basalt columns rise to cliffs filled with nesting sea birds. After Vík, the trip back towards Reykjavik will take you to the powerful Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views. Visiting the natural treasures of the south coast should be at the top of your Iceland list!

  • Reykjavík Terminalexpand_more

    Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes before departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher. 

    If you have booked a hotel pick up with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation within the 30 minutes of pickup.

  • Skógafoss Waterfallexpand_more

    Along the return trip to Reykjavik, we will stop at the powerful 65 meters tall Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes, and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.

  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beachexpand_more

    This one of the most famous and most visited sites in all of Iceland. Marvel at the unique volcanic black sand beach of Reyisfjara with rising basalt columns, a large basalt stone cave which has been battered by heavy oceanic waves.

    There is a cafe located at Reynisfjara where you can buy some snacks or use the restrooms if needed.

  • Vík í Mýrdalexpand_more

    The quaint town of Vík is Iceland's southernmost town with a traditional Icelandic church overlooking the ocean and the three trolls of the black sand beach. At this stop, you will have a chance to grab some lunch & use the restroom, explore the town, spend time at the beach, or do some souvenir shopping at Icewear's outlet store. This is the farthest point along the south coast tour, from here we will head back in the direction of Reykjavik.

  • Sólheimajökull Glacierexpand_more

    The Solheim Glacier is a magnificent and humbling sight to behold. As you walk from the parking lot up the gravel path leading the face of this glacial tongue extending from Myrdalsjökull, you will witness the glacial bed upon which the Solheimajökull sat not more than 50 years ago. Here you can also see beautiful icebergs revealing deep blue colours that have broken away from the glacier and floated down the lagoon.

  • Seljalandsfossexpand_more

    The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along and behind this waterfall offering a unique perspective; be sure to bring a rain jacket! From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik. 

What's Included

In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish).

Knowledgeable local guide

Admission to the sights

Free Wi-Fi and USB-charger for each seat.

What's Excluded

Lunch is not included; you can buy food and drinks at Geysir & Gullfoss.

What to bring

For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise, headphones are available for purchase on every bus from our hosts. 

For your comfort: Dress according to the weather. In Iceland, it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden, so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.

In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your headphones. However, if you don’t have headphones or forgot to bring them, you can purchase them on board.

Know before you go

Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes before the departure time. We kindly ask you to be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

If you have booked a hotel pick up with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup. 

You will be travelling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people but is very spacious and comfortable. It is featured with lavatory facilities as standard. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.

Prices: Teenagers 12-15 years 50% discount & children 0-11 years old free.

Available all year round (depending on weather)

Min: No minimum number of participants.

Age limit: No age limit.

Duration: 10-11 hours, including a minimum 30 minute stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall & Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach.

Total distance covered during the tour: 350 km

Meeting Point

10 Skógarhlíð



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