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

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

From $92.36 per person

Discover the incredible landscapes of southern Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Experience the Land of Fire and Ice with its waterfalls, volcanoes, and glaciers. Take a walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and along a black sand beach.

About this activity

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Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You must be ready for pick-up 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the tour. You can also join the tour directly at the Gray Line bus terminal in Skarfabakki, Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík — you then only need to be there 15 minutes before departure.


  • 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 firsthand. On this full-day (9-hour) tour you’ll encounter black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes, and majestic glaciers. This stunning natural landscape has been shaped over the centuries by the combined activity of glaciers and volcanoes. Marvel at the rainbows at the Skógafoss waterfall and take a walk on the black sand Reynisfjara beach with its surrounding basalt columns. According to Icelandic legend the columns are actually mischievous trolls, who were turned into rock by the rising sun. See cliffs and caves and walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
  • Pickup in Reykjavík
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Reynisfjara by bus
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Note that pick-ups begin 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure. Please wait outside your hotel or guesthouse for the bus, and bring your voucher with you. Be sure to provide your hotel details in advance.
  • Please note that 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

4.5 / 5

based on 99 reviews

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The ride is very good. The attractions are very nice to visit. I only have two negative comments: First: I paid to be picked up and left at the hotel. At the scheduled time, they were there to pick up, but when I left, after almost 10 hours of walking, very tired, I was left on an avenue and not in my hotel. The guide just pointed the way I should go. I walked about 3-4 blocks. It made me pretty annoyed. Second point: The guide, although friendly, spoke English to native speakers. All very fast. Who was not fluent, lost details of the explanations. Despite that, it was worth it!

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September 15, 2019

Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach

The tour was very well organised and within the schedule. Our driver Gunnar and guide Jakob was excellent. Jakob especially was amazing. He was funny, warm and narrated interesting stories, historical and mythical. His narration skills are pretty awesome. Keeps you engaged through a 10 hour trip and you would not know how time flew by between the different stops, which are sometimes hours apart. The only negative in the whole tour was that the poor weather didn't allow us to walk behind the waterfalls. But overall the tour was A-awesome and definitely recommend these guys and I can only assume that they would definitely be as good on the other tours they organize. Probably a differentiator is also the number of times Jakob stressed on safety, starting from buckling up in the bus, explaining emergency exits and to the moment you step out of the bus including buckling up on your flight back home. It was refreshing to see and really commendable.

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April 3, 2019

Lovely day

A lovely day with so many beautiful sights, the waterfalls are just amazing but would have like more time at them. The only thing we would say is we spend a little to much time at the beach sand beaches as is was busy and very windy and the waves were high that you couldn't really get anywhere near to the beach/sea but it was lovely to look at. Would recommend seeing the south coast.

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March 18, 2019

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