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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

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Adventure through the dramatic landscape of Iceland during this full-day tour of the southern coastline. Explore lava fields, icebergs, and glaciers with help from a friendly, knowledgable guide. Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and stop by the small village of Vik. Roundtrip transportation to and from selected locations in central Reykjavik is provided.
  • See Iceland’s south-coast highlights on a day trip from Reykjavik 
  • Explore with a guide for background on each sight
  • See Seljalandsfoss and Skogafass waterfalls, glaciers, and Reynisfjara
  • One of most affordable south-coast tours, with a fuss-free itinerary
  • Convenient transfers from central Reykjavik hotels, plus port pickup
What to Expect
After hotel or cruise port pickup in Reykjavik, settle aboard an air-conditioned bus and travel to Iceland’s south coast, famous for its natural beauty. Head for the small village of Vik, known for its stellar sea views, and walk on the black sands of Reynisfjara beach, admiring its basalt-column cliffs. Next, continue to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take in the beauty of the fall and walk behind the cascade to Skogafoss, whose waters plunge down a 197-foot (60-meter) drop. Make the most of the many photo ops as the falls and scenery promise some stunning shots. Finally, take a short walk to the glacier edge of Solheimajokull, a sublet glacier of Myrdalsjokull. The glaciers are constantly moving, and make some of Iceland’s most incredible sights. Marvel at the sizes of the glaciers before your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or another, central location in Reykjavik.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket.
More locations we do offer pickup service from:
- Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119
- Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1
- Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29
- BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side)
Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup:
- Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491)
- Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547)
- Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894)
- Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425)
- Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973)
- Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289)
- Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414)
- Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228)
- Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866)
Free pickup location:
- Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

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Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing day from start to finish. Picked up on time from Bus stop 12 (it was an extra cost to be picked up anywhere else) The guide was informative from start to finish. First stop at a beautiful waterfall then on to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank claregeorge58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was incredible. The bus was very prompt and took us to our minibus very quickly. We were upgraded for free! Our tour guide, Howser, was lovely, funny and extremely knowledgeable. The places we visited were absolutely beautiful and incredible my favourite place in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Amy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Julia was our driver/guide and we had a wonderful trip. We did the Golden Circle tour yesterday with a different company and were wondering this morning why we booked this trip too. We saw even more amazing sites today and were glad we did both...More

1  Thank wrjseisen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just breath taking! The Icelandic weather is unpredictable, as long as you are prepared for the weather this is a great experience! Booking and pickup was smooth, Bustravel is great with communication , and the guide/driver were great! There is WiFi on the bus and...More

1  Thank carelygen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the sights on this tour and saw some incredibly beautiful places. The tour guide was lacking in enthusiasm and did not share nearly as much as other tour guides, which was a bit of a letdown.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Nicole R
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Chris C
10 August 2019|
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Response from bibi z | Reviewed this property |
Always time for food and bathroom stops. Shop anything you like at supermarket too.
18 July 2019|
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Response from Robert W |
yes, we were delayed on the return from the South Coast trip with Iceland Bus Tours, but we still had time for a quick change and out for the Northern Lights Tour with Superjeeps - highly recommended!
Andre J
15 July 2019|
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Response from Lesley L | Reviewed this property |
No, the glacier is retreating so fast we weren't allowed to approach it to within 3-400metres; the sides of the valley were unstable and there was a risk of a mudslide, though it didn't stop some people; they weren't on our... More
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