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

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

From US$ 87.02 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You must be ready at the meeting point 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the tour. Available meeting points are: bus stop 3 - Lækjargata, bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur, bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið Culture House.


  • 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
  • You must keep social distance while 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

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4.5 /5

based on 116 reviews

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Fantastic introduction to the south island. Long journey and lots of time spent in the mini bus, but great driver Roman helped to break up the journey with funny stories and observations. Good value for money, booked the day before and still got a place. Picked up from bus stop 6, very convenient. Booked via the GYG app. We also went on the Laval tour in Vik. Not cheap but well worth it. No food included so take your or places to buy oh the way. Highly recommended.

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November 6, 2021

We had an amazing experience on our full day tour. Unfortunately, we got lost on our way to our pick up stop and missed the bus by a couple of minutes. We frantically called and they graciously returned to pick us up! They could have easily left us behind, but we appreciate their sympathy! The tour guide was so informative and had great stories about the Icelandic folklore and history! Overall, we were very glad we decided to book a tour instead of driving the whole way ourselves. My friends and I would definitely book again!

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October 19, 2021

Incredible experience. Collection was easy and hassle free. On moving to the bus for the tour we were greeted by our guide Simon who was incredible! So much fun, full of interesting information but did not spend the whole journey on the mic which was so much better then other tours we did. Everywhere we visited on the journey was pretty incredible, it did rain so the Black Beach so this was a quick visit but others spent longer there. The glacier wasn't overly impressive but by this point we were wet, cold and a little tired. The falls were amazing, be-prepared to climb some serious steps (527) at the first fall (Skogafoss) but totally worth it. The second fall (Seljalandfoss) was our personal highlight, the rain had cleared and walking behind the waterfall was incredible and beautiful especially with the Sun coming back out. Highly recommend this trip and hopefully you get Simon from Gray Line Iceland as your guide.

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October 15, 2021

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