Iceland South Coast tours will take you to the most famous places in the country
This popular destination will offer the opportunity to admire some of the most spectacular landscapes in Iceland. As we travel along the South Coast Highway you will be treated to grand waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches, and small villages all waiting to be explored.
During this trip, we will particularly highlight the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara, the town of Vík and the glacial tongue of Sólheimajökull. You’ll have a great chance to see these popular destinations up close with the help of your guide who can give you additional information about each stop.
For those who want to explore a little further along the south coast, why not consider visiting Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and discover what other adventures await you on Iceland’s east side.
Excellent day tour with an excellent guide Dooley! Magnificent waterfalls, beautiful black sand beach of Reynesfjara – one of the must do tours in Iceland. Dear Dooley – thank you for sharing your Icelandic family history with us & especially the stories about your Grandma and your wide knowledge about Iceland including culture and traditions! This exactly is what‘s making a tour really interesting – the real stories told by people who live here. Also thank you for optimizing the tour by choosing the right spot to the right weather conditions and your advices regarding the Aurora spotting – we should have spent more days with you traveling around.
By Christina S in November 2023
Join us on one of our fantastic day trips to the South Coast of Iceland
Travel with us along the famous south coast. Get ready to experience black sand beaches, glaciers, waterfalls and many more.
In addition to visiting beautiful attractions of the Southern Region, there are a lot of exciting activities to experience. Explore crystal blue ice caves of the nearby glaciers, ride Icelandic horse on a black sand beach, see molten lava at Vík lava show or take an ATV ride to the plane wreck.
The South Coast of Iceland is a mesmerizing stretch of diverse landscapes, where rugged coastlines meet majestic glaciers, powerful waterfalls, and black sand beaches. This region is renowned for its natural wonders and has become a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a unique and otherworldly experience.
Seljalandsfoss and flower field in summer
South Iceland Attractions
One of the most iconic attractions along the South Coast is the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall. What sets it apart is the opportunity to walk behind its cascading waters, providing a truly immersive and exhilarating experience. Waters of Seljalandsfoss create a constant mist that paints rainbows on sunny days.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall from behind
Skogafoss, an awe-inspiring waterfall in South Iceland, stands as a majestic force of nature, plummeting 60 meters over a cliff’s edge. The thunderous roar and perpetual mist create a mesmerizing ambiance, while the picturesque surroundings of lush greenery and a staircase leading to the top offer a truly enchanting experience. Visitors are drawn to the waterfall and the opportunity to stand at its base, feeling the power and magnificence of nature in every thundering drop.
Skogafoss waterfall in winter
Solheimajokull, a glacier tongue extending from Iceland’s vast Vatnajokull Glacier, offers a striking display of ice and rugged beauty. This frozen wonderland captivates with its otherworldly blue hues and intricate crevasses, creating an immersive experience in the heart of Iceland’s glacial landscapes. The contrast of pristine ice against the surrounding rugged terrain makes Solheimajokull a captivating spectacle, offering a glimpse into the dynamic forces shaping Iceland’s ever-evolving glacial terrain.
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
As you venture further east, the expansive black sand beaches of Reynisfjara come into view, framed by basalt columns and the dramatic Reynisdrangar sea stacks rising from the ocean. The juxtaposition of the dark sands against the roaring waves creates a fascinating and ethereal atmosphere.
Reynisfjara black sand beach in winter
Vík í Mýrdal, a charming village nestled along Iceland’s South Coast, beckons with its dramatic black sand beaches and iconic Reynisdrangar sea stacks. The quaint church atop a hill adds a touch of serenity to the rugged surroundings, making Vík a picturesque and inviting destination amidst the captivating landscapes of volcanic terrain and crashing waves.
Vik church at sunrise
Why travel to South Coast of Iceland with us
For more than six decades, BusTravel Iceland, a tour operator located in Reykjavik, has been guiding visitors through the stunning landscapes of Iceland. We take pride in our extensive history and renowned reputation, delivering exceptional tours led by our skilled guides who ensure you explore all of Iceland’s greatest attractions.
South Iceland tour is one of our most popular tours. We offer a small group option as well, for those who prefer less hustle and a more personal touch. And for those who would like to make absolutely the most of one day, we have options to combine sightseeing with geothermal bathing at Sky Lagoon or hunting the Northern Lights in the evening.
Reviews from our South Coast tours
Sigurjon was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and shared his passion and love for Iceland and for Icelandic music with us, and by the end of the tour he had made us his family. The places … Read more
This tour was absolutely amazing and unforgettable. Everything we saw was beyond anything we could imagine. Geri taught us so much about everything we saw which was great! We learned so much about not… Read more
by Caitlin Short
Starting from the prompt pick up, to the witty commentary, and overall fantastic experience, I would recommend this tour to anyone. Geri, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining d… Read more
We had a very nice day spent exploring the breathtaking south coast. We were lucky with our israeli guide, living there 10 years with lots of stories to tell, which is along with the waterfalls and la… Read more
by Lorenzo Verdelli
Everything in this tour was amazing. From the easy to find bus stop, to the perfect timing of the driver, the guide, the tour itself, ecc… My guide was “Baggy” and the driver “Albert” and they both … Read more
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Sigurjon was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and shared his passion and love for Iceland and for Icelandic music with us, and by the end of the tour he had made us his family. The places we visited were breathtaking and awe inspiring and it was a magical day. Highly recommended!! Wear waterproof clothing because you will get wet!! Read more
This tour was absolutely amazing and unforgettable. Everything we saw was beyond anything we could imagine. Geri taught us so much about everything we saw which was great! We learned so much about not only the spots we saw but Iceland in general as well. He constantly made us laugh and made sure everybody was having a good time. Our driver Lukas was great too! So much driving and still in a positive mood. Thanks to both of you for an experience we will remember for the rest of our lives! Read more
by Caitlin Short
Starting from the prompt pick up, to the witty commentary, and overall fantastic experience, I would recommend this tour to anyone. Geri, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining during the bus rides between stops. He explained each stop and let us explore (within reason of course) as long as we all came back to the bus at the correct time. He answered all the questions we had and was extremely passionate about his job. I love seeing people enjoy what they do and Geri absolutely is an asset to your company. Our driver, Lukas, was efficient and safe throughout the day. Not once did I feel unsafe on the bus. They provided not only a memorable experience but a safe and fun environment for us. I feel as if we lucked out with having them for our day tour guides. The second half of the tour was the northern lights, guided by Mia and driven by Artur was amazing. She explained very thoroughly what to expect with the Aurora and explained in detailed scientific terms, yet still simple enough to understand. It was awesome to learn about how the northern lights happen and why they happen and then to be able to see themâ€” that was truly a gift that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Mia made sure we all saw them with our own two eyes and then made sure to send everyone pictures that she took, so we could enjoy the natural beauty of the lights. She went above and beyond to give everyone an amazing experience on a tour that was a shot in the dark to see if we could even see anything. Artur was a fantastic driver and like earlier in the day, I did not feel unsafe at all while on the bus. This tour was beyond amazing and I wish I could go back and do it all again tomorrow. Your guides are knowledgeable, kind and also very funny and personable! Many thanks to them for an amazing day I won’t soon forget. Read more
We had a very nice day spent exploring the breathtaking south coast. We were lucky with our israeli guide, living there 10 years with lots of stories to tell, which is along with the waterfalls and landscapes my favorite memory. Don’t hesitate to book if you are looking for something inexpensive to make the most of your short time in Iceland like us. Read more
by Lorenzo Verdelli
Everything in this tour was amazing. From the easy to find bus stop, to the perfect timing of the driver, the guide, the tour itself, ecc… My guide was “Baggy” and the driver “Albert” and they both were highly qualified and super funny. Every sublime stop of the tour included a satisfing overview of the geological and cultural story of the sites, with Baggy explainig it. During the long travel form Reykjavik the guide would tell us lots of curiosities about Iceland and its people. Always in time with no problems during the tour and pretty cheap. Recommended! Read more