Marvel at iconic views on our South coast of Iceland tours

Explore the Southern Region! Walk on a black sand beach, see magnificent glaciers, breathtaking waterfalls, and much more.

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.

Activities on the South Coast of Iceland

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

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 waterfall in summer and a green field with yellow flowers in front of it
Seljalandsfoss and flower field in summer

South Iceland Attractions

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

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 from behind
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
Skogafoss waterfall in winter

Sólheimajökull Glacier

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.

Solheimajokull glacier
Solheimajokull glacier

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
Reynisfjara black sand beach in winter

Vík Village

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
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
by Roslyn Mountain
May 2, 2024
Absolutely perfect from start to finish, by far our favourite tour in Iceland. Our guide Dave was brilliant, knowledgeable and passionate about what he does and made the day really enjoyable. We were … Read more
by Chris King
April 10, 2024
8.04.2024 Chris King & Gina On our South Coast tour our driver was Callum & our tour guide was Victoria. Victoria was friendly, witty & enthusiastic. She had loads of stories relating to all the plac… Read more
by Cynthia
December 8, 2023
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
by Lorenzo Verdelli
December 4, 2023
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
by Sara
July 20, 2023
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
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