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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

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Join this fascinating full-day tour and discover Iceland's South Coast for yourself!

You'll start with visiting two magnificent waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk behind and Skógarfoss, unique and powerful waterfall which comes directly from two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Challenge yourself and climb 370 steps to the top and you will get breathtaking view of Iceland's coastline as a reward.

Soon after you will explore small peninsula, Cape “Dyrhólaey” with amazing rock formations and magnificent view from the top. Then you will head towards famous Reynisfjara, black sand beach voted by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet. Last but not least you will take a walk to the edge of Sólheimajökull glacier with its amazing ice formations and beautiful surroundings. 

Don’t delay in booking this unique day tour - it's a must for those who want to witness diversity and power of Icelandic nature!
  • Travel easily between sights with hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Explore the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the black-sand beach Reynisfjara
  • A convenient choice for visitors with limited time in Iceland 
  • Learn about unique geography and avoid the hassle of travel on a guided tour
What to Expect
Your day begins with collection from your Reykjavik hotel in air-conditioned bus. As you head south, admire the scenery and learn more about its geological origins from your guide. Pause briefly to enjoy a morning coffee (own expense) in Hvolsvöllur, before continuing to your first destination, the waterfall Skógafoss, to snap pictures of the fairy-tale setting. Next, head to Reynisfjara beach and experience the evocative beauty of the black sands and basalt cliffs before stopping for lunch (own expense) in Reynisfjara or the nearby village of Vík. The next stop is the most southerly point in Iceland, Cape Dyrhólaey. View the natural rock arch against the ocean backdrop and surrounding cliffs, before heading on to the Sólheimajökull glacier. Take a walk up close to the ancient ice cap and notice the sinkholes, ridges, and streams that form the landscape. Finally, visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and marvel at the magical setting, as the water cascades down to create a curtain that, if the weather is right, you can walk behind into a small cave to admire the striking vista. Afterwards, your vehicle will take you back to Reykjavik, dropping you back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup starts 30 minutes before tour departure.

Please be ready at your pickup locations in time.

Departure Point: Your Hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik (no pickup from private apartments or AirBnb)


• City regulations do not allow us to pick up directly from hotels downtown. You will be asked to go to the nearest Pick-up place.
• Should your pickup location be at a Bus Stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

Dates: Daily

Return point: We offer drop-off at the original departure point
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
We offer drop-off at the original departure point
  • Round trip excursion.
  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
  • Professional guidance in English.
  • Lunch
  • Bathroom fees
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please dress appropriately: warm and waterproof clothing and good shoes are recommended as weather in Iceland can be very changeable and unpredictable
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 yesterday

My trip was with Maria and Voldemort as our guide and driver. They were extremely flexible with the tour, stopping or slowing down in places whenever it was photo-worthy. The day was quite packed and we got to see and hear about a lot of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had @#busdriverAnnie. She was awesome!! Highly recommend this travel company. You can book directly online with them. We booked them through Viator, but there was no need. I fell at one of the stops and Annie took care of me and then checked in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sure enjoyed this 11-hour day trip with Sterna. Actually, we had such a good trip with this company a couple of days ago, we decided to book with them again, on this trip. Our tour guide, Anna, was terrific. Not only did she share...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mike O
Connector818278, Front Office Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Mike O for a wonderful review! I am really happy that you have so many great experiences during our tours. You are more than welcome to join any of our tours again in the future. Thank you for nice comments about Anna :)...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour with Klaus was awesome. We went to see many different places. The tour included two waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches. Klaus was great at taking pictures and had so much knowledge of everything we were seeing. He made sure to plan the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Connector818278, Public Relations Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you As2licia2 for spending your time to share those nice comments! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us :) Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 20 August 2019

This was definitely our favourite tour of the ones we did. Our tour guide was Maria, and she was totally fantastic. Knowledgeable, super friendly and funny, and just brilliant. Not sure you could as for a better guide! All of the stops were incredible, having...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank VueliElsa
Connector818278, Public Relations Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

Thank you so much VueliElsa for spending your time to share that great review. We are particularly happy to read your comment about Maria. We will share your fantastic feedback with her :) She would be happy to know that you enjoyed her company so...More

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24 March 2019|
Response from TheCurtiss | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Our trip in November 2018 was on a small Mercedes mini bus. Our original tour was cancelled due to bad weather and rescheduled so not sure if this is the normal way you would travel for this tour. We had a great day out!
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