This 2 day South Coast tour includes the best of this amazing part of Iceland. On this tour, you will visit some of the most famous waterfalls on the South Coast, the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach and of course the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. If you are looking for an overnight tour on the South Coast, we recommend this tour!
After meeting up with your group and guide on day one, you will drive away from the city lights and towards the magnificent South Coast. After visiting the famous waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi, and Skógarfoss it’s time to explore the DC-3 plane wreck on Solheimasandur. This US Navy airplane crash landed here in 1973 and has since become a bucket list destination for many travelers. To finish off your first day on the South Coast, you’ll visit the stunning Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach.
Before heading back to Reykjavík on day two, there are still plenty of adventures that await you. You’ll start by driving to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Here you can join an optional boat tour on the lagoon during the summer season, or you can simply relax and enjoy the views. You will of course also get an opportunity to visit the famous Diamond Beach, where melting ice creates a diamond effect on the black sand beach. To top of a beautiful day, you’ll go on a glacier hike before returning to Reykjavík.
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For this tour, you should bring warm clothes to use as your first layer, and waterproof clothing to wear as your second layer. You should also bring good hiking boots. If you don’t have hiking boots you can rent them when bookings.
You should of course also bring your camera and other personal items. You may also want to bring sunglasses.
As space is limited, we recommend packing as light as possible for this overnight tour. Your luggage should be no more than one piece of luggage and a small backpack. If you need to store luggage, please contact us and we’ll try to assist you with storage.
No, you will be supplied with a helmet, harness, crampons and an ice ax for the glacier hike.
Yes, solo travelers are welcome on this tour! Please note that it’s mandatory to pay the single fee when booking if you are traveling by yourself.
Reservations can be canceled 7 days prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 7 days prior to departure are non-refundable.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 7 days before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).
If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.
The tour departs from Reykjavík at 08:00 in the morning. On day one, you will visit these stunning places.
The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind and feel the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. Right next to it is the waterfall Gljúfrabúi which is hidden in a small gorge. To see the waterfall you have to balance over stones in the river.
Prepare to meet the pearl of the south coast, Skógafoss waterfall. It is dropping 60 meters from a cliff and producing a lot of mist which makes beautiful rainbows in the sunshine. Try to warm up for the glacier by running up the 527 steps to the top!
Reynisfjara (Black Sand Beach)
We will visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where big waves are hitting the shore. You can see basalt columns in the cliffs, rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dyrhólaey in the distance. But this beach is also a paradise for bird lovers because puffins are nesting on top of the rocks in the summertime from June to August.
Before heading back to Reykjavík there are still plenty of sights yet to be discovered. You will visit these on your way back to Reykjavík.
Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon
This morning we will see the famous Glacier Lagoon, a 250m deep glacial lake fed by Europe’s biggest glacier with enormous icebergs. We will have a walk along the shore of the lake and enjoy wonderful views to the icebergs and feel the absolute silence of Icelandic nature. We will give you the opportunity to book a boat ride between the icebergs.
Just on the other side of the road the icebergs are floating into the Atlantic ocean and are thrown back to shore by weather and tides. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in uncountable shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. Sometimes even some blue icebergs are standing at this beach and give opportunities for spectacular pictures.
To complete our perfect adventure we will high five with a real glacier!