May - October
This 3-day summer south coast tour takes you on an epic adventure in South Iceland. Home to some of Iceland’s most popular sights, this area of Iceland is sure to delight any traveler. On this tour, you will explore the Golden Circle, hit the highlights of the South Coast and visit the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. During the tour, you will also go on a glacier hike and a boat ride on Jökulsárlón both of which is included in the price! This tour offers great value to those who want to see as much as possible in a limited amount of time.
After pickup in Reykjavík, you’ll start by going on a tour of the Golden Circle. This famous route will take you to some of the sights Iceland is most famous for. At Þingvellir National Park you’ll be able to see where the tectonic plates are diverging and learn more about Icelandic history. At Geysir you can see the geysir Stokkur erupt before visiting Gullfoss waterfall. To top off a great day, you’ll also visit the Kerið Crater before spending the night at a comfortable guesthouse.
On day two, it’s time to explore the South Coast. You’ll visit some of this area’s most famous waterfalls; Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss. You’ll also visit some lesser known gems such as Gljúfrabúi and Írafoss. Next, you’ll travel to the Sólheimajökull glacier for a light glacier walk, before visiting the stunning Reynisfjara black sand beach.
Day three is the last day of the tour, but the adventure is not over yet! Departing from your guesthouse in the morning, you’ll travel to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. On the way, you’ll make selected stops, for example at the charming village of Vík. Once at Jökulsárlón you’ll go on a boat tour on the glacier lagoon, where you can see the icebergs that float on the lagoon up close. After three days of fun on the South Coast, you will be dropped off at your selected location in Reyjavík.
Please see the detailed itinerary for more information about this tour.
Looking for a winter version of this tour? Check out the 3 Day Winter South Coast tour with Ice Cave.
Yes, pickup and drop-off are included. You can select the most convenient location for your transfer at booking.
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
You should wear warm and comfortable clothing as your first layer and waterproof clothing as your second layer. You should also wear good hiking boots.
Keep in mind that the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and change quickly.
Breakfast at your hotel is included on day one and two, but other meals are not included. You will be able to purchase lunch and dinner at rest stops and restaurants along the way.
This tour is 3 days, 2 nights.
The tour starts early morning on day one. On day three you will return to Reykjavík around 21:15 in the evening.
Accommodations are provided in double rooms with shared bathrooms at a comfortable guesthouse.
Single travelers can book this tour with a single supplement (7,500 ISK).
Yes, solo travelers are welcome on this tour.
Please note that solo travelers must book the tour with single supplement (7,500 ISK).
Children from 10 years of age are welcome on this tour.
You can only bring with you a small piece of luggage on this tour, for example, a backpack.
Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise, you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.
Here is a link to their website where you can find all the details.
The tour operator can also store your luggage for free at their offices, but please note that these arrangements must be made in advance. To avoid any delays on departure day, luggage must be stored before the pickup time.
Reservations can be canceled 7 days prior to departure for an 85% refund. The 15% service fee is to cover the cost of planning and arrangement and can not be refunded. 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.
Please be ready at your pickup location at 08:30. Pickup starts at 8:30 and the tour will depart from Reykjavík at 09:00. On day one, you will visit these stunning places.
Þingvellir National Park
The Þingvellir National Park is not only a place of natural beauty but also of historical significance for Icelanders. It is here that the Alþing general assembly was established around 930 AD. Since then, numerous historical events have taken place in this area. This is also where you can see how the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart. Þingvellir are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Geysir Hot Spring Area
The Geysir geothermal area is named for the sleeping giant Geysir. It has been entertaining onlookers for more than 1,000 years with jets of boiling hot water shooting high in the sky. Though Geysir sometimes goes inactive for years at a time, as he is now, Strokkur still likes to put on a dazzling display, blasting water as high as 40 m (131 ft).
Popular on lists of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe, Gullfoss waterfall is a must stop on any Golden Circle tour. Powered by pure glacial runoff, water shoots along the two-tiered falls before plunging into the rugged canyon far below.
Formed by a volcanic eruption some 3,000 years ago, this colorful crater is made extra special by the turquoise lake at its bottom. The lake contrasts beautifully with the striking red-and-black walls of the crater. Entry fee to this area is included in the tour price.
On day two you will explore some beautiful waterfalls, go on a glacier walk and visit a black sand beach.
Seljalandsfoss & Gljúfrabúi
The famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall is located beneath the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This is the waterfall that’s known for being the one you can walk behind. Close by is the beautiful but less known waterfall Gljufrabui which you will also visit.
Skógarfoss & Írafoss
With a drop of 60 meters, Skógarfoss is one of the most impressive waterfalls on the South Coast. Here waterproof clothes will come in real handy! In addition to the famous waterfalls you will visit today, you will also stop at the secret waterfall Írafoss.
At Sólhemajökull glacier, you’ll go on a light glacier walk. On this beautiful glacier, you can learn more about the Icelandic glaciers and see features such as deep crevasses. You will be supplied with safety gear such as a helmet and crampons on location, but please remember to bring proper boots for the glacier walk.
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
The black sand beach of Reynisfjara nestles under Mt. Reynisfjall. Black basalt has been shaped into amazing different formations, most notably the famous Reynisdrangar. Beware the might of the Atlantic Ocean which looms with its powerful waves.
In the morning you start traveling to the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. You’ll visit these sights today:
Vík & Foss á Síðu
At the charming village of Vík you’ll be able to stop for snacks and drinks, or just enjoy the beautiful ocean views. Further along, you’ll also stop at the Foss á Síðu waterfall.
Skaftafell National Park
Skaftafell is part of the Vatnajökull National Park. The views in Skaftafell are truly amazing, on a good day you will get an unforgettable view of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Boat Tour
The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is filled with huge chunks of ice that have cracked off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash on shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. Jökulsárlón is known for being one of the pearls of Icelandic nature, and you do not want to miss a visit to this stunning lagoon.
While at the glacier lagoon, you’ll go on an amphibian boat tour on the lagoon.
Guest usually return to Reykjavík around 21:30 in the evening. You will be dropped off at your selected location.