Day trip

Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland
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From US$ 89.19 per person

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Discover the incredible landscapes of Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Experience waterfalls, volcanoes, and glaciers and walk along a black sand beach.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You must be ready at the meeting point 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the tour. Available meeting points are bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur and bus stop 6 - Safnahúsið Culture House.


  • Visit the legendary Reynisfjara black sand beach with its basalt columns
  • Admire the awesome power of the Skógafoss waterfall
  • Take in amazing views of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
  • Walk behind the unique Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Full description

Travel through the farming regions of southern Iceland and experience the Land of Fire and Ice on this full-day bus tour from Reykjavík, with a tour guide and optional hotel transfers. Encounter the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Eyjafjallajökull volcano, thundering waterfalls, and majestic glaciers.

Choose from a private tour option with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, a group tour with hotel pickup and drop-off, or a group tour from a centrally-located meeting point. Relax on the drive through the rugged countryside of the south. Admire stunning natural landscapes that have been shaped over the centuries by the combined activity of glaciers and volcanoes. Marvel at the rainbows which hover over Skógafoss waterfall.

Take a walk on the black sand Reynisfjara beach while observing its surrounding basalt columns. Learn about the Icelandic legend regarding the columns and let yourself wonder if they are actually mischievous trolls who were turned into rock by the rising sun.

See dramatic cliffs and caves and walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Return to Reykjavík at the end of your tour. 

  • Pickup in Reykjavík (if option chosen)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Reynisfjara by bus
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The discount for children and youths is a family discount and applies to maximum 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 183 reviews

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The company did a very good job with the trip. Great value for the money. 2 different waterfalls, 2 different stops at Black sand beach (one where you walk on the beach, the other at a bluff so you can get some good pics overlooking the beach). and a walk to a glacier. Lunch at Vik Iceland, and on the way there a stop to get snacks at a rest stop. you see ALOT of the Iceland countryside. you will see 100's of Icelandic horses and sheep. BUT>>> be prepared. The bus ride is long. trip overall took 12 hours and by the end we were exhausted.

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August 15, 2022

Fantastic introduction to the south island. Long journey and lots of time spent in the mini bus, but great driver Roman helped to break up the journey with funny stories and observations. Good value for money, booked the day before and still got a place. Picked up from bus stop 6, very convenient. Booked via the GYG app. We also went on the Laval tour in Vik. Not cheap but well worth it. No food included so take your or places to buy oh the way. Highly recommended.

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November 6, 2021

We had an amazing experience on our full day tour. Unfortunately, we got lost on our way to our pick up stop and missed the bus by a couple of minutes. We frantically called and they graciously returned to pick us up! They could have easily left us behind, but we appreciate their sympathy! The tour guide was so informative and had great stories about the Icelandic folklore and history! Overall, we were very glad we decided to book a tour instead of driving the whole way ourselves. My friends and I would definitely book again!

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October 19, 2021

Product ID: 58019