Day trip

Reykjavik: Wild South Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier

Activity provider: Nicetravel

Reykjavik: Wild South Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier

Activity provider: Nicetravel
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From US$ 107.10 per person

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Explore the beautiful south coast of Iceland on this unique day tour. Visit the amazing waterfalls in the area, enjoy an optional glacier hike on Solheimajokull Glacier, and walk on the magic Black Beach of Reynisfjara.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Free pick-up from hotels and other accommodations within Reykjavik. In Reykjavik center, there are certain restricted areas where buses are not allowed to drive and then pick up is at the nearest official pick-up station. Pick up takes place between 08:30 - 09:00am so please be ready at your chosen pick up location from 08:30.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful south coast of Iceland
  • Have the option to enjoy an unforgettable glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier
  • Visit the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrabui, Skogafoss, and Irafoss
  • Walk on the magic Black Beach of Reynisfjara
Full description

If you are a nature lover, then this tour is made for you. It visits all the great attractions of the south coast, glaciers, the Black Beach of Reynisfjara, the Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano, and of course, several beautiful waterfalls. 

The highlight of the tour is a Blue Ice Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull glacier which takes around 1.5-hours. Start by visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss, as well as visiting lesser-known, more secret waterfalls Glufrabui and Irafoss.

As you continue, drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap. When the option with the glacier hike is selected (available on select dates), embark on a glacier hike for about 1.5 hours and get a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier. 

A bit further will be the great Reynisfjara Black Beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings. In one day, see two volcanoes and discover five amazing waterfalls, visit Reynisfjara and get up-close and personal with the sleeping ice giants that are glaciers during the glacier hike.

A perfect tour for the curious tourist and the inquisitive nature lover. This tour is available all year. Reserve it now to secure your spot on this South Iceland Tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Minibus tour
  • Optional guided blue ice hiking tour with all necessary safety equipment (available on selected dates)
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • English-speaking guidance
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You must wear warm clothes that are wind and waterproof
  • You must wear good hiking shoes, which you can rent
  • The glacier hike (when this option is selected) is subject to weather conditions and if it is cancelled you will be offered an alternative activity or a partial refund
  • The tour duration is up to 12 hours
  • There is a maximum number of people of 19
  • Food is not included but you will make a lunch and afternoon coffee break
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 163 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This was my favourite tour! The south coast is beautiful. You get to see so much on this tour waterfalls, black beach, a glacier & we were lucky to have enough time to go to the lighthouse with an amazing view as well. The glacier hike was definitely a highlight. The tour guide timed everything so well that we could enjoy a good amount of time at each location with the best weather as well. Our tour guide Michaël was very knowledgeable & passionate about Iceland. He made sure everyone had the crampons on properly for the hike & made sure everyone was safe & comfortable during the hike. He also had a good sense of humour & great music on the bus. After travelling 6 weeks in different parts of Europe I can happily say this was my favourite experience. A definite must when visiting Iceland!

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September 29, 2022

Bus Stop 12 was a bit far from our hotel so we rang the company the day before and asked if they could pick us up from Bus Stop 4 which they kindly agreed to. From there the whole day was fantastic. We were picked up on time and our Tour Guide Mica was fantastic. He gave us a lot of information about where we were going to, historical facts about Iceland and answered any questions we had. Despite the rainy weather he timed the activities so that when we went on the Glacier Hike there was no rain and we managed to complete this before the rain and the wind started again which was great. Overall the whole day trip was fantastic and would recommend this to others.

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September 25, 2022

Mika was our guide and he was very kind, informative and helpful. We were provided with hiking boots and all the equipment for the glacier hike. To top it off, Mika managed to create a very nice atmosphere throughout the whole trip, even booking a restaurant for all of us to make sure we have seats. The price is excellent compared to some of the other activities we did as you get to see so much and there is so much to learn aswell. The bus comes equipped with a charging port which came in handy after such a long day. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

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September 20, 2022

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