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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

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  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Experience Iceland's southern coast—full of waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches—on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Your climate-controlled coach comes with an audio guide available in 10 languages so you can learn about the sights as you cross through farmland and rugged coastline. Visit several waterfalls, the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, and the Sólheimajökull Glacier for a full Icelandic experience. Upgrade to include round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Guided day trip of Iceland's south coast from Reykjavik
  • See waterfalls and the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands.
  • Learn about the sights from your guide and touchscreen audio, available in 10 languages
  • Free Wifi and USB charger available on board your coach

What's Included

  • Professional Guide on board
  • On-board audio guide with 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
  • On board free WiFi
  • USB charger available in every seat
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier to know Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation Pick up is also available from the following hotels: - Apartment K - Ingólfsstræti 1a - AR Central Apartments - Best Western Hotel Reykjavík - Black Pearl Hotel - Domus Guesthouse - Flying Viking Guesthouse - Grettisborg Apartments - Guesthouse 101 - Guesthouse Aurora - Guesthouse Summerday - Laugavegur Apartments - Reykjavik Domestic Airport - Villa Guesthouse - Black Tower - Gray Tower - Stay Apartments Einholt - Stay Apartments Laugavegur - Stay Brilliant - Skarfabakki cruise terminal - Reykjavík Terminal - Elding Whale watching center - Frakkastígur Apartments - BSÍ Bus terminal - Thomsen - Brilliant apartments - Apartment K - Lindargata 60 - Reykjavik 4you Apartments - Laugavegur 85 - Bergstaðarstræti Aparments - Hotel Reykjavik Center - Sandhotel - Apartment K - Skólastræti 1 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 74 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 85-86 - Apartment K - Laugarvegur 46 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 37 - Apartment K - Thingholtsstraeti 2-4 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 14 - Phoenix Hotel - 1912 Guesthouse - Pávi Apartments - B14 - Rooms and Apartments - Konsulate Hotel by Hilton

What To Expect

Meet your tour coach at Reykjavik Terminal or upgrade to include hotel pickup in the morning to embark on your tour of Iceland's North Atlantic coast. Find your seat and enjoy onboard WiFi, USB charging ports at each seat, and an audio guide available in 10 languages.

Take off along the North Atlantic coast and into the volcanoes and lava fields in Hengill. Arrive in the rolling farmland of the southern coastline, with views of the Hekla Volcano on sunny days. Catch a glimpse of the Eyjafjalljökull Volcano and the glaciers on its slopes, as well as the jagged, volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands punctuating the ocean that lies beyond. 

Make your initial stop at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a 196-foot (60-meter) cascade, which you can skirt on foot due to its hidden posterior pathway. Continue to the Skógafoss Waterfall; climb a short flight of stairs to the top to see one of the country's best lookout points.

At Sólheimajökull Glacier, break out your camera for fantastic photos of the otherworldly ice fields. Next, walk on the dark landscape of Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, watching the ocean crash up against the jagged basalt sea stacks and columns.

Return to your original departure point at the end of the tour.

Reykjavik Sightseeing (Pass By)

Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher. If you have booked a hotel pickup with SmartBus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green SmartBus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Volcano Hekla (Pass By)

Hekla is a stratovolcano in the south of Iceland with a height of 1,491 m (4,892 ft). Hekla is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes; over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the "Gateway to Hell".

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Audio-guide available in: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
Operated by Reykjavik Sightseeing

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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this is a full day - 11 hours - tour including hotel pick up.
229 reviews
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Trip worth the time and money
Courtney_K, Apr 2022
This was an amazing trip, full of incredible information about Iceland. The initial driver who picked me up had us in stitches, and our tour driver, B G I believe (he looks like Walter White's brother) was just phenomenal.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you Courtney for writing us this review! We are happy to see we managed to bring a laugh on your face throughout the day and we hope you now have nice memories from Iceland. P.S. BG is actually Walter White in hiding, but please keep this to yourself!
“ICELAND”is where it’s at !!!
Robbie_K, Mar 2022
The whole experience from start to finish was awesome and then I didn’t want it to end. A beautiful part of this country
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you Robbie for writing us this review. We know this feeling we also consider that South Coast has something special. We hope you have nice memory to take back home. Looking forward in having you back on board one day.
Mesmerized beyond words
ajay_g, Feb 2022
South iceland is beautiful beyond words. My wife wanted to go in the summer, but she was mesmerized beyond words how beautiful everything was. The host Arni was amazing his knowledge of iceland was fantastic. When I come back to iceland I will definetly do this trip again ... 5 star experience. And the driver was a great and experienced driver.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for taking time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you have enjoyed the South Coast tour and we are looking forward having you back on board for your next trip.
Delightful Iceland Tour
Surya_C, Jan 2022
We booked last minute and they were able to accommodate. We visited 4/5 great sites each was walkable. Waterfalls and volcanoes and glaciers were amazing. Tour guide was very informative and made up time and gave us extra time to visit sites. With bad weather on the way guide and driver made sure everyone was safe and made it on time for the bus. Guide told us stories of Iceland folklore and history of the area. Definitely would recommend this tour
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you very much for this kind review. Nothing brings us more joy than a happy customer at the end of the day, so we are glad we could be part of your vacation in Iceland. We always put our passengers safety as top priority and we try to make their day go as smooth as possible.
bucket list adventure
diana_r, Dec 2021
celebrating 25th anniversary with this bucket list adventure. did not disappoint. guides yoyo and rafraf were great, really told us about the history and more. great time, great trip
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you Diana for taking time win letting us know about your experience. We are happy we could be part of your anniversary and we hope you have plenty of nice memories to take home with you. We hope to see you again one day!
A tour not to miss
John_P, Sep 2021
Incredible scenery. Guide was very knowledgeable. The ride was comfortable and I had Wi-Fi and power for your phone.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hello John! Thank you for taking time in writing us this review. We hope that our wifi helped you share on spot the nice photo memories you took and that our usb sockets made sure to extend your phone battery life. Glad to see you enjoyed the company of our guide and what knowledge had to offer.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience, excellent tour guide and driver
Yamile_A, Sep 2021
This tour was amazing. Pick up was so smooth and the driver was excellent. In addition to a great tour guide, his short name was BG because his real name is very long and I don’t remember it, the places we went to were absolutely breath taking. Totally worth it if you are short on time and want to see the coolest things on the southern coast.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hello! Thank you for taking time in writing us this review! It makes us happy to see you have enjoyed BG's company and what the beautiful South Coast has to offer. Hope that next time when you visit us you will have the time to join us on other tours and explore even more of what Iceland has to offer.
Fun guide & beautiful scenery!
Tricia_W, Aug 2021
Our guide, Raga, was awesome! Great sense of humor and kept the trip interesting. The scenery was breathtaking. Iceland is just a beautiful country with beautiful people!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hello Tricia! Thank you very much for the kind words! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and the company of our guide, Ragga. Isn't she the best? Iceland has a lot to offer so we hope you will visit us again and explore even more with us!
Excellent adventure!
Diane_B, Jul 2021
Excellent guide! Smooth trip! The pace was quite good and we saw a lot in one day. Good choices for food and rest stops.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great trip highly recomended
Graham_D, Feb 2020
Great trip, enthusiastic guide and a brilliant driver, only thing that spoilt it for us was we went to the wrong bus station, this was a fair way from our accommodation.amazing scenery especially the Black Beach
1 traveler found this review helpful
Carl_H, Dec 2019
The trip was well worth it and very fun. Our tour guide Mariana and driver Gregor made the trip even more enjoyable.
Excellent trip!
FreddieBunoan_A, Dec 2019
A very amazing tour guide mnamed Marianne and had alot of information on the sites we visited. It was a breath taking trip with many landscapes to be explored on the way. Very organised and got to visit what the South Coast had to offer! Would definitely reccomend!
Black Sand beach.
nelson_B, Nov 2019
Beautiful , peaceful and interesting my wife and I enjoyed very much and we will try to come back one more time.
Amazing tour!!!
Inna M, Oct 2019
The tour was really worth it! Had a really nice time and enjoyed beautiful landscapes of Iceland. Everything was well organized, tour guide was a very nice guy, who know well the history of his country and was able to pass it to us in a very interesting way! The video/audio guide was also pretty useful!
wonderful nature trip
Anne Z, Oct 2019
There is a lot of interesting nature to be seen on this trip. It is a long trip so don't book it back to back with another or in the 48 hours after arriving while you are still jet lagged. Emelia has a fun and interesting guide and Norbert got us there and back safely in the rain. we had a wonderful day
South Coast Classic tour
msjeb, Sep 2019
Pickup prompt. Ample time to take pictures and enjoy sites. Very good guide and driver- Amelia and Erik. Dropped us off very near apt. Highly recommend
SOuth Coast Classic Day Trip
William_L, Aug 2019
It is a scheduled 11 hour bus tour. I felt it was planned very well. The day went fast. The bus driver was great smooth ride and our guide " Boulder" was terrific extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
South coast excursion review
Mathieu_C, Jul 2019
I really loved this excursion. The sightseeing was amazing and the tour guide “addi” was one of the best part of the trip. He showed us his personal favorite locations and it was all in all a great experience. Would recommend.
Everything is expected and More.
Bogdan S, Jul 2019
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time. Our guide Ziggy, Son Of Olaf, was hugely informative and a great spirit. We learned about the culture, the land itself, and the history of the island. The views and mini-hikes that we did were beautiful (in June) and felt very special, as a couple spots were virtually tourist-free (besides our group).
Beautiful Scenery and views
Virginia_H, May 2019
this is a full day - 11 hours - tour including hotel pick up. But there is so much to see - Falls, glaciers, black sand beaches, geysers - the South Coast seems to have it all. The guide was very knowledgable and gave us lots of history, information and tips during the long drives from point to point. Some of the stops were too long but afforded the opportunity to shop or purchase a snack or coffee or lunch. Pretty well balanced and the geography is so amazing.


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