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Iceland South Coast Full Day Small-Group Tour from Reykjavik
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Iceland South Coast Full Day Small-Group Tour from Reykjavik

By Your Day Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
A quick trip to Iceland doesn't mean missing the highlights, and this full-day tour of the South Coast explores glaciers, waterfalls, a volcano, and a puffin habitat. Travel in a Wi-Fi-equipped Mercedes Benz minibus, which allows you to upload photos to social media with ease. Stop at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, find views of Sólheimajökull glacier and Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and then look for puffins on a black-sand beach. Your guide provides information crucial to understanding Iceland's eco-system throughout the tour.
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Ages 5-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Tick off multiple Iceland highlights in a single day
  • Travel in a Mercedes Benz minibus equipped with Wi-Fi 
  • Includes a snack of traditional Icelandic food
  • Traveling with a smaller group means a more personal experience

  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Pick up from selected hotels, bus stops and ports.
  • A small Icelandic treat.
What's not included
  • We break for lunch but customers have to pay for the food themselves.

Meet a driver at your hotel in Reykjavik, boarding a Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for a day of South Coast adventures. Since the van has Wi-Fi, you can keep up with emails or post to social media on the way to the first stops of the day, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Keep your camera out for these—the two waterfalls are a favorite with photographers. Next, train your lens on Sólheimajökull glacier, part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap, and take in Eyjafjallajökull, a fiery volcano that's capped with thick ice. Before returning to Reykjavik, make a stop for lunch at a local spot as well as Reynisfjara black-sand beach, where you might be lucky enough to spot one of Iceland's Atlantic puffins.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please note that Your Day Tours offers pick-up service from authorized pickup points in the Downtown Reykjavik area. We can unfortunately not offer pick-up service from private apartments, Airbnb apartments, hotels located in the suburban areas of Reykjavík or Keflavik Airport for our tours. If your pick-up location is not on our pick-up list then we kindly ask you to locate the closest pick-up point to your accommodation from the map or list below and meet us there for your tour. IMPORTANT: The pickup starts at 8:00 am and usually takes place between 8:00 and 8:30 am. We also do pickups from bus stops in Reykjavík, since some hotels are located within traffic restricted areas. We do pickups at the following bus stops: #1, #4, #6, #8, #9, #12 and #15.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
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      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Bus stop #1 - Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstræti 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
      • Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
      • Bus stop #4 Miðbakki, 5325+4PG, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
      • Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
      • Bus Stop #9 Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
      • Bus Stop #12 Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
      • Bus Stop#15 - Vesturbugt, Mýrargata 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36855P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Minimum age is 4 years
        • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36855P2

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        Grandmom
        Blairsville, GA55 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2021
        Our fantastic guide Baldvin had many interesting stories and details about Iceland as we drove east to Vik and back. He answered a multitude of questions from the group. He even played some music to give us a variety of experience on the long journey including a delightful two minutes of Iceland rap music. The mini bus was very comfortable and even had Wi-Fi which several in the group utilized. This tour had quite interesting variety including two finales: walking very close to a glacier and the chance to walk and climb behind a waterfall. Baldvin made sure we were safe on the black beach of Vik where the waves are incredibly high and can be dangerous. This beach is very unusual and an interesting geological beach worth going to see. The tour from this operator (Your Day Tours?) with Baldwin P. included just the right amount of sightseeing with hotel pickup for a very reasonable price.
        Written 30 May 2021
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        Adam
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        Highly recommend this company for the south coast tour (and other tours in the area).

        We were collected at the bus stop right outside our hotel by Baldwin, who was entertaining and very informative for the entire trip. He did this best to avoid the large bus arrivals by adjusting the order of our visit and it worked.

        Sights were very interesting, including the black beach, glacier and waterfalls. Wear warm and sensible clothing as it can get cold and icy. The guide provided spikes for our shoes that made a big difference and fit over normal walking/snow boots.

        Really recommend the minibus instead of one of the other large bus trips, the volume of people on those looked like a nightmare. This was more personal and a more enjoyable experience. The guide was very accommodating and genuinely made the experience even more enjoyable.
        Written 1 March 2020
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        Makise Kurisu
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We were picked up by Baldwin, and started our journey out of Reykjavík. He provided an interesting commentary of the surroundings area, ranging from Volcanic Eruptions to Bobby Fisher. He was able to adapt to the situation even when a snow storm arrived 3 hours earlier than forecasted, preventing the group from getting stranded. Overall a great day, with beautiful scenery and amazing stops.
        Written 20 February 2020
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        emeraldead
        Philadelphia, PA45 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023 • Couples
        South Coast small tour, you get Skogafoss, glacier visit, Seljandsfoss, Vik, Reynisfjara beach, in 10 hours (half of which is getting there and back). The glacier was more activity than I anticipated and a pay toilet but it was fine. Other than a few toilets through the trip which had no paper, they were very nice. The full doors and ledges for stuff were great upgrades to what we usually get in the US. Again our driver had a great attitude, good driving, wanted to give us a fantastic experience. This is where I was regretful we had to rely on the group timing and couldn't just stay at places as long as we wanted, but I don't feel I missed anything important. Again, crampons made the visits pretty easy for me. We didn't have any extra time at the Vik rest stop and the restaurant was slow, but the quality is way better than the greasy cold burger you may expect in the US for the same prices. Styrmyr was a fantastic guide.

        I recommend using Guide to Iceland as a place to research what tours there are and then finding the direct vendor and booking directly. If you need to make changes or updates, it's best to have the direct contact. I really loved the small bus tours- the drivers were engaging, true Viking culture lovers, they sang, they told stories and jokes, they had great Icelandic playlists, anticipated and avoided crowds, wifi included and the small groups were easier to manage. The buses were a bit crowded, both our mid week tours were full, but comfortable. Many people left their bags on the bus during stops and felt secure.

        The large bus tours are less expensive but you have to go to them rather than picked up where you are and won't have the fun in between stories we got. Worth it to me.

        Two more tips- don't freak out until it's 15 min past the pick up time. It starts a half hour before but both days the pick ups didn't end until 15 min past, and we were the last pick up on the 2nd day. It just takes a bit more time and give some room. I had clear confirmations on my tours in email and it worked fine.

        And the drivers seem to be happy to let you off in the city if you'd prefer that to going to your hotel. So you can ask to get off with another group or just at Hallgrimskirkja if you don't have stuff you need to drop off. That let us do some more city walking and get to dinner easier.
        Written 21 February 2023
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        Jayne C
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022
        This trip was a fantastic day out. Our guide Tinna was so knowledgable and friendly, she gave us a lot of information and answered questions throughout the day but it was not overwhelming, we had lots of time just sitting in the minibus listening to music and watching the scenery.
        The whole day was tailored to optimise our enjoyment, Tinna altered plans according to the weather which was extremely changeable as we moved around the island. Near Vic it was a snow and sleet storm, I was glad she was driving not me! At both waterfall stops we had sun and at the glacier it was very windy. So we got great Icelandic weather experiences too! Because we had all returned early to the bus in the snow storm we had extra time so she added a really cool stop by some red rocks to see pseudocraters.
        Being on the minibus with only about 12 people was so much better than a big coach, it felt like a more personal experience. My favourite part of the day was the glacier - I had never seen one up close before and it was breathtaking.
        Your bags are safe on the bus at the stops and you can get food at the bakery stop and the lunch stop, we also brought some snacks with us and some water. Top tip you should pay about 200ISK for the toilets in a couple of the stops (but we only had a card so just nipped in without paying which felt bad but when you’ve gotta go…..)
        Overall I would recommend this trip 100%, I did the golden circle tour about 5 yrs ago with another company which was very good but this was better. April was a fun month to see Iceland also as more daylight and less slippery at the sights compared to my December visit (although frozen waterfalls in December were worth a visit).
        Thank you Tinna and your day tours, we will be back!
        Written 12 April 2022
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        AdiK
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        Our tour guide Baldwin was informative, insightful, and truly cared about our experience at all the sights. He made sure we were one of the few buses at each stop so we didn't have to share the experiences with all the other tourists visitng the South Coast. This region of Iceland is just magnificent and we are so happy we had sunshine and no rain. Baldwin is a safe and courteous driver who made us feel at ease when we got some strong winds. We also liked the slip on crampons, very useful not only by the glacier but by the waterfalls as well :)
        Written 11 February 2020
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        Thank you for your review, we are so glad to hear you had a fab day with us. Hope to see you on board again next time you visit Iceland. Best regards, Bodi
        Written 12 February 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        sattelite10
        St Charles,Missouri1,023 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We selected this trip based on reviews and areas to be visited . Our guide and driver Baldwin, was professional and informative. He let everyone know what to expect and offered hints to enjoy each stop. Because the group of 15 was always on time, we were allowed more time at each stop. The black sand beach and basalt columns were incredible! I am impressed with this tour company and appreciate the attention to safety and the respect shown to the rich history of Iceland. We even got an introduction into Icelandic music!
        Written 31 January 2020
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        Kalika Knight
        1 contribution
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021
        These sights are a MUST SEE in Iceland. Truly gorgeous and our guide, Bara, was great! No complaints on the quality of the tour. However, the minibus was very cramped. My friend and I are both smaller girls and we were pretty squished together and had hardly any legroom so it was very uncomfortable, especially considering that you spend a lot of time driving to each location. Just a warning that if you have any health condition that makes sitting for longer periods of time challenging for you, I would recommend maybe finding a more spacious option.
        Written 31 July 2021
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        Dear Kalika, thanks for your feedback. We truly appreciate your kind words on our guide and tour! We are sorry to read that you might have felt cramped in our bus, as the legroom is the standard one for any 19 Seater Sprinter. Bigger buses imply much bigger groups and our preference was to keep our tours small and personal, with a maximum of 19 passengers rather than 50 or more. In this tour we also make sure that the longest drive between stops would not exceed 1,5 hr. We hope you enjoyed our Country and will visit us again. Best regards, Bodi
        Written 1 August 2021
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        Reneedm88
        East Brunswick12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        Having been on a few tours in Iceland, this was hands down the best tour experience that we had. The difference between this and the rest was not the landscape but the fact that while on the tour, you felt much more connected to the 2locations that you were visiting, than just going to places, taking a photo and ticking a box. Having the smaller groups made a huge difference!

        Baldwin was incredible as a guide and made us feel that we were being shown around the country by a long lost cousin who wanted to show you a bit of his life and heritage. The insight into Iceland itself was invaluable, and regardless of the (stunning!) scenery, Baldwin's stories made the trip worthwhile.

        The little touches, like playing iconic Icelandic music, cracking a few jokes and a relaxed approach to time lines (though we ALL got back in time, every time, ironically) made the day relaxed and even more enjoyable.

        And on top of that... The scenery! The stops that were chosen for this trip gave us such a wonderful experience of Iceland (completely different to the Golden circle) with every stop garnering a few jaw drops from us.

        Do yourself a favour and book this trip.
        Written 18 January 2020
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        goonter
        chicago11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        We had looked through many many different tour options from many different booking sites and finally settled on this tour in part because of the recent reviews and photos and are so glad we did! We had a beautiful day and a wonderful driver who had the right personality. He told us so much about Iceland and the areas we toured but was not over the top or annoying at all. The size of the vehicle was perfect and it was comfortable and the wifi worked very well. The sites were unbelievable and breathtaking and we all felt like we had exactly the right amount of time at each stop. He was also very helpful with all of the bathroom locations etc. The glacier was spectacular and the black sand beach with the basalt columns extraordinary! Cannot recommend this tour enough!
        Written 7 February 2020
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