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Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

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South Iceland, Waterfalls and Black Sand Beach Tour takes you on a journey of exploration through the many dramatic faces of the Icelandic landscape. The South Coast region of Iceland is the flattest in the country making it ideal for farming but because this is Iceland, the land is also surrounded by majestic mountains, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, looming volcanoes and glaciers, Reynisfjara black sand beach and the formidable sea.

Your expert guide will also point out several notorious volcanoes, including Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull and Katla.
Highlights
  • See South Iceland's highlights without having to drive yourself
  • Relax during the comfortable journey between sights 
  • Get insights and cultural context from a guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your Reykjavík hotel. Settle into the air-conditioned bus for the drive south, passing through the countryside to Skogafoss waterfall. 

After snapping some pictures of the thundering 200-foot (60-meter) waterfall (seen in such movies as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), it's time for a lunch break (own expense) at a local restaurant.

Fueled up, you'll travel east to the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara. Admire the stacks of basalt columns that wall off surrounding cliffs and watch the powerful Atlantic ocean waves crashing onto the shore. 

Head back west to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a 197-foot (60-meter) wall of water that you can actually walk behind—waterproof clothing is recommended. On a clear day, you'll also see the Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanoes and the Westman Islands just offshore. Then, you'll settle back into the bus for the journey back to your Reykjavik hotel.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice scenery and waterfalls. The tour guide was very good and spoke about lots of history about Iceland and gave information on the present day running of Iceland such as the geo-thermal energy used in homes and even under some pavements, etc.He was very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank P T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure to have Dee Dee as my tour guide and she was just great. During the bus drive, she gives interesting information about Iceland as well as funny facts and tells some traditional and quite cruel - well typical viking like -...More

Thank nayrudinfarore
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you nayrudinfarore for your feedback and very positive review. Glad you enjoyed the tour with Dee Dee as tour guide, never a dull moment. Your compliments for our staff is very much appreciated and encouraging.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Some good sights visited, but too much time spent on superflous stuff. Guide was corny. Also the Greyline WiFi is really dodgy - you have to sign up to a dodgy identity stealing marketing company just to get access, and then it kept dropping out....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Greg R
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Greg R for your feedback. Sad to see that you were disappointed with our guide´s commentary. The wi-fi is a complimentary addition for our passengers to enjoy and travelling to remote areas this can be a challenge to reach strong reception. Unfortunate that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The nature of the place is beyond amazing. We booked 2 tours with Gray Line, one for the South Coast, and the other for the Golden Circle. The guide on the Golden Circle one was far more energetic and engaging. On this tour, it was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lbak19
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you lbak19 for writing a review of your experience with us on tours of the Golden Circle and South Coast. Glad you enjoyed the scenery at the sites visited that are some of our best loved nature sites. Very sorry to see that the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterfalls and black beaches were stunning. We had an informed and interesting guides. Remember to dress warmly even if it is sunny.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PDX_Chris
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you PDX_Chris for writing a review of our South Iceland, waterfalls and black sand beach tour. The tour visits some of our best loved nature sites, glad you enjoyed the tour and the guide´s commentary. It is essential to dress warmly even in Summer...More

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desertscorpian
23 July 2019|
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Response from Roger J | Reviewed this property |
Guide on coach will advise you. On our trip there was time
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dianed1986
17 March 2019|
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Response from Usama M | Reviewed this property |
we were around 15
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dianed1986
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Response from GLI_partners | Property representative |
This tour includes a short stop by Sólheimajökull glacier, but please note that there is not enough time to actually go on the glacier.
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