Iceland South Coast Tour from Reykjavik

Our Iceland Glacier and Black Sand Beach Tour

Find out more about this south Iceland waterfall tour here at Go to Joy Iceland! This is a fantastic tour if you’re interested in Iceland’s famous waterfalls, majestic glaciers, and its enigmatic black-sand beaches! Keep reading below to learn more about this exciting experience, and check out our range of Iceland Day Tours if you’d like to see everything else we have to offer, and please get in touch if you have any questions! If you’d like to see as much as possible in Iceland, this tour is an excellent combination with our Iceland Golden Circle Waterfall Tour.

More Information About this South Iceland Waterfall Tour

Gljúfrafoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls

Driving south on Highway 1, we’ll introduce you to the geology of the south coast of Iceland. While we stop at the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, you will also see Iceland’s newest star, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano that erupted in 2010, not far from there we visit the hidden Gljúfrafoss waterfall. Driving a little farther east, you will visit the powerful Skógafoss waterfall with its 60 metre (200ft) drop and formidable spray. On sunny days, the waterfall often has a visible rainbow throughout the day.

Sólheimajökull Glacier

After the breath-taking beauty of Skógafoss waterfall, we’ll head out towards the glacier Sólheimajökull, one of the outlet tongues of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. During the winter, we may find extremely icy conditions, and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice walkers can be useful, and warm clothing recommended.

Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach

This tour follows the coastline until we reach Reynisfjara, the beautiful black sand beach that attracts visitors to Iceland from all over the world. It’s not just the strange black sand that stands out, you will also see the striking hexagonal basalt pillars standing close together in strange almost-organised patterns. There are also a few sea stacks jutting out of the ocean. Any one of these features would make Reynisfjara worth visiting. Put them together and you have one of the best places in Iceland. 

The Town of Vik

Another site of the South Coast is the small town of Vík, where we usually take the lunch stop, but we also have another option for lunch at Reynisfjara. The weather, timing, and amount of people will determine which place we stop at for lunch. 

The gastronomic selection once outside Reykjavik is the one of a sparsely populated country, where the fuel stations are the blood line. Don’t expect fancy restaurants.

We work with small groups, usually 19 people maximum per Minibus

  • Explore the south shore in a day
  • Small group for a more intimate experience
  • Includes hassle-free, round-trip transportation
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors


  • Transport by minibus small-group tour max 19 passengers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • English-speaking Driver/Guide
  • English Live/Audio guided tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from your location in Reykjavik or nearest Tour Bus Stop
  • Free WI-FI with unlimited free browsing
  • A lot of FUN
  • We also pick up from the Cruise Ship Port in Reykjavik (tell us the name of the port)

Not Included

  • All admission to sites, museums or exhibitions visited are not included, unless otherwise stated in tour description
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch 
  • Hiking boots are not necessary but if you have them, bring them
  • Dress for the weather, it is Iceland. If it’s raining bring your rain coat etc….
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years, children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or no show
  • We are picking up more passengers, please be at your pickup location on time, the pickup can last up 45 minutes
  • Nature is the main attraction on many of the excursions and a short outdoor walk may be included to fully enjoy the tour. Sturdy shoes and a Warm and water and windproof clothes outdoor wear should be worn when traveling in Iceland during any season
  • Pick-up starts 30 minute(s) before departure.
  • Dress for the weather, it is Iceland. If it’s raining bring your rain coat etc…
  • Hiking boots are not necessary but if you have them, bring them
  • Go to joy Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
  • Note that pickup is offered at all Reykjavik Hotels, Hostels and Guesthouses, Private Homes but you might have to make your way to the closest pickup location. Your Hotel reception will help you find it.
  • We send reconfirmation email about pickup time and location 6 to 24 hours before the tour departure. Please kindly check your email when you are in Iceland.
  • Minimum numbers apply if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring, you will be offered the same tour different departure time