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Small-Group South Coast of Iceland: Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Beaches

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Small-Group South Coast of Iceland: Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Beaches

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Marvel at the natural splendor of Iceland’s South Coast on an exhilarating full-day tour from Reykjavik. Gaze at the magnificent Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; absorb the frozen witchery of the Solheimajökull Glacier; and see the alluring black sands of Reynisfjara’s shore.
  • Explore Iceland's rugged south coast in just one day
  • Discover the Solheimajokull Glacier, waterfalls and black sand beaches
  • Enjoy a more intimate experience—tour group size is limited to 19
  • Round-trip transport from Reykjavik included for an added convenience
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Professional local driver-guide
Live commentary on board
Pickup and drop-off from designated bus stops & hotels
Tour exclusively on a minibus
Food and drinks

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8:30 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

If you have not found your hotel in the drop-down menu, then it is most likely located in the restricted area where we aren't allowed to drive. Please find your hotel below and meet us at it's designated bus stop. Thank you for understanding. PLEASE NOTE: These bus stops for tour buses are not the same as the bus stops for city buses. The tour bus stops have a blue pillar with pink bus sign at the top and the number and name of the bus stop. The city bus stops have a yellow "S" in a red circle (S as Strætó - city bus). Please do not wait at the city bus stops! Once you submit/confirm with us a specific bus stop, please meet us exactly at that bus stop and not any other.   ___________________________ Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall: - Chez Monique - Embassy Luxury Apartments - Hotel Reykjavík Centrum - Kvosin Hotel - 3 Sisters Guesthouse - Central Apartments - Centerhotel Plaza - City Center Hotel - Gallery Central Guesthouse - Guesthouse Álfhóll - Guesthouse Butterfly - Hotel Hilda - Hotel Metropolitan - House Of Spirits - Konsulat Hotel - Ocean Comfort Apartments - Lighthouse Apartments - Planet Apartments - Reykjavik Downtown Hostel - Ambassade Apartments - Castle House Luxury Apartments - Central Guesthouse - Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6 - Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1 ___________________________ Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata (in front of Hard Rock Café): - 1912 Guesthouse - Apotek Hotel - Centric Guesthouse - Hotel Borg - Konsulat Hotel Curio - Radisson Blu Hotel 1919   ___________________________ Bus Stop 4 - Miðbakki: - Exeter hotel - Black Pearl ___________________________ Bus stop 5 – Harpa: - Centerhotel Arnarhvoll ___________________________ Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House (corner of Ingolfsstraeti and Hverfisgata: - 101 Hótel - Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14 - Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a - Apartment K – Skólastræti 1 - Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4 - Centerhotel Þingholt - Loft Hostel - Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5 ___________________________ Bus stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja: - Eric The Red Guesthouse - Forsæla Apartments - Gest Inn - Guesthouse Aurora - Hostel B47 - Hotel Leifur Eiríksson - Hotel Óðinsvé - Inga’s New Guest Apartments - Loki 101 Guesthouse - Mengi Apartments - Our House Guesthouse - SUNNA Guesthouse - Villa Guesthouse ___________________________ Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur (Laugavegur 105): - 100 Iceland Hotel - 101 Guesthouse - 4th Floor Hotel - Alda Hotel Reykjavik - Alfred’s Apartments - Alfred’s Studios - Apartment K – Laugavegur 74 - Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86 - City Comfort Apartments - Guesthouse Von - Heida’s Home - Hlemmur Apartments - Hlemmur Square - OK Hotel - Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85 - Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78 - Skuggi hotel - Grettisborg Apartments - Guesthouse Reykjavik 101 - Guesthouse Snorri - Reykjavik Hostel Village - Stay Apartments Grettisgata ___________________________ Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg (in front of Fosshotel Reyjavik): - Storm Hotel - Fosshótel Reykjavík - Tower Suites ___________________________ Bus stop 13 – Rauðarástígur (in front of Centerhotel Miðgarður): - Centerhotel Miðgarður ___________________________ Bus stop 14 - Skúlagata (corner of Skúlagata/Klappastígur) - 101 Skuggi Guesthouse - 41 – A Townhouse Hotel - Apartment 37 - Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3 - Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12 - Apartment K – Hvergisgata 37 - Apartment K – Laugavegur 46 - Apartment K – Lindargata 60 - Apartments Aurora - Black Tower - Canopy Reykjavík | City Centre - Centerhotel Klöpp - Centerhotel Skjaldbreið - Domus Guesthouse - Guesthouse Óðinn - Guesthouse Thor - Guesthouse Turninn - Gray Tower - Hótel Frón - Ísland Apartments - Ion City Hotel - Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments - Reykjavik Residence Hotel - Reykjavik Residence Suites - Room With A View - Rey Apartments - Reykjavik4you Apartments – Bergstaðastræti 12 - Sandhotel - The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments ___________________________ BSÍ: - 27Soley - Hótel Holt - Guesthouse Anna - Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41 - Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46 - Guesthouse Galtafell - Guesthouse Lena - Travel Inn ___________________________ Direct pickup is offered from: 22 Hill Hotel - Brautarholt 22-24 Arctic Comfort Hótel - Síðumúli 19 B14 Hostel - Faxafen 11 BB 44 Guesthouse - Nýbýlavegur 16 Bike Cave - Einarsnes 36 Brim Hotel - Skipholt 27 Bus Hostel - Skógarhlíð 10 Cabin Hótel - Borgartún 32 Capital Inn - Suðurhlíð 35d Circle Hostel - Hringbraut 121 City Park Hotel - Ármúli 5 Downtown Reykjavik Apartments - Rauðarárstígur 31 Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel - Brautarholt 10-14 Fosshótel Barón - Barónstígur 2-4 Fosshótel Lind - Rauðarárstígur 18 Fosshótel Rauðará - Rauðarárstígur 37 Galaxy Pod Hostel - Laugavegur 172 Garðs Apótek, Sogavegur 108 Glæsibær bus stop Grand Hótel Reykjavík - Sigtún 38 Grímur Hotel - Efstaland 26 Guesthouse Pávi - Brautarholt 4 Harbor - Miðbakki Harbor - Skarfabakki Harbor - Sundabakki Hilton Reykjavík Nordica - Suðurlandsbraut 2 Hótel Ísland - Ármúli 9 Hótel Lotus - Álftamýri 7 Hótel Örkin - Brautarholt 29 Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina Icelandair Hótel Reykjavík Natura Kerno Apartments - Hringbraut 79 KEX Hostel - Skúlagata 28 Klettur Hótel - Mjölnisholt 12-14 Kringlan shopping mall (Orkan gas station on Miklabraut) Lækur Hostel - Laugarnesvegur 74a Mjódd bus station N1 gas station- Ægisiða 102 Northern Comfort Apartments - Skipholti 15 Norðurey Hotel City Garden - Hrísateigur 14 Oddsson Hotel - Grensásvegur 16a Radisson Blu Hótel Saga REKinn - Skipholt 15 Reykjavik City Hostel - Sundlaugavegur 34 Reykjavik Domestic Airport (Reykjavíkurflugvöllur) - Þorragata 10 Reykjavik Lights Hotel - Suðurlandsbraut 12 Skeljungur gas station - Kleppsvegur 104 Stay Apartments Bolholt - Bolholt 6 Stay Apartments Einholt - Einholt 2 Summerday Guesthouse - Grensásvegur 24 ________________________________________ Direct pickup (other) NOTE: The pickup time might vary. Please get in touch with Gateway to Iceland for the exact time. Blue House B&B Iceland - Valhúsabraut 19, Seltjarnarnes Eiðistorg square, Seltjarnarnes First Hotel - Hlíðasmári 5, Kópavogur Hamraborg square, Kópavogur Hotel Laxnes - Haholt 7, Mosfellsbær Hotel Smári - Hlíðasmári 13, Kópavogur Hotel Vellir - Tjarnarvellir 3, Hafnarfjörður Hotel Viking - Strandgata, Hafnarfjörður Norðurey Hotel Reykjavik Road - Reykjavikurvegur 72, Hafnarfjörður
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Solid, warm waterproof shoes as well as warm rain- and wind-proof outdoor clothing is recommended. For the best comfort we recommend having mittens and hat even in the summer season
  • The tour operator reserves the right to delay, alter, or cancel the tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of the clients. If canceled due to unsafe conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • A maximum of 19 passengers (no big buses!)
  • Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please notify us in case you want us to provide a child seat / in case you are travelling with service animal.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gateway to Iceland
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group South Coast of Iceland: Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Beaches ?
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
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group South Coast of Iceland: Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Beaches .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group South Coast of Iceland: Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Beaches ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group South Coast of Iceland: Glaciers, Waterfalls & Black Beaches .

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  • "The stops were amazing we had blue skies, which were great for photos, however it was very cold and windy." See review

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star-5
Awesome
MJB
, Mar 2020
Best tour guide of the week. Besides keeping us informed of where were going and what we would see, our guide provided us with a history lesson, fantastic.
star-3
Southern Iceland
Kelly_G
, Feb 2020
Tour guide very nice. However, serious change in weather midway through and took unnecessary risks attempting to go to black beach with orange warning and minimal to no visibility. Life threatening conditions both at beach and on roads ..
star-5
A must when you visit Iceland.
jennybarton
, Feb 2020
We had Gumi as our driver. His knowledge was of his lifelong experience on the island. The stops were amazing we had blue skies, which were great for photos, however it was very cold and windy. Dress with layers. Due to the cold temperature we couldn’t go behind the waterfall, however we still got great photos. If an area was too busy, we went to the next stop and returned later. The benefit of a small group tour. Black beach is a must. The waves are huge. Again the photos of the black sand, snow and blue sky are beautiful. Driving back through the mountains was an experience. Wind blowing the snow onto the road. Loved every minute.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
South Coast tour
Odyssey324423
, Aug 2019
This is a great tour. There's so much included that's worth seeing; Seljalandsfoss (wear waterproof clothing and non-slip footwear) and Skogafoss waterfalls, the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, Solheimajokull glacier , and the surprisingly green countryside, provide a good overview of the diversity in landscape in this part of the country. The timing of stops at each site was adequate. We liked that there was a healthy amount of exertion required at each site (walking, climbing) to break up the bus travel portions of the trip. Our guide was excellent. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Day tour
Ashok R
, Jul 2018
Mini bus tour, clean and comfortable. The sites we were taken to are worth the time, money and energy to visit. However, stormy weather prevented us from visiting VIK. Also the puffins kept themselves sheltered from the storm and were invisible. Walking behind a waterfall was a new and worthwhile experience. Our guide was informative. We were prewarned to bring rain resistant clothing and did not comply, resulting in a soaking. It would have been nice if the tour operator could have had some raincoats available for use or rental on the tour bus.
star-5
Wonderful !
vpittsLA
, Jul 2018
Despite the rainy weather our tour was fabulous ! Our tour guide, Gummi, was excellent - shared so much great information about AMAZING Iceland. All of the sites we visited, the Glacier, the waterfalls, the town of Vik, the volcano and the Black Sand beach - WOW!!!!! Don’t miss it!
star-5
The scenery was spectacular and our...
Jim R
, Feb 2018
The scenery was spectacular and our tour guide, Thord, made the entire day special. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Black beach, what a treat. If you...
Marcia S
, Feb 2018
Black beach, what a treat. If you are lucky and get Andrew F as your guide, you will discover many things and perspectives of Iceland will change for ever.....excellent tour
star-5
Bjorn, our enthusiastic and...
Jane S
, Jan 2018
Bjorn, our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, set off with our small group and told us loads about Iceland's past and present and enthused so much about the sights and nature of his country that if you weren't already in love with Iceland you were by the end of the day! He taught us a lot about Iceland and its creation. He managed to get us to all the stops before the masses turned up and before the sun went behind any of the few clouds that were in the sky. We managed to see the waterfalls, the ice glacier, the waves and the black sands, endless icicles and wonderful ice formations in all their splendour as though it was just them and us. A grand day out with the best guide.
star-5
This was a wonderful tour! Great...
Danielleloo2
, Jan 2018
This was a wonderful tour! Great sights and a great driver!

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