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

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

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 9 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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
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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.
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Bus Hostel Reykjavik , Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

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9:00 AM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.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
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Reykjavik Sightseeing
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.
Pass By:  
Volcano Hekla
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".
Stop At:  
Skogafoss
Skógafoss powerful 65 meter tall waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland's most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
Eyjafjallajökull is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, north of Skógar and west of Mýrdalsjökull. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,651 metres (5,417 ft). The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the Last Glacial Period, most recently in 2010, when, although relatively small for a volcanic eruption, it caused enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe for a week.
Stop At:  
Reynisfjara Beach
This one of the most famous and most visited sites in all of Iceland. Marvel at the unique volcanic black sand beach of Reyisfjara with rising basalt columns, a large basalt stone cave which has been battered by heavy oceanic waves. This is both a beautiful and dangerous destination, where heavy 'sneaker' or rogue waves can catch visitors off guard by coming higher up the beach than expected. We always warn you to keep one eye on the ocean as you enjoy this sight.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vik
The quaint town of Vík is Iceland's southernmost town with a traditional Icelandic church overlooking the ocean and the three trolls of the black sand beach. At this stop you will have a chance to grab some lunch & use the restroom, explore the town, spend time at the beach, or do some souvenir shopping at Icewear's outlet store. This is the farthest point along the south coast tour, from here we will head back in the direction of Reykjavik.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Seljalandsfoss
The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along and behind this waterfall offering a completely unique perspective; just be sure to bring a rain jacket! During the short days of winter as you may be arriving in the evening, this waterfall is light up to still give you a chance to capture the perfect regardless of the amount of sunlight. From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
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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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
See all safety measures taken by South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio.
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
See all safety measures taken by South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio.
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
See all safety measures taken by South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio.
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
See all safety measures taken by South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio.

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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.
icon 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.
star-5
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.
icon 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.
star-5
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!
icon 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!
star-5
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.
star-4
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
star-5
Majestic!
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.
star-4
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
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!
star-5
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

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