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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik provided by Sterna Travel Iceland

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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

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Overview
Iceland’s south coast is known for its atmospheric landscapes, from towering glaciers to black-sand beaches, but ticking them all off in one day can be difficult. Explore this often-overlooked coastline on a tour of the most impressive sights, including the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss and the Sólheimajökull glacier. Travel between dispersed sights with ease and save time finding a meeting point with included hotel pickup and drop-off.
Highlights
  • Travel easily between sights with hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Explore the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the black-sand beach Reynisfjara
  • A convenient choice for visitors with limited time in Iceland 
  • Learn about unique geography and avoid the hassle of travel on a guided tour
What to Expect
Your day begins with collection from your Reykjavik hotel in air-conditioned bus. As you head south, admire the scenery and learn more about its geological origins from your guide. Pause briefly to enjoy a morning coffee (own expense) in Hvolsvöllur, before continuing to your first destination, the waterfall Skógafoss, to snap pictures of the fairy-tale setting. Next, head to Reynisfjara beach and experience the evocative beauty of the black sands and basalt cliffs before stopping for lunch (own expense) in Reynisfjara or the nearby village of Vík. The next stop is the most southerly point in Iceland, Cape Dyrhólaey. View the natural rock arch against the ocean backdrop and surrounding cliffs, before heading on to the Sólheimajökull glacier. Take a walk up close to the ancient ice cap and notice the sinkholes, ridges, and streams that form the landscape. Finally, visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and marvel at the magical setting, as the water cascades down to create a curtain that, if the weather is right, you can walk behind into a small cave to admire the striking vista. Afterwards, your vehicle will take you back to Reykjavik, dropping you back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Round trip excursion.
  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
  • Professional guidance in English.
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bathroom fees
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please dress appropriately: warm and waterproof clothing and good shoes are recommended as weather in Iceland can be very changeable and unpredictable
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kayla B wrote a review Mar 2020
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The weather was a little chilly (March, kind of obvious). As long as you dress appropriately, you'll be fine. We took beautiful pictures! Only draw back, breakfast was at a gas station where all of the tour buses stopped at once. Eat breakfast/bring snacks and you should be good
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Stangl Adrienn wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We have booked the "beautiful south coast" tour. Let me just mention that our icelandic tour guide was fantastic, his name was "Bo". And the list of good things finished. We unfortunately had a very bad weather during the whole day, so the tour should have been cancelled.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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GlobalMosaics wrote a review Feb 2020
19 contributions3 helpful votes
I did the South coast tour with Klaus. It was a great tour! The weather changed from sunny to snowy throughout the day, but well worth it. I preferred going in a small group, instead of the big bus. The waterfalls were amazing, and so was the black beach. Be careful walking
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ski&Sun wrote a review Feb 2020
Cuxton, United Kingdom35 contributions4 helpful votes
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Another fantastic trip! Beautiful sights, and once more our guide, Anna, was brilliant. We booked this after using Sterna (and Anna) for the Golden Circle tour. We were not disappointed - great attention to detail throughout and so much to see and do. It’s a long day, but our 7
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DitaBat92 wrote a review Feb 2020
Stalham, United Kingdom47 contributions4 helpful votes
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This was by far the best (and coldest) tour we did in our 4 days in Iceland. Everywhere we travelled to that day was very well commented on by our great tour guide Bo, he was an absolute pleasure to travel with, was super lovely and really knowledgeable, making sure that he
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ekkarkoski
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Not the Northern Lights fault
My group and I tried all week to see the northern lights but never did. So we went ahead and booked our tour throug
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H0lty13
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Bankrupt
Do not take this tour! We waited out side for our bus to pick us up! The company didn’t show in the time allocated
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travelbugLDN
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Fab tour and well informed guide
Excellent tour with the very well informed guide and friendly driver. We felt safe and had a relaxed itinerary. Sta
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kays2133
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Bus never showed!
The tour bus for the excursion never even showed to pick us up, leaving us waiting in the cold for over an hour. I
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Tangofeet
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Excellent
A great day out especially as the original provider had gone bust a couple of days before. Amazing scenery. Would h
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maddyturn
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Unreliable + Poor Service
My trip was cancelled because the lights weren't out that night. This is very normal, but unfortunately the provide
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lennyleeliangl
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Irresponsible
I find it funny where your ask me for the northern light experience now when it was cancelled yesterday and your c
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Uzimamu
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Amazing
We saw a bit but was Amazing. The Tour people were excellent. Would definitely recommend others to go
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jallen5377
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Unorganized Mess
So, we ended up having three different addresses for the take off location making it very confusing and driving aro
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Delabolicals
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The Trip That Didn't
The title says it all really. The first booking, we had an email at 4pm to say that the trip was not going ahead -
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JanetH276
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Janet hills
No show or email or phone calls from this company we were informed they have gone bankrupt though still trying to c
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FreerLance
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No Lights Tonight
was enjoyable, very very cold and high chill factor but free booking the next night have to wait and see but its up
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SteeDev
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Full Lights with excitable host
Booked this trip through trip advisor. Was cancelled on the Wednesday night but easily rearranged via email for the
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G3m1ma
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Wow
Perfect and seamless from pick up to drop off, the hot chocolate and doughnuts at the lighthouse was a nice touch a
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Longboarder100
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Amazing and almost obsessive
What a great trip, clearer instructions neebed on pick up, as very confusing. But once we found our team just amazi
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Key Details
  • Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and 4 more
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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