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Of all of Iceland’s spectacular regions, the south coast stands out. Here, you’ll find the country’s most dramatic waterfalls and its largest glaciers. You’ll see its highest peaks and the most breathtaking beaches. In south Iceland, wonders pile upon wonders. Explore Iceland’s most thrilling region on a south coast tour. Discover your options below.

Why visit Iceland’s south coast?

Iceland is known for some of the most thrilling landscapes on the planet. And whether its black-sand beaches or white mountain peaks, you’ll find much of what makes the country famous along the stunning south coast.

Two women looking at the blue icebergs at Jökúlasárlón glacial lagoon in the south coast of Iceland
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

Discover the Wonders of the South Coast

Iceland's epic south coast is a mesmerising blend of stark contrasts – from the obsidian hues of black-sand beaches to the pristine white majesty of snow-capped mountain peaks. This region is a vivid testament to nature's grandeur and is undeniably among the best places to witness Iceland’s ethereal beauty.

The crown jewel of the south coast is the breathtaking Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Here, time seems to stand still as you observe icebergs, once part of ancient glaciers, gracefully drift across the serene waters. The lagoon also serves as a portal to the mighty Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, offering a chance to grasp the immense scale of Iceland's icy wonders.

Yet, the lagoon is just one of the myriad marvels of the south coast. Waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss not only captivate with their sheer power but also offer unique vantage points – one can walk behind Seljalandsfoss and feel the refreshing mist while Skógafoss invites you to ascend its steps for a panoramic view of the verdant valley below. Meanwhile, Reynisfjara beach draws visitors with its iconic basalt columns, haunting sea stacks, and tales of Icelandic folklore.

Embarking on a south coast tour from Reykjavík provides an enriching experience and is a must-do for anyone visiting Iceland. Whether it's a concise day trip or an immersive week-long journey, you'll be ushered through nature's art gallery, with each site more awe-inspiring than the last.

These tours are not just about seeing the sights but also about forging connections with fellow wanderers. Travel comfortably, knowing we've got all your logistics covered, from pickups in the heart of Reykjavík to ensuring your return after a fulfilling expedition.

group of people beside two buggies on the icelandic black beach
Custom tours available all year around

Create your Perfect South Coast Adventure

Alternatively, build your own Iceland south coast itinerary with us. We can cater for private and custom trips, so you can plan your own best south coast tour in Iceland. Just get in touch to find out more.

There’s so much to see in south Iceland—and so many ways to see it. Add boat trips, quad bike adventures, or kayaking expeditions to your trip, or journey across glaciers on foot or on a snowmobile. Whatever your preferred way to travel, there’s an option here for you.

Explore our south coast and glacier lagoon tours to start planning your adventure.

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