Wild South Coast | Waterfalls, Black Beach and Glacier Hike

If you are a nature lover, then this tour is made for you! It visits all the great attractions of the South Coast, Glaciers, the Black beach of Reynisfjara, Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and of course several of the beautiful waterfalls. The highlight of the tour is a Blue Ice Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull glacier which takes around 1,5 hour

  • Duration: 12 Hours
  • Availability: Apr-Oct
  • Maximum: 19 Guests
  • Free: WiFi
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We start with visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as visiting lesser known, more secret waterfalls Glufrabui and Irafoss. As we continue we will drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where we take a Glacier Hike for about 1,5 hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier.

A bit further is the great Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings.

In one day we will see two volcanoes and discover five amazing waterfalls, visit Reynisfjara and get up close and personal with the sleeping ice giants that are our glaciers during the glacier hike. A perfect tour for the curious tourist and the inquisitive nature lover!

This tour is available from April to the end of October. Reserve it now to secure your spot on this South Iceland tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


  • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Blue ice glacier hike for 1,5 hours with all nescessary safety equipment provided
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus


  • Meals

What do I need to bring

  • Warm, wind & waterproof clothes
  • Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Glacier Hike. If you do not have appropriate footwear then we offer these for rent.
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
  • This tour takes up to 12 hours. Meals are not included but we will stop for a lunch break and also for a coffee in the afternoon. 
  • IMPORTANT: It can happen that the glacier hike is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible or make a partial refund

Tour information:

Available: April October

Duration: 12 hours

Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing

Difficulty: Moderate

Minimum age: 10 years old

Guided Language

  • English

Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 1 day notice: 100% charge

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Magnificent Iceland


We had a great time on our tour with Nice Travel - we did the South Coast tour. It really was amazing, and a great deal of the credit goes to our tour guide Michael or Micha - his enthusiasm was contagious. He seemed to enjoy the tour as much as we did which always lifts the energy. He was very informative and extremely professional. We felt we were in good hands - wether at the waterfalls or climbing the glacier. A really good time - I would recommend Nice Travel and Micha!

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28 October, 2019 by David

Great Trip!


The trip was very good for an organized tour. Our guide (Christina) was very knowledgeable about the area and Iceland. The glacier hike was very unique! As a solo traveler, I appreciated Christina’s ability to bring everyone together!

12 October, 2019 by Jessica

Great Trip!


The trip was very good for an organized tour. Our guide (Christina) was very knowledgeable about the area and Iceland. The glacier hike was very unique! As a solo traveler, I appreciated Christina’s ability to bring everyone together!

12 October, 2019 by Jessica

Great tour company


We took two tours with Nice and both were excellent whereas a different trip from another company was a disaster. The guides used by Nice are extremely friendly, informative and accommodating.

12 October, 2019 by Raghu R

Amazing Day w/ David


Before booking this tour we did quite a bit of research on travel companies and excursions for adventurous people, and this was the winner. But as we learned, even if you’re not the adventurous type this tour is still for you as it’s all-inclusive and at a few of the stops we could sort of pick our level of activity that we wanted (ie: climb the 500+ steps to the top of the waterfall or enjoy the view from the bottom). We had David as our tour guide and would highly recommend him specifically - he spoke good English, had a great sense of humor, and a detailed knowledge of Iceland. He was also very accommodating and kept asking “what is the situation on the bus?”, meaning do we need it warmer, cooler, do we want more facts and stories or less. He wanted to make sure everyone was happy and he was doing everything in his power to make the experience perfect. The only downside of booking the one-day tour is that we were actually grouped with the same people from the two-day tour but at the end of a very full day we were shifted from a luxury tour bus to a standard passenger van for the return to the city (1.5-2 hours). It still had WiFi but the seating was not as comfortable as the bus we originally started the day in. Since we had a new driver for the trip home he wanted to share facts and stories during the ride but we had already gone through the tour experience so were already familiar with most. I think many passengers would likely enjoy some quiet time after that long of a day.

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02 October, 2019 by CB

Book It!


During my stay in Iceland, I booked two different day tours through Nice Travel. This was the best decision I made. The tour guides were funny and engaging. On the South Coast tour, my guide rearranged the stops to make sure we could watch the sun set from behind a waterfall. He went above and beyond to make sure we hit all of the Instagram worthy shots. The tours are very organized and you get so much bang for your buck. This is an experience I will never forget. I will absolutely be coming back to Iceland and booking tours through Nice Travel again. Hiking a Glacier is not something I will allow myself to do only once!

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01 October, 2019 by Claire

Nice experience


Really cool tour! Our tour guides were amazing and made the experience even better. Even though the weather was not very helpful, the overall experience was totally worth it. The only thing that could be improved is the space inside the buses... they're too tight.

24 September, 2019 by Juan Jose Montes

My best day in Iceland


This is the best tour I had in my 5 days in Iceland. I highly recommend it to anyone who is here on his own and has just a short time. The guide was perfect and very funny, he did his best to let us see the last waterfall with the daylight, the organization is very hospitable and they offered coffee and cake in the morning and a great lamb soup for dinner. I was afraid before the hike but I have to say that it was very easy and safe, very well explained, there was enough time to do all the sightseeing and I would recommend this tour totally and this Operator has very nice hostels as well!

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21 September, 2019 by Attilio

Amazing !


The glacier hike was the highlight. Even drank glacier water the ‘Viking way’. Guides were knowledgeable and explained how to go about the hike very well. The hike was exciting & fun. The south coast waterfalls & black beach are amazingly beautiful. My personal favourite one was the hidden waterfall- Gljúfrabúi. Highly recommend the tour

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13 September, 2019 by Crystal

Best tour we did!


This was an amazaing experience, with our Guide bringing us to all the best spots! Glaciar hiking is a must also! Even for the alotted 12 hours, this tours tries to show you a lot, so you may get the impression to be a bit in a hurry. But I will not remove a star for having been shown all these great things in the short time available, as I wouldn't want to miss any of them :)

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13 September, 2019 by Toni

Great day out


A great day out, patient tour guide. Highly recommendable

12 September, 2019 by Justin

South coast & glacier hike


Long day but really worthwhile. Great guide, organization & information. Just make sure you’re up for the glacier hike as it is challenging. Booked other tours from a cruise ship _ Nice Travel was way better in terms of price, guides , organization & itineraries.

01 September, 2019 by Grace

Wonderful Tours


My wife and I spent 3 WONDERFUL days in Iceland. We booked our tours with this Company, that we highly recommend. Svenja attended to our needs and offered the best solution for our needs. Golden Circle with Blue Lagoon Gullfoss, Geysers, Reynisfjara & Reynisdrangar Our guide was Arnie - lots of fun A GREAT experience

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27 August, 2019 by Alberto Beran

Duration incorrect


We booked this tour under impression it would be 12 hours max not the 14 hours it took.our guide mika was fantastic and did his best but had no chance completing trip in allotted time,I think lunch stop is too long and trip to vik unnecessary.had to swop bus with 11 year old daughter for return journey and was very cramped,overall staff fab but think company is trying to cram too much into a day as glacier hike was high light but seemed very short,

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23 August, 2019 by Mark



We had an absolutely amazing time! David, our guide, was very funny, helpful and he knows a lot about Iceland. He told us a lot of special and interesting facts about the places where we have been. Also we listened to his music while driving and it was a great choice of songs. Furthermore he always asked if everyone is fine and if everything is alright. The places where we have been were absolutely incredible and the choice of these places was great. We would do again every time!

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21 August, 2019 by Alena and Jana



Perfect Tour and Trip. Very good organisation from nicetravel. Perfect mix and cool Guide. We would do it again anytime.

16 August, 2019 by Daniel&Laura

Breathtaking, Awesome Experience


I wish that we had found Nice Travel earlier in our trip planning. They were by far the easiest and most comfortable admission/transfer process we encountered on the island! Everything went so smoothly, even with several children! The amount of time at each stop was perfect! Our guides were the best - Eddie, Lucia, and Peter! They were informative, super helpful, and humorous. The kids loved Peter's stories. The stops on this tour are so beautiful! If you enjoy nature and walking, you will love it! We all made it up the glacier (varied fitness and fright levels.) I am SO glad we did - it was spectacular!

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07 August, 2019 by Lynn P

Amazing trip


Had an awesome day full of beautiful views ! Wonderful and informative guide. Recommend!

05 August, 2019 by Neda Lapinskaite

Amazing Experience Good for the Soul


We took the one day to the south trip with glacier hike and waterfalls expecting great pictures and an exciting time but came away with much more Malek was our guide through the sites. He was very good at answering all of our potentially simple questions about the region and country as a whole. His confidence in what he does as a glacier guide made even me (somewhat uncoordinated) feel able to do these activities and to feel safe in the process, it was thrilling! Taking in all the beauty and getting to understand the culture was remarkable! On the way back we had the very “lovable idiot” Peter who is a local since birth tell us a lot more about the country. His pride in country and passion for life topped our very long day off in an unforgettable way. This trip is a must do and one you’ll never forget!

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03 August, 2019 by Brandy

The best day of our trip


This was the best day of our 4 day trip. The scenery/waterfalls were amazing and the tour guides were knowledgable. The glacier hike was an experience of a lifetime and the highlight of our trip. Do this tour. We did one day but we wished we did more.

28 June, 2019 by Mordechai Caplan

Experience of a lifetime!


This tour was fantastic and was an experience of a lifetime for my son and I. The scenery and sites were beautiful. The glacier hike was the best part. I will admit I was very nervous about this part of the tour but our tour guide was so reassuring and definitely new his stuff as we were all safe and still had an adventure!

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25 June, 2019 by Alicia Keisler

Terrific Snaefellsnes Park Tour


Thor was our guide for our third Nicetravel tour while in Iceland. As our other guides, he was gracious, hard working, and did his very best to have us enjoy his beautiful country. He is a great driver too. His recommendation at our lunch place was the best fresh cod we have ever eaten, anywhere! Wonderful beaches, waterfalls and glaciers...

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24 June, 2019 by Carol

Wonderful tour of South Coast, Black Beach, Glacier Hike


Fabulous tour with Roman, a great guide & driver. He gave a high quality tour and went above and beyond to give us the best possible views of this beautiful part of Iceland. It was a long and busy day but we enjoyed every part of it, including the glacier hike which was a little challenging at first. The black beach, columnar basalt and views from the light house will be remembered for a long time.

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24 June, 2019 by Carol

Great Day


We did 2 Day trips with Nice Travel. Each was great. David was our guide for this one and he was funny, informative and helpful. It was a long day but we didn't feel that it was. We saw and experienced so much - waterfalls, glacier hike, varied terrain and views and loved every minute. I would HIGHLY recommend!

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19 June, 2019 by susan

Great Experience


I took this trip and it was exclusive. Our's was a small group of only 3 and our guide Nikola was exceptional & helpful. She is very informative,has a great sense of ownership & very professional. The visit included visiting some beautiful waterfalls and natures exceptional beauties. The best part was the glacier walking and it was a great experience. Special Note: On return trip to Reykjavik I was alone and was transferred to another vehicle driven by Peter ( not sure he gave me the right name or not) a wonderful guy. A great conversationalist with information, great observation & views. His views were very interesting & made my return trip very enjoyable one. I used Nice travel on 2 days ( 1st time for Golden Circle & 2nd time for south coast) and both days I had a great trip. For both trips Guides were exceptional & Overall I had a great experience with Nice travel .

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13 June, 2019 by Vinayak BS

A once in a lifetime experience!


We booked the Wild South Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier Hike package as part of our 25th anniversary trip and we had the time of our lives! Our guide, David, was fantastic. From the very beginning he treated us and the others on the tour like family, accommodating all of our needs! He went above and beyond to personalize the tour to our groups interest and abilities. He even went as far as recommending certain items at the restaurant we stopped at for lunch. We felt so comfortable and welcomed by David, and aside from all this the glacier hike, black beach and the waterfalls are once in a lifetime experiences we will never forget. Thank you David, and Nice Travel!

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11 June, 2019 by Bill Slobodnik

Great Day Trip


We had a spectacular trip. Our guide was excellent and we got lots of personal attention. Beautiful waterfalls. Absolutely amazing. Walking on the glacier was great fun and interesting. The black sand beach was also a beautiful place. One of the best day trips I've ever taken -- anywhere. Don't miss this trip if you go to Iceland!

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08 June, 2019 by Dave

Excellent and Professional Tour!


David was our Guide for the day and he did an excellent and professional job! The driving was safe and sound all way through although the weather conditions were quite hard in the morning and we had to hike at the end of the day which was even nicer to have it as a highlight! He has a lot of information about Volcanoes and Glaciers and good recommendations! We were entertained in the right amount and he even was a good DJ while driving the car. All in all a very nice experience!

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03 April, 2019 by Silva

Exclusive ambience


We were group of four and had absolutely gourgeous experience. The guide David was awesome! He shaped the route for us according to the weather conditions so we could have the best possible scenery and even managed to take us to the few extra places. And the subtle humour + perfect music were inclusive! Great boutique tour!

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03 April, 2019 by Jura


It was excellent. The tour guide on the glacerial hike did an outstanding job. We enjoyed his knowledge and sense of humor. Our driver was full of cultural information that we really liked.

16 May, 2018 by martha turnwald-fether


We were lucky enough to be just the two of us in a tour(became a private tour) with the best driver and guide we could ask for. Thor was really friendly and he had his way to make you have fun, enjoy the place and make it unforgettable. We have seen the best waterfalls of Iceland, some great rivers,glaciers, and the black sandy beach. We certainly recommend nice travels to be your company, and if you are lucky enough to have Thor as your guide.

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18 April, 2018 by Giwrgos Charalambous

Wonderful tour!


This tour is absolutely fantastic. There are multiple gorgeous sights that you're able to view and photograph, and with the limited number of people they allow on the tour, it allows for a very personal experience. We were lucky to have David for both this tour and the Golden Circle/Blue Lagoon tour as well (also an awesome tour, much more relaxing than this one). David was informative, funny and gave his 100% effort in making sure everyone was having a great day. He tells you all the best places to take photographs, and exactly what you should try to see while you're at each sight. The glacier walk is more beautiful than I imagined, as you submerse yourself right in the middle of the glaciers with amazing views. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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20 October, 2017 by Sarah S


This tour was the highlight of our trip to Iceland! The sights were unbelievably gorgeous and our tour guide, Lucia, was so knowledgeable and friendly and really went the extra mile to make this a special day for us. The glacier hike was really cool, truly a once in a lifetime experience. Also, my sister and I were the only 2 people to sign up that day, so we basically got a private tour! I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone planning a trip to Iceland, and if I'm lucky enough to make another trip there, I will definitely be booking another tour with this company

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22 July, 2017 by Kelsey Ryan



My mom and I did a shortened and slightly cheaper version of this tour, by omitting the glacier hike and instead just going up to the glacier without hiking it since my mom has a bad knee. Nonetheless the tour was amazing, and I highly recommend it to anyone who can do the hike! The South shore is beautiful and you get to see a lot of the tiny villages and farms outside of Reykjavik. The black beaches were very cool and we got to see puffins and a Basalt cave while there. Our guide Michael was amazing and told us all about the places we visited. He is very kind and funny as well; he even pulled over so we could pet the Icelandic horses for a bit. Seeing the natural wonders such as a glacier (that is quickly disappearing), a volcano, the shore, and dozens of stunning waterfalls is an incredibly humbling and rewarding experience. I would say the South shore is a priority for visitors to Iceland, and an absolute must do for those interested in nature and geoscience.

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22 July, 2017 by Joan

Excellent Tour


Absolutely loved this excursion and was worth every penny of the time and money. Its hard to say what part was the best but the experience was made even better by the personable and knowledgeable Lucia and David combination. Truly is like spending the day with that local family friend who can discuss anything and everything. Recommend the small group experience 100%.

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22 July, 2017 by Sharon


Absolutely amazing tour. Lucia and Navid (sp?) were spectacular guides. Both were so knowledgeable and so much fun. Felt like they were long lost friends. Will certainly seek them out for other tours when we return to Iceland. Highly recommend this tour company. We were the only 2 people who booked the tour on that particular day and instead of cancelling the trip, Lucia and Navid showed up in a SUV and gave us a VIP experience.

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14 June, 2017 by Brandy Pikus

Great tour


The waterfalls are great but remember to wear waterproof outfits. We went into the waterfalls but all our clothes and shoes are wet after that. The glacier hike is also very interesting.

17 May, 2017 by Issac


My husband and I along with our two adult daughters and their significant others took this tour April 2017 and I can't say enough about how wonderful it was. Aside from our group of 6, there was only another couple for a total tour group of 8 which lends itself to a very personal experience. From the moment the tour bus picked us up, I knew it was going to great! Our tour guide Antonio was so friendly, extremely knowledgeable about all the sites we visited and the history of Iceland. Our driver Thor was great and we all felt very safe. Both my husband and I are a "little older" and Antonio encouraged me every step. It was by far my best day in Iceland. My only regret was that I was leaving the next day and couldn't do another tour. I highly recommend Nice travel to anyone traveling to Iceland and wants a tour on a more personal level.

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17 May, 2017 by Wendy Cayton


和斯奈山一日游相同,也是nice travel的一日游项目。非常充实的行程,参观了几个瀑布,黑沙滩,并体验了冰盖徒步,非常棒。导游Thor很幽默,一路上给我们讲解冰岛的人土风情,也会热心地回答我们的问题。他还带我们去了一个在山谷中间的比较隐密的瀑布,非常有心。虽然我们没有穿防水的裤子,好在当天天气晴朗,冰盖徒步时不受影响。但还是建议大家参团时,最好准备好防水的服装以备。

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17 May, 2017 by luonejing

It's all wet~~


I had a nice tour guide with me in this tour. He showed us a lot of secret places where very few people reach. It's really astonishing to see all those waterfalls! But be ready to get wet if you go to waterfalls in a rainy day! It will be super wet! The black sand beach was amazing as well~ the waves, the rocks and the cliffs... it was a really really fun experience! Worth a go~

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15 April, 2017 by Georgina Kwok

Amazing tour


We took this tour in April. It was a very great trip with a very professional tour guide. He led us to the special spots and beautiful places where we could take good photos. Also, felt fulfilled that we could go to a lot of spots within one days :) Great trip ever

15 April, 2017 by Liz Wong

Wild Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Walk


Fantastic tour. Apart from the very famous waterfalls, we were taken to see a few less visited ones which are absolutely stunning. David is a very special tour guide. He's go out of his way to offer advice & take us to some very exotic scenic spots. Strongly recommend this tour. Hope you are lucky to have David as your guide.

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15 April, 2017 by Dom

Nice travel & guide


We took this travel on Friday in April . Those waterfalls are great.Our tour guide took us into the water falls. It's really fun and feels like an nature explorer. It's highly recommended to take a set of water proof clothes :). The black sand beach is a beautiful place to feel the nature power.

15 April, 2017 by Shawn


是Nice travel 的一日团,这个网站其实是一个中介链接啦。不过也很棒,可以把很多团囊括在一起,但是这个中文界面对一日团他们本身的项目翻译的不够到位。导游DAVID人很好,也很棒,但是我们去的时候因为是阴天所以在黑沙滩的时候比较没有那么尽兴,但是导游额外带我们上去了海边的悬崖,看到了冰岛最南端的桥崖洞。这个团大部分都是在南岸的瀑布玩耍,所以一定要带好各种防水,有三个瀑布是导游自己发现的很不错的瀑布,非常值得一去的。就是一定要准备好户外防水在装备!

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15 April, 2017 by Shawn Wu


My friend and I took this tour in March 2017, and it was a really fun tour. Aside from us, there were only 3 other people in the tour. The tour guide was very knowledgable about Iceland, nature, and the waterfalls, glacier, and beach we went to. Highly recommend!

12 March, 2017 by Winky Wong

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  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Gljufrabui
  • Irafoss
  • Skogafoss
  • Black Beach
  • Reynisfjara
  • Glacier Hike
  • Solheimajokull