Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland from above

South coast tour packages in Iceland

Book an Iceland south coast tour to explore much-loved natural attractions. Visit Europe’s largest glacier, along with plunging waterfalls and dramatic black sand beaches. All these packages include accommodation, local transport, and a detailed South Iceland itinerary.

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  • See some of Iceland’s most iconic sights
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  • Go your own way, with a travel style to suit you
  • 24/7 helpline while you’re in Iceland

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Lupines in front of the Skógafoss waterfall in springtime
Best sellerSelf-drive
5 days / 4 nights
SD07

Iceland South Shore Adventure

Soak up the delights of the south coast.

€459.00 p.p.
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The edge of the Vatnajökull glacier
Self-drive
4 days / 3 nights
SD31

South Iceland Glacier Whistlestop

Experience the south coast’s jaw-dropping natural wonders.

€350.00 p.p.
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A woman looking at Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland
Self-drive
6 days / 5 nights
SD10

South Iceland Waterfall Adventure

Explore spectacular coastline and the wonderful Westman Islands.

€670.00 p.p.
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Strokkur erupting on a sunny summer day
Best sellerSelf-drive
7 days / 6 nights
SD04

South & West Iceland in a Week

7 days, dozens of unforgettable sights.

€689.00 p.p.
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A man standing in front of mountains at Landmannalaugar
Self-drive
6 days / 5 nights
SD20

South Iceland Whistlestop with Highlands

See the Golden Circle, south coast, and rugged highlands.

€1,234.00 p.p.
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The colorful mountains of Landmannalaugar
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
SD34

Iceland Living Geology

Discover the powerful geological forces that shape the Land of Fire and Ice.

€1,787.00 p.p.
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Elephant Rock cliff in the Westman Islands
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
SD38

South Iceland & Westman Islands Geoexplorer

Delve into the country’s geological history and see these forces in action.

€775.00 p.p.
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A man standing below Kirkjufellsfoss
Best sellerSelf-drive
10 days / 9 nights
SD02

Iceland Ring Road Adventure with Snæfellsnes

The ultimate road trip with ‘Iceland in Miniature’.

€1,004.00 p.p.
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Reynisfjara with the Reynisdrangar sea stacks by sunset
Best sellerSelf-drive
8 days / 7 nights
SD01

Iceland Ring Road: Best of the Best

Take the Iceland road trip of a lifetime.

€794.00 p.p.
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Puffins on the Látrabjarg sea cliffs
Best sellerSelf-drive
14 days / 13 nights
SD03

Iceland Ring Road & Westfjords Epic Adventure

Explore every corner of Iceland in 2 weeks.

€1,839.00 p.p.
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About south coast tours in Iceland

Home to spectacular glacier lagoons, powerful waterfalls, and wild volcanic landscapes, the south coast is a must-visit region when you’re in Iceland. Discover its most breathtaking natural wonders on an unforgettable South Iceland tour.

Your package includes places to stay, local transport, and a detailed itinerary that takes you to all the best attractions. And with a range of travel styles to choose from, you’ll have the freedom to explore the south coast of Iceland however you like.

Set your own pace on a self-drive tour, stopping off at must-see sights along the way. Or travel with like-minded adventurers on a guided group trip and get expert insights from a local tour guide. So what are you waiting for? Dive in and find your ideal south coast itinerary!

  • Get excellent value for money on your package
  • Choose your own travel dates
  • Customize your trip with extra nights and activities
  • Easily cancel or amend your booking if you need to

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FAQs about South Iceland trips

No vacation to Iceland is complete without a visit to this stunning region. If you’re planning a trip to the south coast, you’ve probably got some questions. We’ve answered the most commonly asked ones below.

With waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic landscapes, South Iceland definitely deserves a spot in your itinerary. This awesome area is home to some of the country’s most popular natural attractions. These include the iconic Vatnajökull Glacier & National Park, and Skógafoss, one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls.

The south coast is also one of the best places to see puffins in Iceland! If you’re here in the summertime, you can spot these cuties at Dyrhólaey, a rocky arch next to the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach.

Whether you take the wheel on a self-drive trip, or opt for a guided large or small group tour, you won’t want to miss exploring this scenic region.

Since you’ll only be a stone’s throw from the legendary Golden Circle, you can easily detour here at the start or end of your South Iceland trip.

Iceland’s south coast is rich in awe-inspiring natural wonders. You’ll find many famous landmarks in this part of the country, including:

Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or just want to take in the jaw-dropping sights, there’s lots to do on the south coast. These are some of the top activities you can get up to while you’re here:

  • Sail between glittering icebergs on a boat tour of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Walk behind a curtain of water at Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Go glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Visit Vík í Mýrdal, a charming seaside village with a spectacular backdrop
  • Witness Reynisfjara’s giant sea stacks, basalt columns, and rock formations
  • Soak in natural hot springs at Reykjadalur valley and Seljavallalaug pool
  • Explore the Katla ice cave with an experienced guide
  • Chase the Northern Lights in winter at Vatnajökull National Park
  • Immerse yourself in nature on one of Skaftafell’s hiking trails

For more inspo, check out this handy guide to the best things to see and do on Iceland’s south coast.

Iceland's south coast stretches from the Reykjanes peninsula in the west all the way to East Iceland. At just a 1–1.5 hour drive away, the western end of the south coast is closest to Reykjavík. From the Icelandic capital, you can follow the Ring Road (Route 1) along the coastline.

Being so close to the capital makes it the ideal region to explore on a multi-day tour from Reykjavík. You can discover top attractions on the south coast by day before returning to your home base in the city for the evening.

You can drive the south coast in a day without stopping, but that’s no way to experience Iceland!

To truly soak up everything the south coast has to offer, we recommend at least 2 days for your trip. For instance, you could spend an entire day just exploring Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest national park and home to Europe’s largest glacier.

If you want to take your time and see all the attractions, you can easily spend 5 days or more traveling this scenic stretch of Iceland.

When you book a South Iceland vacation package with us, the following is included:

  • Accommodation level of your choice
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Detailed itinerary created by local experts
  • Access to our 24/7 helpline when you’re in Iceland

Depending on the travel style you choose, you can customize your trip with extra days in Reykjavík and bonus activities. For example, you could add a visit to the Blue Lagoon and soak in those famous milky-blue waters.

Our tour packages don’t include flights, which means you can get the most flexibility and value for money when you book your own. But all local ground transport is covered, such as airport transfers and hotel pick-ups for day tours. If you book a self-drive or camping tour, you’ll get a rental car of your choice.

With Iceland Tours, booking your South Iceland getaway has never been easier. Start by browsing the vacation packages on this page and narrow your search by what matters to you most. For example, you can filter by travel style, season, or budget.

Once you’ve picked your tour, follow the steps on the trip page to book online. For a detailed guide on how to find, book, and customize your ideal trip, check out our how to book with us page.

For the following travel styles, you can choose any departure day you like:

The only exception is guided group tours which have fixed departures. You can check the start dates on the individual tour pages and pick the one that suits you. You’ll find there are lots of options during the popular summer and winter seasons.

Search for flights to Iceland once you have a rough idea of what dates you want to travel and how long your trip will be. This will give you an estimate of prices and an approximate arrival time in Iceland.

Pop those dates into the booking form when you reserve your tour online. Once your trip is confirmed, you can go ahead and book your flights.

You can expect all kinds of weather in Iceland, no matter what time of year you visit. Whether you’re planning a summer or winter trip to the south coast, here are a few essentials to bring with you:

  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Thermal layers
  • Insulated jacket
  • Wool or fleece sweaters
  • Waterproof rain jacket and pants
  • Gloves, hat, and scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimming gear
  • Moisturizer and lip balm

For more helpful tips, check out this winter packing guide.

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