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Iceland South Coast | Private Tour | Waterfalls and glaciers | Black Sands

The splendor and diversity of the landscapes in the south coast is simply amazing!



  • Season: All. year round
  • Private Tour for up to 4 people (email info@discover.is if group size is bigger)
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Bring with you: good hiking shoes (important!)
  • Reykjavik pick up: 8:30 – 9:00
  • Optional activites available: Glacier walk, Ice Cave, ATV and snowmobiling on request

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Iceland’s South Coast in unparalleled luxury with a private tour tailored to your desires. From towering waterfalls to black sand beaches and majestic glaciers, this journey promises unforgettable moments at every turn.

As your adventure begins, you’ll be greeted by your knowledgeable and personable private guide who will pick you up at your Hotel in Reykjavík, ready to escort you on an exclusive exploration of Iceland’s natural wonders. Step into the comfort of a luxurious car, where every detail has been meticulously arranged to ensure your utmost comfort and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Leaving Reykjavik behind, the landscape gradually transforms into a breathtaking panorama of rugged coastlines, vast plains, and dramatic cliffs. Your guide will regale you with fascinating insights into Iceland’s geological history, cultural heritage, and the unique flora and fauna that call this land home.

One of the highlights of your tour is undoubtedly the majestic Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to walk behind the cascading veil of water, feeling the mist on your skin and experiencing the sheer power of nature up close.

Next we visit one of Iceland’s iconic breathtaking waterfalls, Skogafoss.  It is renowned for its sheer beauty, impressive height, and powerful cascade of water, making it a must-visit destination for travelers exploring Iceland’s stunning landscapes.  For the more adventurous travelers, there is also the option to climb a staircase alongside the waterfall to reach a higher vantage point. From here, visitors are treated to panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, including the Skoga River winding its way through lush green valleys and rugged mountains in the distance.

Mýrdalsjökull Glacier 
Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

As we continue touring around the South Coast Dyrhólaey will be the next destination. Upon reaching Dyrhólaey, the sight of the towering cliffs and expansive ocean views takes your breath away.  The name “Dyrhólaey” translates to “Door Hill Island” in Icelandic, a fitting moniker given the distinctive arch-shaped rock formation that once formed a natural archway through which boats could pass. While the arch collapsed in the early 20th century due to natural erosion, the towering cliffs of Dyrhólaey still stand as a testament to the raw power of nature.

Continuing along the coast, you’ll discover the otherworldly beauty of Reynisfjara, a black sand beach framed by towering basalt columns and dramatic sea stacks. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore, breathing in the fresh sea air and marveling at the surreal landscape that stretches before you.

Seljarlandsfoss iceland private tour by the south coast

No visit to Iceland’s South Coast would be complete without a Sólheimajökull tongue glacier which is a part of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the home of volcano Katla. Here, you’ll be mesmerized by the sight of massive icebergs floating serenely in the crystal-clear waters, a testament to the raw power of nature and the relentless march of time.

For those looking for a bit more action during this private tour we can offer few extra activities from the area including:

  • Thrilling glacier hike at Sólheimajökull glacier is a truly immersive experience.
  • Katla ice cave visit at Katla glacier
  • Horseback riding on black sand beach
  • Quad bike ATV 4×4 drive on a black sand beach to an old DC4 airplane wreckage

Please note adding activities to the tour can affect the amount of stops from the itinerary !

Throughout the day, your guide will ensure that every moment is tailored to your preferences, whether it’s pausing for a gourmet picnic or nearby restaurants amidst breathtaking scenery.  As the day draws to a close, you’ll return to Reykjavik with a heart full of memories and a newfound appreciation for the unparalleled beauty of Iceland’s South Coast. With its stunning landscapes, expert guidance, and luxurious amenities, this private tour promises an experience that will stay with you long after you’ve said farewell to the land of fire and ice.

More details on the Iceland South Coast private tour, follow the link.

We do also offer this tour as multi day overnight private tour, this is by far our most popular overnight tour in Iceland, see details for South Coast 2 day private tour and South Coast 3 day private tour.

Do this tour in a modified Super Jeep and have the opportunity to visit Thorsmork and cross multiple rivers, see Grand South Coast Private tour

Do this tour in a combination with the Icelands most popular private tour Golden Circle private tour,  see details at Golden Circle South Coast Tour 

There will be a number of secret stops as well, but we can’t tell you about it. “Only Guide knows” …


  • Food:
    (we’ll make a stop for lunch)

REVIEW: “South Coast Tour... Fabulous!”

“[…] it is absolutely worth spending the extra money and taking a private tour. Orri was able to take us off roading to some magnificent areas. Truly breathtaking scenery. We were able to stop where and whenever we wanted to take pictures. Orri was a pleasure to talk to and shared his love and knowledge of his beautiful country.” …

REVIEW: “South Coast Tour”

“[…] Because our tour was just two of us, we were free to tailor the tour to our interests and even take some “adventurous” routes to a lighthouse and to a viewpoint high above Reykjavik to see the city at night. Iceland is an special place and being able to be at the places you use for your desktop background was something I’ll never forget. Discover Iceland was top-notch in making your trip as special as the landscape itself.”…






Additional information

locationSouth Iceland, Thorsmork
durationDay Tour
seasonAll Year Round, Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Mercedes Benz VIP usded for Private Tours
Black-sand Beach Reynisfjara Rocks Columnar Basalt
Basalt rocks sea stacks Beach Reynisfjara
South Coast Ocean