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Iceland South Coast Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik

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Overview
Tour the justly popular south coast of Iceland and discover the country's wild and diverse nature at its very best. Explore glaciers, steep cliffs, roaring waterfalls, and black sand beaches. Get insight into the region from your local driver-guide on a minibus day tour from Reykjavik.

Begin the journey east from Reykjavik along the southern coast, and make the first stops at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls.

Then, head toward the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, located on Iceland’s southernmost point. Admire the enormous basalt columns, and if the tide conditions are right, explore the sea caves.

Next is Vik, the remote seafront village home to basalt sea stacks. Legend has it that the stacks are made of frozen trolls who were turned to stone while playing in the sea.

After making the last stop of the day at Solheimajokull glacier, return to Reykjavik and get dropped off at your original departure point.
Highlights
  • See many of the South Coast’s top natural attractions in one day
  • Travel with a guide: get local insight into Iceland history and nature
  • Travel with a small group: get personalized attention from your guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik
What to Expect
Your tour of the South Coast begins with a morning pickup in Reykjavik. Board the minibus and meet your driver-guide and tour group, which is limited to 19 people. Begin the journey east from Reykjavik along the southern coast, and make the first stops at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Then, head to Vik, the remote seafront village home to basalt sea stacks. Legend has it that the stacks are made of frozen trolls who were turned to stone while playing in the sea. Stop at the Solheimajokull glacier then visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, located on Iceland’s southernmost point. Admire the enormous basalt columns, and if the tide conditions are right, explore the sea caves. Return to Reykjavik and get dropped off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If you have not found your hotel in the drop-down menu, then it is most likely located in the restricted area where we aren't allowed to drive. Please find your hotel below and meet us at it's designated bus stop. Thank you for understanding.

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Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall:
- Chez Monique
- Embassy Luxury Apartments
- Hotel Reykjavík Centrum
- Kvosin Hotel
- 3 Sisters Guesthouse
- Black Pearl
- Central Apartments
- Centerhotel Plaza
- City Center Hotel
- Exeter Hotel
- Gallery Central Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Álfhóll
- Guesthouse Butterfly
- Hotel Hilda
- Hotel Metropolitan
- House Of Spirits
- Konsulat Hotel
- Ocean Comfort Apartments
- Lighthouse Apartments
- Planet Apartments
- Radisson Blu Hotel 1919
- Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

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Bus stop 2 – Tjörnin – The Pond:
- Ambassade Apartments
- Castle House Luxury Apartments
- Central Guesthouse
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1

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Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata:
- 1912 Guesthouse
- Apotek Hotel
- Centric Guesthouse
- Hotel Borg
- Konsulat Hotel Curio

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Bus stop 5 – Harpa:
- Centerhotel Arnarhvoll

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Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House:

NOTE: Bus stop 6 is closed due to construction until the end of August 2019. Please go to Bus stop 14 – Skúlagata until then.
- 101 Hótel
- Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14
- Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a
- Apartment K – Skólastræti 1
- Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4
- Centerhotel Þingholt
- Loft Hostel
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5

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Bus stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja:
- Eric The Red Guesthouse
- Forsæla Apartments
- Gest Inn
- Guesthouse Aurora
- Hostel B47
- Hotel Leifur Eiríksson
- Hotel Óðinsvé
- Inga’s New Guest Apartments
- Loki 101 Guesthouse
- Mengi Apartments
- Our House Guesthouse
- SUNNA Guesthouse
- Villa Guesthouse

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Bus stop 9 – Snorrabraut:
- Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78
- Skuggi hotel

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Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur:
- 100 Iceland Hotel
- 101 Guesthouse
- 4th Floor Hotel
- Alda Hotel Reykjavik
- Alfred’s Apartments
- Alfred’s Studios
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 74
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86
- City Comfort Apartments
- Guesthouse Von
- Heida’s Home
- Hlemmur Apartments
- Hlemmur Square
- OK Hotel
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85

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Bus stop 11 – Austurbær:
- Grettisborg Apartments
- Guesthouse Reykjavik 101
- Guesthouse Snorri
- Reykjavik Hostel Village
- Stay Apartments Grettisgata

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Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg:
- Storm Hotel
- Fosshótel Reykjavík
- Tower Suites

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Bus stop 13 – Miðgarður:
- Centerhotel Miðgarður

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Bus stop 14 - Skúlagata (corner of Skúlagata / Klappastígur)
- 101 Skuggi Guesthouse
- 41 – A Townhouse Hotel
- Apartment 37
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Apartment K – Hvergisgata 37
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 46
- Apartment K – Lindargata 60
- Apartments Aurora
- Black Tower
- Canopy Reykjavík | City Centre
- Centerhotel Klöpp
- Centerhotel Skjaldbreið
- Domus Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Óðinn
- Guesthouse Thor
- Guesthouse Turninn
- Gray Tower
- Hótel Frón
- Ísland Apartments
- Ion City Hotel
- Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments
- Reykjavik Residence Hotel
- Reykjavik Residence Suites
- Room With A View
- Rey Apartments
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Sandhotel
- The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments

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BSÍ:
- 27Soley
- Hótel Holt
- Guesthouse Anna
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46
- Guesthouse Galtafell
- Guesthouse Lena
- Travel Inn

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Ports
Reykjavik port - Skarfabakki, Reykjavik port - Sundabakki, Old harbor in downtown Reykjavik - Miðbakki, Harbor in Hafnarfjörður - Suðurbakki
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Professional local driver-guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated bus stops & hotels
  • Tour exclusively on a minibus
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Solid, warm waterproof shoes as well as warm rain- and wind-proof outdoor clothing is recommended. For the best comfort we recommend having mittens and hat even in the summer season
  • The tour operator reserves the right to delay, alter, or cancel the tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of the clients. If canceled due to unsafe conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • A maximum of 19 passengers (no big buses!)
  • Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please notify us in case you want us to provide a child seat / in case you are travelling with service animal.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I initially chose this company because they were so responsive to emails, and they did not disappoint! My sister and I had a wonderful day exploring the South coast of Iceland. Our driver was full of knowledge and stories and we enjoyed talking to him very much. Book this
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Response from Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Iceland South Coast Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik
Responded 1 week ago
Hey there, Thank you so much for this kind review, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your South Coast tour with us :D Yours Kindly, The Gateway Team.
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The tour was excellent overall. There were a couple cancellations but the tour company contacted us and still went ahead, which was very considerate (and appreciated). Our guide, Ian, was fantastic and knew a wealth of knowledge about the history of Iceland and the locations we
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Excellent trip. Guide Odi was very informative and made the trio feel more personal. Plenty of time to see everything. Must do trip
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For this tour, I havd shortlisted 2 companies and rather than booked with a very well known one, I have decided to booked with Gateway to Iceland online for my family of six in last year and got email back straight away asking how tall was my 3 yrs old nephew so that they can
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Response from Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Iceland South Coast Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik
Responded Sep 8, 2019
Hey there, Thank you so much for these kind words. I'm glad you had plenty of time at each attraction. I hope you took many great memories home with you :D Kind Regards, The Gateway Team.
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The highlight of our visit to Iceland was this marvelous tour of the South Shore. Gummi, our guide, was knowledgeable, patient, and gave thorough and intelligent answers to all of our questions. Although the tour was very efficient, we never felt rushed and each attraction
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Response from Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Iceland South Coast Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik
Responded Sep 5, 2019
Hey there, Thank you so much for these kind words. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed the South Coast. It definitely is a sight to behold. I hope you took home many wonderful memories :) Kind Regards, The Gateway Team.
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  • Duration: 10h
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