A guided tour of South Iceland will give you incredible photo opportunities. The South Coast is rich with towering waterfalls, black sand beaches, mountains, deserts, and national parks. At Jökulsarlon you can photograph glacier icebergs and the Öræfajökull glacier reflected in the stillness of – the glacial lagoon.
Photograph the Northern lights at top Icelandic locations, such as Jökulsarlon, Reynisfjara, or Vestrahorn Mountain. There is no shortage of natural beauty on Iceland’s south coast to keep nature photographers busy.
Multi-Day South Coast Tours
This page will help you to get the best out of a couple of days. The tours listed have a lot of variety. They have slightly different routes or activities.
Private Photo Tour
These multi-day photo tours are run by a team of professional photographers. The photo guides know Iceland very well and they will even photograph you in the nature or with Northern lights. They share their photos with you.
The trip in includes all the features of the South coast wit an overnight stay near Jokulsarlon. They can arrange Glacier hikes and ice caves for you.
This tour is advertised as two days, but can be extended to include more of the south coast (subject to availability).
- Photographer guide
- Reykjavik Pick-up at 09.00
- Wi-fi onboard
- Up to 4 guests
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Two day itinerary
A two day tour of the South coast and Jökulsárlón is a fairly tight schedule because it is a full day touring each way.
After a couple of hours driving, you will experience the South coast waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. In the afternoon you may be taking photos at Dýrholaey sea arch with a sunset on the beach at Vík (shorter days). On longer days you could be photographing a sunset at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Overnight stay at a hotel near the glacier lagoon. Enjoy a traditional Icelandic meal. Northern lights photography at Jökulsárlón and surrounding landscape may be possible if weather conditions are good.
After sunrise at the glacier lagoon or ice beach, we head back along the South Coast with stops at waterfalls and lava landscapes. Some south coast locations will be included on the return journey on day two. In the afternoon we head to wards Vik or Dyrholaey for afternoon light or sunset (shorter days), or Seljalandsfoss waterfall for the sunset (longer days). Drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel a few hours after the final stop.
Travel Time 6 hours per day.
Two day group tours
These selected two day tours cover the main photo locations along Iceland’ South Coast. Glacier activities are included. They have an overnight stay in east Iceland so you will be close to the nature the whole time. The first two tours include wi-fi and USB charging on their bus. There are luggage limits, so check first if you need to store some of your luggage.
Three Day Beautiful South
Add an extra day to your south coast tour.
The extra day could begin with a sunset on the glacier ice beach, glacier lagoon or an Ice cave adventure. You will have an extra chance of Northern lights photography if conditions are good. The extra day could be used to visit Vestrahorn Mountain or explore the Skaftafell National Park. It is easy to schedule some glacier hiking or ice caves with this extra day.
Private Three-Day Tour
This three-day private tour includes all the features of the Golden Circle and Iceland’s South Coast. As this is a private tour, you will be able to customize the tour to accommodate your photography interests.
- Tour guide
- Reykjavik Pick-up at 09.00
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Three-day group tours
4-5 Days Extra Icelandic
Book a four-day South Iceland excursion.
Making this a 4-day tour gives you many more choices. You could explore some other South Iceland locations, such as the Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall on the Golden Circle. This will give you an extra-Icelandic experience.
Four day tour
This 4-day south Iceland tour will explore the most famous locations of the Golden Circle, South Coast, and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. They both offer wi-fi and guided glacier Ice Cave tours (winter only). They guarantee a small group.
- Wi-Fi on board
- Small group Guarantee
- Guided glacier & ice cave tour
- Reykjavik Hotel pick-up
The first tour has a 24hr full refund, the second tour has a 7 day full refund policy.
South Coast Locations
A standard South Iceland tour will visit Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Some coastal areas, like the black sand beach at Reynisfjara and Vik. Further east, the South Iceland tour will end up at Jökulsarlon and Diamond Ice Beach. Extended South Coast tours will include other glacier lagoons such as Fjallsarlon and even Ice Caving under the Vatnjokull glacier (mid-winter only). Lagoon boat trips are available in the warmer season and at exhibitions if the weather is poor. The sites of the Golden circle and Snæfellsnes peninsular can also be included with the South coast and Glaciers with enough days. Tours could include Gullfoss waterfall and the erupting Geyser. Or photograph the waterfall and mountain combination at Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.