South Iceland Multi-Day Tours

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A guided tour of South Iceland will give you incredible photo opportunities. The South coast is rich with towering waterfalls and 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. 

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Photograph the Northern lights at top Iceland locations, such as Jökulsarlon, Reynisfjara or Vestrahorn mountain.  There is enough natural beauty on Iceland’s south coast to keep the nature photographer busy for years.

Multi-Day South Coast

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.

Golden dawn on the diamond ice beach.

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.

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Private Multi-Day 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).

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Included

  • Photographer guide
  • Reykjavik Pick-up at 09.00
  • Wi-fi onboard
  • Up to 4 guests

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Reynisdrangar near Vik on a Mid-Summer Night.

3 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.

The extra night could increase your chances of Northern lights on the glacier lagoon.

Private Three Day Tour

This three day private tour in 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 your photography interests.

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Included

  • Tour guide
  • Reykjavik Pick-up at 09.00

Cancellation Policy

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.

Svartifoss waterfall – Skaftafell National Park

Four day tours

These 4-day south Iceland tours will explore the most famous locations of the Golden Circle, South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. They both offer wi-fi and guided glacier tours. The first tour offers whale watching and a volcano hike. The second tour includes the Snaefellsnes peninsular and a lava tube. Admission to the ‘Secret Lagoon’ is also included. They guarantee a small group.

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Included

  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Guided glacier tour
  • Reykjavik Hotel pick-up
  • Accommodation & Breakfast (4)

Cancellation Policy

The first tour has a 24hr full refund, the second tour has a 7 day full refund policy.

Four day private tour

This four-day south Iceland private tour will explore the most famous locations of the Golden Circle, Reykjanes peninsula and the South Coast. The excursion includes the amazing blue lagoon and the volcano at Reykjanes, It also includes a small group glacier hike, If conditions are good you can have a Northern Lights tour. This tour operator will also book your hotels depending on your budget.

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Included

  • Certified tour guide
  • Airport pick-up or drop-off
  • Premium Blue Lagoon entry
  • Glacier Hike incl. Safety Equipment
  • Accommodation & Breakfast (4)

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Vestrahorn mountain from Stokksnes Beach.

Five day tour

This 5-day south Iceland tour will explore the most famous locations of the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes peninsula and the South Coast. The excursion includes the amazing glacier lagoon at Jökulsárlón, It also includes a ride in a super jeep to a blue ice cave in it, and if conditions are good you might see the Northern Lights in the Icelandic Nature.

Included

  • Small Group Experience
  • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
  • Ice Cave Tour via Super Jeep incl. Safety Equipment
  • Glacier Hike incl. Safety Equipment
  • Accommodation & Breakfast (4)

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Suggestion: This map shows a 5 day route including Snæfellsnes and the Golden Circle.

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 & Diamond Ice beach.  Extended South Coast tours will include other glacier lagoons such as Fjalsarlon and even Ice Caving under the Vatnjokull glacier (Mid-Winter only). Lagoon boat trips are available in the warmer season and 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.

Brunahorn Mountain – East Iceland.

By Tony Prower

Tony Prower spent over 15 years photographing the landscapes of Iceland. Tony Prower is a pioneer of the Magic Cloth Technique and ran thousands of photo tours in Iceland over 10 years.