Photograph the Midnight sun from behind a mighty waterfall then get up close to the puffins as you look down onto Iceland’s biggest icon on the South coast. You will understand why trolls are never seen in Summer (but the hidden people might become visible). Landscapes as diverse as massive sea cliffs, flood plains, glacier valleys and black sand beaches… all in one trip.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall


Seasons & Timings:

Running all year.


Summer: The tour may start early afternoon in Summer. This trip may involve shooting through the night hours (20.00-02.00) and returning to Reykjavik early morning during Mid-Summer. We will revert to daylight hours through August.

Winter: Regular morning starts from 07.30 – 09.30 for most of the Winter.


Locations and activities:

The South coast day tour is a popular adventure for photographers.  Diverse landscapes and exciting features make the South Coast Tour a high quality full day tour.

After pick-up at your Reykjavik Hotel we head South East to visit some impressive waterfalls;


A huge waterfall which you can walk to the top of for spectacular views.
We will spend quality time at Skogafoss to give you a change to explore photo possibilities from both the ground level and the upper floor. There are a wide varieties of shots to found on the ground just by following the river towards the falls.


Skogafoss waterfall



From Skogafoss waterfall we might get close to a glacier tongue at Solheimajokull (weather permitting). We will drive the South coast to Vik and perhaps stop for Lunch. From here we will focus on the impressive sea stacks and beautiful black sand beaches.


The Vik area offers several key areas for exploring and taking photos. The black sand beaches and rock formations are fantastic opportunities to photographers who are there at the right time. Our anti-rush policy ensures you quality time to go exploring and relax while you do your own thing. Or get some shooting tips from our photo guides.

On a private photo tour, the return leg we might visit the Lighthouse at Dyrholaey.

You are never far from a black sand beach on the South Coast of Iceland.

Reynisfjara beach



We usually visit this last. Although it is not as big and impressive as Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss is famous because it is possible to walk behind it. For the photographer this means an infinity of possible compositions. Learn how to shoot in very wet conditions. Learn great long exposure photography techniques.

Seljalandsfoss Summer sun

Private photo tour option 1

Book a South Iceland day-tour with our photo guide, [spu popup=”78785″]Pall[/spu].  He will take you to Vik and back with great stops long the way, including waterfalls, glaciers, sea cliffs and canyons. Puffins from May – August. This guided tour is private and for up to 4 passengers.


  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik hotels.
  • Everyone welcome.
  • All tours are flexible.
  • Pro photo guide


  • Food & drinks

What do I need to bring?

Bring clothes according to the weather and weather forecast, your camera with fully charged batteries, memory cards and a tripod.

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled a day or less before event

Check the tour below for more availability.


Private photo tour option 2

These day tours are managed by our photo guide [spu popup=”78786″]Bragi[/spu]. This photo tour is private and focused on spending a day with an experienced photographer in South Iceland. This guided tour is for up to 4 passengers. It is suitable for all levels of photography skills, from a beginner to a professional photographer. Even if you are just taking photos on you smart phone we will give you advice on composition etc.

Last but no least we can also offer the service of photographing you and your group during the day.


  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik hotels.
  • Everyone welcome.
  • All tours are flexible.
  • Pro photo guide


  • Food & drinks

What do I need to bring?
Camera, phone, tripod and good spirit

Private tours The price is for up to 4 passengers, if your group is larger than 4 please contact us.


10 hours (flexible)

Sightseeing Activities

Looking for something different?


Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 70% if booking is cancelled 5 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 30% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 8 days or less before event

South coast sightseeing

Iceland’s South coast is packed with rich features, it is difficult for a sightseer to go wrong. This collection of 1 day sightseeing tours will ensure time at major sites, such as Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and the black sand beach near Vik. The sea cliffs at Dýrholaey and the glacier tongue at Sólheimarjökull are often included n these sightseeing tours. These South coast tours may also touch a few minor parts of Iceland’s dramatic South Coast and some lesser known waterfalls.

Book a sightseeing tour to see the South Coast of Iceland with our partners. On offer are bus tours, private tours and South Coast combos, where you can combine your trip with other activities, such as ice climbing or hiking.

South Coast bus tours

These South Iceland bus tours include pick-up from Reykjavik. They offer a full day of exploring along Iceland’s South Coast. Bus tours are not as flexible as the private tours, but you can enjoy the South Coast of Iceland for less.

Skogafoss waterfall - Iceland South Coast

Skogafoss waterfall – South Coast

Sterna Travel

This South Coast day tour includes Waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and black sand beaches in a single day tour. We also include some culture and history.

Locations include: The Skógafoss waterfall, amazingly photogenic. Dyrhólaey cliffs and lighthouse. The incredible beach at Reynisfjara with black sand and basalt columns. There is a lunch break on the tour (not included in price). The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. The Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Pick up from Reykjavik hotels, Towns, Villages and hotels on the route. Hveragerði is at Sunnumörk at 09:05 and from Selfoss in front of Hótel Selfoss and at the Campsite at 09:15.


  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy


Tour includes

  • Pick-up & drop-off in Central Reykjavik

What do I need to bring?

Warm clothes should be wind and waterproof and solid shoes. Bring your own refreshments or buy them on the route.
This Sightseeing tour require a minimum number of passengers = 4 persons. We reserve the right to delay or cancel any tour due to bad weather or unsafe conditions.

Basalt columns - South Coast Iceland

Basalt columns – South Coast

Bus Travel Iceland

We explore the amazing variety of waterfalls, mountains and glaciers along Iceland’s Southern Coastline.

Then we take you to the Solheimajökull glacier tongue. After a lunch break in Vik, we drive to the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara with its basalt columns.

We include Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss on our return drive.


  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate


Tour includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off (selected Reykjavik hotels)
  • Port pickup
  • Professional sightseeing guide

You need to bring

  • Warm, waterproof clothing and good shoes
Iceland South coast Adventure

South shore Adventure

Reykjavik Excursions

This South Coast sightseeing tour is perfect for nature lovers. Travel the south coast of Iceland through one of the Iceland´s most beautiful areas. The tour goes as far as Vík with its black sand beaches and beautiful bird cliffs. Along the way we stop at the waterfall at Seljalandsfoss. We also stop at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, with its 60 m drop. We visit the Folk Museum at SKógar (entrance fee included) and learn how Icelanders survived in the past. Amazing views of glaciers, black sand beaches and impressive rock formations.


  • Tour duration: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Difficulty: very easy


Sightseeing tour includes

  • Bus transport and Guided sightseeing tour
  • Entry fee to the Skógar Folk Museum
  • Pick up can be 30 minutes before start time
  • Please note
    Languages: English guide: daily (all year) German guide: Fridays (all year) French guide: Wednesdays (all year) Scandinavian guide: Tuesdays (all year) Spanish guide: Mondays (1 Jun – 31 Aug)

    South Coast combo tours

    These tours are usually in a minibus with pick-up from Reykjavik. They offer a full day of sightseeing and combination activities along Iceland’s South Coast. Please note that other activities may be time consuming and so visits to all Iceland’s South Coast attractions might not be possible.

    Katla ice cave

    Katla Ice cave – all year tour!

    This tour explore both the South Coast of Iceland & a natural ice cave in a day tour from Reykjavik. This adventure can only be experienced with a Katlatrack guide. Katlatrack are the only tour company to combine a South Coast tour with a visit to a natural ice cave in a single day.

    Our day starts at 8:00am, when your Katlatrack driver collects you from central Reykjavik drives the South Coast to Vik. Then you experience wild local landscapes on the way to the cave. You will be loaned all safety equipment and be shown how to use it. After around 45 minutes exploring the cave, the tour returns to Reykjavik including Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls.

    • Duration: 12 hours
    • Difficulty : Moderate

    What’s included?

    Local Guide, Expert Ice Cave Guide, minibus ,
    Super Jeep Transport, Loan equipment for exploring the Ice Cave (includes
    helmet, head lamp and crampons),


    Food & drinks
    What do I need to bring?
    Warm Clothing, Waterproof Rain Gear, Hat,
    Gloves, Hiking Shoes or Snow Boots are essential.

    Cancellation policy

    We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before event

    Know before you go

    Minimum age of passengers is: 12

    South Coast private tours

    These tours are usually in a SUV or SuperJeep with pick-up from Reykjavik. They offer sightseeing activities in style along the South Coast of Iceland.

    Glacier hike - South Coast SuperJeep

    Glacier hike – South Coast

    SuperJeep The sights on this Iceland South Coast Sightseeing Tour are incredible. Seeing them in a Superjeep makes the experience simply amazing. South coast & Eyjafjallajökull tour highlights:

    • Black sand beaches
    • Bird cliffs
    • Skógafoss & Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
    • Eyjafjallajökull sights
    • Urriðafoss waterfall
    • Small coastal villages
    • Free pick-up from your hotel in the capital area begins at 8:30.

    The tour runs all seasons with min 2 passengers per trip.


    • Duration: 9 hours
    • Difficulty: easy


    Included in the tour

    Pick up in Reykjavik area 30 min. before the tour starts and drop off. Guided sightseeing tour on the Bus and guided tour on the glacier walk.

    What do I need to bring?

    • Dress extremely well, preferably waterproof and warm clothing and a hat, gloves, good walking shoes.

    Please note *The Glacier hike does not require any special skills and can be enjoyed by people with normal fitness and in good health. *Minimum age = 10 years.

    Main Locations:

    • Seljalandsfoss – walk behind the waterfall
    • Skogafoss – Huge waterfall with big rainbows
    • Dyrholaey – the big sea arch – nice lighthouse
    • Sólheimajökull- glacier tongue – touch the glacier
    • Reynisdrangar – the black beach with sea stacks
    • Vik – the old fishing village

    Intended as possible locations and may depend on weather conditions.

    The South Coast Photo Tour is one of our popular Day Tours.

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    Why book with us?

    1. Established 2010 – at the same time as the Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic eruption
    2. All our guides are experienced photographers and tour operators.  They are fully licensed and registered with the Icelandic Tourist board.
    3. We are connected to many other Iceland tour companies, so we can really tailor your tour to suit your needs.
    4. Our bespoke service will cater to your transport and hotel needs.
    5. All our Winter photo tours provide micro-spike style crampons for slippery surfaces.

    Volcano - crater eruption 2010