South Shore Adventure Bus Tour


Waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches – this tour has it all. If you don’t want to rent a car to do the south shore this is probably the most affordable way to experience its amazing beauty.

The south shore is one of Iceland most beloved routes because of its diverse landscapes and extraordinary beauty. This is a fairly long day tour but one that is totally worth it, both summer and winter.

Please note that this is a big bus tour but we also have a smaller south coast tour on offer.  Or if you are traveling in winter you might want to look into doing a 2-day tour around the south coast that includes an ice cave in the Vatnajökull glacier region.

If you would rather do this tour on your own we also offer great prices on car rental, especially on short rentals (perfect for day tours out of the city).


About this tour

You will start the journey at your preferred pickup location in Reykjavik (see pickup list in booking process). On the way to the south shore, you can enjoy the beautiful view from the bus. Reaching the south shore the tour makes several stops, each equally stunning and unique. Not only will you get to see two magnificent waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, but you will also be able to walk behind the former.

The mystical black beach Reynisfjara will give you the chance to take in the incredible force of the Atlantic Ocean (and please be careful; the waves are powerful and the current is very strong). Out in the ocean, not far from the beach, you can see the tall basalt columns Reynisdrangar. Legend has it they are some mighty trolls that turned into stones, but you can judge for yourself. You will take a short walk up to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and visit the quiet village of Vík to conclude.

Pick up

The tour offers free pick up from Reykjavík.

What to wear

Be sure to bring outerwear according to the weather, since you will be spending some time outside, and the weather in Iceland tends to be anything but predictable. Windproof jackets and pants are recommended in addition to something warm, especially in winter. Layers are a good idea, so that you will not get too warm while you are inside the bus.

Lunch and snacks

This is a ten-hour tour so you will probably get hungry at some point during the day. Lunch or snacks are not provided, but there will be a lunch stop where you can buy lunch and frequent stops for restrooms and snacks.

The Fine Print


  • Cancellation received more than 24 hours prior to departure: Full refund
  • Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to departure: No refund.

All cancellations should be notified at least 24 hours prior to pick up time, or you will be fully charged.


Partner Tours

This tour is a Partner Tour

What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.

We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.

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