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Glacier Hiking and South Coast from Reykjavík

Available
All year
Duration
12 hours
Min.age
8 years
Difficulty
Easy

Visit the most beautiful sights of the South Coast and experience a thrilling glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier. You'll see the magical Seljalandsfoss waterfall, its neighbor the majestic Skógafoss, then we head to the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean at the black sandy Reynisfjara Beach.

Highlights

  • Glacier experience
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Gljúfrabúi - The Hidden Waterfall
  • Solheimajokull glacier
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Eyjafjallajokull glacier/volcano view
  • Hekla volcano view

What's included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided tour to the highlights of the South Coast
  • Glacier walk on Sólheimajökull
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Glacier hiking gear
  • Free WiFi on board your bus

Itinerary

Your day starts at 8:00 am when your guide collects you from central Reykjavik. Then, our small group will head south, as we wind our way through the ever-changing scenery towards the breathtaking south coast.

Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi waterfalls
Our first stop of the day is at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall one of Iceland’s greatest attractions. Here you’ll have the opportunity to walk behind the waterfall and take incredible photos. You’ll also visit Gljúfrabúi, the hidden waterfall.

On clear days, you’ll have an excellent view of Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes along with the Westman Islands.

Skógafoss waterfall
The pearl of the South Coast has to be the Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60-meter high cliffs, the waterfall pours down making arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Alongside the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. If you climb the 527 steps to the top of the waterfall you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view out over the coastline.

Glacier walk on Sólheimajokull glacier
The adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. We will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. Your certified glacier guides provide a safe, exciting and informative hike. A spectacular experience to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.

After the thrill of the glacier, you’ll head to the black sanded Reynisfjara beach where you can leisurely stroll along the black sand beach and admire its famous basalt columns, caverns, and the Reynisdrangar cliffs. This area is a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime.

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FAQ & Important Information

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Pick up:
Please note that we offer pick-up service from authorized pickup points in Reykjavik downtown area. We can unfortunately not offer pick-up service from Airbnb or private apartments, nor Keflavik Airport for our tours. If your pick-up location is not on our pick up list in the booking form then we kindly ask you to locate the closest pick-up point to your accommodation. It might take up to 30 min for our guides to reach your pick-up point, so please wait patiently for us to arrive. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a warm sweater is highly recommended. Wearing sturdy, waterproof boots and waterproof clothes are essential. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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