Overview

Join us on a day tour from Reykjavik! Go on a short glacier walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier, see the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls and powerful volcanoes of the south coast of the island. This is a great value sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist.

Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Eyjafjallajokull glacier / volcano view
  • Hekla volcano view

This active but easy tour combines sightseeing and adventure along the South Coast of Iceland. Hike across an age-old glacier with an expert guide. Discover world-famous waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, and black sand beaches — you name it, Iceland’s got it! We’ll pass small villages, hear the Viking stories, and soak up panoramic views. This one-day tour is an irresistible outdoor adventure for the whole family. 

This tour has a small group guarantee. This means it’s always operated in a minibus to ensure a personal experience for everyone.

  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
  • Small group
  • Trusted Tour Operator
Availability All Year
Duration 11-12 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age 8
Ratio 1:18 Guide to client ratio
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No

From

15 990
Per Adult
    • Flexible Cancellation
    • No booking fees
    • Fast & secure booking payment
    • Best Price Guarantee

BOOK WITH 10% DEPOSIT
Worried that your travel plans might change? Book your tour more than 21 days in advance with a 10% deposit & pay the rest 14 days before departure. Alternatively, you can pay full price and get a 5% early bird discount! Choose the deposit or full payment option in the third step of your checkout.

What's included

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • English guided tour
  • Highlights on the South coast
  • Glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier
  • Gxpert glacier guide
  • All glacier gear
  • Small group in a minibus
  • Free WiFi on board a minibus

What to Bring

  • Waterproof jacket and pants (We do have rental clothing available)
  • Hiking boots (Available for rent, 1000 isk. We advise against runners or any type of shoe that comes up below the ankle bone as the straps on the crampons can get a bit painful during the walk)
  • Light sweater, wool or fleece
  • Light synthetic or quick dry pants (Try and stay clear of jeans on the longer trips as they get wet & cold quick and dry slow)
  • Thin Gloves
  • Hat
  • Small Backpack (Can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (It can get quite bright on the ice with the reflection)
  • Food and drink (we also stop at a diner on the way)
  • Camera (If you forget everything else don´t forget that)

Not Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch (we will make a stop at a diner / restaurant)

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Itinerary

Introduction

Walk-behind the magnificent wall of water of Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take an easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. Then take a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its famous basalt columns and caves. See the Reynisdrangar cliffs, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea, Icelandic legends say they are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. We round off this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 60-meter high, thundering waterfall and even walk up its sides to gain a bird's eye view of the cascading water and rainbows.

All of this as you pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage, watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes and when we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can glimpse the Westman Islands, rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers of the coast.

This is a great value, easy, sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are breathtaking, the grandeur unforgettable..where else in the world can you stand on 700 years old glacier ice, walk behind a 60-meter high waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach in one day, and that is only half the story!

In the morning, hop on a minibus and begin your journey South. We'll stop at Gljúfrabúi Waterfall, a hidden gem of the South Coast. Gljúfrabúi's name literally means “Canyon Dweller.” The 131-ft (40-m) cascade allows visitors to enjoy the natural beauty in peace.

Enjoy a short walk to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, perhaps the most famous cascade in the land of fire and ice. The 200-ft (60-m) waterfall gushes into a shallow pool with a tremendous force. 

A foot-path runs around the back of Seljalandsfoss. Visitors can walk behind the waterfall and soak in the power of the crashing waters. If you take the walk, make sure to wear a waterproof jacket  — there is a lot of spray. Don't forget to pack your camera! The views are blissful. 

It's time for the long-awaited glacier hike!

Your guide will take you to the foot of Sólheimajökull Glacier, and give you everything you need - crampons, helmets and ice axes. 

Together with your guide, hike atop the chilly tongue of Sólheimajökull. The ice cap is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökul, the fourth-largest glacier in Iceland. As you trek across the crackling ice, explore ice formations, chasms, crevasses, and jagged ridges. Your guide will tell you more about glacier formation and nearby surrounds.

Never hiked on a glacier before? No worries. Our expert guides will be there with you every step of the way. 

No trip to the South Coast is complete without a visit to Reynisfjara, Iceland's most spectacular black sand beach. With outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean and enormous basalt columns, Reynisfjara will make your jaw drop. 

As you stroll along the beach, gape at the dramatic Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks that rise out of the ocean. These volcanic formations are trolls caught out at sunrise and turned to stone, or so the legend goes. If you look to the west, you'll see Dyrhólaey promontory.

Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. More powerful than Seljalandsfoss, the cascade drops 200-ft (60-m) into a river. On sunny days, Skógafoss creates vivid rainbows across the water.

Climb a staircase up to the top of the falls. Get a bird's-eye view over southern Iceland's coastline — a perfect conclusion to your adventure. If the sky is clear, you'll see Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes towering over the horizon.

Pick up at 8:00 a.m. You'll be picked up from your selected pickup location in Reykjavik. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for a tour bus to arrive. 

Here you can find out pick-up points in Reykjavik.

In the evening, return to Reykjavik. We'll drop you off at the same place where we picked you up.

Iceland's weather is unpredictable, so pack for all weather conditions. Don't forget to bring warm clothing, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking boots are a must! 

What if I don’t have the necessary clothing? 

You can rent hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, and pants in the booking process or on location. We recommend booking these items in advance.

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