Overview

Come on a full-day excursion to experience the ancient glacier up close and see the highlights of the South Coast!

Tour Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks
  • Eyjafjallajokull Volcano view
  • Hekla Volcano view
  • Gljúfrabúi Waterfall

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
Available All Year
Duration 12 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Level Easy
Minimum age 8
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No

From

18 990 ISK

Per Adult

  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking fees
  • Fast & secure booking payment
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What's included

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided tour along the South Coast
  • Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull
  • Glacier-walk gear
  • Free WiFi on board a minibus

What to Bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Personal expenses

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Itinerary

Introduction

We’ll pick you up in Reykjavik and head to the South Coast, Iceland’s most famous sightseeing route. First, discover two beautiful waterfalls — Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi. Next, set foot on the mighty Sólheimajökull Glacier with our expert guide! 

After the glacier hiking tour, take a leisurely stroll along the world-famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. A highlight, of course, is Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs. On our way back to Reykjavik, we’ll stop at the majestic Skógafoss Waterfall. You’ll be talking about this adventure for a long time!

In the morning, hop on a minibus and begin your journey South. Our first stop is at 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. 

Then, enjoy a short walk to 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.

Next, head to the foot of Sólheimajökull Glacier. It's time for the long-awaited glacier hike. Your guide will provide you with all the necessary glacier-walk gear that includes crampons, helmets, and ice axes (these are used for additional support if needed).

Then, 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 give you short instructions and ensure your safety.

After the glacier hike, head 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.

Our final stop is at Skógafoss, 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.

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

 

Pickup Information 

  • 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.

 

Practical Information 

  • 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.

Disclaimer

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Day Tours:

  • More than 24 hours’ written notice, full refund
  • Less than 24 hours’ written notice, no refund