Overview

South Coast of Iceland. Up close and personal on a glacier - the best way to experience Iceland! On this tour along the South Coast we will go glacier hiking, we will see waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches and many other natural wonders.

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

BOOK WITH 10% DEPOSIT
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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)

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Waterfall Seljalandsfoss

Solheimajokull glacier is a spectacular tongue of ice that flows down from Myrdalsjokull, the fourth largest glacier in Iceland. Travel through the south Iceland farming lands to the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers on Iceland´s south coast.

We start by stopping at "The hidden waterfall", Gljúfrabúi. A spectacular waterfall hidden inside a small gorge. After Gljúfrabúi, we take a short stroll over to the main attraction, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where we can walk behind this magnificent wall of water.

Hiking on Solheimajokull glacier

After the excitement of Seljalandsfoss and getting a little bit wet, you should be ready for the glacier hike.

We gear you up with crampons and go over safety features before we set foot on the glacier. Sólheimajökull glacier is a part of Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland‘s fourth largest glacier that covers the infamous volcano Katla.

We spend one hour hiking on the glacier. This is not that difficult, but sometimes there is a 30 minute walk to the glacier (depending on conditions). The glacier hike should be suitable for all over the age of ten that are comfortable walking on uneven surfaces.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach rock formations

Then onwards for a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. This beach features stacks of basalt columns that wall off surrounding cliffs scattered with caves.

Offshore you will see Reynisdrangar pillars, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea. Icelandic legend says they were trolls turned into rock by the rising sun when they came home late after a fishing trip. We round off this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall.

On a clear day you may have a good view of famous volcanoes, Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. When we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can get a glimpse of the Westman Islands, rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometres off the coast.

This tour is great value and easy with an adventurous twist. Sights are breathtaking and where else in the world can you stand on the ice of a  glacier, walk behind a waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach on the same day?

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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