SOUTH COAST AND GLACIER TOUR

Hike on a rugged glacier and explore the amazing cracks in the ice, visit two stunning and iconic waterfalls as well as Reynisfjara black sand beach.

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  • Duration:: 11 Hours
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Explore & walk on an Icelandic glacier

Travel along the south coast of Iceland, visiting the incredible waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, go hiking on a glacier and then visit the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach on one of the must-do day tours from Reykjavík. The tour starts with a drive through the Hellisheiði mountain pass bringing you through moss-covered lava fields and past geothermal springs down to farmland along the beautiful southern coastline.


The first stop will be the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall which is one of Iceland's most famous attractions, with a dramatic 60-meter drop. To get a different perspective you can take a walk behind the waterfall into a wide cavern and look through the wall of water. 

The next destination is Skógarfoss waterfall. Up close, you will be able to feel the water spray on your face and you can also climb up the hill (all 527 steps) to see the majestic 60-meter-high waterfall from above and witness the water plummet down on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.

After experiencing the waterfalls, we´ll take a lunch break.

After lunch, we head to the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier for the highlight of the tour! Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that flows from the main ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull where the mighty Katla Volcano rests. You will walk on the glacier, wearing special crampons on your shoes and explore the amazing cracks, crevasses and ice expertly lead by a certified glacier guide.

We will make one final stop before heading back to Reykjavik, at the renowned Reynisfjara, also known as the Black Sand Beach, which was recently added to Trip Advisor´s Top 10 beaches in the world. It´s every photographer's dream, with powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the beach with a backdrop of jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave.


Visiting the natural treasures of the south coast should be at the top of your Iceland list.

Itinerary

    

  • Starting off from Reykjavik we will depart for Hvolsvöllur, a 1.5hr. ride. This will be a 15-minute pit stop to grab light refreshments and use the facilities.
  • The first site along the tour is Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a walkway leading behind the waterfall.
  • Skógafoss waterfall will be the next stop, with a stairway leading up to a view of glaciers, black sand beaches, and epic mountains.
  • We then visit the Solheimajökull Glacier, a humbling glacial tongue extending from the Myrdalsjökull glacier. You will be spending about 3-3.5 hours here, so it is important to bring lunch with you.
  • The final stop will be Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, one of Iceland´s most popular and breathtaking locations. After taking in the sites and being awe-struck by the incoming waves crashing on the beach, it´s time to head back to Reykjavik.

This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You spend at least 45 minutes at the major stops giving you plenty of time to enjoy nature and take some photos.


Total distance covered: 340 km or 210 mi



Important information

  • Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher (08:00)and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passengers to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.
  • You will be traveling in a small coach that holds approximately 19 people and offers free wifi.
  • Lunch is not included, but in Hvolsvöllur there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.
  • Min: No minimum number of participants
  • Age Limit: For crampons, you need to have at least shoe size 35
  • Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare to expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.*
  • Duration: Approximately 11 hours.

What’s included

  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Experienced glacier guide
  • Equipment for glacier hiking (safety equipment, crampons, ice axe)
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus

What do I need to bring

For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland, it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. A waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.

For the glacier hike: it's best to wear warm and flexible clothing, something thin and quick-drying is ideal. Jeans get don't stretch and get heavy when wet. It is also good to have a rain jacket or a softshell. It is also a good idea to bring or buy some lunch for the way since you will be hiking during the middle of the day and will not have a chance to eat lunch till after the glacier hike. 

 

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