The South Coast & Glacier Hike Tour

The South Coast & Glacier Hike Tour
The South Coast & Glacier Hike Tour
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  • Duration11 hours
  • Group Size12 pax max
  • Meeting LocationPick up (at 8 AM) and drop off anywhere in the great Reykjavik area

Tour description

The South Coast & Glacier Hike Tour

If you want to get up close and personal with a glacier and see the most popular and stunning spots on the south coast of Iceland, then this tour is for you.

You will see 2 classical Icelandic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, and there will be a stop on the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara. We will also strap on a pair of crampons, grab our ice pick and helmet and hike on the ice through twists and turns on the glacier of Sólheimajökull.

The tour departs from Reykjavik, and your pick-up starts at 8 AM

Skógafoss Waterfall

65 meters tall and 25 meters wide, making it one of the biggest waterfalls in the country. Legend has it that a chest of gold is hidden behind the waterfall. You’ll have to be as strong as a Viking to get to it.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall 

Certainly not one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls, but what makes Seljalandsfoss different is that you can walk behind the cascading water most of the year. This is a unique and memorable experience.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach 

In Reynisfjara, you’ll see a beautiful black sand beach and, at times, incredibly powerful waves from the Atlantic ocean. There are also impressive basalt columns on the beach and rock formations called “Reynisdrangar” that rise from the ocean close to the shore. Reynisfjara has often appeared on lists of the world’s top 10 most beautiful non-tropical beaches.

Sólheimajökull Glacier

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of the Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s 4th largest glacier on the South Coast of Iceland. It is one of the most easily accessible glaciers to reach from Reykjavík, just 158 kilometers (98 miles) away. This is where you will hike on the ice, explore glacial features and learn about its formation.

The tour guides will provide you with an ice pick and all other safety equipment on tour.

Please note that the minimum age for this tour is 10.

You should be back in Reykjavik around 7:30 PM

What's Included

  • Transfer to/from Reykjavik in a Minibus
  • English speaking certified glacier guide
  • Equipment for glacier hike
  • Free WiFi on the Bus

Good To Know

  • The minimum age for this tour is 10
  • Meals are not included
  • Please bring warm clothing, a hat and gloves, rain gear, good hiking boots, a backpack, a water bottle, and a camera
  • Keep in mind that the weather can change very suddenly in Iceland and you can experience all four seasons in one day

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

This is a classic South Coast tour, but in a really small group (12 pax max), combined with the glacier hike – one of the best activities you can experience in Iceland. This tour is a must-do in Iceland! 

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