Glaciers & Waterfalls / South Coast and Glacier Hiking
Glaciers and Waterfalls
South Coast Sightseeing & Glacier Hiking
Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy/Family tour.
- Seljandsfoss Waterfall
- Sólheimajökull Glacier
- Reynisfjara black sand beaches
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Eyjafjallajökull Glacier / Volcano view*
- Hekla Volcano view*
- Glacier Hike
Duration: approximately 12 hours.
Pick up information: Be ready at 08:00 AM for pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Please note that your vehicle will be marked with Arctic Adventure's logo.
Included: Pick-up (and return) from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull and Reynisfjara in a bus, and glacier walking with a certified glacier guide.
Clothing: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good sturdy hiking boots are essential and can be rented if you do not have them.
Travel through south Iceland's farming lands, black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers along the coast!
Walk behind the magnificent wall of water from 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 known for its famous basalt columns and caverns. Witness the Reynisdrangar cliffs and basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea whom which Icelandic legends say are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. We continue this great sightseeing tour with a stop at Skógafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 60-meter high thundering waterfall to take your most memorable photographs.
Explore the mighty Mýrdalsjökull on one of its extraordinary outlet glaciers, Sólheimajökull. Here we hike through the glacier wonderland, all the while being mesmerized by the blue ice and fascinating ice formations. Discover extraordinary sinkholes, moulins, ice tunnels and small ice caves in amazing scenery.
Experience all of the incredible landscapes as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage and watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes. When we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can glimpse the Westman Islands rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometres off the coast.
Book this great value and 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 65 meters high waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach in one day?
* Views of Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Hekla Volcano are subject to weather conditions.
Disclaimer: All glacier and sightseeing trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk. Please note that Arctic Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary and may have to cancel the glacier hiking part of the tour due to weather and/or road conditions. Our participants' safety is our number one priority!
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What is included
Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull and Reynisfjara in a bus and glacier walking with a certified glacier guide.
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, some headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them.
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
- Black sand beach of Reynisfjara
- Skógafoss waterfall