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From Reykjavik: Iceland's South Coast and Glacier Tour40 Reviews
Experience the glacial landscapes of the south coast of Iceland on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Take a 1-hour walk on top of a glacier and stroll behind a 60-meter waterfall. Get panoramic views of the Westman Islands on clear days and more.
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- Go behind the veil of water at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Experience the mighty power of the Skógafoss waterfall
- Walk on the glacier of Sólheimajökull with a certified glacier guide
DescriptionTravel 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.
IncludesDriver-guide Glacier guide Visit to all the top sites on the south coast of Iceland (Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull and Skógarfoss) Hotel pick-up and drop off
- • There is no minimum number of participants required for this tour to operate • For the crampons you must be at least shoe size 35 • Dress according to the weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes. Weather changes are swift so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended • You are advised to bring your own headphones, as they will fit you best and it is better for the environment. If you don’t have your own headphones, or forgot to bring them, earphones are available to purchase on board the vehicle