From Reykjavík: South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike

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Explore Iceland's magnificent South Coast including waterfalls and black sand beaches. Top it off with a walk on a glacier with stunning views guaranteed.


  • Visit a hidden waterfall that is tucked into the mountainside at Gljúfrabúi
  • See Seljalandsfoss waterfall which is under Eyjafjallajökull volcano
  • Learn about Icelandic Sags
  • Hike on top of a glacier at Mýrdalsjökull in a small group tour


South Coast's greatest hits! Marvel at the Skógafoss waterfall where fantasy meets the power of nature. Feel the wind on your face and walk on the Reynisfjara black sand beach, renowned as one of the top 10 most beautiful places on Earth. It has captured hearts worldwide for a reason! Walk behind the iconic Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in its grandeur. You might get wet but the smile on your face and the photos will be worth it. Learn the enchanting secrets of Gljúfrabúi, a sheltered waterfall that is waiting to be discovered by you. Adventure awaits underneath the vast Icelandic sky. After safety instructions, walk on centuries' old ice, peek into a crevasse, drink glacier water on a Sólheimajökull glacier hike. Reykjavik to Skógafoss Waterfall Meet Skógafoss, a fantastic 60-meter waterfall where the Skógá River concludes its journey over ancient sea cliffs. The coastline here took a step back, unveiling this breathtaking vertical cascade. The energy and might of the falls weave a constant mist, sometimes painting vibrant rainbows on sunny days. It's like nature's own magic show! Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull Get ready for the tour's highlight: a thrilling 2.5-hour hike, with 1.5 hours spent right on the Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from the fourth-largest Icelandic glacier, Mýrdalsjökull. After gearing up for safety (crampons, helmet, ice axe), your highly trained guide will take you on the ice. Ever wanted to peer inside a crevasse or taste glacier water while learning about the history and geology of Iceland's glaciers? This is your chance. And yes, it's safe! Reynisfjara black sand beach After a quick ride, we'll pull over at the enchanting Reynisfjara black sand beach. Imagine this: once your foot touches the black sand, you will know why it was voted among the top 10 most beautiful non-tropical beaches. Being close to basalt columns, a domed cave, the famous black sand, and the iconic Reynisdrangar rock formations will give you plenty of thrills and serve as magnificent drops for your photos. You should only stay away from the sea, the waves are extremely dangerous. Seljalandsfoss waterfall On the way back to Reykjavik we'll stop at the must-see Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This beauty sits beneath the famous Eyfjallajokull, the volcano that made headlines in 2010. Get behind-the-waterfall view when you take a walk behind its thundering cascade. Gljúfrabúi (e. Canyon Dweller) waterfall Close by you will find Gljúfrabúi, whose name is translated from the Icelandic as Canyon Dweller. It is one of the hidden gems of the South Coast, and thus an excellent spot for photographers and those seeking to admire nature in peace. Cameras at the ready... Return to Reykjavik full of life-long memories, and why not choose another tour with us, such as the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Minibus Tour?


Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik English-speaking guide Free WIFI Glacier hike Safety gear for the glacier hike

Important Information

  • Even though the hike is created for first-timers, some of the terrain goes through icy and steep terrain If you don't like to be on your feet, the glacier hike may not be for you All the necessary is gear is provided but full mobility is required in order to have a safe trip on the glacier The guides have a lot of experience with glacier hikes and they will make a final decision whether you are able to participate or not at the glacier If a guide refuses to let you go on the glacier, the decision is made with your safety in mind Please dress according to the weather Stormy weather or heavy rainfall can make the glacier inaccessible If the glacier becomes inaccessible, the hike will be moved to the valley next to the glacier with some extra stops added in Good hiking boots are required for the glacier hike (minimum crampon size EU 36/US 5,5 / UK 3,5) Please bring your camera There are stops during the tour where you can purchase food and snacks, but you can also bring a packed lunch

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