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Glaciers & Waterfalls - South Coast Day Tour

At A Glance

Details
Price: 

23.990 ISK

Departures: 

8:00 - 8:30 Everyday

Season: 

All Year

Departs From: 

You will be picked up from your Guesthouse or Accommodation in Reykjavik

Duration: 

11 hrs

Minimum Age: 

10 years old minimum age (must fit shoe size 35 EUR)

Difficulty: 

Walk behind the magnificent wall of water of 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 with its famous basalt columns and caves. See the Reynisdrangar cliffs, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea, Icelandic legends say they are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. We round off this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 60-meter high, thundering waterfall and even walk up its sides to gain a bird's eye view of the cascading water and rainbows.

 

  • 23.990 per person
  • Up to 11 hours duration
  • Minimum age 10
 
All of this as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage, watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes and when we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can glimpse the Westman Islands, rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers of the coast.
 
This is a great value, 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 60-meter high waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach in one day, and that is only half the story!
 
Please Note: We work with our sister company, Arctic Adventures, to offer this trip. 
Arctic Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary if weather conditions change and the glacier walk is canceled. If this cancellation occurs a visit to the Skogar museum and Vik village is offered.

You will be picked up in a bus by Iceland Excursions and will have an Arctic Adventures glacier guide during the tour.

What to Bring

For all of our glacier tours Glacier Guides will provide guests with crampons for walking on the ice, helmets and ice axes.  Waterproof clothing and hiking boots are available for rent. In Skaftafell we do have many of the items below for sale in our booking center.


Equipment List for Glacier Day Tours

Please note that the glacier hikes range from 3 hours to 7 hours so depending on the length of your tour you may be able to get away without some of the things on this list. 

  • Waterproof jacket and pants (We do have rental clothing available)
  • Hiking boots (Available for rent, 1000 isk. We advise against runners or any type of shoe that comes up below the ankle bone as the straps on the crampons can get a bit painful during the walk)(Climbing boots are included on the ice climbing tour)
  • Light sweater, wool or fleece
  • Light synthetic or quick dry pants (Try and stay clear of jeans on the longer trips as they get wet & cold quick and dry slow)
  • Thin Gloves
  • Hat
  • Small Backpack (Can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (It can get quite bright on the ice with the reflection)
  • Food and drinks (Lunch is not provided on any of our trips. June - September there is plenty of fresh water on the glacier so bring a bottle)
  • Camera (If you forget everything else don´t forget that)
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