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Glaciers and Waterfalls - AA-GVAW

South Coast Sightseeing & Glacier Hike day tour from Reykjavik

Join us on a day tour from Reykjavik! Go on a short glacier walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier, see the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls and powerful volcanoes of the south coast of the island. This is a great value sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist.


Duration: 11-12 hours

Pick-up: 08:00 - 08:30 in Reykjavik

Group maximum: 18 persons

Available: All Year

Age limit: 10 years old

Difficulty: Easy (2/5)

Map: (click here)

    Tour Highlights:
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Solheimajokull glacier
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Eyjafjallajokull glacier / volcano view
  • Hekla volcano view

Pickup: From your selected pickup location in Reykjavik. Please be ready at your pickup location at 08:00, and note that pickup can take up to 30 minutes.

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

Included: English guided tour, highlights on the South coast, glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier, expert glacier guide, all glacier gear, small group in a minibus. 

Not included: Lunch. We will make a stop at a diner / restaurant.

Bring with you: Warm clothes and sturdy hiking shoes. Please see our recommended equipment list here below.

From:
18 900 ISK per adult

If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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Note: This tour is operated by Arctic Adventures. We provide guests with crampons for walking on the ice, helmets and ice axes. Waterproof clothing and hiking boots are available for rent (see booking engine).


Tour Description

seljalandsfoss waterfall south iceland

You can walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall

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.

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Glacier hiking on Solheimajokull glacier

All of this as you 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!

Recommended equipment list

Equipment list (click here)

This is the recommended equipment list for this day tour:

  • 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)
  • 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 drink (we also stop at a diner on the way)
  • Camera (If you forget everything else don´t forget that)

 


Disclaimer: All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. We do not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.