Day-trip to the South Iceland and glacier hike adventure
Excursions & day trips

Day-trip to the South Iceland and glacier hike adventure

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the beautiful and picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Put your boots on and go on a hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Take great pictures of Reynisdrangar rock pillars and Skógafoss
What to expect

If you dream of exploring the wild landscape of the Icelandic southern coast away from Reykjavik, hop on a bus and join this one of a kind excursion to Skógafoss waterfall. Leaving Reykjavik behind, this tour takes you to the south of Iceland, traveling through lush farmlands with views of powerful volcanoes and glaciers and thundering waterfalls.

The first stop is at Skógarfoss, the most iconic and picturesque waterfall in Iceland. Viking legends tell of a treasure buried in a cave behind the waterfall.

The tour continues with an easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. Combination of expansive views, jagged peaks, cool blue glaciers and wide-open sky provide a steady stream of amazing photographic opportunities.

Offshore you will see Reynisdrangar pillars, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea. An Icelandic legend says they were trolls turned into rock by the rising sun when they came home late after a fishing trip.

The tour also stops at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you will be able to walk behind this magnificent wall of water that has its origins in the glacier of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On a clear day, you will have a fantastic view of famous volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. You will also see the Westman Islands, rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers of the coast.

This tour is a great value, and easy with an adventurous twist.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
    • Round trip transportation
    • Professional tour guide
    • One hour glacier walking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier
    • Certified glacier guides
    • Specialized glacier gear (climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other safety equipment)
    What's not included
    • Meals
    Reduced price
    • Youth (ages 8 to 15 years)
    • Children (ages 0-7 years): free (cannot participate in glacier hike)
    Where

    Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík

    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes before the tour starting time.

    IMPORTANT: You will be asked for your hotel address during checkout, but please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator using the contact details on your booking voucher.

    If you will not be making use of the complimentary pick-up service, you can check in at the Gray Line Bus Terminal at least 15 minutes before departure.

    What to remember
    • Bring with you warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves and preferably proper hiking boots
    • You can also rent sturdy hiking shoes if you wish, waterproof jacket and pants as an extra with this tour (please contact Gray Line Iceland for more information)
    • Minimum age for glacier hiking is 8 years
    • Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland 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
    • Returning from your tour you will be dropped off at the hotel or guest house you were collected from or at the closest possible point
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    When
    • Every day at 9.00am
    • Pick up from hotels and guest houses begins 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher. To help to ensure the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to wait in front of your hotel or guest house
    • Those not taking advantage of the pick-up, please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time
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    Provider
    Gray Line Iceland
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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