Glacier hiking and South Coast tour from Reykjavík
- Visit a black sand beach
- Walk on top of Sólheimajökull
- Experience the majestic Seljalandsfoss waterfall
The first stop is at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss you will find his "little brother" Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge that is only accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.
The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Alongside the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!
The adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. The local tour operator will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. The glacier guides are all trained and licensed to provide a safe, entertaining and informative hike.
Heading further east, you will visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as Puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.
- English Speaking Guide
- Certified Glacier Guide
- Small-Group on a Minibus (21 persons max)
- Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
- Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
- Hiking boots (available when booking)
- Warm clothing (first layer)
- Waterproof clothing (second layer)
- Children (8-12): Reduced
Pick-up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick-up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available. IMPORTANT: Please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the event. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking.
- The tour operator has to adjust timings to the short daylight and we always try to avoid big crowds
- The tour is suitable to families
- Jeans are not recommended for glacier activities. Once denim gets wet it spreads moisture and takes a long time to dry, leaving the wearer cold
- The minimum age for the tour is 8 years
- The tour operates daily at 8.30am
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