Explore Iceland's South Coast in the best possible way. Not more than 8 people plus a glacier hike and dinner included in the price!
Tour Operator: Holiday Tours
When in Iceland, visiting the South Coast is a must-have, and not all the tours are offering what we are offering, read this short introduction, and you will find the best tour available!
After we meet in Reykjavik, it is time to head to the countryside. We will be passing the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant, that fulfills the capital's energy needs. Steam is everywhere, it is quite an otherworldly landscape. Once we make it across this mountain path, we will drive by the lovely town of Hveragerði, a town well known in Iceland for its greenhouse and use of geothermal energy. If the weather conditions are ideal, you will be able to spot the ice cap of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the Westman Islands on the horizon.
After a short drive, we will arrive at our first official stop, a local celebrity, Skogafoss. This iconic waterfall was featured in "Game of Thrones" and according to the local legend, there is a buried treasure chest hidden here as well, if you follow all the clues, who knows, you might be the lucky person to find it.
Time for some action! We will be taking you to the Sólheimajökull glacier which is an outlet glacier coming down the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. After listening to the instructions and checking the safety gear we will step on the ice and start our hike. This activity is approximately 2,5 hours long with 1,5 hours spent on the glacier. Even though this is considered an easy hike, a moderate level of fitness is still required to complete it.
Our next stop is on the most beautiful beaches in the world, Reynisfjara, the black sand beach. The nearby basalt columns, Reynisdrangar are home to countless puffin families during the summer months. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the interesting stories and saga that are connected to this area.
We will also visit the center of the region, the charming fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal. From the local church, we will enjoy the great view of the coastline.
After reaching Vík í Mýrdal, we will turn around and start heading back to the capital.
On our way, we will stop at the beloved Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This gem of nature is located underneath the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which erupted in 2010, paralyzing the air traffic of Europe. If the conditions are ideal, we will take a walk behind the waterfall's curtain and also visit its nearby, somewhat hidden cousin, Gljúfrabúi.
Let us crown this amazing day with an authentic Viking gastro experience. We will visit the Ingólfsskáli Restaurant, named after Iceland's first settler Ingólfur Arnarson. Here, you will be able to taste the freshest ingredients and the result of the family's hunting trips in the area. A two-course menu is included in the tour price.
When it comes to the glacier hike, Safety is our priority number one. Even though the hike is created for first-timers, some of the terrains lead us through icy and steep terrain. If you don't like to be on your feet, the glacier hike may not be for you. We will provide you with all the necessary gear but full mobility is required in order to have a safe trip on the glacier. All our guides have a lot of experience with glacier hikes and they will make a final decision whether you are able to participate or not when we arrive at the glacier. Please remember that if a guide refuses to let you go on the glacier, the decision is made with your safety in mind.
As we said before, safety is really important to us. The weather situation can change really fast in Iceland. Stormy weather or heavy rainfall can make the glacier inaccessible. In case we can't operate the glacier hike we will take a walk in the valley next to the glacier and add some extra stops during the tour.