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South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour

The land of Fire and Ice. Explore Iceland's magnificent South Coast and top it off with an adventurous Glacier Hike.

Reykjavík
All Year Around
12 hours
Moderate

Starting at 21.698 ISK

Tour Operator: Holiday Tours

About

After the pick-up in Reykjavik, we are passing the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant, this whole area is covered in steam, which is often visible from the capital. If the weather conditions are ideal, we can see the ice of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the Westman Islands on the horizon.


Our first stop is the majestic Skógafoss waterfall, one of the most iconic ones in the country. You might remember it from the popular Game of Thrones show, where it played a significant role. Furthermore, according to the local legends, there is a hidden treasure being buried behind the waterfall, if you listen to the guide carefully, you might be lucky enough to find it.


We will continue our tour with some excitement, the glacier hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is connected to Mýrdalsjökull, the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland. After the safety instructions, the guide will check your equipment, and then it is time to step on the ice. This activity is approximately 2.5 hours longs with 1.5 hours spent on the glacier. 


Next, we are visiting the world-famous Reynisfjara black sand beach, which was once rated as one of the most beautiful beaches on the whole planet. The surrounding basalt columns offer a spectacular view and are the home to countless puffin families during the summer months.


We will be stopping at Vík í Mýrdal as well, a charming fishing village, which serves as the center of this region and is the southernmost point in the country. From the local church, you will be able to enjoy the amazing panorama of the scenery.


Before heading back to the capital, we are also showing you the beloved Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is located right under the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which paralyzed the air traffic of Europe during its 2010 eruption. If the weather is nice enough, we will take you behind the waterfall's curtains and even show you the somewhat hidden little cousin, Gljúfrabúi, a waterfall hiding in the mountainside.

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What's included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Knowledgeable English speaking Driver-Guide 
  • Free Wifi
  • Glacier Hike
  • Safety Gear for the Glacier Hike

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks

What do I need to bring?

  • The tour is operated in all weather conditions, so please dress according to the weather
  • Good hiking boots are required for the glacier hike (minimum crampon size EU 36 / US 5,5 / UK 3,5)
  • Bring your camera
  • We will have stops during the tour where you can purchase food and snacks, but you can also bring packed lunch 

Know before you go

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for people with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Pick up takes place between 8:00 and 8:30, so please be ready at your pick-up location at 8:00
  • If the weather conditions are not safe, glacier hike may be cancelled
  • 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. 
  • You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the departure for a full refund

Itinerary

Day 1: Skogafoss
Day 1: Sólheimajökull
Day 1: Reynisfjara
Day 1: Vik i Myrdal
Day 1: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Day 1: Gljufrabui Waterfall

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