The land of Fire and Ice. Explore Iceland's magnificent South Coast and top it off with an adventurous Glacier Hike.
Tour Operator: Holiday Tours
Highlights of the tour:
Skógafoss –A magnificent waterfall that also happened to be featured on Game of Thrones
Reynisfjara – Black sand beach. Was rated one of the 10 most beautiful places worldwide.
Seljalandsfoss - Needless to say it’s one of the most iconic spots on the Icelandic south coast. What is unique about it Seljalandsfoss is is that you can walk behind the water – to admire the cascade from every angle possible.
Gljúfrabúi - a somewhat hidden waterfall that’s nestled among the cliffs
Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike - After the safety instructions, the guide will check your equipment, and then it is time to step on the ice.
Our first stop is Skógafoss Waterfall. It is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the country and was even featured in Game of Thrones. His 60m drop will keep you speechless for sure. Your guide will tell you all about the hidden treasure chest behind the waterfall and with some luck, you will be the first one to find it.
Now it's time for the highlight of the tour. Besides waterfalls, Iceland is also known for glaciers. 11% of the country is covered by ice. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier coming down the fourth biggest glacier of Iceland, called Mýrdalsjökull. We put on our safety gear and start our hike on the glacier. The hike is approximately 2,5h long with 1,5h spend on the glacier. Please note that good hiking boots are mandatory for the glacier hike. We will provide you with all the necessary gear (excluding boots) 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.
Now it's time to hit the road again. After a short ride, we stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach. The beach was once rated as one of the 10 most beautiful places in the world and as soon as you put a foot on the beach, you will know why. Basalt columns and the well known Reynisdrangar rock formations await you. Your guide will tell you all the interesting stories and sagas that are connected to this place.
Heading back in the direction of Reykjavik, our last stop will be the ever-popular Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The waterfall lays underneath the well known Eyfjallajokull, the volcano that erupted in 2010. If conditions allow, we take a walk behind the waterfall’s curtain before paying a visit to its nearby cousin Gljúfrabúi, found hidden from view in the mountainside.
Gljúfrabúi (or Canyon Dweller) is a beautiful waterfall located at Hamragarðar in South Iceland, close to its better-known counterpart, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It is one of the hidden gems of the South Coast, and thus an excellent spot for photographers and those seeking to admire nature in peace.