SOUTH COAST AND GLACIER TOUR
Explore & walk on an Icelandic glacier
Travel along the south coast of Iceland, visiting the incredible waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, go hiking on a glacier and then visit the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach on one of the must-do day tours from Reykjavík. The tour starts with a drive through the Hellisheiði mountain pass bringing you through moss-covered lava fields and past geothermal springs down to farmland along the beautiful southern coastline.
The first stop will be the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall which is one of Iceland's most famous attractions, with a dramatic 60-meter drop. To get a different perspective you can take a walk behind the waterfall into a wide cavern and look through the wall of water.
The next destination is Skógarfoss waterfall. Up close, you will be able to feel the water spray on your face and you can also climb up the hill (all 527 steps) to see the majestic 60-meter-high waterfall from above and witness the water plummet down on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.
After experiencing the waterfalls, we´ll take a lunch break.
After lunch, we head to the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier for the highlight of the tour! Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that flows from the main ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull where the mighty Katla Volcano rests. You will walk on the glacier, wearing special crampons on your shoes and explore the amazing cracks, crevasses and ice expertly lead by a certified glacier guide.
We will make one final stop before heading back to Reykjavik, at the renowned Reynisfjara, also known as the Black Sand Beach, which was recently added to Trip Advisor´s Top 10 beaches in the world. It´s every photographer's dream, with powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the beach with a backdrop of jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave.
Visiting the natural treasures of the south coast should be at the top of your Iceland list.
- Knowledgeable local guide
- Experienced glacier guide
- Equipment for glacier hiking (safety equipment, crampons, ice axe)
- Admission to the sights
- Free Wi-Fi on the bus
What's not included
- Other clothing should be picked according to the weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier than on the ground.
What do I need to bring
For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland, it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. A waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.
For the glacier hike: it's best to wear warm and flexible clothing, something thin and quick-drying is ideal. Jeans get don't stretch and get heavy when wet. It is also good to have a rain jacket or a softshell. It is also a good idea to bring or buy some lunch for the way since you will be hiking during the middle of the day and will not have a chance to eat lunch till after the glacier hike.