Glacier hiking and South Coast tour from Reykjavík
Activities

Glacier hiking and South Coast tour from Reykjavík

4.7/5
Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
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£133.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
mobile_voucher
Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: Flexible
Do this because
  • Visit a black sand beach
  • Walk on top of Sólheimajökull
  • Experience the majestic Seljalandsfoss waterfall
What to expect

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.

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What's included
  • check English Speaking Guide
  • check Certified Glacier Guide
  • check Small-Group on a Minibus (21 persons max)
  • check Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
  • check Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
What's not included
  • x_not_included Hiking boots (available when booking)
  • x_not_included Warm clothing (first layer)
  • x_not_included Waterproof clothing (second layer)
Where
Meeting point:
Pick-up is from designated locations in Reykjavik. Pick-up from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available
What to remember
  • 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
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Provider
Troll Expeditions
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.7/5

Based on 5 reviews from verified customers

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  • Jadon

    From United Kingdom - January 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Really enjoyed our trip around the South Coast, great to see the area and the hiking was amazing, definitely would recommend to do this activity.

  • Annabelle

    From United States of America - February 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    What a fab day! Small group, affable driver/guide. Great sights, highlight was definitely the glacier walking - an amazing experience! A long day, 12 ...

  • Sarah McDonald

    From United States of America - February 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Loved the knowledge of the guides both on and off the glacier and the passion they had for the surroundings.

  • David

    From United Kingdom - January 2022

    Solo traveller

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    The whole exp was great

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - December 2021

    Travelled with a group of friends

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

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