Glacier Hike and Waterfalls - From Reykjavik - EI56

Solheimajokull glacier with Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls

Travel with us from Reykjavik to Solheimajokull glacier, the fourth largest glacier in Iceland, located at the popular south coast. Along with exploring the two waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, you‘ll participate in an easy glacier hike. We provide all necessary glacier gear.

Duration: ~10 hours

Pick-up: 08:00 - 08:30 and 09:00 - 09:30*

Available: All year

Age limit: 8 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Safely guided glacier hike
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Glacier Experience

*Pickup information: From Feb 1 - Nov 1 pickup begins at 08:00 am
From Nov 1 -  Feb 1 pickup begins at 09:00 am

Included: Transfer to the glacier (including two stops), English speaking guide, a glacier hike, helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, other safety equipment.

Bring with you: Warm waterproof clothing, sturdy hiking boots. Meals / packed lunch (we also make a stop where you can buy food).

Contact us: If you have a question about this tour you can use the contact form here below.
If you have a general inquiry (cancellations, feedback, reschedule etc) please click here

Aerial footage from the Glacier hike

15 990 per adult

 Booking engine



Tour Description

We head out of Reykjavik after pickup. We kick off the tour by driving to Solheimajokull glacier, where we will go glacier hiking. All necessary equipment is provided for the glacier hike but you will need to bring with you packed lunch (we‘ll also make a stop on the way where you can buy food).

wall of ice on solheimajokull glacier walk

If we're lucky... we'll find a high wall of ice

Glacier hike at Solheimajokull

Solheimajokull, an outlet glacier of Myrdalsjokull is in a spitting distance and that‘s where we‘ll head. Being the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland it has a lot to display, different types of formations on the ice, and a beautiful surrounding landscape. Global warming has had its affects on the glacier and you can easily spot significant traces of Solheimajokull glacier diminishing.

Before getting on the ice, you will get a safety lesson and assistance putting on the glacier gear (crampons, harness, helmets etc.).The hike is fairly easy and therefore accessible for most people.

On our way back to Reykjavik we'll make two stops, at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall. (One Icelandic word probably convenient to learn; "foss" which means waterfall). Two magnificent waterfalls that you don't want to miss when driving the south coast!

seljalandsfoss waterfall

The beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

After about one and a half hour drive from Reykjavik we arrive at Seljalandsfoss, the waterfall with its origin in the famous trouble maker Eyjafjallajokull volcano glacier. The waterfall is about 65 m high and can be inspected from many different angles. You can actually walk behind it (during summer time), freshen up your face from the glacier drizzle while enjoying it from another perspective.

Skogafoss waterfall

30 km further up the south coast we have Skogafoss, another majestic phenomenon which won‘t be a dissapointment. It is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland and on a sunny day you can be sure of catching a rainbow. It is possible to hike up to the top and view it from above.

If you want to explore more of the South Coast, including black sand beaches and the town Vik, check this out:
Sensational Iceland - South Coast and glacier hike
South Coast in a minibus (no glacier hike)

Disclaimer: Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk. Extreme Iceland reserves the right to alter the itinerary if the weather is too bad to go on the glacier walk. If this cancellation occurs a visit to Reynisfjara black sand beach is added to the tour and a partial refund given for missing the glacier hike.

Related Tours: