South Coast of Iceland. Up close and personal on a glacier - the best way to experience Iceland! On this tour along the South Coast we will go glacier hiking, we will see waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches and many other natural wonders.
You will smell the sulfur, walk on a glacier, get wet at the waterfalls, hear the roaring ocean, and much more!
- Glacier Walk on Solheimajokull
- Black Sand Beach
- Reynisdrangar Ocean Cliffs
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- See Glaciers & Volcanoes
Transport: This tour is operated in a minibus, small groups for a better experience.
Included: Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, guided tours of the south coast, free WiFi on the minibus, guided glacier hike for 1 hour, glacier gear such as crampons, ice axes and hard hats.
Not included: Lunch (we stop at a local restaurant/diner).
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, a raincoat. You need real hiking boots for the glacier hike, that have a thick sole and cover your ankle. We provide the ice crampons, and they cannot be attached to normal shoes. To be sure you have shoes that suffice, we recommend renting shoes when you book the tour. You can also rent them on-location.
Solheimajokull glacier is a spectacular tongue of ice that flows down from Myrdalsjokull, the fourth largest glacier in Iceland. Travel through the south Iceland farming lands to the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers on Iceland´s south coast.
The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall where we can walk behind this magnificent wall of water.
Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull
After the excitement of Seljalandsfoss and getting a little bit wet, you should be ready for the glacier hike.
We gear you up with crampons and go over safety features before we set foot on the glacier. Sólheimajökull glacier is a part of Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland‘s fourth largest glacier that covers the infamous volcano Katla.
We spend one hour hiking on the glacier. This is not that difficult, but sometimes there is a 30 minute walk to the glacier (depending on conditions). The glacier hike should be suitable for all over the age of ten that are comfortable walking on uneven surfaces.
The black-sand beach and Skogafoss
Then onwards for a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. This beach features stacks of basalt columns that wall off surrounding cliffs scattered with caves.
Offshore you will see Reynisdrangar pillars, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea. Icelandic legend says they were trolls turned into rock by the rising sun when they came home late after a fishing trip. We round off this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall.
On a clear day you may have a good view of famous volcanoes, Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. When we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can get a glimpse of the Westman Islands, rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometres off the coast.
This tour is great value and easy with an adventurous twist. Sights are breathtaking and where else in the world can you stand on the ice of a glacier, walk behind a waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach on the same day?
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Disclaimer: All glacial trips that are undertaken are the responsibility of the participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. 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 partial refund is issued for missing the glacier hike