Glaciers and waterfalls of South Iceland

Based on 4 traveller reviews

Travel through the south Iceland farming lands and to the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers on its south coast.

Walk behind the magnificent wall of water of Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take a easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. Then take a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its famous basalt columns and caverns. See the Reynisdrangar cliffs, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea, Icelandic legends say they are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. We end this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 60 meter high, thundering waterfall and even walk up its sides to gain a birds eye view of the cascading water and rainbows.

All of this as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage, watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes and when we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can glimpse the Westman Islands, rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers off the coast.

This is a great value, easy sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are breathtaking, the grandeur unforgettable. Where else in the world can you stand on 700 years old glacier ice, walk behind a 65 meters high waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach in one day, and that is only half the story!

You will be picked up in a bus from Iceland Excursions and you will have a glacier guide from Arctic Adventures with you on the glacier.

Please note: Arctic Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary if weather conditions change and the glacier walk is cancelled. If this cancellation occurs a visit to the Skógar museum and Vík village is offered.

Disclaimer: All glacier and sightseeing trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Dec.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara, Sólheimajökulll, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:00

8:00-8:30 pick up by Iceland Excursions Gray Line bus (+354)540-1313. Please be ready for pick up at 08:00 in your hotel lobby and keep a look out for their car. Please also ensure that you have your trip voucher with you.
  • Pick-up & Drop off to/from your hotel in Reykjavík

  • Guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull and Reynisfjara in a coach bus

  • Glacier walking with a certified glacier guide

  • All necessary glacier gear

  • Hiking shoes, waterproof jacket & waterproof pants (Can be rented directly from the operator for a small fee)

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Head-wear & Gloves

  • Good hiking shoes are essential for the glacier walking and can be rented if you do not have them

  • Camera

  • Packed Lunch

Good to know:

Maximum 12 particiants per guide - Only applies to the glacier part of the tour.


Average rating 4.8 / Number of reviews 4

This one of was the highlights of our time in Iceland by far. We started off the morning with a brief introduction from our tour guide/driver, Willy. Willy was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and really wanted us all to have a good time. He made sure to point out significant landmarks or natural features on our way. Of course, the best part of the tour was the glacier hike. We had two tour guides who accompanied us, and they were fantastic - informative, friendly, funny. They set a good pace so that everyone in the group (a mix of younger and older) could keep up and feel comfortable. One of the best aspects of this tour in general was that you never felt like time was wasted, whether that would be too much driving time or too much time at one particular stop. The tour was well planned out so that even after the glacier hike - the main part of the tour - there was one or two stops so you didn't feel like you spent the entire afternoon driving back to the city. Overall, great tour guides, a great experience, and well worth the money.

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Guide to Iceland does not add any fees, and as such, can not be liable for any accidents, losses, injuries, damages, delays, expenses due to any action or inaction on the part of the operator, guide or his/her services. As the terms and conditions of each tour operator may vary, please read the terms and conditions of each operator you purchase a tour from.

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Guests/Clients are advised that all outdoor activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Arctic Adventures or their partners guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and activities carry an inherent risk and Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your tour. Depending on your chosen trip you may be requested by Arctic Adventures or its partners to sign an additional liability release on location prior to certain excursions. 

Cancellation policy:
You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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