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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Skogafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the island with an astounding width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters.
This is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland for travellers to visit. It is located in South Iceland, not far from Skogar, which itself features a highly interesting regional museum. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall often produces a single or double rainbow on sunny days.
The world-famous Reynisfjara shore, near the village Vik in Myrdalur on Iceland's South Coast, is widely regarded as the most impressive black-sand beach in Iceland.
To reach Reynisfjara you can either drive there yourself. Here you will find the largest and cheapest car rentals in Iceland. Or you can join this summer tour to the South coast, or this winter tour to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Reynisfjara is a black pebble beach and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid, which is called Hálsanef. Out in the sea are the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. The area has a rich birdlife, including puffins, fulmars and guillemots.
The waves at Reynisfjara are especially strong and unpredictable, and fatal accidents have occurred at this beach, so people are advised to take extra care when visiting the area.
According to folklore, two trolls attempted to drag a ship to land but were turned to stone as daylight broke, turning them into the Reynisdrangar stacks, clearly visible from the beach.
Starting time : 08:00
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
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
Maximum 12 particiants per guide - Only applies to the glacier part of the tour.
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.