Adventurous 11-Hour Private South Coast and Glacier Hiking Tour from Reykjavik

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Summary

Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
12 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English, Dutch
Available
All year
Minimum age
18 years old

Description

Explore one of Iceland's most stunning areas and enjoy an exciting glacier hike on this full-day private excursion from Reykjavik. Adventurous travelers who want to see breathtaking waterfalls, beaches, and glaciers should book this 11-hour tour now.

This personalized experience is for up to six people. It's just you and your group, so you'll have plenty of interaction with your guide throughout the day.

Your day begins with a private pick-up from your Reykjavik accommodation. Then, it's time to head away from the city to see the awe-inspiring landscapes of South Iceland.

Today's tour takes you to Seljalandsfoss, one of the most pristine waterfalls along the South Coast. It's likely something from a fairytale, tumbling 200 feet (60 meters) into a beautiful pool.

Seljalandsfoss is unique for the path encircling it, where you can get a different perspective from behind the waterfall. Ensure you wear shoes with excellent grip and waterproof clothing to enjoy the experience fully.

You'll also see the nearby Skogafoss waterfall, known for its power and beauty. Skogafoss falls from a similar height to Seljalandsfoss, but it spans 82 feet (25 meters) across, boasting an overall impressive size.

The terrain at the base of Skogafoss is relatively flat, allowing an up-close encounter with its magnificence. It often features a rainbow on sunny days, making this already spectacular setting even more gorgeous.

Another tour highlight is a visit to the iconic Reynisfjara black sand beach. Reynisfjara has dramatic basalt columns lining the shore and rocky sea stacks jutting from the ocean. Take your time to appreciate the majestic scenery and ensure your camera is ready to capture lasting memories.

This private excursion covers top bucket list attractions and lesser-known gems. Your tour guide will also take you to hidden waterfalls for an off-the-beaten-track experience.

Active travelers will love trying their hand at glacier hiking on this tour. After seeing the best South Coast attractions, your guide will take you to the Solheimajokull glacier for this exciting activity.

The Solheimajokull glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers from Reykjavik and is known for its excellent vistas of the South Coast. 

It measures five miles (eight kilometers) long and just over a mile (two kilometers) wide. Its size is already significant but appears even more immense due to how it extends from the mighty Myrdalsjokull glacier.

Your expert glacier hiking guide will ensure you have the necessary equipment for a safe and enjoyable experience, such as a helmet, ice axe, and crampons. Then, you'll begin the walk to the glacier's edge.

Along the way, you'll pass Solheimajokull's glacier lagoon, a reminder that the glacier shrinks more each year. Although beautiful, it paints a clear picture of the effects of climate change on the glacier.

Next, it's time for an unforgettable trek across the ice. You'll pass various glacier features, such as moulins, ice caves, and crevasses. The expert guide can share information on the area's geology, history, and culture to add to your fantastic experience.

When you've explored the glacier and marveled at the superb views, your guide will lead you back to the car park. 

After a memorable day exploring Iceland's South Coast, your driver will take you back to Reykjavik.

Don't miss this amazing full-day private South Coast sightseeing and glacier hiking tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Private tour experience
Transfers from Reykjavik
Professional quality photos
All necessary glacier equipment

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Hat and gloves
Good hiking shoes

Good to know

This private tour experience is for 1-6 people.

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