Private 12-Hour South Coast and Glacier Hiking Tour with Transfers from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
12 hours
English, Czech, Slovak
May - Oct.
Minimum age
8 years old


Prepare for a memorable full-day trip in Iceland on this private South Coast sightseeing and glacier hiking excursion. Travelers keen to discover the South Coast's most famous attractions and partake in a thrilling glacier walk should book this tour now.

Your exciting tour begins with a private pick-up from your Reykjavik accommodation. You'll greet your experienced guide before departing for the South Coast. All guides are fluent in English, and some also speak Slovak and Czech.

Today's excursion offers a private experience, meaning it's just you and your group. You'll get personalized service and excellent interaction with your guide. Feel free to ask them questions or assistance anytime.

You can begin the scenic journey to the stunning South Coast as soon as you're ready. You'll travel in a luxury SUV for up to six passengers, enjoying comfort and space as you travel. 

The day's first stop is the majestic Skogafoss waterfall. Stand in awe of its presence as it cascades 197 feet (60 meters) from a cliff into a pristine pool of water. It often features a rainbow on sunny days, adding to its allure.

Next, your driver will take you to enjoy an exhilarating activity. Prepare for adventure as you embrace the vast icy expanse of Solheimajokull with a guided glacier hike. 

Previous experience isn't necessary to participate in this easy-level excursion. Children as young as eight can join the fun. An expert glacier guide will give you all the gear you need for safe participation, including a helmet, crampons, and an ice axe.

Begin the adventure with an easy walk along a gravel path to the glacier's edge. The walk takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and you'll pass a beautiful lagoon resulting from melting glacier ice. 

When you reach the glacier, step onto the ice, feeling the crunch underfoot. Your crampons will give you confidence when traversing the glacier's spectacular landscape so you can focus on the scenery.

Your guide will show you the glacier's best features, including deep crevasses and magnificent ice formations. They will also share fascinating facts about the glacier's geology and history.

After your thrilling glacier hike, you'll return to the Solheimajokull parking lot, ready to continue your sightseeing tour.

The next stop is Reynisfjara black sand beach, an incredibly scenic stretch of coastline. It boasts dramatic rock stacks in the sea, striking basalt columns along the shore, and powerful waves crashing into jet-black sands.

Nearby, you'll explore the scenic village of Vik. Wander the streets of this charming settlement and discover its cultural highlights and natural beauty.

The day's final attraction is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, an enchanting cascade with a path encircling it. You can walk all around it, admiring its splendor from every angle. Just ensure you wear your waterproof gear, as you may get wet!

After a brilliant day, your private driver will take you back to your Reykjavik accommodation. The drive offers another opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking scenery in this part of the country.

Grab the chance to enjoy an unbeatable day of sightseeing and adventure with this private tour from Reykjavik, which includes top South Coast attractions and glacier hiking. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfers from Reykjavik
Transportation in a modern SUV that fits six people
Guided glacier hike on Solheimajokull
All necessary equipment, including a helmet, crampons, and an ice axe
Expert, English-speaking glacier guide
Private tour experience


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing, including thermal base layers and a waterproof jacket and pants
Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots
Snacks and water bottle

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