Incredible 8-Hour Private South Coast Sightseeing Tour with optional Glacier Hiking

Basalt columns can be found at the cliffs of Reynisfjall.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
None

Description

Discover the magical sites of Iceland's South Coast and ascend a breathtaking ice cap by booking this exclusive sightseeing and glacier hiking excursion from Reykjavik. Adventurers and those eager to marvel over Iceland's natural beauty without worrying about other travelers will love this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Your friendly private guide will pick you up on the morning of this tour from a point close to your accommodation in Iceland's capital. As they escort you and your group away from Reykjavik, they will be happy to answer your questions and point out the landmarks surrounding you. You can also let them know the sides of the country that you are most eager to immerse yourself in so that they can customize your trip accordingly.

The first three sites of the South Coast are all waterfalls, each of which has a different allure. Seljandsfoss is the most unusual, falling before a great cavern that allows travelers to encircle it in favorable conditions. Gljufrabui is the smallest but the least crowded, hidden in a cliffside gorge and boasting a fairytale ambiance. Skogafoss is the greatest of the three in terms of height, width, and power, standing at 61 meters (200 feet) tall and measuring up to 82 feet (25 meters) wide.

The following sites are beautiful coastal attractions. Reynisfjara is a volcanic beach with a haunting atmosphere, created by its endless black sands, the mist from the mighty waves, and its striking geology. The cliffs of Reynisfjall are particularly dramatic due to their hexagonal columns of basalt, which looked carved by hand, and the sea stacks of Londrangar are fascinating features, said to be trolls frozen in sunlight.

You can spend a little less time at any of these sites to visit nearby, lesser-known attractions that appeal to you. Summer travelers who love wildlife, for example, should check out the Dyrholaey rock arch, which is one of the country's most accessible puffin nesting grounds. Those who enjoy trekking can take the trail to the rugged waterfall of Kvernufoss, while those interested in local culture can spend time in the villages of Skogar or Vik.

At a scheduled point in your adventure, you will head a short way inland to Solheimajokull glacier for your glacier hike. This feature is an outlet of Myrdalsjokull, the ice cap that covers the Katla volcano. Once you arrive at its foot, you will dress in the crampons and helmets provided, grab your ice ax, and set out on a thrilling trip up the gleaming slopes.

Your guide will tell you all about how these features form as you marvel over towering walls of snow, plunging crevasses, stunning ice formations, and incredible views. There are few terrains as unusual or beautiful as those on a glacier, making this a mesmerizing experience.

Once your glacier hike and South Coast tour are complete, you will return to Reykjavik.

Embark on a private exploration of Iceland's incredible South Coast by booking this once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing and glacier hiking adventure. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Included

Private driver/guide
Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothes
Good boots

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