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Thrilling 12-Hour Small-Group South Coast Tour and Glacier Hike with Pickup in Reykjavik

Beautiful rainbows curving through the powerful sprays of the Skogafoss waterfall.
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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
12 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
8 years old

Description

Join a professional guide on this exhilarating 12-hour adventure across the Icelandic South Coast. Travelers in Reykjavik will enjoy embarking on this journey to see waterfalls, black sand beaches, and a hike atop a glacier in a tour they won’t soon forget.

The tour will begin when your guide picks you up at Reykjavik. You’ll enjoy a comfortable ride out of the city and onwards to see some of the most famous attractions in Iceland, the first of which are its beautiful waterfalls.

The first is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall which drops 200 feet (60 meters) down a tall cliff. The cliff has a cavern underneath that allows you to encircle the falls and see the stream from behind.

Nearby is the serene Gljufrabui waterfall, a secret treasure compared to its more famous counterparts. It’s hidden in plain sight, residing peacefully behind a curtain of mossy cliffs, where you can wade in the waters to approach the beautiful cascades.

Next is the remarkable Skogafoss waterfall that flows down the Skoga river. This astounding feature can be 82 feet (25 meters) wide and delivers a powerful torrent of water spraying the landscape below. It projects beautiful rainbows when the sun is out.

Continuing your trip along the South Coast, you’ll arrive at the Dyrholaey Peninsula, which offers stunning ocean views. You’ll also notice the enormous Dyrholaey stone arch curving outward from the coast, a defining feature of the peninsula that’s perfectly photogenic.

If you’re traveling in the summer, you can also enjoy the company of the Atlantic Puffins that flock to the cliffs of Dyrholaey. These lovable birds don’t scare easily, allowing you to get close enough for a picture but not too close to touch as they will fly away.

Further on the route is the incredibly alien Reynisfjara beach, with a shore as black as night, made up of washed-up basalt from the roaring Atlantic waves. Basalt cliffs and columns also form along the coast and out in the ocean, giving the beach a unique, if strange, beauty.

Up next is a challenging but rewarding hike atop the Solheimajokull glacier, with a professional guide to ensure your safety. This glacier sits atop the Katta volcano and offers an unmatched view of the South Coast, giving you a sense of perspective for the journey so far.

To finish off the trip, you’ll pay a visit to the quiet seaside town of Vik, which is the southernmost village on the Icelandic mainland. Here, you get to enjoy the peace and calm of the ocean view to the south as you prepare to head back to Reykjavik.

This extraordinary adventure will give you the best experience imaginable of Iceland’s South Coast and is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss taking. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Private transportation
Private guide

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Sturdy hiking boots
Waterproof jacket
Packed lunch

Good to know

Sturdy hiking boots are recommended due to the rocky terrain. Waterproof jackets are also advised in case of weather conditions and if you'd like to get close to the waterfalls. There is a stop for lunch available on the black sand beach, but you're also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

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