South Coast | Fire & Ice - Glacier Hike, LAVA Volcano Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

Across Iceland's South Coast in many secret locations are hexagonal basalt columns.
Admire the South Coast in summer through a veil of water in the cave behind Seljalandsfoss.
The South Coast, with its rural countryside and desert-like sands, is a swirling mix of green and black.
Enjoy the spray on your face at Skógafoss Waterfall on the South Coast.
Lupins are found across Iceland, and here bring extra beauty to the already stunning Skógafoss Waterfall.
Seljalandsfoss is as beautiful from the front as it is from behind, found of the South Coast.

Find out first hand why Iceland is nicknamed the Land of Ice and Fire, with this exciting day on the South Coast that includes a glacier hike. This tour should not be missed by those seeking sightseeing and adventure.

You will be picked up from Reykjavík early in the morning of this tour, and driven along the country's ring-road to the south. You'll stop in the charming southern town of Hvolsvöllur for refreshments, and for some beautiful views of the surrounding nature, before continue onto the glacier.

The glacier you will be hiking is called Sólheimajökull, and is an outlet of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap, which covers one of the country's most active volcanoes, Katla. This sits beside a more famous peak, Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010.

Once at the glacier, your friendly guide will gear you up in your crampons and helmets, brief you on the safety, then lead you onto its otherworldly surface. Your time here will no doubt be mesmerising, as you marvel over crevasses, ridges, snowscapes and the views of the South.

After an exciting glacier hike, you'll be driven further along the South Coast to the beach of Reynisfjara. While you just experienced the 'Ice' of the 'Land of Ice of Fire', this will speak of the 'Fire'. The beach is of black sands, from the eruptions of years past, and bizarre lava formations, such as hexagonal basalt columns and dramatic seastacks, are all within sight.

After enjoying this site, you will head back to Reykjavík. You will make stops at two amazing waterfalls en route, first to Skógafoss, a mighty, powerful feature which throws off a great cloud of spray, while Seljalandsfoss is spectacular and allows you to walk behind it in summer.

Before heading back to Reykjavik you will stop at the LAVA Volcano Centre to learn all about the volcanoes and geology of Iceland that you have been marvelling at all day.

Don't miss this ultimate tour of the South Coast with glacier hiking. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Dec.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Shore, South Iceland, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, South Coast, Ring Road, LAVA Centre
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Glacier hike on Solheimajökull with all glacier equipment (crampons, helmets, harness and axe)

  • Entrance fee at the LAVA Centre Exhibition.

  • Pickup and Drop-off in Reykjavik.

  • English speaking guide.

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Waterproof jackets and pants.

  • Strong, waterproof hiking boots that go above your ankle.

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South Coast | Fire & Ice - Glacier Hike, LAVA Volcano Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

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