Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik

Free pickup
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Duration
12 hours
Difficulty
Medium
Languages
English, Icelandic
8
Minimum age
8 years
Available
All year

Jump aboard this sightseeing tour of the South Coast, complete with a glacier hike upon Sólheimajökull. This tour is perfect for those eager to see some of Iceland’s most iconic landmarks without missing out on any adventure.

This tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík city.

The main road along the South Coast is lined with beautiful features. The first you will come to is a waterfall you can walk all the way around, called Seljalandsfoss. The stream that feeds this falls comes from the notorious glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010; you can see this peak on clear days. A little further along is another incredible waterfall, the wider and more powerful Skógafoss. If the weather is especially good, you should also be able to see across the ocean to the Westman Islands.

Your next stop after these waterfalls will be the glacier tongue of Sólheimajökull. Here, you will be provided with all the equipment you need to scale it, told about safety, and then led onto an exhilarating and fascinating glacier hike.

The ice-cap itself looks otherworldly, and the views from it are incredible. There are very few places in the world where ascending a glacier is so accessible; thus you will want a camera in hand to enshrine the memories that you make here.

After enjoying your time on the glacier, you will continue along the South Coast to the beautiful stretch of black sand beach called Reynisfjara. This area is renowned for its strange geology, with the enormous Dyrhólaey arch, with its hexagonal basalt columns, and the sea stacks of Reynisdrangar said to be the remains of two trolls petrified by the sun. If coming in the summer months, this area has a wealth of nesting puffins you can admire.

Once you have appreciated the beauty of this beach, you will return to the bus and enjoy the scenic drive back to Reykjavík.

Do not miss this immersive, small-group tour to the glacier and along the South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Professional and Fun English Speaking Guide
Pick Up & Drop Off from Reykjavík
Small Group Experience
All Necessary Glacier Equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe)
Wi-Fi and Icelandic Music on the Minibus

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Hiking
Sightseeing
Bird watching

Attractions

Skógafoss
Seljalandsfoss
Eyjafjallajökull
Dyrhólaey
Sólheimajökull
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Gljufrabui
Reynisdrangar
South Coast

Map

What to bring

Hiking Boots with Ankle Protection and Hard Sole (Can be rented at the time of booking)
Warm clothes ideally wool as first layer
Waterproof clothing as second layer

Good to know

We have to adjust timings to the short daylight and we always try to avoid big crowds.

Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.

You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like.

We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers if you are visiting in the winter. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.

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