Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik

Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik
Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik
Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik
Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik
Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik
Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik
Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik
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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.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Attractions: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Sólheimajökull, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Gljufrabui, Reynisdrangar, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30.

Pick up starts 8:30am and might take 30 minutes. Please be ready at your selected location. Read carefully if you will be picked up at your hotel or at the nearest designated area (Bus Stop). For walking distance to bus stops, please check

  • 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

  • Food & Beverages

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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The glacier hike and southern coast tour with Troll Expeditions was by far the highlight of our trip. Absolutely worth the price!. Our guides name was Stephano (i apologize if im spelling it wrong), he was amazing and took the time make sure everyone was having fun, tell stories and give us info along the way. We had about 10 people on our tour so it was a great size for exploring without being overwhelmed. The glacier hike was absolutely stunning, even though we had to deal with some rain, Stephano made the best of it and everyone had a great time. The black sand beaches and waterfalls were also an amazing sight to see and we had more than enough time to take pictures and explore each area. We left Reykjavik around 8am and were back in town by 7:30pm so it was nice to have a full day of exploration and still have time for a nice dinner. I really appreciate Troll Expeditions and highly recommend them for any of your off the beaten path excursions your planning. This tour made our whole trip to Iceland worth the money and we were so happy we got to take part in it.
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Vala was my guide and she was great! Our small group was way smaller than we anticipated (3 of us total!) but it was great. It was super personal and she tailored our itinerary to us. She even stopped for us to see turf houses that we saw driving by that we hadn’t planned on. She was great with the glacier hike and made sure everyone was comfortable. I would 100% recommend this and wish I could do it again!
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Excellent tour. Our guide Vala was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout the tour as well. On this tour, saw puffins, and some beautiful waterfalls along the way. The glacier hike was amazing and the highlight of this tour.
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We hade a wonderful day with waterfall (foss), iceclimbing and Viking pushups!! And the best tourguide(Rob) Island have to offer...
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One of the best tour, beautiful places and the best guide (Michael).. Must to do it
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This tour is amazing! They picked us up in a minibus which meant we just had a small group and that was nice because we all got to know each other a bit. Ziggy our tour guide was SO much fun he truly made the experience so much better with his jokes and Iceland facts! He also recommended other tours to book and really wanted to make sure our time in Iceland was the best it could be. If you’re nervous about the length of the tour don’t worry they make stops at gas stations to get food or use a bathroom, otherwise pack your own snacks to save some money. Bring gloves for the hike!
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This tour was really nice. Our guide Vala was super. She spoke for the whole trip explaining us about Iceland story, culture, and landscape. We stayed half an hour at every stop and then walked on the glacier for almost three hours. I really reccommend this tour.
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This excursion was amazing!!! My friend and I actually described it as EPIC!!! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Our guide, Maggie, was brilliant. She was super knowledgeable and really funny. Maggie's stories were interesting and informative; she told tales of enchanting Icelandic beliefs as well as interesting history and facts about this amazing country. There was plenty of time at each stop along the way. The waterfalls were amazing as well as the black beach and glacier hike. Definitely a must do!!
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This was my favorite day of the trip. Our guide, Vala, was great.. punctual, informative, funny and took pictures for everyone. I enjoyed the glacier hike the best because it didn't feel like we were on a time constraint. I would have liked a little more time at the beach, but it was a long day an we had to her to everything else. I'd highly recommend this tour.
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Absolutely extraordinary!! We had such an amazing tour guide (Maria with Troll expeditions) driving us through the south coast to the glacier. she was funny friendly and knowledgable and seriously made the experience magical!! she knew all these random quirky facts and made sure we knew as much as possible. Troll expeditions staff on the hike were also so kind friendly and fun and the glacier is surreally beautiful. Definitely recommend!
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