South Coast Waterfalls and Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking Tour | Medium Difficulty

The South Coast of Iceland has a wealth of waterfalls that tip over its cliff faces.
Skógafoss is an amazing visual display; a sheet of cascading water dazzles all visitors who travel there.
The only real way to appreciate the size of Iceland's glaciers is to get atop them!
On the glacier, you will see firsthand some spectacular ice sculptures and formations.
At Skógafoss, visitors can walk up right up to the cascading water.
Sunset at Seljalandsfoss, one of the South Coast's most famous waterfalls.
Based on 19 traveller reviews

Join this tour to go on a glacier hike and see the South Coast of Iceland. This is the perfect tour option for those adventurous travellers looking for a dash of action during their time in Iceland.

Your day will begin with a pick-up from in Reykjavík before being driven past a wealth of gorgeous scenery towards the glacier Sólheimajökull. On your left-hand side, you will pass towering cliff faces and distant mountainscapes, on your right, the rolling blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

When you arrive at the foothills of the glacier, you will meet your experienced and knowledgeable guide who will proceed to brief you on the tour ahead, as well as give some information on the ice cap itself. 

They will also provide you with all of the necessary hiking equipment, including a helmet and crampons to wear over your hiking boots. When you are kitted up, it's time to take to the ice sheet of Sólheimajökull.

You'll be able to get up close and personal to the majestic ice sculptures and formations on an easy walk over this disappearing giant, and get information on the threat towards it from your experienced guide. You will also be exposed to some truly incredible views of the South Coast.

After the hike, you'll stop by the beautiful Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls on the way back. Seljalandsfoss is famed for visitors being able to walk behind the cascading water, whilst Skógafoss (one of the country's most powerful falls) is said to have buried treasure hidden behind the curtain of water.

When your time at the waterfalls is over, you will make the scenic return journey back to the city.

Admire the ice, in all its different forms, on a thrilling glacier hike and see spectacular waterfalls on this amazingly valued South Coast tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - May.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30

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.
  • Pickup from Reykjavík

  • Helmet

  • Crampons

  • Walking Poles

  • Tour Guide

  • Lunch and Dinner

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes and outerwear suited to chilly or rainy weather (waterproof recommended)

  • Hiking boots for walking/hiking

  • Snacks and Drinks

Good to know:


Average rating 4.8 / Number of reviews 19

It's our first time to visit Iceland and go glacier hiking. Those hiking guides were helpful and teach you how to put all gears on your body. Also, the guide will introduce how the glacier forms and the changes happens in these few months & years.

Great tour. Our guide on the glacier hike, Kiddy, was fantastic. Helpful, friendly and informative. Our group had six people of varying age and physical condition, and Kiddy made it work for all of us. The crampons make it easy to walk over the ice, and the views and the overall experience were memorable. We were soaked from a winter rain by day's end, but Kiddy and the tour company kept tabs on the weather to make sure that the conditions remained safe. The waterfalls, especially during winter, were almost afterthoughts, given the dusk and our rain-soaked jackets. But they afforded a chance to get much closer to the waterfall than, say, at Gullfoss (which we saw on another tour) or Niagara Falls. There is a stop for food on the way to the glacier; it's basically a 7/Eleven or Wawa type of place, with perhaps a few more hot offerings.

Our tour guide was kind, patient and funny. She had a wealth of knowledge about the glacier. The waterfalls were more "explore by yourself". Had a great time!

The glacier hiking was an amazing experience. The tour guide was very professional and very knowledgable. Learn so much about the glacier while walking through the different parts of the glacier.

Great tour, we were able to do everything that was written in description of the tour, amazing views of the volcanoes and waterfalls, the basalt formations on the Black beach are formidable. I never dreamed I would see a real glacier let alone hike on one. Both guides ( on the tour and on the glacier) were friendly and kind and very informative.

amazing, amazing... wonderful landscapes!! :)

This was perfect! We had the best day! The glacier hike itself was simply amazing. Our guide was professional, funny and friendly! It was the best day! The waterfalls were great, but definitely not the highlight. If we didn't have the hike, it wouldn't have been as wonderful. The beach was a wonderful place, but super cold with crazy wind and sleet in my face doesn't make for a pleasant experience:) I'd definitely recommend this tour!!

I initially ran into a bit of an issue with the tour. My trip was cancelled by accident by the company but I am happy with how the mistake was handled. I was offered another day and a partial refund because the Glacier Tour was booked. I went on the South Coast Waterfall tour and had an amazing time! My tour guide was Helga and she was sweet and funny. The views of the waterfalls and the black sand beach were amazing. I would recommend the tour to others.

The tour guide is very friendly and informative and considerate. The tour is very well designed with sufficient toilet break, and to make the most of a full day by seeing a lot of things.

Fantastic tour. It is highly recommended. We had only a few days in Iceland, and we wanted to see the maximum. So we have choosen two tours, one was this south coast tour. It is a full day program, very well designed, packed with a bit if adventureous glacier hiking. We had a perfect day. Our guides ( both on the tour and on the hiking part) were very professionals. It was a great experience, that gave us lots of nice memories about Iceland. Congrats to the agency, everything was very well organized! Thank you for the great tour! Agi& Vera

It was an amazing and memorable tour. I hadn't realized that the glacier wasn't flat, so there was a it of hiking involved but the guide was very helpful and knowledgable.

This tour is amazing. First time for glacier hiking. The money was worth it :)

Beside the weather (climbing the glacier was not possible - just walking to the beginning of it) a nice tour with a lot of different places to experience. We had also an awesome tourguide with a lot of humour!

This tour was was simply amazing. We've had a great time with a great and gentil tourguide who took his time to explain everything that was necessary. Climbing the glacier was exciting, since we've never done it before. Definetely a must do!

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South Coast Waterfalls and Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking Tour | Medium Difficulty

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