Embark on a fun-filled adventure where you’ll travel the South Coast, visiting the famed waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before strapping on a pair of crampons and go glacier hiking on top of Sólheimajökull glacier. Those looking to add some action to their Icelandic holiday should grab this chance now.
The tour starts in Reykjavík where you’ll be picked up in the morning. You’ll then head out of the city and make your way to the beautiful South Coast of Iceland. Your destination today is Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. There you’ll see the stunning, raw landscapes created by the ancient ice which includes ridges, crevasses and sometimes ice caves.
However, before you enter the icy world of the glacier, you’ll stop at two of the South Coast's most spectacular sights, the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. The former cascades in a narrow stream over a concave cliff, making it possible to fully encircle the falling springwater for a unique view of the surrounding landscape.
The latter waterfall, Skógafoss, has a more classic shape, with a width of 25 metres and a 60-metre drop. The land underneath is very flat, allowing you to walk right up to the wall of water, and due to the amount of spray the cascade produces, a rainbow is usually visible over it on sunny days.
After spending some time at the waterfalls, it is time to hit the ice. At Sólheimajökull glacier, you’ll be given all safety equipment needed for the ice, such as crampons, a helmet and ice axe. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried glacier hiking before; your guide will give you a lesson on how to walk on the ice and how to use your axe.
You’ll see how the white glacier ice is streaked with dark strips of volcanic ash as your expert guide leads you up the Sólheimajökull, taking you past blue crevasses and incredible ice formations. You’ll get to breathe in the fresh mountain air, marvel at the surrounding landscapes, and experience the absolute silence on top of the ice cap before you start your hike back down.
Experience the wild Icelandic nature from atop of a glacier. Book now to secure your spot on this action-packed tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
During the tour you will break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café.
Due to weather and/or road conditions, the itinerary may change, tour length may be altered or the tour may be cancelled. Your tour provider will keep you informed!
The glacier walk does not require special skills other than being able to walk on an uneven surface. The tour can be enjoyed by people of all levels in good health.