South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Caving, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Geothermal Pool

South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Caving, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Geothermal Pool
Seljalandslaug is a pool that is located on the south coast and is filled by the warm water that drips from the adjacent mountain.
Iceland's subterranean cave systems offer a unique glimpse into the core of the country's volcanic nature.
Iceland's glaciers are vast and spectacular, and you must visit with a guide and all the necessary equipment.
The beautiful Gljúfrabúi waterfall is only a short walk from the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Mountain biking is a sure way of intimately exploring Iceland's most inaccessible landscapes and the country's roughest terrains.
Glacier hiking is an activity that's fun to do with a group of friends or family!
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Explore the wonders of Iceland’s incredible south coast on this comprehensive day tour; see famous and unique locations, hike a glacier, bathe in a hot spring, and explore a lava cave.

You will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation in the morning and begin your journey southeast. This stretch of coastline is famed for its wealth of landmarks and diverse scenery, all visible from the main road. Before you even reach any attraction, for example, you will be able to see Eyjafjallajökull, the sub-glacial volcano that erupted in 2010, and perhaps even the Westman Islands in the seas to the south.

The first stops, however, will be at two famous waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is unique in the sense that it is possible to fully encircle the plunging water for some incredible views. Skógafoss, meanwhile, is much more classic, with a powerful, dramatic cascade.

You will reach the glacier tongue Sólheimajökull next, where you will partake in your glacier hike. The landscapes atop an ice-cap are ethereal and the hiking itself is an adventure of a lifetime. Your guide will fascinate you with stories about the history and natural laws behind this incredible natural phenomenon and all the necessary equipment will be provided, just do not forget to bring some sturdy boots.

After this excursion, you will head into the black sand desert of Sólheimasandur, where the wreckage of a crashed aircraft lays alone in the desolate landscape. This is an excellent spot for photography, and you will learn all about what happened to this plane from your guide. You will get a fat bike and cycle about 4 km down to the wreck.

After this, you will unwind a little by bathing in a geothermal pool. Seljavallalaug is one of Iceland’s oldest swimming pools and located in a beautiful natural setting.

Once you have recharged, you will go on one caving adventure before heading home. There is a fascinating, beautiful world beneath the surface of Iceland’s lava fields, formed by volcanic forces, and few are lucky enough to get the chance to explore it. Again, all the equipment needed for caving will be provided.

Enjoy glacier hiking, lava caving, geothermal bathing and classic sightseeing all within a day on this immersive tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Nov.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Sightseeing, Biking, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Sólheimajökull, Sólheimasandur, Gljufrabui, Seljavallalaug, South Coast, Arnarker, DC3 Plane Wreck
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Pick up starts 8am 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

  • Pick-up & drop-off in Reykjavik

  • English speaking guide

  • WiFi in the minibus

  • Small group

  • Cave Equipment (helmet, flash light)

  • Glacier Equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe)

  • Fat-Bike

  • Meals and snacks

What to bring:
  • Swim suit and towel

  • Hiking Boots with a slip resistant sole (can be rented)

  • Warm clothes

  • Rain Gear

Good to know:

We will stop in a number of places where you can buy food and snacks.

In case of bad weather conditions, we will make extra stops instead of the DC-3 plane wreck and Seljavallalaug.

During the winter months (October to April) we will not be visiting Seljavallalaug Geothermal Pool because of the short days and the cold weather.

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers if you are visiting in the winter. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.


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South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Caving, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Geothermal Pool
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