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
South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Caving, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Geothermal Pool
Iceland's subterranean cave systems offer a unique glimpse into the core of the country's volcanic nature.
Mountain biking is a sure way of intimately exploring Iceland's most inaccessible landscapes and the country's roughest terrains.
Seljalandslaug is a pool that is located on the south coast and is filled by the warm water that drips from the adjacent mountain.
South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Caving, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Geothermal Pool
Based on 97 traveller reviews

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 Sólheimsandur, 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. - Oct.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Sightseeing, Biking, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull, Sólheimasandur, Gljufrabui, Seljavallalaug, South Coast
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 (12 persons max)

  • 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 extreme weather we will make extra stops instead of the DC-3 plain wreck and Seljavallalaug.

During the winter months (okt-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.



This tour was the highlight of my visit to Iceland despite some drawbacks. I am glad that it was a Sprinter and not a huge tour bus but the bus door would not seal properly so there was a LOUD wind noise and because of this the driver/guide would not talk to us. Being an engineer, I fixed it myself during the glacier hike stop and the tour became much better. Our guide, Stefano, was a really cool person but he wasn't very talkative and I had to draw a lot of information out of him. The lava cave was really amazing and the glacier hike was fantastic. The guides at the lava cave and glacier hike were extremely friendly and informative. Due to weather conditions we didn't get to go to the airplane but went to the black sand beach at Vik, Reynisfjara beach, instead which was awesome. Like everything else in Iceland the tour is overpriced but I was glad i did it and would do it again.

Fantastic tour for the more active type of person. Tim was our guide and was very knowledgeable about all things to do with Iceland. I had so many questions and he answered all of them! Its a full day, and we knew what to expect. It was perfect weather and we were very lucky. The combination of glacier hike, biking and caving really ticked the boxes for me! My husband who is not as active also managed to enjoy it. The fat biking was excellent fun. Walking on a glacier was really enjoyable and great to see one first hand having studied them and never seen them! All went very smoothly and safety was dealt with sensibly...'any tour where you have to wear 3 different types of helmet has to be a good one' this was a quote from Tim. The small group really made the tour special - there were only 6 of us so we really felt the personal touch. I would totally recommend this and Troll Expeditions, really friendly guides. It made our first day in Iceland a fantastic experience which I would recommend. Thank you Tim!

Such a great tour! I really enjoyed the trip and visiting all the sites! I was looking for a tour company to take me to the DC plane crashed and they did it! =) Plus our tour guide from Tröll was very fun and knowledgeable. Takk

Our experience with Tröll Expeditions was amazing. It met all our expectations. We were picked up from our hostel around 8 am. and began our trip to the cave. Gummi was an incredible guide was very knowledgeable of the land and it's history. He was very entertaining during the rides between stops, answering any questions we had. Being able to visit waterfalls, ride bikes on a beach and a hike glacier in one day is a unique adventure, one we are very lucky to have been a part of. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to enjoy the beauty of Iceland while also taking part in physical activities.

The tour was excellent. We had a little issue because apparently the company did not include a pick-up from our hotel (Nordurey Reykiavyk road) but they neved told us eventhough we let them know in advance, so we waited for almost an hour but a the end they did picked us up (you should start including that hotel, not a significant detour!). Our guide, Gummi, was very knowledgeable, patient and helpful, and our driver (Joseph?) was also very friendly. The activities we did (biking and hiking) and places we visited were spectacular. Thank you guys!

It was awesome, the highlight of our week stay. Gummi and his side kick driver were great! I was not able to do the bike ride to the DC-3 plane, so they drove me to a high cliff to see a lighthouse, basalt columns, and the "door hole". My daughter and husband enjoyed the bike ride, I'd have to say though that they weren't real impressed. The glacier hike was something we will talk about for years. I wanted to stop at one point and just wait for everyone to come back, Gummi encouraged me and helped keep going, I would have regretted it if I hadn't continued. I'm 57 and not an extremly physical person, but I loved this day, so did my husband and 16 year old daughter. The lava tube was filled in with snow, but we were able to climb down into it and see the inside, but couldn't venture further in. The waterfalls were beautiful, we stopped long enough to take photos and move on. There is a little gift shop at the last waterfall. We stopped once to grab something to eat, they had sandwhiches and pastries. Bring snacks and water bottles, we only stopped once for food. The only thing I was disappointed in was the van they used. It was not a large van with seating around in it, it was a regular extended length van, with 4 seats that seated 3 in each. It was very tight, we were the last to be picked up, so my husband had to sit in row 2, my daughter in 3 and me in the 4th row. It would have been nice to sit together. Sitting in the back of that long van was quite bumpy! Even with that I am extremly glad we went on this tour.

The tour was great and very informative. Gummy explained everything from history of Iceland.. glacier to gears... so super thumbs up for the trip. Thank you Guide to Iceland and Trolls Expedition.

I have just one thing to say here. It's a must do. The trip was Amazing, fun, and well organised. Thanks to Our Guide Gummy who made this tour so beautiful. Thank you Guide to Iceland and Trolls Expedition team.

This trip is awesome! Gummi and Maria are both excellent tour guides! Had a great time with them. We did not enter the lava cave because of the weather, but the fat bike trip to the plane wreck and glacier hiking are just wonderful. We got to see a small but natural ice cave while doing the glacier hiking, so it was like a small bonus. We were also lucky enough to see the northern light on our way back to Reykjavik. I would recommend this trip.

This tour is incredible! Our guides Maya and Gummy took us to the Southern Region and provided bits of information along the way regarding the Icelandic landscape. We visited the lava cave and two waterfalls. The glacier hike is out of this world! It exceeded all of my expectations and was definitely the highlight of our entire vacation. While most of our group visited the plane wreck, we opted to say on the bus and visit the black sand beach. I’m so happy we did because it was beautiful! Only negative is we didn’t visit the geothermic pool. Other reviews have mentioned the pool isn’t offered in the winter months. By the end of the day, we were so exhausted we didn’t mind.

This is an awesome tour! It's a day full of activities- some easy some hard depending on who you ask. I do feel a substitute stop should come into play because of the geo-thermal pool visit being skipped in the colder months OR a discount of sorts to compensate but overall it's a wonderful tour. Our tour guide was great, The whole experience made us want to come back in the summer to experience it all over again in a different climate. I recommend packing plenty of snacks- there aren't stops to pick up things along the way- so you have your one gas station stop where you have to load up. If you're vegan like my husband- they only had two vegan wraps of which were sold out by the time we got to the shelf so his options were very limited and so were his snacks- but overall just an awesome tour that if prepared it's overall an amazing experience.

I feel awful that i can't remember my tour guide's name; I think it was Paula (blonde, originally from poland). She was wonderful - friendly, fun, knowledgeable and overall great company! It was a pleasure to have spent the day with her on this action packed tour. Itinerary was great - a full day of sights and challenges. The only disappointing part was that the tour was advertised to include a visit to a geothermic pool. Unfortunately there was no mention that the geothermic pool stop isn't offered in September. And there wasn't any substitute. Kinda bummed about but overall still a great time. Sites are unbelievable. Bike ride was fun (even in the rain) and the glacier hike was a great experience. Even without the geothermal pool I still highly recommend - well worth it! And you'll sleep like a rock when you get back to your hotel.

Going on this tour was absolutely amazing! We were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary in Iceland. Our tour guide, "Magic" Mike was knowledgeable, friendly, outgoing, and VERY energetic! He knows his stuff! He was able to accommodate slower people (like me ...2 hip replacements) as well as keep up with/exceed those with excellent athletic abilities (my husband!) We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and the sights we got to see. However we were disappointed by the fact that the title of the whole tour mentions a visit to a geothermic pool, and yet come to find out that even though we paid the full price, the pool visit does not occur between Oct-April and so we did not get to go there. And BECAUSE of my surgeries this was why we chose to go on this tour, so we could soak in the pool. Nothing else was offered as a replacement for that part of the excursion. So we were VERY DISAPPOINTED and felt it was false advertising. We should have paid a lower price for the "off season" and I'm going to call and ask for a refund of some sort. But everything else was amazing! Thank you Mike!

Definitely the best tour we did while in Iceland. The tour was catered to our group and all of the activities were astounding. I loved that our tour guide let us go over the edge of the crevice while in the glacier and even stopped at a remote waterfall on the way home. He also stopped for us to see the northern lights when just two days before we had gone on the northern lights tour and were disappointed. This tour was very active though worth it. I would suggest this tour for anyone up to a challenge and wanting to see the highlights of the south coast! Thanks "Gummy" for everything!

Such an amazing tour. We were picked up from our hostel and taken to hike a glacier, ride a fat bike to the DC-3 site, viewed the waterfalls and climb down a lava cave. The tour guide "Gummy" was funny and played an Icelandic playlist the whole trip. The pool was closed due to pipe damage but they made up by taking us to the Black Sand beach. They even went the extra mile to see if the Northern lights were visible. Sadly it was too early. Great guide and tour bus driver and it was a fantastic day. A must do.

Best tour ever with the best guide in Iceland! Our guide David made this experience unique and amazing. He told us awesome stories about Iceland and Icelandic culture. I had a great experience in Iceland and this tour was the best part of my trip. I will definitely come back to Iceland and book more tours with Troll Expedition!

Best tour ever! Loved the glacier hike, loved the fat bikes. You'll be exhausted at the end of the day, but such a great time!

Unforgettable! My wife and I went on 'Southern Elements' tour and it was hands down the best experience of our trip. For the amount we saw and did the value was tremendous. Our guide, David, was warm, friendly, and knowledgable - a great guide and a wonderful person to send the day with. We only wish we had more time in Iceland (for another Troll Expedition)!

That was my greatest experience in Iceland. We went to the extremely beautiful glacier, the dc plane, cave and some waterfall. Even tough the guide did not take us to the hot spring due to the bad weather, he took us to a hidden waterfall that we can go to the bottom of the fall, so we could experience the water fall on our face directly . The guide, chris, is very kind and professional, who explained everything very detailed and told us lots of information about Iceland . I highly recommend this tour to all the traveler who want to have amazing experience in Iceland.

We traveled with troll expeditions on the best day of our entire trip! It was exhausting (lava caves, glacier hike, bike to plane crash, and more) but such an amazing adventure! The tour guide was fantastic - knowledgeable, friendly and fun

I only had 1 week to plan my second trip to Iceland. Even though a lot of tours were already booked, I somehow stumbled upon the South Coast Elements tour. Odder, was a fantastic guide. He had a great sense of humor and a great playlist of Icelandic music for our group to listen on our journey. He even gave us some interesting facts about Iceland. Even though this was my second visit to this country, there was never a dull moment. We crawled through a cave, used fat bikes to see a plane wreck made famous by Justin Beiber, hiked a glacier, and chased 3 beautiful waterfalls (2 which I have seen prior and was still as awesome). The tour was physically challenging and exhausting for myself but I am so glad that I went on this adventure. Bring some food and water! You need to eat after every activity! Otherwise, it's a fantastic tour and yes, it is "demanding."

Fantastic tour today. The South Elements tour is definitely a long day but it is an experience that I will never forget. Our tour guide Oddur was funny, kind and patient. I highly recommend this tour if you want to see alot of stuff in one day. The tour bus picked us up at 8am, I got home at 10:30pm. Although the tour does make a few stops at gas stations for food and bathroom breaks. Be prepared with your own snacks and water bottle. I would also suggest bringing a change of clothes because you will get sweaty (the good kind of sweat!). You will also need a swim suit and a towel. Dress in layers because it is colder on the glacier hike but when you ride the "fat bikes" to the Sólheimasandur Plane Crash you will get hot! We also visited 3 water falls, a geothermal pool and a cave. I am exhausted but very satisfied!

Absolutely amazing experience ! As an Icelander living abroad I came here with my American boyfriend and his mother and I could not be more excited about this tour and the phenomenal job trolli tours did of representing Iceland. David did an absolute amazing job at showing us some of icelands most beautiful places in an adventurous and interesting way. Highly recommend to anyone looking for once in a lifetime experience! Takk fyrir alveg magnaðan dag, það er æðislegt að vera túristi á Íslandi!

HIGHLY recommend this tour, ended up being one of the most epic and unforgettable days of my trip. Oddur was the guide for my tour a few weeks ago. He was great, knowledgable and increasingly playful. And he went through the extra effort to get our emails and compile a group picture album which made things so much easier. We played an array of icelandic music as our roadtrip soundtrack which set the mood perfectly and the activities we did were SO beautiful and very hands on which made it more fun. The entire day requires a lot of energy but its so worth it and you're doing so many things you hardly notice time. Honestly one of the best, most fun packed, inspiring, playful days of my time in Iceland. Must do!

I would highly recommended this tour to anyone who is looking for an adventurous, fun and well-organised tour. I went with my mum and she kept saying this is one of the most interesting tours she has been to, and I am not surprised. It’s a long day, but full of exciting activities and the tour company is well equipped to make the journey fun and safe for everyone, which is what makes this tour outstanding as well. Our guide, Oddur, is really knowledgeable, fun and helpful in many ways, and his taste on music is amazing!

Though there is a lot packed into this day of adventures, the time flew by. I loved all of the different activities and experienced several once-in-a-lifetime moments. This tour is for those that want to get physical, be on the move and see Iceland up close and personal. Our tour guide, David, was knowledgeable, fun and gave everyone the confidence to join in and participate. I would highly recommend this tour!

This is the best tour and one of the most exciting days of my life. I went with my teenage son and he also had a great time. Our tour guide, Sigga, was definetly the reason that makes this tour so great. Her incredible personality, pasion for adventure, information and stories about Icelandic culture made this tour just perfect. I will highly recommend this tour. If the only reason you have to go to Iceland is this tour, it worth it!

This tour made my experience in Iceland even better! All the activities, like the biking to the airplane wreck, the glacier hike and the pool was truly fantastic! The waterfalls were beautiful and our guide even took us to a secret spot which was stunning! No doubt about it but this is one of the best trips ever!


We had a long list of things we wanted to do on the South Coast and only one day to do it. This was the only tour that checked all the boxes for us, and it was spectacular! It was very rainy the entire day, but David did a good job of mentally preparing us to plan on rolling with the punches. It was a great adventure, and led to so many incredible stories we will be telling for years. I will say that if you're not an active person, it might be tiring, but still doable! And absolutely worth it!

It was probably one of the best tours I have ever went on in my life. Our guide David was very professional and friendly and knew answers to all the questions about Iceland :) It was adventure packed and long but not regretting any single moment. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to have a taste of Iceland.

This tour was brilliant! Our guide David was outstanding and went above and beyond to make this day special. It was a full on 15 hours of fun - I was exhausted at the end of the day but this was one of the best days I've had in a long time. Loved every second of it, from hiking the glacier to getting soaked at some waterfalls to an awesome finish to the day in the lava cave. Highly recommended!!

It was a long tour but we had a lot of fun. The best guide ever!

This day is like a box within a box within a box where the fun never stops. We started today on a glacier with Eyrun Lidia our guide. The hike was about 2 hours on the Ice, where we saw blue ice and some ice formation called ash cones and moulans all very interesting and fun to hear about. After the hike we proceeded to a place that I know nothing about! FATBIKE ride on the black sand beach where we could go down to an old abondoned airplane wreck, this was the most fun I´ve had since I turned adult. The day went on to visit waterfalls and going into an Cave before I passed out from exhaustion back in my hotel. The next day I woke up with a smile and could almost not believe this increndible day actually happened. Remember the Troll company does it a bit different but give them the chance and you will have a full heart of memories afterwards.

Such a great to tour to see lots of things in one day. The glacier hike was a highlight! With scenes otherworldly. Our tour guide Ros was super lovely and very knowledgeable. Made the tour lots of fun for us. Would reccomend

Great tour with some great people. It's a long day and we didn't get much rest but this was so much fun. It started with a secret lava cave, then the glacier hike. We had also so much fun riding bikes to the plain wreck, an unexpected part of our tour. It ended at the perfect spot Seljavallalaug pool. A relaxing rest after an amazing day.

Fantastic tour with David K, he is really nice guy. The lava cave was amazing. Thank you David

This was AMAZING. Best tour in Iceland hands down. We saw so many amazing places and the tour guides were wonderful. Well worth the price if you're looking to experience the best sites in southern Iceland.

The third tour we went with Troll Expedtions - the prior were Snæfellsnes and Golden Circle. This one was fantastic and had everything you need for a full day tour. The glacier hike was amazing, the plain wreck is great but the highlight was without doubt the Lava Cave.

Ingo and the crew made an incredible tour! Despite the rain and the unpredictable weather, the guides did an incredible job showing us all the hidden spots in the south coast of Iceland. The glacier hike was obviously the highlight of the trip and they guides split the group between two groups - those who wanted a more relaxing, scenic view and those who wanted the extra adrenaline kick. It was an unforgettable experience, with incredible views and all in a small and cozy group. I would highly recommend this tour and my thanks to all the guides for a super fun tour! :D

If you only join one tour in Iceland, I would highly recommend this tour of Troll Expeditions to you. If you enjoy adventure, this tour is a must-do in Iceland. This is an active and physically-demanding tour, but no worry, you have enough time to take rest while the guide is driving. Till today, I have joined three tours of different company in Iceland, this tour was no doubt on the top one, really fantastic. Thank you for our guide, Rose. She made a wonderful and crazy adventure with us, she made our trip perfect. I really love the crazy things we did on the day, I miss the gay who jumped into river with me (OMG! It's glacier water!!!)

We were in Iceland for 6 days and booked a tour for every day we were there. This tour specifically was hands down the best thing we did! Our guides, Rose and Oddur, were fantastic and highly engaging. It was clear from the start that they enjoyed what they did and loved engaging with us, the tourists. We won't spoil any of the details of the tour, but trust us and the rest of the reviews below that this is a must-do in Iceland. And if you do book it, I recommend trying to book with Rose and Oddur! Side-Note: this is a very active and physically-demanding tour. It is worth doing for the views and experience!

I'm in Iceland for 4 days and this was far and away the best thing I did. Our guides, Rose and Oddur, were the best and made the whole day so fun and interesting. They were super open to questions, and the small group made it easy to chat with everyone. The glacier hike was nothing short of spectacular, I couldn't even imagine how great it would be until I was up there. I will recommend this tour to anyone I know going to Iceland.

After doing a golden circle tour with Troll Expeditions which was incredible, we decided to book other tours with them. Our guide said this tour was a must see and we completely agree with that! These attractions are incredible, this is really like being on another planet!! The plane wreck on the black sand is so surreal, an amazing experience walking to it! The highlight for us was the glacier hike, I can't describe how great it was, the weather was amazing and the view from the glacier is truly magical. Our guide was amazing, she kept us entertained the whole time, introduced us to Icelandic music and even taught us some Icelandic! Geggjat! Eyjabjallayogurt! Thank you again so much for making our Iceland trip unforgettable !!

AMAZING! The tour was fantastic and the tour company was really good. The pick-up was on time and our guide was so friendly and funny! If you are exploring Iceland you should definitely take this trip! The plain wreck, the glacier, the waterfalls and the pool, I have no words! The nature is beautiful and I recommend it to everyone to go on a tour with them! Thank you for one of the best days EVER! You are the best!!!

What a day!! I was looking for an "all in one" day tour in Iceland and thats exactly what i got. I had the most amazing experience with the coolest guide ever, Sigga. We jumped over rivers, climbed up a plane wreck, hiked to the top of "The home of the sun" glacier.. and if that wasnt enough, we also bathed in the most beautiful pool in the world and checked out some ´super cool waterfalls. We ended by crawling into a secret lava tube and sang together Hey Jude. Where else than in Iceland? I cannot recommend this tour enough, and Sigga "the adventure troll" is the guide you should ask for, she is both funny and knowledgeable (and she knows some cool circus tricks!) and p.s. We got all kinds of weathers which apparently.. is what you should expect when in Iceland - so definitely dress accordingly!

Best day of my life (so far)! If you have not been on a glacier yet, then this is the tour. Im not going to spoil it. Just book it, trust me on this one ;)

What a life experience this tour is! I really wanted to see what Iceland has to offer and this tour is exaclty what I was looking for. I wanted to see the plane wreak without driving myself. I didn't find any tour company that went there but then I found Troll Expeditions and I'm so glad! This tour is so awesome, I still have a big smile on my face every time I think of it. I got to see everything and more. The views were breathtaking and all of the places we went to didn't feel very ,,touristy,, which I love. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and so friendly. This tour is demanding because it's a lot of walking but our guide was very understanding and helpful so I didn't feel left out at all. Highly recommend this tour!

Wow! What an awesome experience! We had a wonderful time enjoying the gorgeous beauty of the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue, the DC3 plain wreak and a swim in Seljalallalaug and a spooky cave, The guide was Punctual, knowledgeable, fun and friendly with safety first . The views were sensational, the waterfalls.on the way back had hidden gems which have provided memories that will live long in the mind. A real one off experience you will struggle to get anywhere else in the world. Highly recommend it

This tour has got to be the best thing to do while in Iceland, my friends and I traveled around the whole country and this tour was what made the whole trip complete. The intimate group setting allows you to ask any and all the questions you have for the guide. Our guide was awesome and really made us feel comfortable with everything we would do, like hike a DAMN GLACIER!! We were able to do all the things you could want to in one day, its more than 100% worth doing.

I cannot express strongly enough how amazing this tour was, given this opportunity I want to take a moment to thank the company and Guide for a life changing tour  My friend and I agreed this was by far the most awesome guided tour we had been on to date. We did the Sólheimajökull glacier hike along with a DC3 plane wreck and I Just loved it. Small group experience.

Absolutely awesome! A great option for the person that normally doesn't do tours. It felt more like a group get together to go explore. Glacier hiking was an amazing experience as well as seeing and experiencing the sights. Tour guide was awesome also! Definitely recommend this company if you want fun, adventure, and a unique experience in Iceland.

It was amazing and funny tour! No much time to stay for long in one place but if you in hurry to see the main places and you stay only for a few days, it's the best choice!

We had a very special, personalized tour of the south coast of Iceland. Myself, my friend, and another couple rounded out our 4 person (+awesome guide Siggy) tour. We explored many high traffic areas, including Seljalandsfoss and the black sands beach of Vík, however we definitely got the "behind the scenes" tour at each location. We had a lot of freedom in designing our day tour. We ended up stopping at a bunch of spots that weren't listed on the tour description, but were interesting and a ton of fun. We wandered through a sheep farmstead and got to go all the way up Dyrhólaey (a definite highlight of the afternoon). I highly recommend Troll Expeditions to anyone looking for a unique and personalized tour of Iceland! This was definitely the highlight of our 10 day vacation to Iceland!

Out of all the day tours out there you can't miss this one! The day I had it I was very lucky to have Ingo as my guide, truly an amazing and entertaining human being to hang around with haha! It was so much joy and so many laughters. A lot of the hiking though which will probably drain your energy but so much fun at the same time! If you ever travel to Iceland you need to check this tour out if you wanna have a wild and crazy adventure, they'll share all the useful tips for your trip, play you awesome Icelandic musics, and make you feel like a VIP in Iceland

I really had a really good time in this tour!! Our guide is so kind and friendly. I go for this tour cos I want to see the plane wreck. It's so awesome. Going to glacier is also a very fantastic experience. It's safe as the tour provides enough gear.

This tour was absolutely worth it! It was a long and exhausting day, but it was so packed with so many beautiful sights and fun activities that I felt very accomplished at the end of the day. Ingo was our guide for the day and he proved himself to be very easy-going, witty, and highly knowledgeable. The glacier hike was my favorite part of the adventure, although all of the other spots that we visited were incredible in their own right. I will definitely book a tour with Troll Expeditions the next time I'm in Iceland, and I will certainly be spreading the word about Troll Expeditions to all of my friends. Takk fyrir!!!

Of all the tours I did during my week in Iceland, I can easily say this was the best one. Ingo was an amazing tour guide, and really took the time to make sure we all saw what we wanted too. He was very insightful and full of knowledge. The small groups really do make the tours much more enjoyable. I'd definitely recommend to anybody visiting Iceland this is a MUST!

I had an amazing time on this tour! Ingo is an amazing, personable guide who knows the country well. Each of the stops on the tour was great. I personally recommend the glacier hiking and the Seljavallalaug pool. If you're in Iceland for any amount of days, take this tour or another offered by Troll Expeditions.

Ingo is an excellent guide. He is friendly, helpful and knowledgable . My family enjoyed so much in glacier hiking and lave caving which are quite special activities that you can participate in Iceland.

Ingo is the best tour guide I have ever had. This sounds fake, but it is not, I'm never so full of praise but he really made our day wonderful. We only had 2 days in Iceland and I'm so glad we decided to spend it on this trip. I would recommend this trip for anyone. I went with a good friend, but because this tour was so great, I want to come back and next time bring my mom as well.

I joined three tours in Iceland and this one is the best. Ingo is an experience and responsible tour guide. He made the trip funny and interesting.

My husband had a great time on this tour, we totally recomend this tour especially if you habe done the south coast. Glacier hiking, skogafoss waterfall, seljalandsfoss, lava cave and the hot pool. Beautiful landscapes and a fun guide, Ingo.

It was a great day at the South Coast, with hikes, visiting the crashed aircraft, the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, a hike on the glacier, a hike to a hot pot and finally the visit to the lava cave. We were just 2 guests on this tour with 2 guides, Ingo and Stefan which were both extremely helpful, funny, and told us a lot about Iceland and its geographic characteristics. If you like hiking on different kinds of soil and in different areas, when you're interested in the country, and its people then I can only recommend this excursion. I will spend another holiday in Iceland in the future and this is Ingo's and Stefan's fault! ;-)

I wished for a long time to visit Iceland and there I am with my sister and friend. We chose this excursion because it seemed complete and I am glad we did. We saw 3 waterfalls for a start amazingly beautiful with blue sky and green grass landscapes ; the glacier, my number one experience ; the hot spring between mountains, the body of the aircraft and the lava cave. All of them were impressive in one's way and certainly worthy to see. The plus of this excursion was our guide Ingo, very helpful, instructive, pleasant and funny. I definitely recommend this excursion.

We were a group of 3 French girls wanted to hit Iceland with this excursion which looked like a complete version of what types of activities you might find inside the country and we were super satisfied : the glacier and the waterfalls experiences are our top ones but the rest are also worth to see. We were hosted by Troll guide Ingo, he was excellent, very friendly, nice and super funny. He was a real plus to this excursion. He made us enjoyed the day. Also, we were taught of the culture and history during the road trip. We definitely recommend this excursion. You would enjoy. ;)

This expedition was definitely the highlight of our trip to Iceland. We were picked up at our hotel door by Ingo, the owner of Troll Expeditions, who was also our guide for the day. He definitely did not disappoint. He was well-prepared, knowledgeable, and extremely courteous to all those in attendance. Probably the thing we enjoyed the most was the fact that Ingo seemed to be getting just as much enjoyment from the expedition as the rest of us were. He was equally as interested in our cultures and history as we were in his. Knowing that he is also a professional guide who climbs in the Himalayas was especially comforting to my wife when it came to walking on the glacier and exploring the rougher terrain in the lava tube. At all times Ingo assisted in whatever way he could and taught safety whenever it was necessary. As far as we're concerned, he sets the gold standard when it comes to showing tourists a good time in nature. (And no, we're not related, nor do we own shares in his company... Although we do now consider him to be a great friend.)

This is the perfect tour to see the best spots on the South Coast and experience amazing adventures on an itinerary that does not feel rushed at all. As a guide, Ingo was knowledgeable, fun and friendly and since he is a professional adventurer and mountaineer, I knew I was in good hands even if I was not experienced when it comes to exploring lava caves or glacier hiking (which can only be done with a guide). This tour was full of wild, unspoiled landscapes and unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as the secret waterfall, lava caves. glacier hike, plane wreckage site and thermal pool. I wouldn't explore the South Coast any other way and can highly recommend Troll Tours.

We were in Iceland for a week and this tour was easily the highlight. The guide, Ingo, is very experienced in all things outdoors so he is extremely helpful, informative, and adventurous. The entire day was filled with breathtaking sights and activities, including seeing massive waterfalls, hiking on a glacier, and wakling through a 5000 year old lava tube. This day trip shows you the highlights of Iceland that make it so unique from the rest of the world. It opens your eyes to the amazing landscape that surrounds you and helps you find your inner explorer. The small group size is fantastic as well. With a big tour group, your time and freedom is extremely limited. When I went with Troll Tour, we only had seven people, allowing us the option to wander and explore the sights as we pleased. And that was very cool, especially since the sights included volcanoes, glaciers, and a 60 year old plane crash. I think I did more things during this one tour than I have in years of traveling. It was lit! I would definitely recommend Troll Tour to anyone wanting to experience Iceland on an new and personal level.

This is a tour that you must join while you visit Iceland, definitely my best day during my stay! The guide is so nice, informative & took very good care of us. The most unforgettable attraction is the black sand beach which is also the DC3 place wreck site, i don't think there is another unique attraction like this in the rest of the world. The guide also provides a lot of facts & information while we do the glaciers hiking & get inside of the lava tube, which makes us know more about this incredible country that we might not know from books or internet. I will definitely recommend this tour to all who is coming to Iceland & you will never regret it. Keep up the good work Troll Tour!

I read so many great things about this tour that I was really excited! I was a little bummed beforehand because they do not go to the hot springs during the winter months, yet the price is still the same, but I decided that I would be okay with that since I still would be able to do a lot of other cool things. This turned out not to be true. I should say that anything negative that occurred to me was just because of the weather, and not the tour, but I was still thoroughly disappointed. We started out the tour going to two waterfalls. At the second one, there are a bunch of stairs up to the top. Of course, we had to go up there! Doing so, however, made us the last ones back to the bus with everyone waiting. I do wish we had a tiny bit more time scheduled in for that. Then we went to the cave. Which should have been really awesome! Unfortunately, we could only just climb down into the mouth of the cave (there are stairs) and that is where we had to stop. Water had percolated down through the roof of the cave, then refrozen, leaving the cave potentially ready for cave-ins. Then we got to the black sand beach, where you ride fat tire bikes down to a plane. This was cool for about 5 minutes, until the wind picked up. It took us twice as long to get to the plane, since it was a bit of a head wind; every time we hit a small rock (normally fine with the fat tires), the bike would quickly jump to the side and we would either fall or just bike off the trail. Getting back on the trail was a huge pain, since the bike was quite reluctant to go forward. We didn't get to spend hardly any time at the plane, and had to quickly start the (now worse) trek back. Most people ended up just walking the bikes back because they were ridiculously difficult to move. After this came the glacier hike, which was absolutely awesome! I wish someone had told us to bring ski goggles or sun glasses, because any wind leads to ash being blown in your eyes constantly. So, bring sunglasses. Unfortunately, the wind was yet again our enemy. Halfway through the hike we had to turn around lest a gust blow us into a ravine. In the end, we all got home at 7. I was so disappointed that I had paid so much money for such a lucklaster tour, but I am hesitant to give a poor review because the tour guide was fine, the van was fine, and the company was fine. I suppose I just wish there were some kind of reimbursement for tours where everything is either cut short or plain sucky (biking). Just a tip for anyone reading this: go to the bathroom when you stop for food or gas. There is a bathroom at the very first waterfall (not sure if it was free), then there isn't a bathroom until the glacier hike (end of the day for us) and it is 300 ISK per person. And horrifically disappointing and unclean.

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