South Coast Waterfalls and Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking Tour | Medium Difficulty

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.
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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: Nov. - May.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: 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

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Out guide John was really helpful and knowledgeable! Ice walking is definitely a must-try and it’s also perfect to have pick-up service from Reykjavík.
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Our guides Amelia and Selvy (sic) we’re both amazing! Super friendly and helpful, full of really cool info, they absolutely added to the experience in a way that we wouldn’t have gotten if we were just visiting these sights on our own. The Golden circle tour was ao much fun! We made a couple I scheduled stops to get ice cream a local farm and to let some Icelandic horses :D The glacier hike was def the highlight of the trip and I’d recommend it to anyone. Once in a lifetime experience that I’ll remember forever. Thank you iceland, you were a gracious and welcoming host and I hope to see you again! Cole
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Had a great time. Good workout, but didn't need to be in good shape to do it. Beautiful views, and the wind was minimal once we climbed up. Definitely recommend.
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AMAZING!!!!! Such a wonderful excision. Every thing was great from pick up to drop off. OUr tour guide (I wish I could remember his name!) was excellent The glacier hike was a must do, its breathtaking and beautiful, as are the waterfalls. This was the highlight of our trip. It was a long day with lots of driving but definitely worth it! Highly recommend!
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It is my first time to go for this glacier hiking, i am pleased to the travel company that even our reservations cannot be located in their system, they still can arrange the similar trip to us as soon as they can. I enjoyed the wonderful weather and the services provided by the staff in assisting us to wear those hiking equipments and detail told us where we should pay attention to.
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The glacier hiking was an amazing experience. Our tour guide was Robert (Rob). He was very professional, sweet and knowledgable. Learn so much about the glacier from Rob. We walked through the different parts of the glacier and even got a chance to climbed the glacier. The weather was unwelcome (rain throughout the whole day and wind), but if you dress warm (in layers) you are going be ok. Rob helped us with the gear and entertained us during the trip. Bring water resistant clothing. My group had only 3 people, so it was perfect. We stopped for snacks and bathroom. Unbelievable experience. We also stopped to view 3 waterfalls. Thanks Rob for being so kind. Alicja/USA
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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