Exciting 7-Hour Glacier Hike & Sightseeing Tour on Iceland’s South Coast

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Tour starts
Midgard Base Camp, Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
8 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
5 years old


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Iceland's South Coast with this immersive seven-hour adventure tour, including a memorable glacier hike. Travelers who want to see the highlights of South Iceland and experience the excitement of walking on a glacier will love this combination sightseeing tour.

The adventure begins at the meeting point in Hvolsvollur. Alternatively, you can add pick-up from your accommodation in the area. Depending on the number of guests, you'll meet the expert local guide leading the tour and set off along the South Coast in a jeep or minibus.

The day's first stops are the iconic Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. These two mighty falls are about the same height, roughly 200 feet (60 meters), but are otherwise very different in appearance. 

Skogafoss waterfall is broad and powerful, while Seljalandsfoss waterfall is narrow and more serene.

After snapping a few photos, you'll continue along the South Coast toward the Dyrholaey Peninsula. Here, you'll witness the mesmerizing meeting of land and sea, with panoramic views of black beaches, rugged cliffs, and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Keep an eye out for the diverse birdlife that call this area home.

Next, you'll visit Reynisfjara, Iceland's most famous black sand beach. It has a surreal beauty, with jet-black volcanic sands and towering basalt columns. You might recognize it from TV shows and films like Game of Thrones and Star Wars: Rogue One.

From here, it's time to start the real adventure with an exhilarating glacier walk on the awe-inspiring Solheimajokull glacier. You'll park at the starting point and walk to the glacier's edge. 

As you walk, your guide will tell your group more about the glacier, and you'll see how much it has melted over the last 15 years.

When you reach the glacier's edge, you'll receive the safety gear you need for the hike, including a helmet, harness, and crampons. After a quick safety briefing, you'll begin the glacier hike. 

Trek over icy crevasses, discover dramatic sinkholes, and admire the stunning snowscape surrounding you on this unforgettable experience.

Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable and friendly guide will teach you about Iceland's fascinating geology and history. You'll also have plenty of chances to take incredible photos as you navigate the icy terrain, so remember to bring your camera.

After an exhilarating time on the glacier, you'll board the tour vehicle and return to base camp in Hvolsvollur. 

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to visit the highlights of the South Coast and enjoy a glacier hike on this seven-hour tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Super jeep ride along the South Coast
Safety equipment for glacier hike, including a helmet, harness, and crampons


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy hiking shoes
Hat and gloves
Refillable water bottle
Packed lunch (or add a lunchbox to your tour when booking)


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