South Coast Glaciers and Volcanoes | Super Jeep and Glacier Hiking

South Coast Glaciers and Volcanoes | Super Jeep and Glacier Hiking
Super jeeps will allow you to cross icy rivers in winter on Iceland's South Coast.
There are many wonderful photo opportunities to be had in winter upon Sólheimajökull glacier.
A group carefully appreciates a crevasse in Sólheimajökull in winter.
Winter snows completely transforms the South Coast waterfall Seljalandsfoss.
Beautiful winter skies add colour to the otherwise white world of Sólheimajökull glacier.
Winter's challenges will be easily overcome by your modified super jeep.

Visit the glaciers of South Iceland and hike on one of them with this thrilling super jeep excursion. This tour is perfect for those who want to spice up a classic South Coast tour.

You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík by a specially modified vehicle; super jeeps are not just perfect for reaching hard-to-access places, but ensure that you will not be overcrowded with other guests, and can have a personal time with your expert guide.

Your first destination is in the direction of Eyjafjallajökull glacier. While from the ring-road, this is quite a hard feature to see, you will take an off-road track that will expose it to you in all its glory. This was the peak that erupted in 2010, causing problems with air traffic across Europe.

You will skim by Þórsmörk, a beautiful forested valley of such dramatic vistas it was named after the Norse God of Thunder, Thor (Þór), until reached Gígjökull, a tongue of Eyjafjallajökull. Your guide will be able to point at its features, and those in the surrounding area, to help you see how the eruption occurred and how the lava flowed.

After this, you will return to the ring road, and head to the next glacier to the east, Mýrdalsjökull. This covers another notorious volcano, Katla. You will not be heading there, however; your destination is the outlet Sólheimajökull, which is the glacier you will be hiking upon.

Your guide will cover the safety rules and gear you up in your helmet and crampons before you start your exploration. Glacier hiking is truly one of Iceland’s greatest tours; in few places around the world can you see such wide snowscapes, incredible ice formations, and spectacular surrounding views.

You will have an hour and a half to make the most of this beautiful location, before returning to your super jeep. The tour is not quite over yet, however; on your way back to Reykjavík, you will stop at the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Immerse yourself in the volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls of Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Super Jeep
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Gígjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:

    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.

    • Pick-up and drop-off

    • 1.5 hours on the glacier

    • Fully guided tour

    • Lunch

    What to bring:
    • Warm, waterproof clothing

    • Hiking Shoes

    • Camera

    • Hat and gloves

    Good to know:

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    Free cancellation
    Free pickup
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees