Walk Through Ice and Fire | Glacier Hiking and Hot Springs | Medium Difficulty

The water melting off of Sólheimajökull glacier in south Iceland is drinkable.
One of the most popular waterfalls in all of Iceland can be found on the South Coast near Skógar, called Skógafoss.
Reykjadalur valley in south Iceland has many unusual steam vents.
Enjoy the hot springs and hot rivers that wind through Reykjadalur valley.
Scale the ridges and skirt around the crevasses of Sólheimajökull glacier in southern Iceland.
The hot river in Reykjadalur valley is fed by springs, allowing you to chose where to sit based on the temperature you seek.
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Feel the fires beneath Iceland’s surface by basking in hot springs, and the ice beneath your feet by ascending a glacier, with this tour of south Iceland. This excursion should not be missed by those who want to discover the Land of Ice and Fire.

This tour begins when you are picked up in Reykjavík, and driven to the ‘earthquake town’ of Hveragerði. This settlement got its nickname from the geological and geothermal activity that occurs here; the geothermal activity, in particular, is so much that there are many greenhouses utilising the heat, and restaurants cook meat by burying it in the boiling water just below the surface of the earth.

After picking up some refreshments, you’ll hike from the outskirts of the town into Reykjadalur, or ‘the Smoky Valley’. For just over an hour, you’ll trek around mountains and hills, passing many mud pools and fumaroles, until reaching a beautiful, steaming river. Here, you can bathe, choosing whether to go upriver for the intense heat trickling in from the hot springs, or to a more temperate point downriver.

After enjoying the beautiful nature from the warm water, you’ll dry off, then take the hike back, no doubt feeling fully charged for the day ahead.

Once back in the van, you’ll be whisked along the South Coast towards the glacier you will be hiking. En route, however, you will make a stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss, which it is possible to encircle in summer, and Skógafoss, the power and width of which are awe-inspiring.

The glacier tongue you are heading to is Sólheimajökull, an outlet of Mýrdalsjökull. All equipment will be given to you, and your guide will discuss safety with you before you start your ascent.

The glaciers of Iceland are incredible places. You can attain spectacular views of the surrounding nature from their height, and admire little-seen features such as crevasses, ice ridges and even ice caves. Their colouration is also fascinating; parts are electric blue, newly frozen, while some sections are pitch black, from the ash locked within it them from eruptions centuries past.

After a thorough hike, you will return back to Reykajavík, in full knowledge that you have thoroughly explored many sides of the Land of Ice and Fire.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Shore, South Iceland, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Hengill, Eyjafjallajökull, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Reykjadalur, Hveragerði, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:30

  • Transport

  • Guiding services

  • Ice gear

  • All necessary safety equipment

  • Lunch can be bought on the tour

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Rain gear

  • Hiking shoes

  • Bathing suit

  • Towel

Good to know:

Boots and rain gear can be rented


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Walk Through Ice and Fire | Glacier Hiking and Hot Springs | Medium Difficulty

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