Wild South Coast | Waterfalls & Black Beach with Glacier Hike

Wild South Coast | Waterfalls & Black Beach with Glacier Hike
The waterfall Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous cascades in all of Iceland.
The waterfall Gljúfrabúi is a beloved hidden gem of the South Coast of Iceland.
Skógafoss is an impressive waterfall of the South Coast of Iceland with a drop of 60 metres.
The basalt rock formations of the black beach Reynisfjara are a prime example of Iceland's volcanic terrain.
Icelandic legend has it that the sea stacks Reynisdrangar on the South Coast came to be when trolls and their ship turned to stone.
The waterfall Kvernufoss on the South Coast of Iceland isn't seen by all visitors since it is tucked away behind cliffs.
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Experience the raw power of the nature of Iceland on this South Coast adventure. See the black beach Reynisfjara, the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull and cascading waterfalls, and top it all off with a glacier hike on Sólheimajökull. If you are a nature and adventure lover, this tour is made for you.

After getting picked up in Reykjavík, you start with visiting the two great waterfalls of the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as the lesser-known, more secret waterfalls Gljúfrabúi and Írafoss.

Each of these falls is different from the other but equal in allure, so remember to bring your camera for all the fantastic photo opportunities.

As the journey continues, you will drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap, where you will hop off for a glacier hike to have a closer look at the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

Hiking up a glacier is the best and surest way to fully grasp its great power, where the scenery is dotted with icy crevasses and the air is incredibly crisp and restorative.

A bit further is the great Reynisfjara Beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings. 

In just one day, you will see two volcanoes and discover five amazing waterfalls, visit Reynisfjara and get up close and personal with the sleeping ice giants that are our glaciers during the glacier hike. 

This is the perfect tour for the curious travellers and the inquisitive nature lover. Reserve it now to secure your spot on this South Iceland sightseeing adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Gljufrabui, South Coast, Kvernufoss
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30.

Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00 - so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location. 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.

  • Round trip excursion

  • English guide

  • Free Wi-Fi on bus

  • Glacier hike for 1,5 hours

  • Hiking equipment (crampons & helmet)

  • Lunch and dinner

What to bring:
  • Warm, wind & waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes (available for rent upon request)

  • Snacks

  • Camera

Good to know:

This tour takes up to 11 hours. Meals are not included but we will stop for a lunch break and also for a coffee in the afternoon. The maximum number of passengers are 15 which gives a better atmosphere while travelling.

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That was awesome, amazing. It was my first time in Iceland. In south weather was unpredictable, it was very strong wind, ash in the air. So because of the weather glacier walk was delayed. so the guide showed us some other places. it was cool. Nothing could change my mood. Anyway it was grate. The most surprising thing about our guide - he can speak Russian:)
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I'd been to glacier but have never hiked on it. This's the first time I've done it. It's a fun, exciting and unique experience. What's more, the close encounter with glacier reminds me of the serious threat to nature caused by human-induced global warming.
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Amazing! Glacier hiking was my favorite thing we did in Iceland. An unforgettable experience!!
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I will never forget this! The other passengers were nearly like old friends. But this wasn't just luck - our awesome guide Siggi knew how to make everyone feel comfortable. He also made extra stops on our wish or his advise. The glacier hike was definitely the highlight! Don't miss that!
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Absolutely AMAZING! Went last week of April, we had really good weather. Mini bus was really nice with WI-FI and USB ports to charge phones. It was only me and my boyfriend which was brilliant because we had our tour guide exclusively :D He was very good, I think his name was Ross. I do reccomend it! I also have a bit of advice for people: make sure you have waterproof clothes with you, especially on a glacier!! :)
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Absolutely amazing! Lucia and David were our guides and they were wonderful! Truly a life-changing experience that I will never forget.
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This is an amazing tour and it was mostly due to David and Lucia! They are very knowledgeable and fun tour guides. The time spent at each destination is just right and they took care to ensure every body was safe and accounted for at all times. I highly recommend this tour if you have three days to spend in Iceland!
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This tour was great. There were only 3 people on this tour (myself included). The bus was nice and had USB ports so I could charge my phone and camera in-between stops. The driver and guide were nice. Driver mostly only talked during the bus ride to each sites and then dropped us off at the different sites and told us when to be back at the bus. He would always give us recommendations as to what to do at each site and what to eat at the stops. We had plenty of time at each stop to really enjoy the site and do everything we wanted to do. We were very fortunate to have excellent weather during our glacier hike, it was a beautiful experience. The guide was very through about our safety on the hike and made sure we were safe the entire time. Everything about this tour was awesome.
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We were lucky enough to be just the two of us in a tour(became a private tour) with the best driver and guide we could ask for. Thor was really friendly and he had his way to make you have fun, enjoy the place and make it unforgettable. We have seen the best waterfalls of Iceland, some great rivers,glaciers, and the black sandy beach. We certainly recommend nice travels to be your company, and if you are lucky enough to have Thor as your guide.
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