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, Kvernufoss 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: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: 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.

Included:
  • 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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