Glaciers & Waterfalls / South Coast and Glacier Hiking

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Duration11 hours
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DifficultyEasy
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Pickup OptionFree Pickup

Set out on an aesthetic hike for the ages as you traverse across a plethora of staggeringly stunning terrain that will awe you every step of the way.

What to expect?

South Shore Adventure Tour

Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible.

Rated: Easy/Family tour.

Tour Highlights:- Seljandsfoss Waterfall- Sólheimajökull Glacier - Reynisfjara black sand beaches - Skógafoss Waterfall- Eyjafjallajökull Glacier / Volcano view*- Hekla Volcano*

Tour Details:

Duration: approximately 12 hours.

Pick up time: Be ready at 08:00 AM for pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Please note that the pickup and sightseeing part of this tour is operated by Grayline.Included: Pick-up (and return) from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull and Reynisfjara in a bus, and glacier walking with a certified glacier guide.

Clothing: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them.

Travel through south Iceland's farming lands, black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers along the coast! Walk behind the magnificent wall of water from Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take an easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. Then take a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara known for its famous basalt columns and caverns.

Witness the Reynisdrangar cliffs and basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea whom which Icelandic legends say are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. We end this great sightseeing tour with a stop at Skógafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 60 meter high thundering waterfall to take your most memorable photographs. Tourists may even walk up the side to gain a bird's eye view of the cascading water and rainbows.Experience all of these incredible landscapes as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage and watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes. When we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can glimpse the Westman Islands rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers off the coast.

Book this great value and easy sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are breathtaking, the grandeur unforgettable. Where else in the world can you stand on 700 years old glacier ice, walk behind a 65 meters high waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach in one day? You will be picked up in a bus by Iceland Excursions and will have an Arctic Adventures glacier guide during the tour. * Views of Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Hekla Volcano are subject to weather conditions.

Please note: Arctic Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary if weather conditions change and the glacier walk is cancelled. If this cancellation occurs a visit to the Skogar museum and Vik village is offered.

Disclaimer: All glacier and sightseeing trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

What is included?

Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull and Reynisfjara in a bus and glacier walking with a certified glacier guide.

What do I need to bring?

Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, some headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 10% if cancelled 180 days before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pickup in Reykjavik

$161