Sensational Iceland - Waterfalls, Glacier Hike And Northern Lights_96855

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Sensational Iceland - Waterfalls, Glacier Hike And Northern Lights

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Duration
time-raw16 hours
Difficulty
Very Easy
Starting point
Your hotel in Reykjavík
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

This is a combination tour which blends together two immensely popular tours, Magical Auroras Northern Lights and Glacier Hiking, Volcanoes and Waterfalls tours. Visit stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, views of iconic volcanoes, the black sand beach at Reynisfjara, the stunning Reynisdrangar basalt columns and an easy hike on a glistening glacier.

What to expect?

You are driven through the scenic countryside to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. A pathway leads behind the falls, from this angle you can feel the full force of the cascade and get a unique photo opportunity – rainwear is recommended! There is a short hike between Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi, “The hidden waterfall”, where you can go and feast your eyes on this hidden gem. This spectacular waterfall is hidden inside a small gorge and is definitely worth a visit.

Traveling onwards through stunning scenery you will arrive at Sólheimajökull glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime glacier walk. Your certified glacier guide will issue you with crampons and other glacier equipment. You will even hear the ancient ice cracking when it moves, as you explore you will learn about the glacier, its movement, crevasses, and formation. Next up is the black sand beach at Reynisfjara to see the dramatic basalt columns and cave, the Reynisdrangar cliffs and the basalt rock stacks that rise above the Atlantic waves. An Icelandic legend says these were trolls which were turned into rock when they faced the rising sun. Finally, you will come to the majestic Skógafoss waterfall, a pathway with 527 steps leads up the side of the waterfall, giving a grandstand view of the falls and the rainbows which appear on sunny days. This waterfall is also the location of a famous Icelandic legend. It is said that Þrasi Þórólfsson, the first Viking settler in the area, buried a treasure chest in a cave behind Skógafoss.

This is volcano country, on a clear day, you will get views of Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla and even the volcanoes around the Westman Islands, just off the coast. This trip has an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Our guides always welcome your questions! You are dropped off at your hotel in Reykjavík at around 19:00 pm, really close to the restaurants so you can get something to eat.

We pick you up for your northern lights minibus tour at your hotel at 20:30 pm. You will be taken to the best places in the countryside to see the aurora. The moment when you spot the first whisper of their glimmering colors is always spellbinding. Green, yellow, white and sometimes blue or purple northern lights are usually seen. Red auroras, from deep red to rose and vivid violet are more common in Iceland than elsewhere in the world, but still quite rare. We can never promise you will see the lights but we do our very best.

The tour returns to Reykjavík around midnight / 01:00 – as always the weather can influence schedules. You are dropped off where we picked you up in the morning.

What is included?

  • Certified glacier guide
  • Northern Lights photos
  • Glacier hiking equipment
  • All required safety equipment

Excluded:

  • Meals and beverages

Is this experience for me?

The tour is NOT suitable for children under 8 yrs old.

What do I need to bring?

Warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, scarves, water bottle, snacks and a small backpack is always useful. Strong hiking boots are absolutely essential, ice crampons are provided for your glacier walk, it is not possible to fit them to any other kind of footwear.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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$199