South Coast Fire & Ice Tour

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Duration11 hours
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DifficultyModerate
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Pickup OptionFree Pickup

The South Coast: Fire & Ice tour is an action packed day that allows you to experience Iceland’s quintessential sights from waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers and volcanoes. It’s a day trip to remember!

What to expect?

We start the day early, heading east out of Reykjavík to explore the South Coast of Iceland with our first stop being a visit to the recently opened, award winning LAVA centre, where we learn all about the volcanoes and geology that we’ll see throughout the day in their amazing and interactive exhibition. After the Lava Centre and a quick coffee and snack break in their café, we head on to one of the outlet glaciers from Mýrdalsjökull glacier called Sólheimajökull glacier. After getting geared up with all of the safety equipment (harness, helmet, axe and crampons (spikes) step onto the otherworldly landscape where we explore this icy giant, hiking past crevasses, ridges and natural sculptures of the glacier ice. A glacier hike is always a highlight of any trip to Iceland!

After the glacier hike we continue on Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach where we marvel over the basalt columns and sea stacks of this beautiful stretch of coast, also allowing time for lunch at Black Beach Restaurant (not included). From here we make our way back west, stopping by two of Iceland's most iconic waterfalls. Walking up to the powerful Skógafoss waterfall plummeting down 60 meters keeps us in awe and walking behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall is always a really fun experience. We will arrive back in Reykjavík just in time for a late dinner in the city.

Is this the tour for me?

Minimum age is 10 years old. We normally allow for around 2-3 hours between arriving at the glacier car park and departing again. There is a little bit of time to get you all ready with crampons, axes, harnesses and helmets and then walk to the glacier. We will spend between 1-2 hours on the actual glacier ice.

A moderate fitness level is required. The glacier hike has been designed for people that have never worn crampons or been on a glacier before. We do require you to tell us though if there are any medical or health conditions that would impact how you would go on a hike of about 5 kilometres (approximately 2-3 miles) over uneven and sloping terrain. It does not necessarily mean that you can't join the hike, it just allows your guide to cater the hike to you and be aware of any possible risks.

What is included?

a. Free tour pick up from your designated pick up locations in Reykjavik

b. Knowledgeable local guide

c. Entrance to LAVA Centre

d. Glacier hike with all necessary safety equipment (harness, helmet, axes, crampons (spikes)

e. Maximum group of 12 people

f. Transportation in a comfortable mini bus

g. Hiking boots & waterproof clothing can be provided if needed

What do I need to bring?

a. Sturdy hiking boots for the glacier hike. Preferably one that goes above your ankle. If you do not have a pair you can hire from us, you select this option in the booking process.

b. We give time for lunch at the Black Sand Restaurant by Reynisfjara after the glacier hike. It’s always good to have a bottle of water with you as well as snacks to have throughout the day.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Cancellation fee of 100.0% is charged if cancelled 2 day(s) or less before the activity Cancellation fee of 10.0% is charged if cancelled 90 day(s) or less before the activity

Glacier Hike Duration: We normally allow for around 2-3 hours between arriving at the glacier car park and departing again. There is a little bit of time to get you all ready with crampons, axes, harnesses and helmets and then walk to the glacier. We will spend between 1-2 hours on the actual glacier ice.

Fitness: A moderate fitness level is required. The glacier hike has been designed for people that have never worn crampons or been on a glacier before. We do require you to tell us though if there are any medical or health conditions that would impact how you would go on a hike of about 5 kilometres (approximately 2-3 miles) over uneven and sloping terrain. It does not necessarily mean that you can't join the hike, it just allows your guide to cater the hike to you and be aware of any possible risks.

Meeting Point

Pick up is included in designated pick up locations in Reykjavík (options shown in the drop down box in the booking process).

$171