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From Reykjavik: South Coast and Glacier Hiking Tour

Product ID: 14342
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Enjoy a 1.5-hour glacier walking tour of Sólheimajökull glacier. You'll see some striking ice sculptures, waterfalls and beautiful topography along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magical beauty of the Icelandic landscape
  • Walk through the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses awaits discovery
  • Visit Sólheimajökull glacier
Full description
A glacier walk is a great way to experience Icelandic nature and a tour to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue is an ideal way to spend the day. On the 2-hour drive from Reykjavík, you will pass right under the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused so much trouble in the spring of 2010.

Just east of the volcano lies Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth-largest glacier. As you explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses, you will learn more and more about these disappearing giants. Experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment for this tour. Please note that ice climbing is not included.

On the way back to Reykjavík after the exhilarating glacier hike, you will stop at the two beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes this waterfall so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. It is recommended that you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to walk behind it. Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Includes
  • Bus fare with audio guide
  • 1.5 to 2-hour guided glacier hike
  • Ice hiking gear and safety equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The main departure point for Reykjavík Excursion day tours is from the BSI Bus Terminal. Please be ready at the BSI Bus Terminal 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Remember to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots
• Children aged 9 years and younger are not permitted on this tour
• Ice climbing is not included in this tour
• Operation of this tour depends on weather conditions on the glacier
• English audio guidance on the bus
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
5.0/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Reykjavik Excursions

Product ID: 14342