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Our most recommended Iceland South Coast Hiking

  • Sólheimajökull: 3 Hour Glacier Hike

    1. Sólheimajökull: 3 Hour Glacier Hike

    This hike is for anyone who wants to experience hiking on the beautiful glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Located underneath the ice cap is one of the largest Volcanoes in Iceland, Katla who erupted last in 1918. You will meet your guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will receive all the necessary safety gear and hike towards the glacier. There you will get a safety briefing as well as a tutorial on how to attach the crampons to your boots. You will have 60-90 minutes on the ice and be able to explore the impermanent glacier formations as well as crevasses and moulins. During the hike you will see the beautiful views of the area, surrounding mountains as well as some volcanic ash on the glacier. Your guide will be happy to explain these natural phenomena and answer your questions.  If you have never been on a glacier you don't need to worry! Your skilled guide will make sure you ...

    We had an amazing visit. Our guide Alex from Troll Adventures was really good, fun, gave us a lot of info, took us to interesting places on the glacier. An unforgetable visit.

  • From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

    2. From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

    Journey to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you get the chance to walk behind the 60-meter fall. There will definitely be drizzle behind the breathtaking waterfall, so put on your rain gear and get your cameras ready! The adventure continues at Skógarfoss waterfall, a powerful 60-meter drop from what used to be coastline. You can enjoy the beautiful view from above after running up the 527 steps that lead to the top. Skógarfoss was a filming location for the Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Thor: The Dark World as well as several music videos. On the iconic black sand beach discover magnificent basalt columns as well as the rock pillars named Reynisdrangar. Be sure to watch out for the unpredictable sneaker waves while enjoying the magical view of the beach and Dyrhólaey cliffs in the distance. Between June and August you can enjoy the company of hundreds of puffins that ...

    This was by far the best tour I did in Iceland. I honestly wish I had known about Troll tours before so that I couldn’t have booked all my tours with them. Our guide Michael was very nice and entertaining and made sure we had enough time to go see everything on the south coast. The glacier hike was also beautiful and the highlight of the trip and something I recommend everyone do!

  • Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

    3. Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

    Defy gravity on an exciting ice climb and hike across the Sólheimajökull Glacier, the outlet glacier that was featured in Chasing Ice, the award-winning documentary about climate change. Meet your certified guide at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking lot to collect all the necessary safety equipment, including crampons and ice axes. Hike towards the outlet glacier and get ready to face the challenge of the climb. Don't worry if you have never walked on ice before, as your guide will show you all you need to know to successfully conquer the body of dense ice. Learn all the basic techniques of ice climbing, and hear about the history and formation of the ever-changing glacier. Follow your guide to the perfect climbing location, and watch as they set up the ice-climbing system before you climb up the icy walls under their safe guidance.

    Helki was friendly, knowledgeable, and made us feel safe every crampon step of the way! Had a lovely time on our glacier walk and a wonderful first ice climb.

  • 2 Day South Coast Tour with Glacier Hike & Boat Tour

    4. 2 Day South Coast Tour with Glacier Hike & Boat Tour

    Begin by visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as visiting the lesser known, more secret waterfalls of Glufrabui, Kvernufoss, and Irafoss. You will stop so that you can buy lunch. Drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where you will take a glacier hike for about 1.5 hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier. 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. You will be staying overnight in a very cosy accommodation, close to the famous Seljalandsfoss. On the second day you will take a closer look at majestic glaciers and lagoons. After a stop in the lovely village of Vik, you drive to visit the waterfall Foss á Sidu and the National Park in Skaftafell, where...

    The tour was well organized and gave us the chance to see so many beautiful sites on the South Coast, waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches and even more. The guide was knowledgeable and very professional, in driving and leading the glacier hike. The hostel where we stayed over night was very welcoming, clean and quiet. Food was good and affordable there.

  • South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

    5. South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

    You adventure begins with you being picked up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the south. Your first stop will be the almighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall, bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. Following this, you will progress onward to the Skógafoss waterfall. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. You will then reach a blue ice cave, where you will have the opportunity to hike through this natural phenomenon Following the ice cave, you will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting your highly trained glacier guides you will hike on the ice for 1.5 hours, a truly spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingl...

    time management excellent (pickup/ duration per tourist spot/ drop off) worth the price level of difficulty of glacier hike is beginner frdly nice hotel (with breakfast included)

  • Sólheimajökull: 3-Hour Glacier Hiking Trip

    6. Sólheimajökull: 3-Hour Glacier Hiking Trip

    Enjoy a family-friendly glacier walk on Iceland's most visited glacier, the Sólheimajökull glacier. Be guided by a certified, and experienced glacier guide who will equip you with crampons, and ice axes before heading up to the foot of the glacier. After a quick lesson on how to use the technical gear, you and your group will head up to the glacier to explore and experience all that the glacial landscape has to offer. Marvel at the frozen wonderland with its white, clear, and blue ice formations, deep crevasses, and water cauldrons. Take your time navigating the glacier, making sure you have plenty of photo opportunities. Enjoy the scenery and hear stories from your guide about all the ever-changing glaciers.

  • South Coast, Glacier Hike and Northern Lights Winter Tour

    7. South Coast, Glacier Hike and Northern Lights Winter Tour

    Your tour will start with a morning Reykjavik pick-up at authorized pick-up locations. You are then driven from the capital to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you will get the opportunity to follow a pathway that leads you behind the fall. Traveling onwards through sensational scenery you will arrive at Sólheimajökull glacier for an easy glacier walk. Your certified glacier guide will issue you with crampons and other glacier equipment. As you explore you will learn about the glacier, its movements, crevasses and formation. You will even hear the ancient ice cracking when it moves. Next up is the famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara to see the basalt columns and cave, the stunning Reynisdrangar cliffs and the impressive basalt rock stacks that rise above the Atlantic waves. Lastly, you will come to the smashing Skógafoss waterfall, a pathway with 527 steps leads up the side of the w...

    A fantastic day lead by our guide Pascale, so much done considering the short winter days. Started off with the powerful Skogafoss Waterfall, the sun was out and cast a beautiful rainbow beside the fall! Next was the stunning Reynisfjara black sand beach. Then hiking af Solheimjokull glacier lead by the lovely instructor Linda. An unforgettable experience. Last was a visit to Seljalandsfoss and a secret fall between the canyon! Later that night off to hunt for the northern lights, this time with the hilarious Kopi who did his best to try and find them.

  • South Coast & Jokulsarlon Small Group Sightseeing Tour

    8. South Coast & Jokulsarlon Small Group Sightseeing Tour

    This small group adventure starts from Reykjavik where your guide will pick you up from one of the authorized pickup points in the Reykjavik downtown area. First stop will be the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is one of the few waterfalls in Iceland that you can walk behind. Next up is the powerful Skogafoss waterfall, located in the peaceful area of Skogar, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful scenery. A trail located on the right side of the waterfall offers explorers the chance to view the waterfall from various angles. Then, visit the local village of Vik where you will have time to have lunch. The famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon will be your next stop. The beautiful picturesque glacier lagoon has been featured in various Hollywood movies for good reason. See majestic icebergs floating in the peaceful lagoon, and add an (optional)...

    Great tour, only downfall was we didn’t stop at Skogafoss as it’s stated in the listing.

  • Iceland 6-Day Ring Road Adventure

    9. Iceland 6-Day Ring Road Adventure

    Day one: Golden Circle and South Coast Your adventure begins with a pickup in Reykjavik then visit the popular Golden Circle attractions of Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Experience spouting geysers, historical and geological wonders, and the beautiful golden falls of Gullfoss. Then make your way to the impressive South Coast where you will be greeted by the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss before reaching your accommodation for the night. Day two: Vik, Skaftafell, and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon After breakfast at your hotel, begin your journey further south towards the charming village of Vik. Make a stop at the unique and photogenic black sand beach of Reynisfjara. After visiting Vik, make your way to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs. The nearby Diamond beach is also on today's agenda. See icebergs that have washed ashore glist...

    Wonderful experience. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The scenery was unbelievable.

  • Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

    10. Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

    After an early wake-up and pick-up in one of the coolest cities of Europe, take a great 10-hour tour to see Iceland. Make your first stop at waterfall Seljalandsfoss, with no doubt one of the most famous one in the country. This is a waterfall you can walk behind, with a drop off 65 meters and a part of the river Seljalandsá which has its origins underneath the glacier Eyjafjallajökull - the famous volcano that erupted in 2010 and put the world's flights on hold.  Head to the stunning waterfall Skógafoss, one of the largest at a width of 25 meters and drop off 60 meters. It can also be seen from above as there are footsteps that lead above the waterfall. Stop in Reynisfjara for lunch. Try Icelandic meat-soup or many other dishes. Take a walk on a black sand beach and maybe see  puffins if you are lucky. After that, drive to the Village of Vík for a short stop. Sólheimajökull Glacier is...

    Good efficient guide. Should warn us yo get waterproof clothing for the big waterfall.

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What people are saying about Iceland South Coast

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Our tour guide, Jo un (sorry, idk how to spell his name; he is from Portugal) was very knowledgeable and very funny. He makes the whole day trip so much fun. He also have us learned about the name and the meaning of each place we were going. He also made sure over and over that we’re safe on the glacier hike, and we’re happy: enjoying it. We also get to try the Viking pushups haha. I’d love to take another tour with him next time.

This was by far the best tour I did in Iceland. I honestly wish I had known about Troll tours before so that I couldn’t have booked all my tours with them. Our guide Michael was very nice and entertaining and made sure we had enough time to go see everything on the south coast. The glacier hike was also beautiful and the highlight of the trip and something I recommend everyone do!

What an amazing time we had as a group with David leading the way! We got to see so much in such a short time and got lifetime images will never forget. Only thing that would have been better would have been having time to go down to the Studagil Canyon.

A trip worth recommending - the waterfalls included in the program are a must have;) the guide Julian was very well prepared, he told various interesting facts with a sense of humor both on the bus and while climbing the glacier.

Nice journey on the glacier in best weather conditions