Day trip

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 149.80 per person

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Join an excursion along the South Coast of Iceland. See black sand beaches, majestic waterfalls, and hike up the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup will be at selected locations in central Reykjavik. Please provide the complete address of your accommodation and the local tour provider will inform you of the closest pick-up location. Please be ready at 8:00 AM at your designated pick-up location. The pickup process usually takes 30 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore some of the largest glaciers of Iceland on this guided South Coast hike
  • Hike up Sólheimajökull glacier with a guide for a spellbinding glacier landscape
  • Walk behind the magnificent curtain of water from Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Take a stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and its basalt caverns
  • Travel through south Iceland's black sand beaches and thundering waterfalls
Full description

Experience some of the largest glaciers of Iceland, and see the waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandson on a day trip from Reykjavik. After a pickup from the city, witness the alluring natural beauty of the cascading waterfalls and embark on a guided hike with all necessary glacier equipment.

Journey to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you get the chance to walk behind the 60-meter fall. There will definitely be a drizzle behind the breathtaking waterfall, so put on your rain gear and get your cameras ready.

Continue the adventure at Skógarfoss waterfall, a 60-meter drop from what used to be the coastline. You can enjoy the beautiful view from above after running up the 527 steps leading 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 like to nest in the columns.

Finally, get geared up with the necessary safety equipment to hike up one of Iceland's most scenic glaciers on the South Coast, where you can see the fast-melting ice formations and learn about the area’s ancient geology and environmental importance.

Includes
  • Certified glacier guide
  • WiFi in the minibus
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice ax)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Gloves
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 224 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    A very enjoyable (and full) day with a very informative guide. It takes in the 'must see' bits of the south coast, and adds a glacier walk experience. We did it after completing the Laugavegur Trail, and it was great to have some of our experiences there 'filled out' and some questions answered. Our guide took the safety aspects of the glacier walk very seriously and all in all we felt very well looked after.

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    July 21, 2022

    Absolutely fantastic!! Sighvatur Blondahl is a really good guide, very knowledgeable, intuitive, has a very high level of concern for safety for his group, demonstrates the required techniques will and even has a sense of humour I will definitely return to Iceland for at least another 2 times and wish to bring my husband with me, as well as going on other tours with Sighvatur. Just wish we had a little more time to explore the black beach as we had our lunch but had no time to explore afterwards? You will return from the tours on a high! Thank you Sighvatur

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    July 19, 2022

    Our Guide, Jakob, was fabulous. He provided interesting and fun dialogue while driving. I felt very safe on the glacier hike as he was extremely diligent on the instructions for safety and keeping track of our group along the way. The stops were great - beautiful scenery. It was an overall amazing experience!

    June 19, 2022

    Product ID: 148457