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  • From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

    1. 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!

  • South Coast: Glacier Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

    2. South Coast: Glacier Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

    A day on the glacier is a great way to experience Icelandic nature. Only 2-hours away from Reykjavík is a glacier called Sólheimajökull (Solheimajokull glacier), an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull (Myrdalsjokull glacier). It lies just east of the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that erupted in the spring of 2010 and caused trouble all over Europe. When arriving at the glacier, your guide will get all the necessary equipment ready such as crampons and ice axe and then the group will head up to the glacier. Your guide will lead you through wonders of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses while telling you everything about the behavior of these ever-changing giants. About 2-hours will be spent on the ice. On the way back to Reykjavík, there will be a stop at the impressive waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

    Great tour that combined some stunning waterfalls and scenery with a Glacier Hike. We had a great tour guide who was driving the minibus to the south coast and telling us lots of interesting items about where we visiting and Iceland in general. What was really handy was the bus driver had some rubber cramp on type items for our feet to help us grip, as it was cold, snowy and icy at the waterfall's we visited these helped us get to the best spots for the great views (One viewing platform was really icy, but we got to it no problem). The Glacier Hike was amazing, and had all the proper gear (Ice Axe, Harness, Crampon's) to help us navigate up the glacier and to the plateau. Awesome views and amazing going through the glacier, just a shame it's melting so quickly.

  • South Coast, Glacier Hike and Northern Lights Winter Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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.

  • South Iceland & Glacier Hike Adventure

    5. South Iceland & Glacier Hike Adventure

    First up on the itinerary is one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls, Skógafoss. Those who are up for the challenge, can climb all 527 steps to the observation deck for a unique perspective. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a sunny day and see big rainbows through the waterfall mist. Then you head over to the star of the tour, Sólheimajökull glacier, where you'll hike for one hour through an otherworldly glacial landscape.  On the way back, you'll stop at Seljalandsfoss, one of the South Coast’s most prominent waterfalls. Walking behind it and feeling the mist from the cascading water on your skin is the perfect ending to this South Coast adventure.

  • Small Group South Coast Adventure & Glacier Hike

    6. Small Group South Coast Adventure & Glacier Hike

    See beautiful waterfalls, stunning black sand beaches, and one of Iceland’s biggest glaciers on a small group hike. Start your 2.5-hour hike at the Solheimarjökull glacier and see the glacier’s outlet flowing down from the stunning Myrdálsjökull glacier. The ice cap of the glacier covers the crater of Katla, one of the most powerful volcanoes in Iceland. After the hike, make your way to the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara and explore this dramatic landscape. Having now reached the most Southern point of this tour, the group will turn and make its way back in the direction of Reykjavik. Stop at the famous Skogarfoss waterfall with its dramatic 60-meter falls. Savor yet another of Mother Earth’s superb creations before heading to Seljalandsfoss where, if conditions allow, you can take a walk behind the waterfall’s curtain. Pay a visit to Gljúfrabúi, found hidden from view in the mounta...

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What people are saying about Seljalandsfoss

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!

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.

The experience was great! All the stages of the journey were Amazing, from the big waterfall to black beach. The hie to the glacier gas bene wonderful, totally worht It! Maybe If It was longer, it would be Better.

It was the best experience I had in Iceland! Juan/John was the best guide ever. Everything was perfect, great group on the tour. I really enjoyed it a lot!