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South Coast & Glacier Hike

About the Tour

This tour takes you to south Iceland travelling through lush farmlands with views of powerful volcanoes and glaciers, black sand beaches, and thundering waterfalls.

Itinerary:

First in a series of natural landmarks is Skógafoss waterfall, arguably the country‘s most iconic waterfall and one of south Iceland‘s star attraction. Viking legends tell of a treasure buried in a cave behind the waterfall.

From Skógafoss you travel east to Sólheimajökull glacier for a 2 hour walk in a spellbinding glacier landscape. Combination of expansive views, jagged peaks, cool blue glaciers, and wide-open sky provide a steady stream of amazing photographic opportunities.
From Sólheimajökull the tour takes you to Reynisfjara beach that features the dramatic and imposing Garðar, a pyramid of basalt columns known as the “organ pipes” that jostle the surrounding cliffs and caves.

Heading back to Reykjavik your last but by no means the last is the iconic Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can literally walk behind a curtain of water which is certainly a moment you’ll want to capture on camera.

Included:

Included in the tour is pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation, transportation professional English speaking guide, one hour walking tour on the Glacier, certified glacier guides glacier gear, helmet, crampons, ice axe and other safety equipment needed for the glacier walk. Foods and drinks are excluded.

Highlights:

– The picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall
– The beautiful and photogenic waterfall Skógafoss
– Walk on Sólheimajökull glacier
– Stroll along the black lava-sand beach Reynisfjara to see its basalt rock stacks
– See Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes (weather depending) as well as the Westman Islands across the ocean

Tour Details

Season: All year
Departs from: Reykjavík
Duration: 8 hours

Good to know:

Dress extremely well, preferably waterproof and warm clothing, a hat, gloves, good walking shoes, wear thick socks. Glacier walk does not require any special skills and can be enjoyed by people with normal fitness and in good health. Minimum age for glacier hiking is 14 years.

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