South Coast

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Visit the south-coast of Iceland and go hiking on a glacier then visit the the incredible waterfalls of Skógar and Seljalandsfoss on one of the must-do day tours from Reykjavík. Step on board our all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour or about our small country, you can ask the host who will happily assist you.

First stop will be the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that flows from main ice-cap of Mýrdalsjökullwhere the mighty Katla Volcano rests. You will walk on the glacier, wearing special crampons on your shoes and explore the amazing cracks, crevasses and ice expertly lead by a certified glacier guide. The experience is definitely one of those who are unique to Iceland as, you only need to hike 20 minutes, and suddenly you will find yourself standing on top of a few hundred meters of ice, but still only slightly above sea-level.

The next destination is the stunning Skógarfoss waterfall. Up close, you will be able to feel the water-spray on your face and you can also climb up the hill (all 527 steps) to see the majestic 60 meter high waterfall from above and witness the water plummet down on it’s way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Last but not least, we will visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall that is one of Iceland’s most famous attractions, to get a different perspective you can take a walk from behind and look through the wall of water.

In order to reach all of our incredible destination we will make our way through fertile farming lands and pass by small villages. The area is known for its Viking history and heritage guarded by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull & Hekla Volcano dwell with their all-powerful presence. On clear days you will also have a great view of the Westman Islands where the renowned volcanoes lie, that caused the islander’s great troubles in the 1970’s.

What's included

A good trip requires good planning. Please go over this list and make sure to bring important items with you. Skipping planning can quickly ruined a good trip.

What to bring

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Warm clothing

Included

  • Professional guide
  • Experienced glacier guide
  • Local knowledge
  • Helmet
  • Transportation

Not Included

  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Tour Highlights

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Sólheimajökull

Sólheimajökull is a glacier in southern Iceland, between the volcanoes Katla and Eijafjallajökkull. Part of the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Sólheimajökull is a prominent and popular tourist location owing to its size and relative ease of access.[1]

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Skógafoss

Skógafoss (pronounced [ˈskou.aˌfɔs]) is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward (it is now at a distance of about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from Skógar), the former sea cliffs remained, parallel to the coast over hundreds of kilometres, creating together with some mountains a clear border between the coastal lowlands and the Highlands of Iceland.

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Skógafoss, Iceland
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Skógafoss, Iceland
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Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall in Iceland.[1] Seljalandsfoss is located in the South Region in Iceland right by Route 1 and the road that leads to Þórsmörk Road 249.[2] The waterfall drops 60 m (197 ft) and is part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull.[3] Visitors can walk behind the falls into a small cave.[4]

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Black beach (Reynisfjara)

Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland which is framed by a black sand beach that was ranked in 1991 as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world.[1]

Visualize the Trip

Take a look at the route you will be going. The trip takes about 8 hours from start to end.