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From Reykjavík: South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike

1. From Reykjavík: South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike

Combine a sightseeing tour with a glacier hike on this small group day trip from Reykjavík. Marvel at Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, and Gljúfrabúi waterfalls. Hike on Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Admire Reynisfjara beach and visit Vík í Mýrdal village. Be picked up from your accomodation in Reykjavik and pass the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant. Stop at the "Game of Thrones" featured Skógafoss waterfall. Hear the story about the hidden treasure behind the waterfall. Travel to Mýrdalsjökull glacier and listen as your guide gives you safety instructions. Check your safety gear and hit the ice. Hike for 2.5 hours with 1.5 hours spent on the stunning glacier. Head to Reynisfjara black sand beach. Take in views of the basalt columns facing the beach and try to spot a puffin family. Continue to the charming fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal to visit a church. Go to Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi waterfalls before heading back to Reykjavík.

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From Reykjavik: South Coast Guided Group Adventure

2. From Reykjavik: South Coast Guided Group Adventure

Ride from Reykjavik and journey to the south of Iceland. Stop to see the majestic Skógafoss waterfall. Walk along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, and reach Vik I Myrdal, the southernmost tip of the country. Visit hidden waterfalls on the way back, one underneath the Volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Pass the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant that supplies the capital's energy and travel through the mountain pass. Capture the ocean view and see the ice cap of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, with a chance to spot the Westman Islands. Arrive at the stunning Skógafoss waterfall, known for it's appearance in Game of Thrones. Become speechless as it falls 60 meters and try to find the legendary hidden treasure behind it. Visit one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world, the Reynisfjara black sand beach. View the basalt columns and hear the intriguing stories and sagas that are connected to this amazing place. Reach the southern tip of the country, Vik I Myrdal. Find the charming fishing village, visit the local church, and view the entire settlement. Stop on the way back and see the Sólheimajökull glacier. Finish the day at the exquisite Seljalandsfoss waterfall, tucked underneath the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Take a chance to walk behind it and visit it's hidden cousin, Gljúfrabúi, before heading back to Reykjavik.

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Reykjavik: 3-day South Coast and Golden Circle Experience

3. Reykjavik: 3-day South Coast and Golden Circle Experience

Day 1: Thingvellir National Park Your tour will begin with a visit to the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you will encounter the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir and the surrounding geothermal area. The day also includes a visit to the Kerið volcanic crater, Faxi Waterfall, and a stop at a traditional Icelandic farm to see and pet some horses. You will also be able to get a taste of home-made Icelandic ice-cream, before heading to the hotel for the night. Day 2: Seljalandsfoss On your second day, you will experience Seljalandsfoss. The first stop will be to the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, where you can walk behind the tumbling water flow and feel the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. Right next to it is the waterfall Gljúfrabúi, which is snugly tucked in a gorge hidden from most people's view. To reach the waterfall, you must first test your balance by bouncing on rocks lying in the river bed. A failure means instant foot wetness and a good laugh from your co-travelers. Afterwards, prepare to meet the pearl of the south coast, Skógafoss Waterfall. Majestically tucked in a wide gorge, the waterfall tumbles down 60 meters from up above a cliff into a small river, producing a cloud of mist and spray that rainbows like to dance in during the sunshine. Try to warm up for the glacier by running up the 527 steps to the top, your guide will be timing you! Following this, you will venture towards Black Sand Beach. You will visit Reynisfjara, where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August. Day 3: Jökulsárlón You will start your third day with a trip to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, a 200-meter-deep glacial lake fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. You will have the opportunity to book a boat ride between the icebergs during summer time, allowing you to get a closer look at the surrounding floating ice. If boating is not your thing, then you can walk alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature. On the other side of the road, the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue, forming beautiful contrasts which are guaranteed to make your Instagram account pop! To complete your perfect adventure, you will hike to an outlet glacier spawning from one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting with your highly-trained glacier guides and strapping on your safety and glacier equipment (including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes), you will hike on the ice for 1.5 hours. This is sure to be a spectacular experience, and an opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena.

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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 you will stop to buy lunch. Then you head to the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you will have an amphibious boat tour, sailing on the lagoon. The lagoon is full of huge chunks of ice which crack off Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash onto the shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. There is a good possibility of seeing seals swimming around the huge icebergs. After enjoying this wonderful experience, you will head back in the afternoon towards Reykjavik.

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From Reykjavik: Full-Day South Coast Saga

5. From Reykjavik: Full-Day South Coast Saga

This tour brings together everything the Icelandic southern coast has to offer in the form of waterfalls, a black beach, basalt rocks, glaciers and volcanoes. From Reykjavik, head to Seljalandsfoss waterfall and its cousin Gljúfrabúi hidden in the mountains. Continuing on the south coast road reach Skógarfoss, a massively powerful waterfall. Afterwards, turn north up to Sólheimajökull glacier. Take the road around Pétursey before you head to the black beach of Reynisfjara. Have a nice stop so you can walk around and enjoy the scenery. Take amazing photos from the church of one of the most visited towns in the country: Vík í Mýrdal. This small coastal village is the place chosen for the lunch stop.

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From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour

6. From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour

From there continue to Seljalandsfoss, the famous waterfall with the path behind it that will give you the opportunity to take stunning photos. Just a 5-minute walk from the Seljalandsfoss in the canyon hides another beautiful waterfall Gljúfrabúi, which you will have time to visit. Then continue to Skogafoss, a mighty waterfall visible from the road. Walk up the staircase that winds up the grassy slope beside the waterfall to catch some spectacular views of the waterfall and Iceland's South Coast. On a sunny day, both waterfalls will be covered by splendid rainbows. You will then visit the cliffs of Dyrholaey and Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach with basalt columns and caves. Vík comes next, this charming fishing village on the coast, famous for its volcanic beaches and sea stacks. From there you will return to Reykjavik.

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What people are saying about Gljufrabui

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Excellent tour

One of the best tour and we enjoyed every bit of it - our tour guide cum driver was very helpful and nice, provided good information and explained well all the queries - gave ample time for us to spend time at each tourist spot. Enjoyed the water falls and the visit to the farm village and the hospitality. Also, the glaciers tour was too good, enjoyed - but limited time due to bad weather(raining all day).

Our experience was great. We had a small tour with only three people. We got to see wonderful sites, but the basalt columns in the canyon that everyone posts about are not the ones you see on this adventure. Matte was a wonderful guide. He is highly knowledgable and can talk to you about anything you see on this trip. You also stop for 1 hour in Vik to get lunch. Just bring snacks if you need them.

Our guide Sven was very knowledgeable and direct! We stopped off en route to say hello to the horses (a passion of his)! Beautiful scenery and spectacular waterfalls. Most definitely recommend this trip.

It was one of the best trips. I loved everything. The hotel was very nice. Our guide Baldur was a very nice man and made us have a very wonderful trip. I recommend it very much!

This tour was very good. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the scenery was wonderful.