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From Reykjavik: South Coast Day Trip and Glacier Hike

From Reykjavik: South Coast Day Trip and Glacier Hike

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Discover what it is like to walk on a glacier and visit the main attractions of the southern coast of Iceland on this day trip from Reykjavik. See black-sand beaches and breathtaking waterfalls.

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Duration 11 hours
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Limited to 12 participants


  • Experience the thrill of hiking on the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Admire panoramic views of Iceland's southern coast on the drive from Reykjavik
  • Witness two of Iceland's most famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss
  • Snap a photo and enjoy a stroll on the Insta-famous Reynisfjara black-sand beach
  • Marvel at the centuries-old ice of the Sólheimajökull glacier on a guided hike
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Get up close and personal with a glacier and see the most popular spots on the south coast of Iceland on this day trip from Reykjavik. Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the Insta-famous Reynisfjara black-sand beach, and hike along Sólheimajökull glacier.

Departing from Reykjavik, travel along a scenic route along Iceland's southern coast and take in views of the rugged countryside and cliffs.

Stop to visit two classical Icelandic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Get the chance to walk behind the crashing waters at Seljalandsfoss. At Skogafoss, learn about the traditional Icelandic legends that surround this imposing waterfall.

Next, continue to Reynisfjara beach. Enjoy a stroll along the black sands of the beach and admire the huge rock columns that extend the whole way out to the sea.

Finally, arrive at the Sólheimajökull glacier. Get kitted out with crampons, an ice pick, and a helmet. After a short walk to the base of the glacier, hike up and onto the ice, through twists and turns along the glacier's peak. Hike for three hours before finishing up and heading back to Reykjavik.

  • Use of glacier equipment, crampons, and helmets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Qualified glacier guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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  • You will have to hike for around 3 hours on uneven ground wearing crampons
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July 5, 2022

The best glacier/south coast tour possible

July 23, 2022

Product ID: 408523