Day trip

From Reykjavik: Small Group South Coast Tour & Glacier Hike

4.7 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From Reykjavik: Small Group South Coast Tour & Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 145.06 per person

Get back to nature on a full-day tour of the south coast of Iceland from Reykjavík and take part in an easy glacier walk on the Sólheimajökull Glacier. Visit the beautiful waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup is available from selected Reykjavik pickup points.


  • Walk behind a wall of water at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Hike the glacier tongue of the Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Learn the Viking history of Iceland on a small group tour of the south coast
  • Get panoramic views of the Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes on clear days
Full description

Uncover the wild side of Iceland on this day trip from Reykjavik. Visit Seljalandsfoss falls, Skógafoss falls, and the sea stacks of Reynisdrangar. Go for an adventure with a guided walk on Solheimajokull Glacier. Stay connected with free WIFI aboard the climate-controlled van.

Depart Reykjavik and travel to the amazing Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the magnificent cascades and get some memorable photos. Continue to Solheimajokull Glacier and hear the ancient ice crack as you hike the glacier tongue with a certified guide. Next, marvel at the black sand beach and basalt columns of Reynisfjara. Marvel at black volcanic sands, smooth pebbles, and unique rock formations of the beach. Go for a stroll to see the cliffs and sea stacks of Reynisdrangar.

End with a visit to the majestic waterfall of Skógafoss and walk right up to the 60-meter high cascade to feel the spray on your face. Get a bird's eye view of the landscape of an optional climb of the 527 steps.

  • Pickup possible from selected Reykjavik pickup points
  • Guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Solheimajokull and Reynisfjara
  • Glacier walk with a certified guide
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Hiking pants

Know before you go

  • The minimum age permitted to take part in this tour is 10 years old
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 37 reviews

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The scenery was amazing and our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is that the mini-bus seating means that people in the very rear seats do not have a good view forward, or sideways, unless they slump down. We were fortunate to be able to sit elsewhere after starting out in the very rear seats.

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November 17, 2019

Amazing experience!

Excellent trip with Arctic Adventures. Email to inform us of pick up time and location. Minibus with plenty of room, only 7 on our trip that day. Free WiFi on the bus. Driver/guide was knowledgeable about areas we visited as well as places en route. Waterfalls are stunning as well as Vik beach. The glacier trip was run by a separate team of glacier guides. We were driven to the location where equipment for the hike was provided and a guide took us on the hike. Amazing experience! On completion we were driven back to Reykjavík. Would definitely recommend!

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April 5, 2019

Great trip!

We really enjoyed this trip! Our guide (Ellen) was lovely and very informative! The waterfalls are stunning and it was great to hear about and see the black sands beach! The glacier hike is incredible and stunning! The guide was fun & professional and you feel in safe hands! My only criticism is that we had to chase the company for a pick up location and time! Get your guide on helped us out and I cannot fault them! But the company gave us a pick up location 2.6km away from our apartment which we has to walk to but then picked others up right by where we were staying!

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March 18, 2019

Product ID: 95292