South Coast, Glacier Hike and Northern Lights Winter Tour

4.7 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

South Coast, Glacier Hike and Northern Lights Winter Tour

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 199.67 per person

This full day adventure tour will give you the opportunity to experience the stunning South Coast of Iceland with an added glacier hike and Northern Lights hunt. This is definitely the ultimate Iceland bucket list experience!

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Duration 16 hours
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Pickup included
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  • Get a view of a glacier and volcanoes
  • Visit the stunning Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • See Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls
  • Explore Reynisdrangar's peaks and cliffs
  • Experience a glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier
Full description

Your tour will start with a morning Reykjavik pick-up at authorized pick-up locations. You are then driven from the capital to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you will get the opportunity to follow a pathway that leads you behind the fall. Traveling through sensational scenery, you will arrive at Sólheimajökull glacier for a glacier walk. Your certified glacier guide will issue you with glacier equipment. Learn about the glacier, its movements, crevasses, and its formation. You will even hear the ancient ice cracking when it moves. Next up is the famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara to see the basalt columns and cave, the stunning Reynisdrangar cliffs and the impressive basalt rock stacks that rise above the Atlantic waves. Lastly, you will come to the smashing Skógafoss waterfall, a pathway with 527 steps leads up the side of the waterfall, where you will get a view of the falls and the rainbows that appear on clear days.

Iceland is a volcano country and on a clear day, you will get views of Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla and even the volcanoes around the Westman Islands, just off the coast.  You will be dropped off at your original pick-up location in Reykjavík around 7:00 PM. You will have time to get some dinner and then be picked up again from your original point for the northern lights tour. 

From the capital, you will hunt for the jewel-bright colors of the Northern Lights in the countryside — Green, yellow, white, and sometimes purple northern lights are usually seen. Northern Lights can never be promised but your guide will do their very best.

  • Pick-up in Reykjavík
  • Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Glacier hiking equipment
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Tour highlights
  • Northern Lights tour
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • In order to attach crampons to the hiking shoes, the minimum shoe size of the participant to join the tour is 35 EU, and the largest shoe size is 50 EU
  • Tour duration is approximately 16 hours
  • What to bring: sturdy hiking shoes with good ankle support specially for the glacier hike, warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear, gloves, scarves, water bottle, snacks and a small backpack is always suitable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 12 reviews

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This tour was fantastic! I was travelling with my 18 year old daughter and 14 year old twins and they all loved it. It was interesting enough for them and the glacier hiking was something to remember. The guide on the mini bus was great and stopped twice on the way back to see the northern lights which were making an unusually early appearance. We only had a very short time (45 minutes) between being dropped back in Reykjavik and being picked up again for the northern lights tour so bear in mind you’ll need somewhere in mind to grab something to eat quickly. The northern lights came out again for us in the evening, the highlight of the trip for me :) I’d definitely recommend this trip to anyone

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December 24, 2021

A fantastic day lead by our guide Pascale, so much done considering the short winter days. Started off with the powerful Skogafoss Waterfall, the sun was out and cast a beautiful rainbow beside the fall! Next was the stunning Reynisfjara black sand beach. Then hiking af Solheimjokull glacier lead by the lovely instructor Linda. An unforgettable experience. Last was a visit to Seljalandsfoss and a secret fall between the canyon! Later that night off to hunt for the northern lights, this time with the hilarious Kopi who did his best to try and find them.

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November 14, 2019

I like it. Firstly, the natural beauties of Iceland - I was here for the first time. Secondly, the excursion with climbing the glacier itself is very original, exciting, I got an unusual experience and these memories, I think, will remain with me for life. Pleasant people, wonderful guide girl on the glacier! In general, many thanks and see you soon!

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October 15, 2019

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