Experience the glacial landscapes of the south coast of Iceland on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Take a 1-hour walk on top of a glacier and stroll behind a 60-meter waterfall. Get panoramic views of the Westman Islands on clear days and more.
What to Expect
Depart Reykjavik aboard a luxury bus, equipped with computer tablets in every seat that allow you to use the GPS-sensitive audio guide in 10 different languages. Learn interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit in a language that you are most comfortable with. Make use of other facilities, such as the USB charger and free Wi-Fi, and ask your host any questions you may have.
Travel through fertile farm lands and pass small villages. Known for its Viking heritage, this epic scenery is guarded by the infamous volcanoes of Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla. On clear days, you will get some great views of the volcanically-active Westman Islands, where the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in the 1970s forced the island's 5,000 inhabitants to be temporarily evacuated to the mainland.
Stop first at the rugged outlet glacier of Sólheimajökull, which flows from the main ice-cap of Mýrdalsjökull where the mighty Katla volcano lies. Put on the provided crampons to explore the glacier's cracks, crevasses and ice with a certified glacier guide. Hike for 20 minutes to find yourself standing on top of a few hundred meters of ice, yet still only slightly above sea level.
Continue to the stunning waterfall of Skógarfoss, and feel the spray of the water on your face. Climb up the 527 steps of the hill to look at the majestic 60-meter high waterfall from above, and watch the water plummet down on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Then, go to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall to discover one of Iceland’s most famous attractions. Get a different perspective of the landscape as you take a walk behind the cascades and look through the wall of water.
- Audio guide on board the bus (available in 10 different languages)
- Driver and guide
- Glacier guide
- Visit to all the top sites on the south coast of Iceland ((Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull and Skógarfoss)
Know Before You Go
• There is no minimum number of participants required for this tour to operate
• For the crampons you must be at least shoe size 35
• Dress according to the weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes. Weather changes are swift so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended
• You are advised to bring your own headphones, as they will fit you best and it is better for the environment. If you don’t have your own headphones, or forgot to bring them, earphones are available to purchase on board the vehicle