Glacier Hiking and South Coast from Reykjavík
Pack a full day of incredible experiences seeing the southern waterfalls, hiking on a glacier, and visiting black sand beaches.
About this activity
24h before the tour
• Seljalandsfoss waterfall
• Skógafoss waterfall
• Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
• Reynisfjara, The Black Sand Beach
The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge, accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.
From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the Skógafoss waterfall pours down making the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Alongside the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!
The adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier, part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull, hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. Our glacier guides are all trained and licensed and provide a safe, entertaining and informative hike. A spectacular experience to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.
Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. 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.
✓ English Speaking Guide
✓ Certified Glacier Guide
✓ Small Group on a Minibus (21 persons max)
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
✓ Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe