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From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 154.54 per person

Join an excursion along the South Coast of Iceland. See black sand beaches, majestic waterfalls, and hike up the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up will be at selected locations in central Reykjavik. Please provide the complete address of your accommodation and the local tour provider will inform you of the closest pick-up location.Please be ready at 8:00 AM at your designated pick up location. The pick up process usually takes 30 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk around Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Hike up Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Visit Skógarfoss waterfall
  • Enjoy the magical Seljalandsfoss
Full description

Journey to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you get the chance to walk behind the 60-meter fall. There will definitely be a drizzle behind the breathtaking waterfall, so put on your rain gear and get your cameras ready.

Continue the adventure at Skógarfoss waterfall, a 60-meter drop from what used to be the coastline. You can enjoy the beautiful view from above after running up the 527 steps leading to the top.

Skógarfoss was a filming location for the Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Thor: The Dark World as well as several music videos. On the iconic black sand beach, discover magnificent basalt columns as well as the rock pillars named Reynisdrangar.

Be sure to watch out for the unpredictable sneaker waves while enjoying the magical view of the beach and Dyrhólaey cliffs in the distance. Between June and August, you can enjoy the company of hundreds of puffins that like to nest in the columns.

Finally, get geared up with the necessary safety equipment to hike up one of Iceland's most scenic glaciers on the South Coast, where you can see the fast-melting ice formations and learn about the area’s ancient geology and environmental importance.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • WiFi in the minibus
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe)
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Gloves and hat
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 206 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Awesome trip! The south coast is uniquely beautiful, but nothing compares to walking on a glacier! An incredible experience, well worth doing in a small group like we did. Sigi was an awesome tour guide, with so much energy! Really got everyone all hyped up, which is particularly difficult when you're an Englishman like me. I only wish we could have spent longer on the glacier than the hour-ish we were on there. I honestly could have spent the whole day there, screw all the other stuff!

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May 6, 2022

Our tour guide & hiking expert, Siggi was amazing! We learned alot about the glaciers and had an unforgetable experience. Seljahlandsfoss was marvelous! And Skogafoss is the most beautiful place ever!! The black sand beach was incredible too! Overall, not enough words to describe. Highly recommend for an incredible experience!!

March 31, 2022

The weather and the impressions were breathtaking. The time factor is very tight for this tour, also because it gets dark early and the fun on the glacier would then be lost. The 460 steps up to the waterfall with a stay of almost 15 minutes is actually only something for athletes. But the view compensates and gives courage for the following descent.

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January 6, 2022

Product ID: 148457