SOUTH COAST AND GLACIER TOUR
Explore & walk on an Icelandic glacier
Visit the south-coast of Iceland and go hiking on a glacier then visit the incredible waterfalls of Skógar and Seljalandsfoss on one of the most-do day tours from Reykjavík. The tour starts with a drive through the Hellisheiði mountain pass bringing you through moss-covered lava fields and past geothermal springs down to farmland along the beautiful southern coastline.
The first stop will be the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that flows from the main ice-cap of Mýrdalsjökull where the mighty Katla Volcano rests. You will walk on the glacier, wearing special crampons on your shoes and explore the amazing cracks, crevasses and ice expertly lead by a certified glacier guide. The next destination is the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall which is one of Iceland's most famous attractions, to get a different perspective you can take a walk from behind and look through the wall of water.
Last but not least, we will visit Skógarfoss waterfall. Up close, you will be able to feel the water spray on your face and you can also climb up the hill (all 527 steps) to see the majestic 60-meter-high waterfall from above and witness the water plummet down on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the way, we pass by fertile farming lands and pass by small villages seated at the bases of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull & Hekla Volcanoes dwell with their all-powerful presence. On clear days you will also have a great view of the Westman Islands where the renowned volcanoes lie, which caused the islander's great troubles in the 1970s.
Join our tour and step aboard one of our new buses, fully equipped with WiFi-connected computer tablets for each guest. The tablets provide you with a continuous stream of relevant information along the journey with a GPS-synced Audio Guide, available in a choice of 10 languages. Along the tour, our local hosts will make your experience comfortable and are happy to answer any questions you might have about our peculiar country. In each seat, you will also find a USB outlet to charge any of your devices.
Visiting the natural treasures of the south coast should be at the top of your Iceland list.
- In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
- Knowledgeable local guide
- Experienced glacier guide
- Equipment for glacier hiking (safety equipment, crampons, ice axe)
- Admission to the sights
- Free Wi-Fi and USB-charger for each seat
What's not included
- Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel can be booked as an extra service with our SmartBus™ service. Otherwise you are advised to be at our Reykjavik Terminal 15 minutes before the tour departure time.
- Hiking boots that reach over your ankle are a must on our glacier walks, if boots are needed you may rent them for 1500 ISK.
- Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.
What do I need to bring
For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts.
For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.
For the glacier hike: its best to wear warm and flexible clothing, something thin and and quick-drying is ideal. Jeans get don't stretch and get heavy when wet. It is also good to have a rain jacket or a softshell. It is also a good idea to bring or buy some lunch for the way since you will be hiking during the middle of the day and will not have a chance to eat lunch till after the glacier hike.