South Coast & Glacier Hiking on Solheimajokull | Small Group Day-Tour

Join this expedition to explore the South Coast & Glacier Hiking with endless possibilities and envy-worthy photo-ops.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 10 hours
Minimum Age: 10
Pick Up: Pick-up included from Reykjavik
Price From: ISK 14.900
Reviews: 2 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ The powerful Skógafoss waterfall
✅ Walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Dyrhóley
✅ Black Sand Beach Reynisfjara
✅ Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
✅ Experienced glacier guide
✅ Safety gear (harness, ice axe, carabiners, crampons)
✅ Small group day-tour (max 19 people)

Tour Details

Availability: All year
Departure: 08:30 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Minimum age: 10 years
Bring with you: Hiking boots, rain gear, warm clothes, gloves, and hat

Tour Description

You are not joining a regular tour but an adventure with endless possibilities and envy-worthy photo-ops. From the magnificent Sólheimajökull Glacier, the photographer magnet Seljalandsfoss waterfall, to the mighty waves of the Atlantic Oceans at the Reynisfjara black sand beach, you are guaranteed to enjoy more than what meets the eye as our guides are fun and creative.

We have also arranged the itinerary in a sequence that will help you avoid the main crowd, so hopefully, we can keep the natural beauties more to ourselves.

In this mini-bus (max 19 person) trip, you will be accompanied by experienced guides and a small group of other adventure-seeking travelers who wisely say no to a boring coach bus.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

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. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.

Skógafoss Waterfall

The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. 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!

Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier

Here the adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. We will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before 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.

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach

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.

2 reviews

  1. South Coast and Glacier Hike

    This was exceptional! It was really well organised with stops at the two beautiful waterfalls, black sand beach and finally the absolute highlight of the glacier hike. Siggy, our tour guide was fantastic. I absolutely recommend this tour!

  2. Excelente organizacion. Guia muy amable y alegre. Lo recomiendo %

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