South Coast Tour & Glacier Hike from Reykjavik

Enjoy a combination of the best sights of the south coast with a hike on a glacier

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  • Duration: 11 Hours
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Description

Visit the south-coast of Iceland and go hiking on a glacier followed by a  visit the the incredible waterfalls of Skógar and Seljalandsfoss on one of the “most-do” day tours from Reykjavík.

Highlights:

  • Glacier hike

  • Professional guides

  • In bus audio guide

  • Waterfalls

Your action packed day begins with pick up from Reykjavik, which is included in your price. We can get you from many of the hotels in the city area or failing that one of the many pick up points across the city, just tell us where to find you.

When everyone is aboard the bus we will head along the southern edge of the Island to our first stop, which will be the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier. 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 and Last but not least, we will visit Skógarfoss waterfall.

Sólheimajökull

This is the glacial tongue then extends south from the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The spectacular surroundings are marked by rugged rock formations shaped by the glacier

Skógafoss

Skógafoss is a mighty, 65m tall waterfall along the southern coast. The view from the top is almost legendary for the amazing contrast in landscapes it offers you.

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is the second waterfall visited as we travel back to the city and this one holds a special surprise, a pathway that leads behind the waterfall offering a very special view.

Important information:

Pick-up starts 30 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

Dress appropriately for the weather baring in mind that the area at Seljalandsfoss can sometimes be wet. It is also recommended you wear hiking shoes.

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40 people but is very spacious and comfortable. There is not a bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and a USB charging port.

You will also be able to listen to the GPS activated audio guide (offered in 10 languages) while you travel so make sure to bring your headphones or buy a pair on the bus.

This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You spend at least 30 minutes at the major stops giving you plenty of time to enjoy the nature and snap some photos.

Lunch is not included, but there will be plenty of opportunity to buy food.


Itinerary

  • Starting off in Reykjavik from our Reykjavik terminal at Skógarhlíð 10 we will depart for Hvolsvöllur, a 1.5hr. ride. This will be a 15 minute pit stop to grab light refreshments and use the facilities.
  • The first site along the tour is then Solheimajökull Glacier, a humbling glacial tongue extending from the Myrdalsjökull glacier. You will be spending about 3-3.5 hours here, so it is important to bring a lunch with you.
  • Skógafoss waterfall will be the next stop after lunch with a stairway leading up to a views of glaciers, black sand beaches, and epic mountains. 
  • The final stop will be Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a walkway leading behind the waterfall. From here, the journey back to reykjavik will be about 1.5hrs.

This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You spend at least 45 minutes at the major stops giving you plenty of time to enjoy the nature and to take some photos.

Total distance covered: 340 km or 210 mi

Important information

Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.

Lunch is not included, but in Hvolsvöllur there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.

What’s included

  • 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 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. 

 

Customer Reviews

Both were AMAZING!

   

We booked 2 Tours with Reykjavik sightseeing - South Coast tour with Glacier Walk and Golden Circle with snowmobiling, Both were AMAZING! The tour guides were punctual, informative and really hospitable. I would like to especially thank Haffi who drove us back from the snowmobile adventure, he was a true pleasure, he told us many Icelandic sagas and knew quite a bit about the country and history. He made a special stop on the way to let my niece feed the Icelandic horses ( which put the cherry on the cake on an already great experience ) and indulged my chef geekiness by stopping and finding me some local Rugbraud. Thank you for the warm hospitality and going the extra mile Haffi & Reykjavik sightseeing tours! I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know traveling to Iceland

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Claire Biesty • 04 Apr 2017

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