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Small-Group Sightseeing in South Iceland with Glacier Hiking

Overview

Explore the waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches of South Iceland with this fantastic day tour. Travel in a small and comfortable minibus between stunning locations before embarking on a glacier hike to view the whole area from the top of Sólheimajökull ice cap. Those looking for a unique and fun way to discover Iceland should book this tour now.

You’ll meet your friendly and professional guide in the morning when they arrive in the morning to pick you up. You will then be driven away from the city and into the countryside, towards your first stop; Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. 

This beautiful feature tumbles over a 60-metre cliff in a small and narrow stream. In the summer, a path leads you into a cave behind the falling water where you can take beautiful photos from a unique viewpoint. In the winter, however, the waterfall is surrounded by icicles and is illuminated with spotlights which give it a more dramatic look.

From there it is off to Seljalandsfoss’ neighbour, Skógafoss. Equally tall but much wider and more powerful, this waterfall allows visitors to walk right up to the wall of water to capture some unique photos. 

Then it is time to put on a helmet and strap on crampons as you are going to be hiking up a glacier. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. Close by is the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano which famously erupted back in 2010. You’ll see remains from this event on the ice as you ascend upwards; it is covered in black ash from the eruption.

After exploring glacier moulins, deep, blue crevasses, and taking in the stunning scenery, you’ll head back down the glacier where the comfy minibus will be waiting for you to whisk you away to your next stop; Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. 

Here you will see where white waves crash upon the jet black sand. Framing the beach are grey cliffs made up of geometric lava columns. In the distance are massive rock stacks protruding out of the ocean, and the oddly-shaped Dyrhólaey rock arch. After taking in the views here, you’ll hop aboard the minibus and head back to Reykjavík. 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Icelandic nature on this small-group day tour. Book now to secure your spot on this extensive tour of Iceland’s south coast.

Included

  • Pick-up from Reykjavík
  • Wi-Fi on board the minibus
  • South Iceland Sightseeing tour
  • Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull
  • English speaking guide & certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier hiking equipment

Not included

  • Meals and refreshments

Good to know

  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • This tour can last up to 12 hours
  • The itinerary may be altered to fit the daylight and to avoid big crowds

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Good hiking shoes (can be rented). If you are visiting in the winter, make sure your shoes have slip-resistant soles or bring crampons
  • Packed lunch or snacks
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