Day trip

South Coast: Glacier Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

South Coast: Glacier Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

From US$ 156 per person

Spend a day on the south coast. Join a safe and fun glacier walk and see the impressive waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
If your hotel is not accessible by vehicles, you will be picked up at the nearest designated bus stop. The pickup service is operated by Reykjavík Excursions so please be ready and waiting at your selected pick-up point from 8:30 AM. You will be picked up by small buses that can access selected hotels, and designated bus stops.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a safe and easy glacier walk to experience Icelandic nature
  • Admire a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses
  • See the impressive waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss
  • Visit the DC3 plane wreckage on Sólheimasandur
Full description
A day on the glacier is a great way to experience Icelandic nature. Only 2-hours away from Reykjavík is a glacier called Sólheimajökull (Solheimajokull glacier), an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull (Myrdalsjokull glacier). It lies just east of the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that erupted in the spring of 2010 and caused trouble all over Europe. When arriving at the glacier, your guide will get all the necessary equipment ready such as crampons and ice axe and then the group will head up to the glacier. Your guide will lead you through wonders of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses while telling you everything about the behavior of these ever-changing giants. About 2-hours will be spent on the ice. On the way back to Reykjavík, there will be a stop at the impressive waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.
Includes
  • Transport
  • Guiding service
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Please bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and lunch
    • Lunch can be bought on the way
    • Minimum age is 10-years-old
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      5/5

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    Our guide, I believe his name was Tamas,did a great job encouraging, cajoling and assisting we four senior women as we learned new skills and overcame our trepidation. To reach our final point and look back is a memory we will all cherish.It was one of the high lights of our trip to Iceland.

    October 20, 2021

    Great tour that combined some stunning waterfalls and scenery with a Glacier Hike. We had a great tour guide who was driving the minibus to the south coast and telling us lots of interesting items about where we visiting and Iceland in general. What was really handy was the bus driver had some rubber cramp on type items for our feet to help us grip, as it was cold, snowy and icy at the waterfall's we visited these helped us get to the best spots for the great views (One viewing platform was really icy, but we got to it no problem). The Glacier Hike was amazing, and had all the proper gear (Ice Axe, Harness, Crampon's) to help us navigate up the glacier and to the plateau. Awesome views and amazing going through the glacier, just a shame it's melting so quickly.

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    February 4, 2020

    This ended up being our favourite thing we did in Iceland - I'd highly recommend! It's well worth the money. We had a very informative, friendly driver (Can't quite remember the name - Hersch??) And Clem the glacier guide was also fantastic!

    November 9, 2021

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