south coast Adventure & glacier hike
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a photographer, or simply a lover of natural beauty, Our South Coast Adventure with optional Glacier Hike is a must-see destination that offers something for everyone. With its breathtaking landscapes, unique geological formations, and incredible wildlife, this region is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits.
The south coast is also home to some of Iceland’s most unique natural features, such as the Reynisfjara beach, with its black sand and towering basalt cliffs, and the Sólheimajökull glacier, where visitors can take a guided tour to explore the ice caves and tunnels within the glacier.
Seljalandsfoss & Gljúfrabúi Waterfalls
You will start the day with being picked up from your hotel, the journey along the south coast will take you to your first stop Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi, two of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls. These waterfalls offer visitors the chance to experience the raw power and beauty of Iceland’s natural landscape up close.
Seljalandsfoss is a magnificent waterfall that drops 60 meters down from the cliffs above. What makes this waterfall truly unique is that visitors can walk behind it, experiencing the power of the water and the mist that surrounds them. This makes for an incredible photo opportunity, especially during the winter months when the waterfall is surrounded by snow and ice.
Just a short walk from Seljalandsfoss is Gljúfrabúi, a hidden gem tucked away in a narrow canyon. This waterfall is much smaller than Seljalandsfoss, but it is equally impressive in its own right. Visitors must wade through a shallow stream and climb up some rocks to reach the waterfall, which cascades down into a serene pool. The cave-like setting adds to the magical atmosphere of this unique waterfall, making it a favorite among photographers.
Sólheimajökull With Optional Glacier Walk
Visiting Sólheimajökull and taking part in a glacier walk is a unique opportunity to witness the power and majesty of Iceland’s glaciers. With its stunning vistas, unique geological formations, and rich cultural history, Sólheimajökull is a must-see destination for anyone traveling to Iceland’s south coast. Choose to visit the viewpoint or explore the glacier up close and personal. Guided tours on the glacier are available as an optional extra in the checkout, visitors are provided with all the necessary equipment, including crampons, helmets, and ice axes.
The glacier walk takes visitors across the rugged terrain of the glacier, through ice tunnels and crevasses, and up to the top of the glacier where they can take in the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Our tour guides are knowledgeable about the history and geology of the glacier and offer insights into the unique features and formations that make Sólheimajökull so special.
Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach
The black sand of Reynisfjara is made up of basalt, which was formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. The beach is framed by towering basalt cliffs, which create a dramatic and otherworldly landscape. The waves crashing against the shore create a mesmerizing sound and add to the natural beauty of the area.
One of the most impressive features of Reynisfjara is the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, which rise up out of the sea just off the shore. Legend has it that these stacks were once trolls who were turned to stone by the rising sun. The stacks provide a stunning backdrop for the beach and are a popular subject for photographers. Visitors can also take a hike to nearby cliffs to see the famous puffins, which nest during the summer months.
Skógafoss is a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the country, with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. The waterfall is situated on the Skógá River, which originates from the glacier Eyjafjallajökull. The water cascades down the cliffs in a powerful stream, creating a mist that can be seen from afar. On sunny days, rainbows often form in the mist, adding to the waterfall’s stunning beauty.
Visitors to Skógafoss can climb the stairs to the top of the waterfall, which provides a magnificent view of the surrounding area. From the top, visitors can also see another smaller waterfall, Kvernufoss, located upstream.
South coast adventure With optional Glacier Hike
- 1 Tree planted for every tour
- Experienced Driver / Guide
- Pickup / drop-off
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Gljafrabui waterfall
- Solheimajokull Glacier View
- Optional Glacier Walk
- Glacier Equipment
- Skogafoss Waterfall
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
- Walking Poles if needed
- Crampons If needed
- Water / Snacks
- All tickets and admissions included
- Water Proof Clothing
- Hiking boots / Sensible footwear
- Warm layers
- Hat and gloves.
Know before you go
Pickup time is 8.00am, choose the most convenient place to be picked up for this tour in the checkout.
Icelandic weather conditions can change in an instant, it is common to experience all 4 seasons in one day, it is highly recommend to bring adequate clothing to suit all conditions for the experience. They can of course just be left in the transportation if not needed.
Thomas answered all of my questions throughout the booking process as well as the day of. He was very communicative, helpful and insightful. He answered all of our questions about... read more
March 7, 2022