On the South Coast Glacier Tour you will visit amazing sites with an adventurous twist. In no other place in the world can you pop on top of a glacier for an hour or so followed by walking behind a 60-meter waterfall.
What to Expect
Visit the south-coast of Iceland and go hiking on a glacier, then visit the the incredible waterfalls of Skógar and Seljalandsfoss on one of the must-do day tours from Reykjavík. Step on board our all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use the GPS-Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour or about our small country, you can ask the host who will happily assist you.
First stop will be the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that flows from main ice-cap of Mýrdalsjökullwhere the mighty Katla Volcano rests. 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 experience is definitely one of those who are unique to Iceland as, you only need to hike 20 minutes, and suddenly you will find yourself standing on top of a few hundred meters of ice, but still only slightly above sea-level. The next destination is the stunning Skógarfoss waterfall. Up close, you will be able to feel the water-spray on your face and you can also climb up the hill (all 527 steps) to see the majestic 60-meter high waterfall from above and witness the water plummet down on it’s way to the Atlantic Ocean. Last but not least, you will visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall that is one of Iceland’s most famous attractions, to get a different perspective you can take a walk from behind and look through the wall of water.
In order to reach all of the incredible destination you will make your way through fertile farming lands and pass by small villages. The area is known for its Viking history and heritage guarded by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull & Hekla Volcano dwell with their all-powerful presence. On clear days you will also have a great view of the Westman Islands where the renowned volcanoes lie, that caused the islander’s great troubles in the 1970s.
- In-bus audio guide with 10 languages
- Professional driver & guide
- Experienced glacier guide
- Local knowledge
- Visit to all the top sites on the South Coast (Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull & Skógarfoss)
Know Before You Go
There is no minimum number of participants.
For crampons you need to have at least shoe size 35.
Dress according to the weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
The tour operator recommends that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
Duration: Approximately 11 hours.