South Iceland Hiking Tour: Waterfalls, Glaciers, Volcanoes

Day Trips & Excursions in Reykjavík

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Discover the dramatic black-sand beach of Reynisfjara, thundering waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and join your certified glacier guide for a short glacier walk on the mighty Solheimajokull Glacier on this full day tour available directly from Reykjavik.  After a morning Reykjavik pick up, join a scenic ride along the stunning south coast of Iceland, take a walk around Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and follow an expert guide along Reynisfjara beach. Continue to Solheimajokull glacier for a short walk on the glacier and admire the magnificent Skogafoss waterfall before you start making your way back to Reykjavik, passing through the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull and Helka volcanoes. 
After a morning pick up from Reykjavik, relax in a air-conditioned mini-bus on your journey towards Iceland‘s spectacular south coast. En route, admire the barren but beautiful scenary as your guide shed lights on the geological forces that have sculpted Iceland‘s extraordinary volcanic landscapes. Remeber to bring some food and drinks with you for lunch, if you wish you can also use one of the stops  on the way to buy some snacks at own expense. Your guide will make sure you give you a break to enjoy your lunch around midway through your south shore tour. Drive through fertile farmlands and typical Icelandic villages and liste to tales of the country‘s  rich Viking history and heritage. Stop at the spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall, make sur to snap photos of its rushing waters as they plunge from a former sea cliff. If you wish, you can also take a walk along the path behind the fall to enjoy close up views of the curtain of water. Catch glimpses of the Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanos (depending on weather), and stop for a short glacier exploration at Solheimajokull glacier. Marvel  at this rugged tongue of ice, a raw finger of ancient frozen water characteried by jagged ridges, sinkholes and other ice formations. Lookfor the Westnan Iskabds rusubg steeply off the coast, and travel to the popular black sand beach of Reynisfjara, where black pebbles sit beneath cliffs of pillar-like basalt stacks. Legend has it that the stacks were formed when two mischievous trolls were turned to stone. Make a stop to see another of Icelnd‘s picture-postcard waterfalls, Skogafoss. Admire the 196 foot (60 meter) cascade before heading back to Reykjavik where your  tour ends.

What’s included

  • Small group guarantee
  • Reykjavik pick up with return 
  • Guided tour to the highlights of the South Coast of Iceland in a mini-bus 
  • Glacier walk on Solheimajokull Glacier 
  • A visit to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach & Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Certified glacier guide 
  • Specialized glacier gear
  • Free wi-fi on board

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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