Full-day South Coast Adventure and Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull, from Reykjavik
Duration: 11 hours Medium Best Day-Trip from Reykjavik
Why we love this tour
Discover southern Iceland's incredible natural diversity in a single day. Walk on black sandy beaches of Reynisfjara, the frozen surface of the Solheimajokull glacier, and next to the mists of the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
- Stand behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Feel the spray from the Skogafoss waterfall
- Glacier Hike on Solheimajökull glacier
- Sink your feet in The Black Sand Beach, Reynisfjara
- Get your best photos of Iceland
The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljufrabui, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.
The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skogafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Alongside the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!
Here the adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. We will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. Our glacier guides are all trained and licensed and provide a safe, entertaining and informative hike. A spectacular experience to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.
Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.
Need to know before you go
This tour runs every day, all year round. Start time is 8:00 a.m.
Groups are limited to 18 people.
Minimum age to participate is 8 years.
Pick up is available from designated areas in Reykjavík. Please enter your address in Iceland in the booking form.
What to bring? Warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), hiking boots, and a smile.
Hiking boots are available for rent the day of the activity.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Your accommodation in Reykjavik
Please enter your address in Iceland in the booking form
Provided byTroll Expeditions
Reviews for this provider
29 Jun 2023
I attempted to contact your company twice via email before my tour due to inability to travel to Iceland to cancel and be reimbursed but never heard back. I am very disappointed in your customer service. I was frustrated to receive this email today.
18 Jun 2023
The booking was not in the systemen of Troll expedities and your email send us to the wrong location.
23 Feb 2023
We went in February and had the best weather we could have wished for. The tour was well organised and the preparation went very smoothly. Our guide was very friendly and always happy to answer any questions we had. The hike was amazing. Even though some of our group were worried that it might be too difficult, it worked quite well (all of us were used to walking the dog/ going on daily walks). The view from the glacier was absolutely stunning and we could stop to take pictures. Unfortunately, the „Blue Ice Cave“ was incredibly disappointing. It was maybe 5 metres long/„deep“ and only four people could enter at a time. Each group of four probably spent up to 10 min in the tiny „cave“ (to take pictures as there wasn‘t anything else to do/see there. The pictures on the website are completely misleading. Organisation of the tour: 5 stars Guide: 5 stars Glacier hike: 5 stars Ice „Cave“: 1 star
21 Jun 2022
11 Oct 2021
Wonderful and exciting. Guide Sven was very experienced and knowledgeable. Dark humor. Loved it.
14 Aug 2019
We didn’t know what to expect. This tour was worth it. We learned a good amount about the glaciers and, sadly, about how they are disappearing. The hiking was easy and the views were fabulous.
2 Jan 2019
It was the most fantastic time in Iceland. I would like to recommend this activites to others. Thank you very much.
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