Day trip

From Reykjavík: South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Holiday Tours

From Reykjavík: South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Holiday Tours
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From US$ 173.81 per person

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Explore Iceland's magnificent south coast with this day trip from Reykjavík. Take an adventurous glacier hike. See Skógafoss waterfall, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and a hidden waterfall.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup takes place between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, so please be ready at your pick up location at 8:00 AM. Due to traffic restrictions in downtown Reykjavík, your pickup may be from one of a tour bus stop. Please check your email before the tour for information regarding your pickup.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Visit a hidden waterfall that is tucked into the mountainside at Gljúfrabúi
  • See Seljalandsfoss waterfall which is under Eyjafjallajökull volcano
  • Learn about Icelandic Sags
  • Hike on top of a glacier at Mýrdalsjökull in a small group tour
Full description

Combine a sightseeing tour with a glacier hike on this guided day trip from Reykjavík by bus. Marvel at Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, and Gljúfrabúi waterfalls. Hike on Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Admire Reynisfjara beach and visit Vík í Mýrdal village.

Be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik and pass the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant. Stop at the "Game of Thrones" featured Skógafoss waterfall. Hear the story about the hidden treasure behind the waterfall.

Travel to Mýrdalsjökull glacier and listen as your guide gives you safety instructions. Check your safety gear and hit the ice. Hike for 2.5 hours with 1.5 hours spent on the stunning glacier. Head to Reynisfjara's black sand beach.

Take in views of the basalt columns facing the beach and try to spot a puffin family. Continue to Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi waterfalls before heading back to Reykjavík.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Seljalandsfoss entry ticket

    • Sólheimajökull entry ticket

    • Reynisfjara Beach entry ticket

    • Skógafoss entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Helmet

    • Harness

    • Crampons

Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with low level of fitness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Outdoor clothing

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  • Even though the hike is created for first-timers, some of the terrain goes through icy and steep terrain
  • If you don't like to be on your feet, the glacier hike may not be for you
  • All the necessary is gear is provided but full mobility is required in order to have a safe trip on the glacier
  • The guides have a lot of experience with glacier hikes and they will make a final decision whether you are able to participate or not at the glacier
  • If a guide refuses to let you go on the glacier, the decision is made with your safety in mind
  • Please dress according to the weather
  • Stormy weather or heavy rainfall can make the glacier inaccessible
  • If the glacier becomes inaccessible, the hike will be moved to the valley next to the glacier with some extra stops added in
  • Good hiking boots are required for the glacier hike (minimum crampon size EU 36/US 5,5 / UK 3,5)
  • Please bring your camera
  • There are stops during the tour where you can purchase food and snacks, but you can also bring a packed lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 105 reviews

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The excursion was very enjoyable. Our guide, Kamal, was very well prepared and accompanied us on a truly beautiful journey. We saw the Skogafoss waterfall, did the hike on the Myridal Glacier (hiking boots recommended, although equipment is provided on site). Then a stop to see a waterfall behind which we passed. It was really cool!

October 30, 2022

Все началось с того, что водитель не приехал на остановку и забыл нас и еще одну пару. К чести туркомпании - после звонка нас доставили на отдельной машине к месту первой остановки и это никак не повлияло на дальнейшую поездку, так что в плане надежности однозначный плюс. В плане мест, которые посетили - все классно, времени везде достаточно, на первом водопаде можно добавить 10-15 минут, но некритично. Но вот экскурсии как таковой нет. Никаких тебе саг про викингов и всего остального. Сравниваю с другой экскурсией другой компании - здесь есть ощущение, что взял просто транспорт. Водитель выглядел дружелюбно, но немного потерянно. Ледник того не стоит, остальные остановки намного интереснее. В целом, компании плюс, водителю минус. Думаю, с другим гидом опыт был бы другим.

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September 24, 2022

Awesome experience! Thomas was the best tour guide ever, and the glacier hike was nothing short of spectacular. It os a long day, and the lunch stop wasn't until after the hike (around 3pm) so definitely pack some snacks with you! Only negative I have is the van didn't have charging capabilities for your devices so just be prepared. Other than that, this is unmissable! (Esp since the glacier is melting fast, thx global warming)

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September 13, 2022

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