Day trip

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

From US$ 161.70 per person

Join an excursion along the South Coast of Iceland. See black sand beaches, majestic waterfalls, and hike up the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up will be at selected locations in central Reykjavik. Please provide the complete address of your accommodation and the local tour provider will inform you of the closest pick-up location.Please be ready at 8:00 AM at your designated pick up location. The pick up process usually takes 30 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk around Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Hike up Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Visit Skógarfoss waterfall
  • Enjoy the magical Seljalandsfoss
Full description

Journey to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you get the chance to walk behind the 60-meter fall. There will definitely be a drizzle behind the breathtaking waterfall, so put on your rain gear and get your cameras ready.

Continue the adventure at Skógarfoss waterfall, a 60-meter drop from what used to be the coastline. You can enjoy the beautiful view from above after running up the 527 steps leading to the top.

Skógarfoss was a filming location for the Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Thor: The Dark World as well as several music videos. On the iconic black sand beach, discover magnificent basalt columns as well as the rock pillars named Reynisdrangar.

Be sure to watch out for the unpredictable sneaker waves while enjoying the magical view of the beach and Dyrhólaey cliffs in the distance. Between June and August, you can enjoy the company of hundreds of puffins that like to nest in the columns.

Finally, get geared up with the necessary safety equipment to hike up one of Iceland's most scenic glaciers on the South Coast, where you can see the fast-melting ice formations and learn about the area’s ancient geology and environmental importance.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • WiFi in the minibus
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe)
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Gloves and hat
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This ranks amongst my top 3 most satisfying experiences during my Iceland visit--and I did it all! Mike was an awesome guide and timing our waterfall visit with sunset allowed us to have the most incredible photos of the red sunset through the waterfall. The glacier hike was absolutely awesome! I've been telling everyone about it and the pictures are the best!

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October 11, 2021

This was by far the best tour I did in Iceland. I honestly wish I had known about Troll tours before so that I couldn’t have booked all my tours with them. Our guide Michael was very nice and entertaining and made sure we had enough time to go see everything on the south coast. The glacier hike was also beautiful and the highlight of the trip and something I recommend everyone do!

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September 26, 2021

Our tour guide, Jo un (sorry, idk how to spell his name; he is from Portugal) was very knowledgeable and very funny. He makes the whole day trip so much fun. He also have us learned about the name and the meaning of each place we were going. He also made sure over and over that we’re safe on the glacier hike, and we’re happy: enjoying it. We also get to try the Viking pushups haha. I’d love to take another tour with him next time.

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September 13, 2021

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