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South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Hike

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Explore the South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Hike—a thrilling day trip blending sightseeing with adventure. Witness the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, stroll along a volcanic black sand beach, and go on a glacier hike guided by certified experts. Experience the beauty of Iceland's South Coast, waterfalls, and glaciers in one unforgettable journey.
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks
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Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.

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Day 1: South Coast

South Coast Waterfalls
The day's first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall, renowned as one of Iceland's most fantastic attractions. You can walk behind the impressive cascade of the fall, making Seljalandsfoss an ideal setting for an unforgettable photoshoot.

Volcano Views
Witness the stunning landscapes while traversing southern Iceland's fertile farmlands and quaint villages. This region is steeped in Viking lore and history and overseen by the notorious Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On days with clear skies, you can enjoy magnificent views of these iconic volcanoes and the Westman Islands along the coast.

Glacier Hike & Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
The subsequent leg of your journey marks a significant milestone for those unfamiliar with glacier exploration. Experience the resounding crack of ancient ice as you go on a secure glacier hike led by a certified guide. Following the glacier adventure, proceed to Reynisfjara, where you can leisurely wander along the renowned black sand beach, famed for its distinctive basalt columns and caves. Observe the Reynisdrangar cliffs and basalt formations emerging from the sea, which, in Icelandic folklore, are said to be trolls petrified by the dawn's light.

Skogafoss Waterfall
The day tour concludes with a visit to the magnificent Skógafoss Waterfall. Approach the towering 60-meter waterfall closely and experience the mist on your face. Ascend the 527 steps for a panoramic view of the waterfall's cascade and the rainbows it creates.

The minimum age requirement for a Glacier Hike is eight years old.

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  • Gear Rental: Specialized Glacier Gear
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
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  • Additional excursions during free time
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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
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