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South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Hike

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South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Hike is an easy sightseeing day trip with an adventurous twist.
Get your chance to walk behind the 65-meter cascade of Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and admire Skogafoss Waterfall up close. Stroll onto a volcanic black sand beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Join your certified glacier guides on an action-packed hike out onto a 700-year-old glacier tongue!
Discover the Land of Fire & Ice on this full-day expedition to the best of the South Coast.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : South Coast

Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Group

Activity Level

Easy Active

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Day 1 South Coast

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Your first stop of the day is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s greatest attractions. Here you have the opportunity to walk behind the magnificent wall of water and feel the power generated by the fall. Seljalandsfoss is an excellent place for a memorable photoshoot. You will visit the hidden waterfall, Gljúfrabúi and enjoy a short hike between the two waterfalls.

Volcano Views
Experience all those incredible places as you pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, an area rich of Viking history and heritage, watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days, you’ll have an excellent view of these renown volcanoes along with the Westman Islands just off the coast.

Glacier Hike & Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Next step on your journey is a giant step for those that have never set foot on a glacier. Hear the ancient ice crack as you safely enjoy your hike on the glacier tongue with your certified glacier guide. After the thrill of the glacier, head for Reynisfjara where you can leisurely stroll along the black sand beach known for its famous basalt columns and caverns. Witness the Reynisdrangar cliffs and basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea which Icelandic legends say are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun.

Skogafoss Waterfall
End this great day tour with a stop at the majestic Skógafoss Waterfall. Here you can walk right up to the 60-meter high thundering waterfall and feel the spray on your face. You can even walk up the 527 steps to gain a bird’s eye view of the cascading water and rainbows.
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  • Gear Rental
    • Specialized Glacier Gear
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
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