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South Iceland, Waterfalls & Glacier Hiking Small Group Adventure

Highlights
  • Small group experience, limited to 12 participants per guide, ensuring a more personalized experience
  • Visit the magical Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • Stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara beach and see its basalt rock stacks
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South Iceland, Waterfalls & Glacier Hiking Small Group Adventure
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Summer tour - starts at 8:00 AM
$178.36
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Overview
Experience the splendors of the south shore of Iceland on this full-day trip from Reykjavik. With a guide, borad an air-conditioned mini-bus and explore some of the natural wonders of the country‘s southern landscapes, including volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and mpre. See the magical waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and check out the black sand beach and the basalt cliffs of the popular Reynisfjara beach. Pass through the foothills of Eyjafjallajokull and Hekla volcanoes and, as a highligh, visit the great Solheimajokull glacier, a tongue of ice that dates back 700 years,  for a short glacier hike and exploration.
What to Expect
After a morning pick up from Reykjavik, relax in a air-conditioned mini-bus on your journey towards Iceland‘s spectacular south coast. En route, admire the barren but beautiful scenary as your guide shed lights on the geological forces that have sculpted Iceland‘s extraordinary volcanic landscapes.

Remeber to bring some food and drinks with you for lunch, if you wish you can also use one of the stops  on the way to buy some snacks at own expense. Your guide will make sure you give you a break to enjoy your lunch around midway through your south shore tour.

Drive through fertile farmlands and typical Icelandic villages and liste to tales of the country‘s  rich Viking history and heritage. Stop at the spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall, make sur to snap photos of its rushing waters as they plunge from a former sea cliff. If you wish, you can also take a walk along the path behind the fall to enjoy close up views of the curtain of water.

Catch glimpses of the Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanos (depending on weather), and stop for a short glacier exploration at Solheimajokull glacier. Marvel  at this rugged tongue of ice, a raw finger of ancient frozen water characteried by jagged ridges, sinkholes and other ice formations. Lookfor the Westnan Iskabds rusubg steeply off the coast, and travel to the popular black sand beach of Reynisfjara, where black pebbles sit beneath cliffs of pillar-like basalt stacks. Legend has it that the stacks were formed when two mischievous trolls were turned to stone.

Make a stop to see another of Icelnd‘s picture-postcard waterfalls, Skogafoss. Admire the 196 foot (60 meter) cascade before heading back to Reykjavik where your  tour ends.

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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour but make sure you bring hiking shoes with ankle support

Awesome tour. Loved it. We had low hiking shoes and found out at the glacier that we needed boots with ankle support. Fortunately, we were able to rent them from the company at the glacier but if I had known ahead of time, I would...More

Thank EAGB
Reviewed June 23, 2018
Awesome day from beginning to end!

If you only have time for one tour during your time in Iceland, I would highly recommend this one. Beautiful waterfalls, stunning landscapes and a chance to strap on crampons and walk on a glacier! Becca was our guide & driver for the day and...More

Thank Tricia032017
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Dear Tricia032017, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, it made us really happy to read it! It's very good to know that both Becca and Adam took great care of you and helped you get the most out of your trip....More

Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile
Good tour guides, but bad quality of rental equipments

The tour guides of glacier hiking are very nice and helpful. Unluckily we completed the tour with heavy rain. We had rented 3 pairs of hiking shoes, but one of the pairs was broken and with a big hole. It made my feet got all...More

Thank Vivian L
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Dear Vivian L, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We appreciate all feedback as it helps us maintain and, where necessary, improve our level of service. While we are very happy to hear that you found your glacier hiking guides to...More

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Trip of a Lifetime

AN Amazing day. First it was great to be on a small group tour. You got to know the people you traveled with and the tour guide. Our guide was very informative about where we were going but also his life in Iceland. We learned...More

Thank seeingspots
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hey seeingspots, Thank you for your feedback, we certainly appreciate you taking your time! It's very good to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and your guide's company so much. We love providing customers with a great experience such as yours! After all,...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile
Great experience.

We did the solheimajokull glacier hiking plus south coast. The minibus was clean and comfortable. Each stops at south coast was sufficient. We had great driver cum guide who call himself the viking warrior. Even it was a long day trip and he was the...More

Thank Hairudin
Larissa W, Sales at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Dear Hairudin, thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback on your tour with us. We really appreciate input like yours to help us maintain or improve our service. We are happy to hear that you chose to join us on this...More

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