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South Coast: Fire & Ice Day Tour

  • Spin through southern Iceland by air-conditioned minivan with time to explore the sites on foot
  • Visit natural landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and the Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Uninterrupted views over the Icelandic countryside from your vehicle
South Coast: Fire & Ice Day Tour
From $168.00
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South Coast: Fire & Ice Day Tour
From $168.00
Iceland—the Land of Fire and Ice—boasts bubbling mud pools and frozen glaciers, and many of the most impressive natural attractions lie along the country’s southern shores. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned minivan to landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and hike over the Sólheimajökull glacier. With round-trip travel from central Reykjavik included, find out exactly how Iceland earned its nickname.
What to Expect
The South Coast: Fire & Ice tour is an action packed day that allows you to experience the best parts of the stunning south coast of Iceland. The south coast has some of Iceland’s quintessential sights. Vivid blue glaciers, numerous powerful waterfalls, volcanic black sand beaches and infamously destructive volcanoes. The South Coast of Iceland really has it all, and you can experience it all in one unforgettable day.

This trip starts with pickups in Reykjavik from 8:00am. We will then head out of town, driving through the beautiful Icelandic landscape to the town of Hvolsvöllur. Here, we make a quick coffee break and a chance to buy some snacks to keep us going for the day. From there, it is not long until we arrive at one of the highlights of the trip, the stunning Sólheimajökull glacier, flowing down from the enormous Mýrdalsjökull icecap. There we will be able to hike and explore the unique ice features. After our hike we head to Reynsifjara to see the amazing rock formations at this spectacular black sand beach as well as eat lunch at the Black Beach Restaurant.

We will then head back to Reykjavik, but not before stopping at some of the most breathtaking natural sights in Iceland. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls will impress in their own way. On clear days you will be in awe of the infamous Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes, as well as the towering Westman Islands, rising straight out of the North Atlantic Ocean. Our last stop before reaching Reykjavik will be the newly opened interactive LAVA centre, where we can learn all about the volcanoes we have seen throughout the day, before reaching the city in time for dinner.
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Reviews (34)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very Highly Recommended

The small group character was important to me and Joe and Hidden Iceland did not disappoint. Due to wind we were unable to access the glacier, neither were we able to do possible alternatives in order to make it back to Reykjavík before the wind...More

2  Thank Sharon M
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re sorry to hear you got caught in the storm but really happy to hear we took care of you well during this. We strive to make sure each trip is special, even when the weather sends us a curve ball. It’s this adaptability that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Honestly the best tour option out there

Phenomenal trip. Joe and Ryan were incredibly knowledgeable about the entire thing, groups were small enough that everyone felt very well attended to. Easily worth the cost for just the glacier hike alone, this trip truly is a hidden gem in Iceland and I really...More

1  Thank SGScott
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is an amazing review. We really appreciate it so much. It worked so well with Joe and Ryan together that day. They really got the chance to get to know everyone and they couldn’t speak more highly of you and the rest of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glacier Trek & More

Planned for a 60th birthday bucket list desire, I approached it with a certain amount of trepidation due to a dodgy leg gained after a fall earlier in the week and asthma. After all, the spirit may be willing but the rest is waning fast...More

1  Thank Gaile W
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gaile, Wow, it sounds like you took quite a tumble. I’m so happy our expert guide helped you in the way they did. All our guides are used to the odd trip and are trained in on ice first aid so it’s good to...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile
Simply amazing!!

This tour is well worth your money. You pack so much into one day and it’s just amazing. The first stop was the glacier and we all the way to the top and Ryan our guide is an expert climber, never did I felt unsafe,...More

Thank PabloSotoo
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you Pablo for this incredible feedback of our South Coast: Fire & Ice tour. Ryans passion for all things Iceland, geology and glaciers still goes unmatched and we couldn't be luckier having him in the front lines of Hidden Iceland. Happy to hear that...More

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Best tour EVER!

I booked the glacier hike with Hidden Iceland; first I Am NOT a hiker. I had never been hiking! I just wanted to try something different & had NO idea what I was getting into! I lucked up with an excellent teacher in the owner...More

Thank Mary J
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dear Mary, thank you for taking the time to write us this wonderful feedback. Hiking on a glacier is truly a unique experience that we feel like everyone should experience, it is almost like stepping on to another planet. We look forward to having you...More

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June 12, 2018|
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Response from 133barrier |
If u do fire and ice tour (even more important than golden circle tour) definitely have waterproof boots because u climb a glacier! But the tour company also provide boots for the glacier which I used along with their... More
June 6, 2018|
Response from abc713 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I'd contact the company directly.
April 10, 2018|
Response from 133barrier |
The glacier climbing/hike was intense but I think a moderate fitness level would be ok. The tour guide made sure we were all comfortable and asked if pace was ok. We stopped intermittently to take amazing pictures so there... More