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Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour
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Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour

By David the Guide
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$1,350.00
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$1,350.00
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Duration:
12h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
  • Entry/Admission - Skogafoss
  • Entry/Admission - Black Sand Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Solheimajokull Glacier


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Tour includes pick up and drop off service at your hotel or location of your choice.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115994P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour?
How much is Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour?
Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour price starts from $1,350.00. Discover and book Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour cancellation policy?
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Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour is hosted by David the Guide. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact David the Guide on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Iceland South Coast with Glacier Hike Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115994P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Seljalandsfoss
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Skogafoss
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Black Sand Beach
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Solheimajokull Glacier
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Dyrholaey
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

hatewinter
hatewinter
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Unforgettable
We had a great time in Iceland. There were 8 of us traveling. We were blessed with great weather, which we were to
dianegT4630PK
dianegT4630PK
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Amazing
Fantastic trip to see the Northern lights ,we had Agnes as our guide and she was super !! She checked the weather r
andreasoleb
andreasoleb
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Amazing glacier hike with Styrmir
We had an amazing hike on the glacier with Styrmir, the best tour guide ever! He told us interesting stories and le
draceituno
draceituno
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Aurora in August!
Great experience. We got so lucky to see the northern lights in August on our first attempt. Confirmation that we w
Continue-traveling57
Continue-traveling57
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Incredible experience
All of it was great, the conversations, the manner in which the tour was conducted to increase experience and limit
538lanam
538lanam
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Lava field hike
Big shout out to Otto for an amazing guided tour day 1 in Iceland. He showed us so many cool things.
Yanwhaha
Yanwhaha
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Superb hospitality HIGHLY recommend
It’s very nice to have ‘davidtheguide’ as our tour operator to the South coast. Really appreciate the great hospita
riparodi
riparodi
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Prívate transfer great value and service
Yea fee was perfect for 4 people. Nice clean vehicle. On time and very courteous driver, who was actually our guide
riparodi
riparodi
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Great transport
Great service. Nice vehicle and no wait and good conversation with David. Excellent service. Fully recommend it. 👍
R8969BFrafaels
R8969BFrafaels
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Amazing tour guide and company!
We went for a night hunting for Northern Lights and our tour guide which was a lady was very accomodating and lovel
rivak2014
rivak2014
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Golden Circle
We went on a private Golden Circle tour with Otto. He was amazing. He explained everything to us and took us to som
JenniLynnH
JenniLynnH
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Great communication, but wish they would've taken us to a different spot.
The GREAT: I booked a last minute northern lights tour with David the Guide and they were quick to accommodate my
happyhcampers
happyhcampers
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Couldn't have asked for better guide to Iceland
David and his team arranged our full Itinerary for our trip to Iceland in January 2022, we told them what we wanted
Z6355BUpedrop
Z6355BUpedrop
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The Best Hunting (of Northern Lights) Ever
After a disappointing cancelation on Feb 10th due to weather conditions, and some miscommunication, tour was resche
I773BLnicolev
I773BLnicolev
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Great tour
Made the journey there so nice and relaxing. Saw the northern lights and it was breath taking!! Such a funny and gr
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abbyheltsley
Bowling Green5 contributions
Couples
My husband and I just finished our private South Coast tour with Yandy, our amazing tour guide. The tour and our guide were fantastic. Yandy picked us up from our hotel and took us to many wonderful places. He was incredibly accommodating-offering bottles of water and snacks. We finished our tour with a glacier hike which was Yandy’s expertise. He was knowledgeable and kept us safe and entertained the entire way. He is also an amazing photographer. Yandy is an experienced climber, having recently climbed Mount Everest (he has a great story). We could not have asked for a better tour guide. i would highly recommend for any tour in Iceland.
Written January 7, 2022
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Lshackdds
Delray Beach, FL3 contributions
My 18 year old son and I wanted an adventure and spent a week in Iceland. I didn’t want to do the long drive to the South Coast myself, so we did the 2-day small group South Coast tour and Agnes was an outstanding tour guide! She was patient, knowledgeable and made the experience so memorable. Our hotel had ‘shared’ bathrooms (there were several bathrooms) but it actually felt more like being at home with bathrooms just across the hall. Everyone was very quiet and respectful and we never had to wait for a bathroom and never heard any noises outside our room. The view from the breakfast room was beautiful and the gourmet breakfast was fantastic. Overall, awesome experience and I highly recommend David The Guide and this tour.
Written September 11, 2022
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Rosa C
2 contributions
Friends
This was our second visit to Iceland one in August and the second in January. We met David the guide in August and we loved cruising around the south coast with David so much so that we wanted to come back for the Norther light. This time we took friends with us and asked David. As always he was incredibly accomodating and provide us with another amazing experience!! Thank you for the amazing trip!! It will stay with us forever!! Anyone visiting Iceland,should get in touch with David, for an amazing experience!!Highly recommended!! Thank you!!! Rosa&Fede
Written January 19, 2020
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Matt
5 contributions
Solo
Our guide Julien was fantastic. The group was quite small so you begin to feel like a little family by the end of the trip. We covered a ton of sights with the time we had; the landscape is absolutely incredible. There was ample time given to see everything at each stop as well. The south coast is a must do for sightseeing, and this tour group did an excellent job showing us around.
Written August 21, 2021
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Balazs M
3 contributions
We had an excellent time visiting the South Coast. Our guide was Bright, showed us some unique places other than the regular tour. Skogafoss in sunshine with double rainbow was a unique experience, even for our guide. The only drawback was the quality of our hotel: ee requested private rooms with provate bathroom. Instead we got private rooms with common bathroom.
Written August 18, 2022
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David K
Hi! August is a very busy season, and sometimes we have to take the lodging that is available. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure we are more clear in the future.
Written August 19, 2022
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Nathan M
2 contributions
We had David plan our entire trip and also had some time booked with him as our private guide. It was AMAZING!!! David is a fantastic human and his crew is amazing as well. Robert took us Northern Light hunting. He put the time in to ensure we had a blast and the best possible chance to see the lights. David took us all over the south coast in his sweet Jeep. We did some off road, glacier hiking, ice climbing and ice caving. He even helped locate some great food we never would’ve known about. As awesome as the trip was, David made it better. Even the time in the car was a blast. He had our tours perfectly planned and timed. It flowed perfectly and was such a wonderful experience. When we come back to Iceland in the summer time David will be our go to guide again. Don’t trust anyone else!
Written March 1, 2020
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jasmynmaz
Utrecht, The Netherlands9 contributions
Went with David the Guide for a South Coast tour. It was last minute planned but David helped me perfect with making it a perfect combination with the Glacier Hike. If you're looking for some adventure and not the usual day trip: go for a trip with David (or some of his colleagues!) We went with Sindri and he explained everything perfect. It was so much fun and Sindri was not only bringing us to the spots, but went with us everywhere. We had so much fun and it was definitely something to remember. Highly recommended. Thanks so much guys!
Written July 10, 2022
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Akhil710
Dallas3 contributions
You have three options to explore Iceland:

1) Rent a car and go yourself
2) Take a large public tour Reykjavik
3) Take a private tour

1. Going by yourself is not that easy. Driving conditions are extremely dangerous and roads are unexpectedly closed throughout the day due to high winds. Tour guides get real-time updates on road conditions and weather forecasts. This enables them to plan accordingly so you’re not wasting hours along the side of the road waiting for conditions to improve. Additionally, Iceland’s sites are not admission based. You have to know where you are going, what to see and have someone explain the beauty of the site.

2. Taking a group tour from Reykjavik wastes a lot of time as you wake up before dawn to drive 2-3 hours to see inland sites and drive 2-3 hours to return each night. Additionally, with a larger group there is no flexibility to adjust to your group’s needs (timing of breaks, pace of movement, customization of itinerary).

3. Private tours offer the most flexibility and personal experience. However, most tour guides are now foreigners who have come to Iceland to start a business. They only know the main sites and reiterate what they read in an Iceland tour book. David is a third generation Icelandic native who knows the history, land and people better than anyone else. David calls you in advance of your trip to customize your trip based on your interests. He shares stories from when he was a kid, takes you to sites that only a local would know, explains the history of Iceland and treats you like family. By the end of the trip you will like him more than the people you are traveling with. He’s considerate, accommodating, funny, knowledgeable, adventurous and safe. Most importantly, when you book with David, you get David. You won’t get to Iceland and find out someone else is your guide.

David made restaurant reservations based on our preferences, found us hotels at great prices, booked activities for us, drove us around in a spacious luxurious van, advised us on what to pack for our trip, laughed with us, became part of our group, became a life-long friend.

I have referred David to three groups of friends; all have nothing but great things to say about their experience with David.

Akhil Patel
Written March 26, 2019
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DavidTheGuide1
Hi Akhil and co. It was awesome! I´m so happy to hear how you feel about your experience and glad that I got to show you this part of myself and the country!
Written January 4, 2020
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TA14
Mechanicsburg, PA38 contributions
We did the small group South Beach with Glacier hike. Agnes took 11 of us on the greatest tour. Love this co and Agnes & Iceland
Written September 4, 2022
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brittw
Brooklyn, NY22 contributions
My boyfriend and I made a last-minute decision to go to Iceland and planned the entire trip in two weeks. We used Guide to Iceland to book our 5 day tour and we were fortunate to have David the Guide's Julien on days 3 and 4 of our stay for the two-day South Coast Exploration tour.

Day 3 started with our tour guide, Julien, picking us up from our hotel to start our two-day South Coast Tour. We stored most of our luggage in the luggage room of our first hotel and brought an overnight bag to stay over on the South Coast for a night.

Our first few stops were to see several waterfalls, including the Seljalandsfoss. Julien gave us an allotted time to explore the area and take pictures before we met back at the bus to stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Next was our main stop for the day: climbing a glacier. Julien was very attentive in making sure that everyone in our tour group put on their hiking and safety gear on properly. He taught us the proper stepping and climbing techniques to make sure we all safely got to the top of the glacier. One of the most fun things we did on the glacier was “viking pushups” in which you do push ups on your ice axe over a stream of fresh glacier water and drink from it. The water was so cold and fresh!

After wrapping up on the glacier hike, we went to the Black Sand beach where we saw an incredible cave and took pictures while climbing the rocks next to it. After that, we went back to Hotel Katla, which I loved. The rooms are all wood and you feel like you’re in a cabin. My tour group and I decided to meet up later that night for the buffet dinner in the hotel and get to know it each other a bit more.

The next morning, Julien took us to the Glacier Beach. It was amazing to stand next to pieces of ice that towered over me. We then took a 30-minute ride on the Amphibian boat tour through the glacier lagoon. We were able to see icebergs up-close and got some incredible pictures. The guide on the boat even passed around a centuries old piece of an iceberg.

After the boat tour, we stopped at pretty awesome hotdog stand. Their barley dog is one of the best vegan foods I’ve ever tasted. The hot chocolate was also very welcoming after holding a piece of an iceberg.

We spent the rest of the day checking out a few more waterfalls. By the time we got to the top of the hill I was very thirsty so, yep you guessed it, I cupped my hands and drank from the fresh stream. I wish I could’ve taken that water home.

I would definitely recommend using David the Guide for your tour! Shout out to Julien who was an amazing tour guide!
Written September 6, 2021
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