South Coast Waterfalls & Glacier Hike
Visit the south-coast of Iceland and go hiking on a glacier then visit the incredible waterfalls of Skógar and Seljalandsfoss on one of the most-do day tours from Reykjavík. The tour starts with a drive through the Hellisheiði mountain pass bringing you through moss covered lava fields and past geothermal springs down to farmland along the beautiful southern coastline.
First stop will be the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that flows from main ice-cap of Mýrdalsjökull where the mighty Katla Volcano rests. You will walk on the glacier, wearing special crampons on your shoes and explore the amazing cracks; crevasses and ice expertly lead by a certified glacier guide.
Along the way we pass by fertile farming lands and pass by small villages seated at the bases of infamous Eyjafjallajökull & Hekla Volcanoes dwell with their all-powerful presence. On clear days you will also have a great view of the Westman Islands where the renowned volcanoes lie, which caused the islander’s great troubles in the 1970’s.
The Solheim Glacier is a magnificent and humbling site to behold, it is a glacial tongue extension of the Myrdalsjökull glacier. When we arrive there, you will be outfitted by the Guides with all the necessary equipment for hiking and exploring the cracks and crevasses of the glacier.
Along the return trip to Reykjavik, we will stop at the powerful 65 meter tall Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.
The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along this waterfall offering a completely unique perspective!
PRICING & VALIDITY
Tour costs £109 for Adults and children 8 to 15 pay half price.
Tour includes Knowledgeable local guide, Experienced glacier guide, Equipment for glacier hiking (safety equipment, crampons, ice axe) and Free Wi-Fi.
Hiking boots that reach over your ankle are a must on our glacier walks, if boots are needed you may rent them for 1500 ISK.
Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.