South Coast: Fire & Ice - Waterfalls, Glaciers & Icelandic Lava Show In Vík - Reykjavik

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  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    2: Bus Stop #12 Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
    3: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarár.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join us to find outwhy Iceland is named the Land of Ice &Fire, with this fantastic day on the South Coast that includes the Icelandic Lava Show and a guided valley walk to get incredible views of the crevasse riddled Solheimajkull glacier. This tour should not be missed by those seeking sightseeing and adventure! Join this small group tour and you'll stop at the must seeSkgafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, visit thefamousReynisfjara Black Sand Beach, learn all about Iceland's geology and volcanoes whilst witnessing re-melted lava at the Lava Show. Plus, get up close to an enormous glacier for incredible pictures. This is a one day tour you'll never forget. All of Hidden Iceland's tours operate with a maximum of 12 people, and you will be joined byfriendly and knowledgeable English speaking guides.
This tour does NOT include a glacier hike but we will get close to the terminal face of the glacier for great views.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lava Centre, Hvolsvollur, South Region

Volcano, Earthquake & Geology Exhibition

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Solheimajokull Glacier, Vik, South Region

Glacier Hike

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Vik, South Region

Black sand beach

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar, South Region

Iconic South Iceland waterfall

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, South Region

Waterfall that is possible to walk behind (when not icy).

Duration: 40 minutes


One of Hidden Iceland's wonderful English speaking professional guides

Guided valley walk for incredible views of the glacier

Transport by comfortable and spacious air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter

Icelandic Lava Show

Pickup and drop-off from designated bus pickup points in Reykjavik

Rental of waterproof jackets, pants or hiking boots. Must be pre-booked.

Entry/Admission - Lava Show

Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss


Food and drinks - can be purchased during day


There is NO glacier hike on this tour

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 8 years

Sturdy, waterproof footwear recommended

We have to pick up from designated pickup point around Reykjavik. Restrictions imposed by the City of Reykjavik mean that we cannot pick up from certain hotels or AirBnB addresses, rather nearby designated bus pickup points. Please contact us to inform us of where you are staying and we will inform you of nearest pickup point.

Near public transportation

We will stop in the south coast town of Hvolsvllur to load up on snacks for the day. You can shop here and bring food and for the day if you want to spend more time at the sights during lunch. There is ample time to have lunch at The Soup Company located within the Icelandic Lava Show premises. The soups are filling and delicious, as are the paninis and sandwiches here.

Most travelers can participate

During the darkest winter months we will need to order food to have on the go, so that we can use the precious short daylight hours at the wonderful South Coast sights. Lunch is not included in this tour.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Where 1 metres distance cannot be maintained, masks will need to be worn. This is in line with Icelandic law. If guests do not have their own masks, then masks will be provided.

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  • 03-Nov-2022

    Great tour! This tour gives you a great overview of South Iceland. You will not have much time in each location but you will get to see several different highlights of South Iceland. The waterfalls are amazing and the black sand beach is stunning. I was worried that the lava show would be geared towards kids but it was informative and interesting for all ages. I highly recommend it. There is a restaurant at the lava show with soups and sandwiches and hot drinks. I am vegan and there was a delicious vegan soup. You will have plenty of time to eat after the show. Be prepared for a long ride in a tightly seated mini bus but it was worth it for us to not deal with driving or renting a car. Overall, I would highly recommend this tour.

  • 01-Nov-2022

    Really good tour, the guide was excellent, took photos, for us what highly recommend this small tour, as it felt personal, and not too many people on the tour

  • 15-Oct-2022

    This tour was just incredible from start to finish. Simon, our guide/driver was informative, knowledgeable and excellent. Iceland's scenery is amazing and this tour to the South Coast certainly hits all the spots, especially with Simon's hidden extras with outstanding panoramic views, and the extended walk to the very edge of the glacier. There was an overwhelming feeling of "the customer matters" throughout helping us all to get the best out of the full day. (Finishing at 9pm) Thoroughly recommended

  • 07-Oct-2022

    We had read that the Hidden Iceland tours were first class and we were not disappointed. From pick up to drop off at the end of the day, our guide Alti gave us the very best day, with the most beautiful sights and the stunning weather, which he had personally arranged ;) The small group size was great, with Atli keeping us informed and entertained all day… so much knowledge! And the sights (did I say?) - stunning! Atli gave us freedom to explore but kept us really safe, had impeccable timing with a laid back approach, and a great sense of humour. You won’t be disappointed.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    My parents and I have a wonderful day, Our tour guide was called atil, he was very good had lots of information about everything we saw loved when people asked questions, all the places we visited were lovely Atil was very good at making sure we was safe when the weather got windy on the beach and took us down the the glacier and made sure we got as close as we could which was lovely. If its a windy day make sure you wear warm clothing! The lava show was very interesting and you can have soup there which is delicious. The van was nice to travel in comfy. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Alti was everything I could want in a guide even when some of the party was tired and emotionless he didn’t let that dilute the experience and personality he really brought life and such an authentic feel to being in this beautiful country

  • 02-Oct-2022

    We were picked up right on time in a wonderful Mercedes minibus. It was a small group and our tour guide made an effort to make everyone feel like family. Our tour guide was born and raised in Iceland and was full of insider knowledge. I really can't say enough nice things about him. He also made an effort to take us places that were off the beaten path. At the beginning of our tour we saw massive buses everywhere. As the tour progressed our tour guide separated us from the masses and made it feel like we were on our own special adventure. Book this tour if you can. I know you'll be blown away by the entire experience.

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Wow what a wonderful tour! Simon was great and took us to a few extra places we would never have known about! I loved the small group experience.

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Hidden Iceland planned the perfect itinerary for us and executed without a hitch. It was more than we could have asked for. Our tour guide, Simon, was amazing. I highly recommend them!!

  • 24-Sep-2022

    This tour was a great overview of Iceland’s South Coast. We were lucky enough to have sunshine when we visited waterfalls, a black sand beach, and a glacier. The Lava Show in Vik is not to be missed. Our guide, Holly, is knowledgeable and friendly, a true asset to Hidden Iceland.

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