South Iceland Tour From Reykjavik: Waterfalls, Volcanoes And Glaciers

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Overview

Discover dramatic black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls and ancient volcanoes and glaciers that typify south Iceland on a full-day tour from Reykjavik! After leaving the city, take a walk around Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, and then follow an expert local guide along Reynisfjara beach. Continue past the 700-year-old Slheimajkull glacier and ogle the magnificent waterfalls at Skgafoss. The scenic route takes in some of Icelands most rugged and beautiful terrain, passing through the foothills of Eyjafjallajkull and Hekla volcanoes.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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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.

Inclusions for South Iceland Tour From Reykjavik: Waterfalls, Volcanoes And Glaciers

  • Small group guarantee
  • Reykjavik pick up with return 
  • Guided tour to the highlights of the South Coast of Iceland in a mini-bus 
  • Glacier walk on Solheimajokull Glacier 
  • A visit to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach & Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Certified glacier guide 
  • Specialized glacier gear

Exclusions for South Iceland Tour From Reykjavik: Waterfalls, Volcanoes And Glaciers

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum age is 10 years old 

Adult pricing applies to all travelers 

It is recommended to bring warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, packed lunch, gloves, hat and good hiking shoes

Please note that the order of the itinerary can be altered if weather conditions change

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Absolutely amazing! This tour is a MUST-DO while you're in Iceland if you want to experience adventure and the Icelandic landscape. Our tour guide was Magnus, who we felt was very informative and friendly. The waterfalls, landscapes, and glacier hike make this a great and memorable experience. Don't think twice before you book this tour!!!

  • We really loved this tour, the sights were spectacular. I would recommend making sure you are fit enough for the glacier hike and I also recommend hiking shoes and cold weather gear...it is a glacier after all. Our group had several very overweight and elderly people on the tour and it was a challenge for them and a couple of them left to return to the bus before we reached the glacier. It wasted some of our time on the glacier since we were waiting for them to return. The guide for the hike was really great but she was told by our main tour guide to get us back early so our hike was cut short by that, the older people returning to the van, and a rock slide that we had to wait to clear. I think our guide had evening plans and she was racing to get us back to Reykjavik. That did bother me that our time was cut short for her plans. We will never get that chance again so I didn't like cutting out even 30-40 minutes but we enjoyed the hike regardless. The waterfalls and black beach were also really amazing.

  • Amazing trip overall! The guides, the company and the experience was phenomenal... if we could rate them more than a five out of five, I would have rated them a seven.

    I was comparing multiple South Iceland tours from different tour companies and zoomed in on this for the simple reason that this offered the Glacier hike... even though this was about 75 higher compared to others... but I am glad I chose this trip! The whole tour takes about 12hrs and they are spot on with their timings.

    The trip begins at 8:00am and wrapped up by 7:45pm. The pickup arrived at 8:10am and we went around town picking other passengers and by the time we went on the tour it was around 8:35am. We were 19 of us... our guide Gulli Tisco was amazing overall. He was friendly, professional, friendly, patient and had a great sense of humor. He did a great job of keeping us all engaged, providing fun facts throughout the drive and keeping us entertained and ensuring we were all taken care of... it's been a while since I have experienced such amazing hospitality! Thank you Gulli:-

    The waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss falls were amazing to view and were mystic in its own ways. To me, the best part of the trip was the Glacier hike. We arrived at Solheimajokull Glacier after having lunch at the Reynisfjara black sand beach... and oh my, am I glad that I ate something there as the hike was 3.33miles 5.2km roundtrip and took about 3hrs!

    At the parking lot we were broken into groups of 12 as we were 36 of us. We were separated from Gulli and assigned to Josh and immediately my hear sank as I wanted to be with him. Well I couldn't have been more wrong as Josh turned out to be an amazing guide. He was funny, knowledgeable, adventorous, very caring and cautious yet allowed us to take safe chances if that makes sense... multiple times he carved out steps using his axe making it easy for us, took care of all the questions and yes we had a climate change activist who kept on pushing climate change topic, yet Josh calmly talked about facts and did a phenomenal job of directing there and not taking any sides! He is the guide I always want to go hiking as I know I am going to be safe and yet have fun, who knows the ins and outs of the trail. We traversed routes the other guides didn't take and got to explore so much more but at no point did I feel unsafe. He was always there for all of us and made sure that we all stayed together. We had some of us who were fast and others slow, yet Josh made it a point to ensure that all of us were together! Simply put he was logical, knowledgeable, entertaining, friendly and loved what he did. If I have to describe customer service and professionalism, I would simply say - Be like Josh!! Thanks Josh:-

    Gulli came in a close second and in hindsight maybe I would have wanted to hike with him and see how he compared to Josh... but no complaints about that! I thoroughly enjoyed the company of Gulli and his entertainment throughout the day.

    Based on this, I have already recommended my friends and family to look up Gulli and/or Josh for their South Iceland Tour. Thanks a ton Gulli and Josh for making this an amazing experience:-

  • great day in the southern part of Iceland ! was my last day of my vacation and was a perfect goodbye! tour guide most wonderful man - loved what he was doing and sharing the outdoors with us. of note -- he would not take a tip from me at the end because he said it made him happy just to see me enjoy the day. THAT was awesome !!!!

  • Walking on the glacier was fun!

  • Great trip, amazing sights, tour guides friendly and outgoing, bus clean and efficient. Can get a bit long so plan ahead with snacks, but overall great trip.

  • The glacier hike was so much fun. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Excellent tour with experienced Tour Guide

  • Beautiful tour, Solheimajokull Glacier hiking, Black Sand Beach, and amazing straight falls are worth to see. Must go tour in Iceland.

  • This is a great tour , ranging from beautiful waterfalls surrounded by rock and green, to icy glaciers. The glacier was fascinating and very different from what we expected covered in ash with layers through the ice. The glacier hike was great, even in the rain. Maybe an hour and half hike on the glacier - crampons, ice axe, harness, and helmet. The crampons were REALLY important on the climb down - we really did not use the ice axe, and the harness is just in case there was an emergency. Great tour guide on the ice.

    The tour guide on the bus also did a really nice job, explaining the sites and taking us to some absolutely beautiful falls and driving us through some beautiful scenery. The stop at the black sand beach was amazing as were the puffins on the cliff face.

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