Glacier Hike & South Coast

Group and instructor getting ready for a glacier hike in Iceland
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Highlights:

  • Glacier hiking on Solheimajokull glacier
  • Beautiful sights of South Coast
  • Waterfalls, Black sandy beaches, Glaciers
  • Private tour

Description:

An ultimate Iceland day tour. We go on a private minivan drive along the South coast to enjoy it’s magnificent waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches and amazing ocean views that will leave you with unforgettable moments. A visit to Solheimajokull outlet glacier for an exciting and informative glacier hike is next up where ice climbing is available if the group is up for a little more challenge. This is a trip that is an exclusive tour and can be tailored towards your personal and group’s expectations. ​Don´t worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. Also, knowledgeable and certified guide is a matter of course on all of your tours.

What to expect? We pick you up with a luxurious minivan at your accommodation in Reykjavik at 08:00. The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes. We go towards Hvolsvollur, where we stop at a café for refreshments. The trip continues towards Seljalandsfoss for a photo stop and a short walk. The South coast black sand beaches are our next destination. Then we continue to Solheimajokull outlet glacier. We gear up at parking lot and start the hike up to the glacier. We spend quality time hiking through the glacier and exploring crevasses and swell holes. Our guide will introduce you properly the glacial wonder world. There is also the option of ice climbing! After about 1.5 hours on the ice we make our way back. From there we have a 15 min drive to Skogafoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. If you have some energy left you can climb up to enjoy magnificent view of the waterfall from above. Afterwards we drive back to Reykjavik and drop you off at your hotel/hostel/guesthouse.

Travel tip: This tour is operated as a private tour with one price for 1-6 participants maximum. Ideal for small groups & families.  

 

Availability:

  • All year
Duration: 10 hours

Difficulty:

  • Rated 3 out of 5 or Moderate

Pickup:

  • Yes

Ratio:

  • 6:1 per guide
Price: ISK 149,900 (1-6 persons)

Included:

  • Pickup & Transport
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Rain-gear
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Technical glacier equipment

Not included:

  • Lunch
  • Personal outdoor clothing
  • Small backpack

What to bring:

  • Lunch (we can make stops)
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Pickup times:

  • 8:00 AM

Departures:

  • 08:30 AM

Operates:

  • Every day

Good to know:

  • Don´t worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. Also, knowledgeable and certified guide is a matter of course on all of your tours.

Special Requirements:

  • One Price for whole tour (1-6 people)

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