Day trip

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 152.05 per person

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Join an excursion along the South Coast of Iceland. See black sand beaches, majestic waterfalls, and hike up the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup will be at selected locations in central Reykjavik. Please provide the complete address of your accommodation and the local tour provider will inform you of the closest pick-up location. Please be ready at 8:00 AM at your designated pick-up location. The pickup process usually takes 30 minutes.


  • Explore some of the largest glaciers of Iceland on this guided South Coast hike
  • Hike up Sólheimajökull glacier with a guide for a spellbinding glacier landscape
  • Walk behind the magnificent curtain of water from Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Take a stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and its basalt caverns
  • Travel through south Iceland's black sand beaches and thundering waterfalls
Full description

Experience some of the largest glaciers of Iceland, and see the waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandson on a day trip from Reykjavik. After a pickup from the city, witness the alluring natural beauty of the cascading waterfalls and embark on a guided hike with all necessary glacier equipment.

Journey to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you get the chance to walk behind the 60-meter fall. There will definitely be a drizzle behind the breathtaking waterfall, so put on your rain gear and get your cameras ready.

Continue the adventure at Skógarfoss waterfall, a 60-meter drop from what used to be the coastline. You can enjoy the beautiful view from above after running up the 527 steps leading to the top.

Skógarfoss was a filming location for the Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Thor: The Dark World as well as several music videos. On the iconic black sand beach, discover magnificent basalt columns as well as the rock pillars named Reynisdrangar.

Be sure to watch out for the unpredictable sneaker waves while enjoying the magical view of the beach and Dyrhólaey cliffs in the distance. Between June and August, you can enjoy the company of hundreds of puffins that like to nest in the columns.

Finally, get geared up with the necessary safety equipment to hike up one of Iceland's most scenic glaciers on the South Coast, where you can see the fast-melting ice formations and learn about the area’s ancient geology and environmental importance.

  • Certified glacier guide
  • WiFi in the minibus
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice ax)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Gloves
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 251 reviews

    Review summary

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    I highly recommend this tour - from majestic waterfalls to an exciting trek on the glaciers - this is perhaps the best tour I had in Iceland. Our guide, Mr Sighvatur, is the best - he drove while providing non-stop commentary! Beyond that, he was a trove of knowledge about the sights we saw, glaciers, climate change and even Iceland economy and other trivia. If you get him as your guide, you’re lucky!

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    November 23, 2022

    I would like to say thank you to our guide Cara and Gabi (sorry if I spell your name wrong), who create a breathtaking experience today. All the time we enjoyed the good stories and the good sceneries regarding the explanation from Cara. And also on the glacier, Gabi is really nice and supportive, he is a real angel and light my day. I will totally recommend this trip for the people who is interested in the travel in the south coast ☺️

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    November 18, 2022

    I can easily say, this was the top of my trip in Iceland! Sand beach, the waterfalls but THE GLACIER HIKE! If you love as much as I do hikes this is a must, I felt like a kid walking in that ice and the views, jus tout of this world! Big thanks for our guides Asi (I hope I’ve spelt his name correctly), Camino and Adam! Adam and Camino they have proportionate one of the best days I ever had, and even if the hike wasn’t the best which it is I’m sure they will make your day perfect with their great personalities! Asi, well what can I say?! Great person and he always made the best he could to make every as comfortable as possible and to help everyone as much as he could, PS: he needs to work on his jokes lol! Just one down in all this, I really really wanted to go all way up the top but I guess I will have to comeback again! Thank you once again trollexpeditions and to their amazing guiders! Daniel

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    November 14, 2022

    Product ID: 148457