South Coast and Glacier Hike
South Coast and Glacier Hike
✓ 11 hours
✓ Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull
✓ Reynisfjara – The Black Sand Beach
✓ English Speaking Guide
✓ Certified Glacier Guide
✓ Small Group (16 persons max)
✓ WiFi and Icelandic music on board
✓ Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
What you need to bring:
– Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
– Warm clothes (first layer)
– Waterproof clothing (second layer)
– Gloves and hat
– 8 years
Join this expedition to the South Coast with a hike on Sólheimajökull glacier. We make stops at the Kodak-moment machine Seljalandsfoss waterfall and from there, we head to the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Reynisfjara beach, also known as The Black Sand Beach.
We guarantee fun, informative stops and we include more than what meets the eye. Our guides are trained and licensed professionals that make it their mission to give you a good time. They know the areas like the back of their hands and make their itineraries so that our small minibus avoids the big-bus crowds.
The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind the tumbling water flow and feel the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. Thirsty? Just open your mouth. Right next to it is the waterfall Gljúfrabúi which snugly tucked in a gorge hidden from most. Gljúfrabúi actually means Canyon Dweller in English. To reach the waterfall, you must first test your balance by bouncing on rocks lying in the river bed. A failure means instant foot wetness and a good laugh by your co-travellers.
Prepare to meet the pearl of the South Coast, Skógafoss waterfall. Majestically tucked in a wide gorge, the waterfall tumbles down 60 meters from up above a cliff into a small river, producing a cloud of mist and spray that rainbows like to dance in during sunshine. Try to warm up for the glacier by running up the 527 steps to the top… Your guide will be timing you.
Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
The adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is an outlet glacier spawning from one of the largest glaciers in the country, Mýrdalsjökull. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on our safety and glacier equipment, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes we hike on the ice for an hour and a half. A spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking natural phenomenon.
Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach
Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.