South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Cave & DC-3 Plane Wreck

Come on this unique and active tour that takes you hiking on top of Sólheimajökull glacier, descend into a lava cave, and ride a fat bike to the famous DC-3 plane wreck on Sólheimasandur. Along the way, you witness the spectacular waterfalls and the famous sights along the South Coast of Iceland... All in one day!

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Highlights

✓ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓ Skógafoss waterfall
✓ Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull
✓ Sólheimasandur
✓ Fat bike ride to the DC-3 Plane Wreck
✓ Secret Lava Cave

Included

Minibus, Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board, glacier gear, lava cave equipment
And more…

Duration

14 hours

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.

Skógafoss waterfall

The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Along side the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!

Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull glacier

Here the adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. We will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. Our glacier guides are all trained and licensed and provide a safe, entertaining and informative hike. A spectacular experience to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.

Fat bike ride to the DC-3 Plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur

After the glacier hike we head out to Sólheimasandur desert where a US Nacy DC3 crash landed in 1973 after running out of fuel in midair. The wreck has since then been immortalized in numerous music videos and viral photographs. The plane itself is 4 km from the nearest road so we provide the coolest transportation method available, fat bikes. We only travel in style. In essence, we’ll be riding a fat bike over volcanic sand and ash towards a black sand beach containing a crashed Navy airplane deemed too far away to salvage. Enjoy!

Secret Lava Cave

But we still have our final blow! Explore the inside of a lava cave which formed in a volcanic eruption 5000 years ago. Equipped with helmets and flashlights we will scramble over big lava rocks and crawl into the darkness of the Icelandic underground.

How does this sound?

Are you ready to join us for this incredible adventure? We are steering clear of the crowds while packing a full day of incredible experiences in this once in a lifetime opportunity. This is the only tour that takes you to the DC3 plane wreck and is our best seller, so make sure you book well in advance! Select a date to book.

Departures
✓ 08:00

Duration
✓ 14 hours

Difficulty
✓ Demanding

Minimum age
✓ 14 years

Operation
✓ March to October

Highlights
✓ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓ Skógafoss waterfall
✓ Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull
✓ Sólheimasandur
✓ Fat bike ride to the DC-3 Plane Wreck
✓ Seljavallalaug geothermal pool
✓ Secret Lava Cave

Included
✓ 
English speaking guide
✓ Mini-bus
✓ Small group (16 persons max)
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
✓ Glacier equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
✓ Cave equipment: helmet and headlamps
✓ Fat bikes

What you need to bring
• Hiking boots (available when booking
• Warm clothing (first layer)
• Waterproof clothing (second layer)
• Swimwear (from late April to November)
• Energy snacks

 

The perfect route to check the coolest places in the South!

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