Glacier hiking and sight seeing south coast iceland

Glacier hiking and sight seeing south coast iceland

Reynisfjara beach - South coast Iceland

An ultimate day trip from Reykjavík. 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 Sólheimajökull 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.  

In just one day you will experience:

  • private trip with a fully equipped, comfortable Mercedes minivan 
  • spectacular South coast of Iceland
  • scenic stops at Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
  • drive across black sand beaches
  • guided hiking on Sólheimajökull glacier 

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

See the program of your trip:

  • We pick you up with a luxurious minivan at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:00. 
  • The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanos. 
  • We go towards Hvolsvöllur, where we stop at a café for refreshments.
  • The trip continues towards Seljalandsfoss for a photostop and a short walk.
  • The South coast black sand beaches are the next destination with your private minivan excursion.
  • Then we reach the destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. We gear up at parking lot and start the hike to the glacier.
  • We spend nice 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 to the parking lot. 
  • From there we have a 15min drive to Skógafoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. The ones with some energy left can climb up to enjoy magnificent view of the waterfall from above.
  • Afterwards we drive back to Reykjavík and dropp you off at your hotel.

"Cannot recommend this highly enough. Had a great day out hiking the glacier and stopping off at the waterfall and the beach with famous dead whale." 

-Charlie H, November 2015, TripAdvisor

Trip Details
Pickup Time: 



10 hours

All Year
Guest to Guide Ratio: 


Skills Requirement: 

Suitable for everyone

149.900 total per tour (1-6 guests)

Certified glacier guide


Mountaineering boots

Technical glacier equipment

Not Included

Personal outdoor clothing


Small backpack.