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South Coast and Glacier Walk

Tour duration

11 hours

Availability

All year around

Difficulty

Easy

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Included

Everything included, except lunch, but we stop for lunch. Please let us know if you like to include lunch!

Services of a Professional Ice Hiking Guide. All equipment for the glacier hike (crampons, ice axe, helmet and harness).

Transport.

Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation, or meet us at bus stop number 8, Hallgrímskirkja.

All taxes.

What to bring

Bring warm and preferably water proof clothes and good hiking shoes. Hiking shoes can be rented on location.

Lunch can be bought on the way.

A camera is always good to have.

South Coast and Glacier Walk Tour

Travel the South coast, and see the effect of climate change on glaciers. Glaciers are retrieting and disappearing around us on an unprecedented rate. It is predicted that in few decades the glaciers in Iceland will all be gone. Experience the unique landscape on the top of a glacier with us. Your glacier guide is licensed and experienced and will take you on the hike of your lifetime. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, flowing out of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. Underneath Mýrdalsjökull is the famous volcano Katla. No special skills or physical requirements for this walk and we provide you with all the equipment needed for the walk. Good shoes are required, hiking boots or sneakers. Shoes can be rented at location. Along the South Coast of Iceland stop at the two beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Enjoy the scenery along the South Coast towards the town Vík and stop at the Reynisfjara Black Beach to look at some amazing volcanic formations, column basalt and basalt sea stacks, Reynisdrangar. Reynisfjara Black Beach was, in 1991, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. Hopefully the weather allows a view of Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

Tour Program

8:30 AM – REYKJAVÍK

Pick up at your accommodation at 8.30 AM, or meet us at bus stop number 8, Hallgrímskirkja church at 8.30 AM.

SELJALANDSFOSS
Seljalandsfoss waterfall is 60 m high, and is one of few in the world where you can easily walk and experience it from behind.

SKÓGAFOSS

Skógafoss is the most famous waterfall in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are both in glacier rivers, meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Eyjafjallajökull is now famous for it´s 2010 volcanic eruption that disrupted air traffic in Europe.

SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL GLACIER HIKE

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, flowing out of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. Underneath Mýrdalsjökull is the famous volcano Katla. We will walk on the outlet glacier, Sólheimajökull, with professional glacier guides. No special skills or physical requirements for this walk and we provide you with all the equipment needed for the walk. Good shoes are required, preferably hiking boots. Hiking boots can be rented at location.

REYNISDRANGR BLACK BEACH

Reynisdrangar Black beach”]Iceland is a volcanic island, made up mainly of basaltic material that is black in color. Hence, the “Black Beaches”. The black beach was, in 1991, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. On the beach there are the remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a seastack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material.

8:30 PM – REYKJAVÍK
Return to Reykjavík in late afternoon.

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