South coast & glacier Walk

Take a walk on the icy side

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Practical tour information

Explore the frozen world of Sólheimajökull (glacier) with experienced glacier guides. A glacier walk does not require any special skills and can be enjoyed by people with just normal fitness and you will have all safety equipment, such as helmet, crampons and ice axe on site. On the glacier you will see some peculiar formations such as crevasses, glacier sinkholes and ice sculptures that have been formed by the glacier over thousands of years.

We also do a little bit of sightseeing -we drive through a beautiful countryside and stop by two beautiful waterfalls, the mighty and powerful Skogafoss and interesting Seljalandsfoss. Skogafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a drop of 60 m (200 ft), and Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk in to a cave behind the waterfall and see the drop from a unique angle.

NOTE: Dress extremely well, preferably waterproof and warm clothing, a hat, gloves, good walking shoes, wear thick socks. Glacier walk does not require any special skills and can be enjoyed by people with normal fitness and in good health.

This tour is weather dependent, cancellations apply if weather forecast looks bad.

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Duration: 9,5 – 10 hours

Location: South Iceland

Season: All year

Departures: 8:30am – Free pick up in Reykjavik from 08:00 – Every day
Pick up from Hveragerði and Selfoss is between 09:05-09:35

Additional Info: Return: Reykjavík return around 18:00 – 18:30

The tour includes:

  • Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall you can walk behind in mild weather
  • The beautiful and photogenic waterfall Skógafoss
  • An easy 2 hour glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Explore the frozen landscape of the glacier with crevasses, sinkholes, ice ridges and ice sculptures.