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South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour

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Reykjavik, Iceland
South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour

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icon12 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Iceland’s south coast boasts some of the country’s most beautiful and unique landscapes. Join a small group and venture south to see several waterfalls, black sand beaches, and the fishing village of Vik. The highlight of this tour, however, is a hike across the Solheimajokull Glacier which serves unparalleled views of Iceland’s landscapes.
  • All necessary glacier hike equipment is provided
  • See the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • Stay connected between stops with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
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Glacier Hike at Sólheimajökull Glacier (Hike and Gear included in the tour)
Pick-up and Drop-off
Wifi
English-speaking guide
Lunch

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8:00 AM
Pick up takes place between 8:00 and 8:30, so please be ready at your pick-up location at 8:00
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Holiday Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour.

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star-5
The most memorable day!
Janet_M
, Jul 2022
It’s hard to pick what was most memorable. The entire day was amazing. Our guide, Yandy, was fantastic. He had a wonderful attitude and really upbeat energy. The weather was not the best and we thought we would not even able to do the glacier hike. But Yandy is a mountaineer and he felt we could do it! He was soooo right. What an amazing feeling to hike a glacier! The Black Sand beach was out of this world. The waterfalls! It was an incredible day! Highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are glad to hear that you had a great day with Yandy!
star-5
Awesome sights, awesome trip.
Andy_H
, Jun 2022
An awesome trip. Our guide was superb, and the ride very comfortable. As for the sights - just phenomenal. The glacier walk was great fun, the waterfalls were just incredible to get close to, and the black beach and surroundings were great. Little extras, like the lunch stop and view stops, made the day even better. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us!
star-5
South Coast and Glacier Hike.
Gary_S
, Jun 2022
This was a full day fun and invigorating trip. Saw a lot of Iceland scenery. We hiked a glacier for 3 hours which was awesome but as a70 year old quite challenging. My 2 sons and grandson handled it all well. Waterfalls were amazing. Our guide was great. I highly recommend this tour but if your a senior just be prepared for a bit if a test ohysically.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us!
star-5
Great hike. Didn't disappoint!
Georgina_Q
, Jun 2022
Everything was breathe taking. Julian was very patient and knowledgeable. We were very happy with the excursion. Only suggestion, tell participants to wear hard toe hiking boots.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your lovely feedback!
star-5
Don't be intimidated, but you should bring\rent hiking boots.
Robin_H
, Jun 2022
It was an amazing experience to hike on the glacier, and at the same time, sad that so many glaciers are melting in our lifetimes. The black sand beach was terrifying.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us!
star-5
Exciting and A New Experience
Madeleine_R
, Jun 2022
I booked three tours during my stay in Iceland and this one was by far my favorite. My tour guide, Julian was amazing and knowledgeable. He made the glacier hike fun and exciting. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are happy to hear that you had fun on your tour with Julian!
star-5
Amazing day tour and glacier hike!
Sarah_B
, May 2022
This was such a wonderful tour! Our tour guide was Julian and he was fantastic. It was a small group of just 7 of us, which made our time together much more valuable as we got to know each other and share the incredible experience of hiking a glacier! We saw several waterfalls - the most beautiful ones in Iceland. Julian took us to a hidden waterfall as well, and he was always happy to take photos and give us advice/tips for the rest of our visit. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to see several of the best sites of the south coast of Iceland in one day.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for such a lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great day with Julian!
star-5
Fantastic Day Trip Adventure.
Lee_M
, May 2022
This was a dream come true. I was very pleased with how informative our tour guide was. Everyone was very nice on the trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for such a kind feedback!
star-5
Great experience
Eleanor_M
, May 2022
Great tour. We stopped at a few different waterfalls and the coast, all of which were beautiful. The glacier hike itself was excellent. Our guide Tomas was very informative and supportive throughout the day and clearly knew the terrain well. Would recommend
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for you positive feedback!
star-5
Recommend but be in decent physical shape
Renee_G
, May 2022
Great trip. Scenery amazing. Thomas amazing. He was so knowledgeable about glaciers. Great to go with some who’s hobby is just that. I wrote a review though and am still waiting for my picture
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your feedback! Please contact us at info@reykjaviktoursit.is regarding the photos!
star-5
Fantastic small group tour
Maiyu_C
, May 2022
A fantastic experience! The guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. The bus was comfortable and the small group size (9 in total) worked really well. The glacier hike was not too difficult if you are moderately fit. After the glacier it was on to lunch in Vik and then to the black sand beach which was absolutely stunning and then on to the waterfalls. I 100% recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for such a kind review!
star-4
Skogafoss and Glacier Hike
Ginger_C
, Apr 2022
We did this tour on our first day and we were glad to get it out of the way as it sure was a workout. Skogafoss is a must see when you're in Iceland and it's by far the best one to visit, especially if you're a GoT fan. The side stairwell is optional, but I do suggest walking up if you can and have the time (which you should even if you're on a tour). The glacier hike was great, since it might not be around in the next 50-100 years. The crampons are provided so you don't have to worry, however you should wear hiking shoes/boots for this tour. Overall while touring Iceland, you need to have some kind of waterproof/water resistant shoe otherwise you'll be uncomfortable in wet shoes. Our guide was Thomas and he was great, although he failed to mention his name until the end of the tour. He was informative and most helpful during the hike as it can be quite dangerous. The only thing was... since he's used to doing these glacier hikes... he should keep pace with the entire group as walking with crampons and on that terrain is not the same for everyone. Overall, I'd give this tour a 4/5. We had a good time and got our steps in for the day.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your detailed feedback, it is good to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
SOUTH COAST AND MORE
Wilma_H
, Apr 2022
A nice to surprise to have Julian as our guide for a second tour. Beautiful drive from Reykjavik to the Solheimajokull glacier. Full blown adventure as we put on safety gear and head to the glacier. Sunshine very little wind and a great guide. WOW walking across the glacier and in areas leaving our footprints first. A day I will always remember. Back on the bus headed to Vic for a warm bowl of lamb soup, yum. On our way back to the city we saw amazing open lands, ranches, horses and a few lambs. Stops at the black sand beach and a couple of waterfalls one with a food vender made this day speed by.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are glad to hear that we made your trip to Iceland memorable!
star-5
Awesome!
Johanna_M
, Apr 2022
The weather could have been better but nevertheless the tour was amazing! The tour guide was super nice and always helpful!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour despite the weather!
star-5
Well worth it
Sam_S
, Apr 2022
We took this excursion on our first day in Iceland. It was a great day out with guide Thomas. There was a lot of time on the bus as with most tours in Iceland but the locations were definitely worth the drive. The Glacier hike could have been longer but I think it was hampered by some of the group’s fitness leaves. Over all I would recommend this trip !
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for such a lovely feedback!
star-5
Superb trip! Great guide!
Frances_P
, Apr 2022
Absolutely superb! Our guide Tomas was knowledgeable and personable. I was particular impressed with his care towards all participants on the glacier; my daughter felt super confident in Tomas’s care. A must if you visiting Iceland!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Tomas, we will let him know as well!
star-5
The first of many
Francisco_M
, Apr 2022
The waterfalls were wonderful but the walk on the glacier was unforgettable, it was a day to remember with a very professional guide Tomasz
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are glad to hear that you had fun on your tour with us!
star-4
Great time on the glacier
Diane_B
, Mar 2022
So glad that my son and I had the opportunity to hike on the glacier. Our guide Tom was very professional. Our group was very fun. One suggestion for travelers is to stay away from the black beach enough distance so your feet don’t get wet! Everyone in our small group with the exception of only three got soaking wet feet and stayed wet for the entire glacier hike and return back to the hotel. No one’s fault except ourselves! Nevertheless had a great time!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
You are right, the waves at the black beach can be tricky! We are happy to hear you had fun even with wet feet!
star-5
Fantastic!
Samantha_R
, Mar 2022
The sites on this trip is more than I can describe! The hike itself is not an easy one, but Is worth it!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your positive feedback!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!
Elizabeth_V
, Mar 2022
Great experience! Eventhough the weather is not great, the whole tour become exciting because of our tour guide Tom. Funny and very patient. Glacier walk is a must, it's a once in a lifetime experience that you should not miss. The whole tour is great. Tiring but we enjoyed a lot! Highly recommended! Thank you
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are happy to hear that you had a great day with us!

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