Iceland

South Coast, Waterfalls and Glacier Hike

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Travel across lush farmlands of south Iceland past volcanoes and thundering waterfalls and take a walk in a spellbinding glacier landscape

Highlights

  • The picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Black volcanic sand beaches and rock formations
  • Walking on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Reynisdrangar rock pillars
  • Skógafoss waterfall

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • One hour glacier walking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Certified glacier guides
  • Specialized glacier gear (climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other safety equipment)

Exclusions

  • Meals

Please Note

  • Bring with you warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves, and preferably proper hiking boots
  • You can also opt for renting sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants as an extra with this tour (please select from "Optional extras" on the booking panel)
  • Minimum age for glacier hiking is 14 years

Itinerary

ITINERARY

This tour takes you to south Iceland travelling through lush farmlands with views of powerful volcanoes and glaciers, black sand beaches, and thundering waterfalls.

First in a series of natural landmarks is Skógafoss waterfall, arguably the country‘s most iconic waterfall and one of south Iceland‘s star attraction. Viking legends tell of a treasure buried in a cave behind the waterfall.

From Skógafoss you travel east to Sólheimajökull glacier for a 2 hour walk in a spellbinding glacier landscape. Combination of expansive views, jagged peaks, cool blue glaciers, and wide-open sky provide a steady stream of amazing photographic opportunities.

From Sólheimajökull the tour takes you to Reynisfjara beach that features the dramatic and imposing Garðar, a pyramid of basalt columns known as the “organ pipes” that jostle the surrounding cliffs and caves.

Heading back to Reykjavik your last but by no means the last is the iconic Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can literally walk behind a curtain of water which is certainly a moment you’ll want to capture on camera.

Pickup points

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Redemption Instructions

Please present a printed copy of your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure. If for any reason you cannot print your voucher, then show your digital copy or e-mail confirmation.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar is the central departure point for our tours.

How pick up and drop off works
Our pick up coaches collect passengers from over 160 hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik and deliver to the Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar for check in.

Pickup from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Standing by for pick up
To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present a printed copy of your electronic voucher / ticket to the driver.

Returning from your tour
Returning from your tour you''ll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is

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