South Iceland & Glacier Hike Adventure

From: € 136
Duration: ~ 10 hours

This tour takes you to south Iceland travelling through lush farmlands with views of powerful volcanoes, glaciers and thundering waterfalls. Walk in a spellbinding glacier landscape on Sólheimajökull glacier where a combination of expansive views, jagged peaks, cool blue glaciers, and wide-open sky provide a steady stream of amazing photographic opportunities

Highlights

  • The picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Walking on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Skógafoss waterfall

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • One hour glacier walking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Certified glacier guides
  • Specialized glacier gear (climbing harness, glacier crampons, ice pick and other safety equipment when needed)

Tour Itinerary

This tour takes you to south Iceland travelling through lush farmlands with views of powerful volcanoes, glaciers 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 1 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. 

Heading back to Reykjavik from Sólheimajökull 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.

Please note

  • Bring 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 waterproof pants as an extra with this tour (please select from "Optional extras" on the booking panel)
  • Minimum age for glacier hiking is 10 years
  • This tour has a longer booking cutoff as a part of it is with a partner company
  • If your preferred date/hour seems unavailable please contact our customer support division by sending us a message on our live chat or call us at 354 540 1313 to see if it might still be available.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age for glacier hiking is 10 years

Pickup points

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Pickup Info

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops 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.

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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Rating & Reviews

Stunning tour

   

Rey well organised tours which take in so many places and sights

19 May, 2019 by Mrs Margot O?Donnell on Grayline Tour

Too many people and too many tours on one bus

   

The online booking experience was good. The staff were very helpful when I needed to change my booking.

25 February, 2019 by Ms Marie Cowen on Grayline Tour

   

Very easy to book through the website with clear instructions

31 January, 2019 by Mrs Melanie Gilson on Grayline Tour

Very reliable company!

   

Very reliable company! Bus always came on time and couldn’t fault Gray Line at all! Would definitely book with them again!

26 January, 2019 by Ms Charlotte Savory on Grayline Tour

Worth it's value!

   

Really Informative and Interactive! It was a last minute purchase but well worth!

28 September, 2018 by Mr Casey Rodriguez on Grayline Tour

   

I enjoyed hearing the history of Iceland as well as all the fun stories.

11 August, 2018 by Mrs Laura Bryan on Grayline Tour

   

The tour was great! Our experience climbing the glacier was terrific.

19 July, 2018 by Mrs Wendy Keesee-Anderson on Grayline Tour

   

Booking online was easy and efficient

25 June, 2018 by Mr Keith Malcher on Grayline Tour

   

the guide was excellent

19 June, 2018 by Ms Christine Southam on Grayline Tour

Amazing Tour!

   

We booked the glacier hike tour and we had an amazing time! The two waterfalls we stopped at were breath taking! The glacier hike was so much fun. Our tour guide was amazing, I would go back there in a second. The bus, the driver and our guide on the bus were very informative and helpful!

26 April, 2018 by Ms Nikki DiGuilio on Grayline Tour

LOVED IT

   

Absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting Iceland. Brilliant service, and WiFi on board, charging. On time, and great excursions! Will be visiting Iceland again!!

11 April, 2018 by Ms Nadia Shah on Grayline Tour

Good tour but forgot to pick us up!

   

Online booking was very straightforward. The tour itself was also very good and the tour guide was knowledgeable. However, the driver forgot to pick us up in the morning and it pure luck we made it onto the tour at all. No apology and told we were a no show until they realised it was their mistake. Not what you need when you've spent a lot of money and are standing at a bus stop in a foreign country in the wee hours of the morning. We did a second tour the next day and they remembered to pick us up. That was a great day.

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25 March, 2018 by Mrs Hollie Thompson on Grayline Tour

A solid tour

   

This was a very solid tour and delivered on exactly what they said they would. So I would recommend them, however would not expect anything “above and beyond” and have definitely met more friendly tour guides. Again, nothing was wrong here so if your are interested in solid delivery, this would be a good choice!

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12 March, 2018 by Ms Kimberly Mark on Grayline Tour

   

Punctual Responsible tour guide

08 March, 2018 by Mr Chak Hang Hui on Grayline Tour

   

Unfortunately the tour got cancelled due to snowstorm but the team have fully refunded me quite quickly so great customer service!

27 February, 2018 by Mrs Cinthya Zosmer on Grayline Tour

Couldn't ask for more

   

Couldn't ask for more, punctual, leaving enough time in each stop, great tour guides and comfortable buses. I will definitely book with them again!

23 February, 2018 by Mr Borja Portos on Grayline Tour

Unique and exciting experience

   

It was very simple to book our tour. We were kept informed by email. Gray line kept us informed by email.

07 February, 2018 by Mr John Keogh on Grayline Tour

These are the people to make your holiday!

   

I can not praise this company enough. Professional, courteous and really caring about its customers. Even though they are large busses of people I felt as though each trip was just organised for me. Clear instructions , plenty of time and places and very efficient service. Thank you Grey Line for such an amazing Holiday.

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27 January, 2018 by Mrs Gail Coenen on Grayline Tour

Greyline Rocks

   

Used Grayline in several countries. Always a pleasurable experience.

23 January, 2018 by Mr Peter Hamilton on Grayline Tour

   

Communication was average, we did the glacier hike and there was no information provided regarding lunch. Once we were on the tour we were told we would not get lunch till 1530hrs (which is a considerably long time from pickup at 0830hrs) and only have 15min at the end of the glacier tour to get something from the cafe but unfortunately we did not have time to get a substantial lunch and due to grayline bus rules we were not allowed to eat on the bus! In saying that the glacier tour was the only highlight of that trip and was amazing, i would certainly recommend it to anyone. A special mention to the tour guide who wasn’t an employee of graylines he kept a watchful eye on everyone and really looked after all members. The selling point for each bus is free wifi and USB slots - of which USB slots did not work or some buses did not have any and the wifi was patchy compared to other tours and buses offered in Iceland.

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16 January, 2018 by Ms Aleks Karwaj on Grayline Tour

Faultless tour but i wish we had more choice.

   

This was very easy to book online. The tour guide was faultless, he was very experienced and knew his stuff which made the tour very interesting. The only thing which let it down was the weather as the hike was cancelled because of the bad weather. Which isn't Grayline's fault. However before we set off i knew that they would cancel due to the rain and 60mph winds, i wish they would've cancelled it then instead of us going all that way, as me and my boyfriend wanted to do something else but didn't`t get the chance to because it was taken out of our hands.

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12 January, 2018 by Ms Laura Rowley on Grayline Tour

   

Easy to use online booking with immediate confirmation and downloadable voucher

06 January, 2018 by Mr Jason Potter on Grayline Tour

   

It is a good experience~

03 January, 2018 by Mr Kai Li on Grayline Tour

Glacier delight

   

Excellent service. On time, prompt reply to queries easy to book and good value.

31 December, 2017 by Mr Robert Bradley on Grayline Tour

   

The guide is so kind. I really enjoy this trip

26 December, 2017 by Ms YINGXIN YANG on Grayline Tour

   

An excellent day so thank you but my reason for rating 4 not 5 was that the person at the whale watching office took away our tickets and from then on we had nothing other than blind hope that all the next stops etc in the day would be booked and we would be provided for. Thankfully they were but we were feeling a bit unguided

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27 November, 2017 by Mrs Sandra Strange on Grayline Tour

Ok but lacking compared to other providers

   

Tour guide wasn't that special and he struggled to keep the trip on time because of not being authority of timings. Also bus not as comfortable or good facilities compared to others I have used in Iceland

13 November, 2017 by Mr Ben Gilbert on Grayline Tour

could do better

   

Unfortunately we had a booking canceled by gray line i understand the reasons for this but communication could have been much better when it came to finding something else to do with only 36 hrs to do so

22 October, 2017 by Mr Stephen Taylor on Grayline Tour

great sightseeing, waterfalls, black sand beach, challenging glacier hike

   

We loved the tour, sights and experiences that were offered. Everything that was promised was fulfilled. Our only issue was with our guide, Paulina. She had an attitude and was condescending to many of the patrons. She was knowledgeable about volcanos but seemed unsure of history and there were many lulls in her narration perhaps due to only being in Iceland for 3 years?

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15 August, 2017 by Mrs GWEN GIORGI on Grayline Tour

Great time

   

I was really impressed with the tour guide Darren. I joined the tour of Golden Circle and he was so informative and helpful. I enjoyed the trip and had great fun!

26 July, 2017 by Ms Gladys Chan on Grayline Tour

   

My online booking was easy to process and with quick confirmation received

09 June, 2017 by Ms Mary Johnstone on Grayline Tour

   

The tour we had booked was contracted out to another tour provider who failed to pick us up at the spot we'd confirmed the prior day. We didn't know that someone other than Gray Line was supposed to pick us up, so after waiting a while, we got on a Gray Line pickup van to go to the central tour meeting spot. The customer service person there realized the mistake and tried to fix the error, but couldn't reach the other company in time to get us on the glacier hike tour that we'd signed up for. She offered that we could have another tour for free instead. The only one still available that day was the one we'd selected, minus the glacier hike portion (which was the reason we'd selected that tour). She was pleasant and did what she could to fix the situation. When the customer service manager emailed me a couple of days later after reviewing the situation, we were refunded the difference in cost between the two tours, though we'd hoped they might do a bit more in compensation. The tour itself was well done, went to interesting locations, and our guide Tania was great. Couldn't ask for a better guide. She knew & shared so much throughout the day.

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19 May, 2017 by Ms Ellen Stefaniak on Grayline Tour

   

Nice Tour guide!

16 April, 2017 by Ms Shuk Ching Yip on Grayline Tour

Great day

   

Good service. And a good guide

14 April, 2017 by Mr Kristian Roennedal on Grayline Tour

   

Good guides

14 April, 2017 by Mr Hoi Ching Chan on Grayline Tour

good

   

Booking experience was fine. all my enquiries were answered swiftly. Alltogether very happy with my experience. The driver, who's name escapes me was very good and informative.

28 March, 2017 by Mr James Collett on Grayline Tour

Easily booked online. Customer services also responsive & helpful.

   

Easily booked online. Emailed customer services about the tour twice and got a helpful response within a few hours. Excellent customer service.

11 March, 2017 by Mrs Helen Penman on Grayline Tour

Good service by Gray Line Iceland

   

Easy to understand website

05 March, 2017 by Ms Vaani Sood on Grayline Tour

Overbooked and left us 12 hour's notice

   

Was deciding between Grayline and another company for this trip and finally decided to book it with them online in the early hours the day before. It was successful and payment was taken. When I came back around 11pm that night I received an email sent around 8pm (12 hours before start of actual tour) saying they've overbooked the bus and to email them urgently if we wanted to book for the following day instead. We had to call them straightaway to get it sorted otherwise we'd have a whole day wasted! The one good thing about this company, in my experience, is the call center. She was efficient and managed to book us the tour without the glacier bit and offered refund. We were even allowed to cancel the tour before start of trip should we manage to book a tour with another company. On the tour, the tour guide was poor in English and was sometimes a little rude. WiFi was poor and and to get restarted occasionally. All in all, my partner and I wished we would have booked with a different company and maybe we'd enjoyed the experience better.

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04 March, 2017 by Ms Samantha Tock on Grayline Tour

Jeje. Don't be an idiot to book tours of this company.

   

We didn't even participate this tour because of the irresponsable behavior of the pick-up service driver. They DID NOT come to pick us.

03 March, 2017 by Ms ziyi Xu on Grayline Tour

Booked online &booking was confirmed - told the day b4 they overbooked!

   

After spending countless hours of research we booked an exciting glacier hike, confirmation was emailed to me. The evening before our planned hike, I received an email stating our tour was overbooked and I would no longer be able to go. I could rebook for another date, but unfortunately we would no longer be in Iceland at that time. Very disappointing as I would have been able to book with another company or at another time if I were given enough notice.

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27 February, 2017 by Mrs Barb Wilker on Grayline Tour

ALMOST a Valentine's Disaster...

   

We got an email at the last minute stating that our PAID voucher for this Valentine's Day tour would not be honored because Gray Lines Tours had OVERBOOKED it. They wanted to move us to some other day- which would spoil our Valentine's plans. (We heard of other overbooking issues with these guys later.) After a series of emails (and much consternation) Gray Lines Tours ended up refunding our payment & accommodating us on a different tour to the same area of the country for Valentine's Day- which was a nice tour. (I'd give the OTHER tour 5 stars if this were a review for that one, because the driver Lulu & tour guide Jakob were awesome!) But I have to say that my overbooking experience left me with less trust in Gray Lines Tours. Let me be clear that when we booked, this company gave us a PAID voucher AND charged my bank card. Nowhere did it say "maybe" you have a paid booking. Clarity is important. Gray Lines Tours should have been honest that they may or may not HAVE the item they just took your money for.

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21 February, 2017 by Ms Claire Caspers on Grayline Tour

Excellent service by Gray Line Iceland

   

接送準點,導遊專業~

21 February, 2017 by Ms Seng Pou Ma on Grayline Tour

Excellent service by Gray Line Iceland

   

Very easy to book online.

17 February, 2017 by Ms Rebecca Rogers on Grayline Tour

The most efficient and organized tour we have ever experienced, not to ment...

   

The most efficient and organized tour we have ever experienced, not to mention quite cost-efficient.

15 February, 2017 by Mrs Jacklyn Joy Villareal on Grayline Tour

Good service by Gray Line Iceland

   

Efficient!

11 February, 2017 by Ms MARIA ANDREA REYES on Grayline Tour

Gray Line Iceland???????

   

great service

06 February, 2017 by Ms HAN JU YANG on Grayline Tour

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