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South Coast, Waterfalls and Glacier Hike

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Travel across lush farmlands of south Iceland visiting volcanoes and thundering waterfalls and take a walk on the Sólheimajökull 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)

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 10 years

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Jun 09 2017
This tour covered everything. My guide was friendly and knowledgable. The glacier hike was incredible and got some amazing pictures. Had enough time at all the stops to explore and didn't fell overly rushed like I did on other tours.
May 19 2017
Due to a mixup, we didn't get to do the version of the tour that included the glacier hike, the main reason we'd chosen this tour. The other parts of the tour were great and we particularly liked the waterfall that we could walk behind. Tania was a great tour guide for the day!
Apr 16 2017
Recommend Grayline and this tour! Really worth it!
Apr 14 2017
We were lucky to have beautiful weather, which made the trip all the more picturesque. Slightly long drives between some of the stops, but other than that good timing. The places were overrun by other tourists, which deducts a little from the experience (hypocritical, I know)
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 we travel east 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.

From Reynisfjara you travel west 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.

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.

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Redemption Instructions

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

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar 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.

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 your tour voucher.

Tour status
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Returning from your tour
On return 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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