On this trip we travel through farmland, past the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers on Iceland's south coast.
After an early start you will be picked up and journey to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Once at the waterfall, you’ll take a short hike, where a unique photo opportunity of the waterfall awaits. The waterfall is 196 feet (60 m) tall, consequently, you will encounter occasional water spouting, so make sure you have waterproof clothes.
With expert guidance, you will then take an easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier.
Gacier hiking should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list, and there is no better place to do it than Solheimajokull. Once there, your certified glacier guide will get you geared up and instruct you on the safety guidelines. Together, you and your fellow travellers will become glacier explorers and make your way across the glacier tongues–take note to listen for the ancient crackling sounds of the ice on the way.
Next, you’ll be heading to Reynisfjara – the world-famous, iconic black sand beach. The beach is considered to be the most beautiful beach in Iceland because of the majestic basalt columns just off the shore, roaring waves of Atlantic ocean, and unusual black sand. Local legend says that the basalt columns looking at you from the ocean were once trolls pulling ships to the shore. Once the dawn gleamed over them, they turned into these magnificent rock formations. Don’t forget your camera, as the scenery here is remarkably picturesque.
Once you have a picture with Reynisfjara’s magnificent trolls, you’ll drive on to the majestic and one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland – Skógafoss. A pathway of 527 steps leads up to the crest of the waterfall, giving you a front-row view of the South Coast lowland below. According to another legend, the first Viking settler, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure chest in the cave behind Skógafoss, so it’s definitely worth the visit. Once you find the treasure, you’ll head back to Reykjavik, have dinner and get ready for our next experience – the Northern Lights.
The Northern Lights phenomenon heavily depend on the weather conditions, so the exact place you'll visit is unknown until the last minute. The moment you spot the first hint of glimmering bright colours in the dark sky is always spellbinding. Red auroras, from luminescent orange to flaming rose, and lustrous violet auroras are more common in Iceland than anywhere else in the world, so get your camera ready and prepare to experience something out of this world.
After the unforgettable light show, you will head back to the Reykjavik around midnight.
This is a great value, easy, sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are often breathtaking and the grandeur unforgettable. After one day you will be able to say that you have stood on a 700 years old glacier ice, walked behind a 60 meter high waterfall and strolled along a volcanic black sand beach.
Price Includes A guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull and Reynisfjara in a bus, glacier walking with a certified glacier guide, Northern Lights Hunting and transfers to / from Reykjavik.
Available Sept - April
Duration of Trip 16 hours
Distance from Reykjavik 165 km / 102 miles
Minimum Age 8 years
Minimum Group Size 2 persons
We recommend you bring Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, some headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them
Activity Level Easy