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South Coast & Glacier Hiking on Solheimajokull from Reykjavik

Join this expedition to the South Coast with a hike on Sólheimajökull glacier. We make stops at the Kodak-moment machine Seljalandsfoss waterfall and its neighbor the majestic Skogafoss before heading to the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Reynisfjara beach, also known as The Black Sand Beach. Did we mention we will also walk on top of Sólheimajökull glacier? Wait no more and hop on this minibus with the trolls to the south shore of Iceland.

12 Hours
What to expect
Your adventure begins when your experienced guide picks you up in a comfortable minibus in the morning and whisk you off to the scenic South Coast.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall
The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.

Skógafoss waterfall
The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Along side the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!

Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull glacier
Here the adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. We will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. Our glacier guides are all trained and licensed and provide a safe, entertaining and informative hike. A spectacular experience to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.

What are you waiting for?
Are you ready to join us for this incredible adventure? We are steering clear of the crowds while packing a full day of incredible experiences in this once in a lifetime opportunity to see all the powerful southern waterfalls, hike on top of a glacier, and see beaches with black sand – all in one day!
What's included?
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Certified Glacier Guide.
  • Minibus.
  • Small-Group (Max 21 people).
  • WiFi and Icelandic Music on Board.
  • Glacier Equipment: Helmet, Harness, Crampons, and Ice axes.
What you should bring
Joy and Happiness
Good to know
Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Reynisfjara, Sólheimajökull, Gljúfrabúi, Sólheimasandur, Þjórsá, Hveragerði
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Reviews from other people

Just a fantastic trip with Vala. I have spent a really good day with Vala and I am the only tourist with her. The glacier hiking is spectacular and all the waterfalls are amazing. During the tour, Vala told me a lot of things about Iceland, she made the tour so interesting.


This was a really great tour, experiencing such special places of Iceland. Our very nice Norwegian guide was experienced and helpful.

digant s

It was one of the best moments of our life which we would never forget as Mr Jon took care of us like a special guest .He was really a fabulous human being we ever met. The best part was we enjoyed every sight seeing with him as he educated us about the place history and the true culture of Icelander.Viral Shah India

Nicoletta Boscarelli

Recommended!!! My friends and me chose to visit iceland for a photographic travel. We couldn't skip the glacier hike! It was an astonishing experience thanks to the guidance of troll Expeditions team! I will never forget this incredible experience.. We walked on the glacier, looking for caves and listening to Siggie (the super guide) telling us all the curiosities about the glacier story and how Icelandics live this beautiful country! I strongly suggest you to reserve one of the expeditions they provide! You won't regret it at all! Last but not least, you don't have to bring special tools, cause they can give you all you need.

Sheldor E

We did the Crystal Blue Ice Cave | Super Jeep from Jökulsárlón. We went January 10, 2019. It was amazing. The tour guide (can’t remember his name) was wonderful and very funny. We booked through Iceland Advice and received 10% off. Just be aware that it is not exactly like the photos. You don’t go deep into an ice cave. At least not on the tour we went on. Maybe call Troll directly and see if they have a specific tour like that. Nonetheless it was gorgeous. See pictures below. Also if you’re claustrophobic beware. There is a portion where you explore into the ice through a very narrow path.

K Nichols

Thanks to Sarah for a great hike and climb. Our younger kids had a blast climbing the ice walls. What a wonderful guide, thanks for the memories.

Ariel Tamayev

We took a day tour of Snaefellsnes. We had a small group (12 people), and very funny tour guide/bus driver - Victor. Very beautiful locales, and incredible views. Weather was great, and we could see icecaps and glaciers in the distance. The trip covers alot of distances, and be ready to do some climbing and lots of walking to fully enjoy the tour. Highly recommended it.

Michal Masek

Awesome opportunity to see the land off the regular roads, learn about the region, land and the harsh volcano/glacier, and finally to see the amazing creation of nature carved in the massive ice of the glacier. The company of an experienced guide with deep knowledge and skills adds a great amount of value to any trip. Definitely recommended

Alexandra Abram

Our group of five took an ice cave tour through Troll Expeditions in March. We had a wonderful time and our guide, Boris, was excellent. He answered all our questions and showed us the best spots to go for pictures. This tour was well priced compared to similar tours I saw online. I would highly recommend!