South Coast Adventure with Glacier Hike Full-Day Tour

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From $165.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Iceland’s south coast boasts some of the country’s most beautiful and unique landscapes. Join a small group and venture south to see several waterfalls, black sand beaches, and the fishing village of Vik. The highlight of this tour, however, is a hike across the Solheimajokull Glacier which serves unparalleled views of Iceland’s landscapes.
  • All necessary glacier hike equipment is provided
  • See the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • Stay connected between stops with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Glacier Hike at Sólheimajökull Glacier (Hike and Gear included in the tour)
  • Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Wifi
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

Pick up takes place between 8:00 and 8:30, so please be ready at your pick-up location at 8:00

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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205 reviews
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Epic Glacier Day with Julian
Cesar_A, Mar 2023
Amazing trip: glacier hike, fantastic scenery, icy water falls, black sand beach and authentic Iceland lamb soup. Trekking poles (our own) worked well. Our guide, Julian, was great! Epic day!
A must see!
Cori_S, Mar 2023
This was by far the best tour we did while in Iceland. Our guide was Michal, he was excellent! Knowledgeable, funny, and went above and beyond to provide the best experience for our group. I can’t say enough great things about Michal, and this tour.
Awesome guide!
Ma_C, Mar 2023
Michal our guide was friendly, helpful, polite and most especially knowledgeable with the glaciers. He was very cautious for us non experience glacier hikers. We had an amazing and fun glacier hiking with him.
Fantastic experience
Brian_O, Mar 2023
We had an amazing day out with Michal on the South Coast tour He was very knowledgeable and very passionate about the Icelandic landscape. The highlight was definitely the glacier hike. It was such a wonderful experience. Michal even managed to time it so that we did not coincide with crowds or other tour groups. Overall I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone and in particular Michal, who kept us safe and laughing all day long.
An Incredible Day
Lachlan_B, Mar 2023
This tour is amazing. Can’t recommend highly enough taking this experience. All stops were incredible. Guide was very passionate and worked to ensure the best experience for participants
Clyve_C, Mar 2023
The south coast is definitely one for the books. The glacier hike was the highlight, personally speaking…Our guide—Luke, was wonderful and gave many fun facts about Iceland.
A must do in Iceland!
Katrina_S, Feb 2023
This whole trip was fantastic! Our guide, Lucas, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and seemed to know the perfect timing for each part of the tour. Absolutely loved the glacier hike and Selfoss - breathing beauty.
Glacier hike
Kate_B, Feb 2023
An amazing day. The hike was incredible. Our guide Luke was excellent, so knowledgeable. The stops were great. It would have been good to visit Vik but we ran out of time.
Trip highlight!
Lilly_O, Feb 2023
This tour was the standout highlight of our whole trip! The glacier hike was incredible and would be very manageable for most people. We were very lucky to have Michal as our tour guide who was brilliant all day, and even surprised us with the chance to abseil on the glacier which was incredible!
Fantastic day out
Kellie_H, Feb 2023
We all had such an amazing day, the glacier was absolutely amazing, what stunning scenery. Julian who was our tour guide was brilliant. The waterfalls were breathtaking. Would highly recommend this trip
Book this tour!
Emily_B, Jan 2023
The whole trip was incredible and worth every penny. Arnaud was a fantastic guide and so knowledgeable of the areas we visited. Highly recommend!
Amazing experience.
Carolyn_W, Jan 2023
An amazing day, especially the glacier hike. The views were spectacular and the guide was great. We enjoyed our day very much.
Lovely time on the ice and south coast!
Julia_B, Jan 2023
Julian was a great guide. He was super knowledgeable about all of the places and things we saw! The tour is well paced with time to eat and drink and use the bathroom. The glacier is stunning! Highly recommend.
A must do tour
Melanie_R, Dec 2022
Excellent. Vala our tour guide was brilliant throughout, and extremely knowledgeable on all subjects!. The Glacier hike was just fabulous. Took a while for me to trust the crampons as I have never worn them before, but Vala was patient and there was no pressure to race to the top! The colour and patterns of the ice, snow and ash are like pieces of art. The black sand beach was great, interesting to see the basalt columns and hear the story of the Trolls who turned to stone (now standing in the sea). The two Waterfalls were equally as spectacular. You can see where Tolkien got his ideas from. Scenery straight out of Lord of The Rings.
Best hike ever❤️
Dahlia_T, Dec 2022
The experience was wonderful! it was with Trolls Expeditions and the guide was Ana from Germany and she was calm patient an expert and made the whole experience so fun i really cannot explain how breathtaking the views are and i’m glad about my trip. Would highly recommend!
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Anjelica_D, Nov 2022
WOW! What an amazing experience. Highly recommend this tour. Yandy was a great guide, climbing expert, and put our safety first. We got to the glacier early enough to experience the glacier with the best weather and light. We even saw a rainbow across the glacier. Yandy was very upbeat and energetic. Made sure we got breaks for photos, food/drink, and the restroom. Hiking a glacier is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure to ask for Yandy because he puts your safety first and will optimize your time on the glacier.
Kodus to Jandi
Bless_V, Nov 2022
The glacier tour is a unique experience, especially if it’s your first time in Iceland. It’s an easy hike and very manageable even if it’s raining. Our Cuban guide Jandi (he is a free lancer but during our hike he is with with Holiday Tours), is very knowledgeable and took care of us. He made sure our gears are well put together. Unlike the other group which I noticed their gears were loose and not properly done. In our team, Jandi really made sure everyone is well equipped.
South coast tour with glacier hike.
Kira_H, Nov 2022
Wow… what a day. The highlight for us was the glacier hike. No words can describe how magical this was. I’ve never seen something so beautiful. It’s a experience not to be missed. Ive done some amazing things in life but this is up there at the top. The waterfalls were nice… black sand beach was amazing to experience. The food at the black sand beach was 10/10. The host Kuba was a ray of light… funny, informative, knowledgeable & charming.
Amazing experience
FIONA_A, Oct 2022
A long day but an amazing experience. Saw wonderful natural sights & the Glacier walk was something else
An amazing experience in Iceland
Irene_R, Oct 2022
What an amazing day. So many different variations in the landscape it is just incredible. The glacier hike was a must do. Its not a long hike but as it is of course ice and not flat I was quite anxious at first. It was so worth it. Our guide Joel ( I think thats his name its been a few weeks since we took the tour) made sure we were safe and all our gear attached correctly. These glaciers are receding so get in now and do it while you can. The scenery and experience amazing. Wear good hiking shoes, joggers are not suitable. Which others soon found out. The waterfalls the Black sand beach, what can I say. This part of the world is truly incredible. A must do in Iceland.