South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik with 3 hours of hiking on a Glacier

South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik with 3 hours of hiking on a Glacier
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$396.46
Duration: 12 hours
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The vast expanse of Iceland’s southern coastal plain with 3 hour of Glacier hiking in this option-packed tour

The South coast of Iceland holds some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Iceland

The vast expanse of Iceland’s southern coastal plain, sandwiches snow-capped glaciers and the sea and crisscrossed by some of the country’s most powerful rivers, is the subject of this option-packed tour. First stop is the waterfall Seljalandsfoss, set against the backdrop of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, before continuing to the waterfall Skógarfoss and Folk Museum at Skógar. One of the most interesting of its kind in Iceland, the museum building are roofed with turf in the traditional way.

Glacier Hiking
Glacier walk is a great glacier adventure where you can try for yourself how it feels to walk on ice. We walk on Sólheimajökull glacier (a part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap) on the south coast of Iceland where we have our glacier walk base. Nearby Skógar and Vík.
It is about 30 minute walk from our base to the glacier.  

We walk through the varied landscape on our way, formed by the glacier for the past thousands of years. There you will see how fast the glacier has been melting for the past 15 years. After safety briefing and a lesson in ice walking we will head onto the glacier to experience this unique environment with some amazing terrain with crevasse, sink holes and ice ridges. 

Sólheimajökull is the southernmost glacier in Iceland, the ice is up to about 200 meters thick and the total size with the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull about 600 km2. Underneath the main ice cap is the caldera of the volcano Katla, one of Iceland biggest volcano. 

The vast expanse of Iceland’s southern coastal plain with 3 hour of Glacier hiking in this option-packed tour