Icelandic Tourist Board
Trek 11 - Black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers of South Iceland!
- Seljandsfoss Waterfall
- Sólheimajökull e. Solheimajokull Glacier
- Reynisfjara black sand beaches
- Skógafoss e. Skogafoss Waterfall
- Eyjafjallajökull e. Eyjafjallajokull Glacier / Volcano view*
- Hekla Volcano*
Be ready at 08:00 AM for pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Please note that the pickup and sightseeing part of this tour is operated by Grayline.
Pick-up (and return) from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull and Reynisfjara in a bus, and glacier walking with a certified glacier guide.
Walk behind the magnificent wall of water of Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take an easy hike on the ancient ice of Solheimajokull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. Then take a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its famous basalt columns and caverns. See the Reynisdrangar cliffs, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea, Icelandic legends say they are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. We end this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skogafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 60-meter high, thundering waterfall and even walk up its side to gain a bird's point of view of the cascading water and rainbows. All of this as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage, watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajokull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days, you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes and when we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajokull you can glimpse the Westman Islands, rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers off the coast. This is a great value, easy sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are breathtaking, the grandeur unforgettable. Where else in the world can you stand on 700 years old glacier ice, walk behind a 65 meters high waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach in one day, and that is only half the story! You will be picked up in a bus from Iceland Excursions and you will have a glacier guide from our company with you on the glacier.
* Views of Eyjafjallajokull glacier and Hekla Volcano are subject to weather conditions. Please note: We reserve the right to alter the itinerary if weather conditions change and the glacier walk is canceled. If this cancellation occurs a visit to the Skogar museum and Vik village is offered.
Clothing: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them.
Lunch: Bring a lunch or buy at one of the stops. It's not included.