SOUTH COAST AND GLACIER RIDE TOUR

Price from kr 32,990 approx € 244

DURATION

11 Hours

DEPARTURES

STARTING POINT

Pickup available

Guided Language

In-bus-audio guide

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Ride a snowmobile, walk behind a waterfall and explore the south coast from above and "below"

SOUTH COAST & GLACIER RIDE
The tour kicks off with an action-packed snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier beneath which lurks the much-feared active subglacial volcano, Katla. As you race across the snowy wastes, breathe in the fresh cool air and feel the adrenaline pumping. Round about you the diverse scenery is simply breath-taking with glaciers rising majestically to the north and miles of coastal black sand beaches to the south. Everything here is on a grand scale.

On the way back to Reykjavík we stop at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps offers a panoramic view of magnificent scenery. A local myth claims that hidden behind the fall is a chest filled with treasure. We next stop at the beautiful 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, renowned for the hidden pathway that takes you behind it.

This is the ideal tour for those seeking that extra thrill and adventure while ticking off some of Iceland’s most popular natural treasures.

The tour includes a fun, scenic and comfortably challenging snowmobile ride. It´s the ideal way to step off the beaten track and experience Iceland´s glorious wilderness.
We provide you with all the special clothing and the equipment needed for the trip so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. No special skills or snowmobile experience is necessary.

On board our modern fleet of buses we have an audio-guide in ten languages, as well as wifi connection. Also on board is a personal host ready to assist you in any way and ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime.

DETAILS FOR SOUTH COAST & GLACIER RIDE TOUR
Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: 5 years old.
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
Duration: 10-11 hours, including a minimum 30 minute stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Knowledgeable local guide
Professional Glacier Guide
Special clothing and the equipment needed
Admission to the sights
Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat
In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages

Itinerary

  • Starting off in Reykjavik from our Reykjavik terminal at Skógarhlíð 10 we will depart for Hvolsvöllur, a 1.5hr. ride. This will be a 15 minute pit stop to grab light refreshments and use the facilities.
  • The first site along the tour is then Solheimajökull Glacier, a humbling glacial tongue extending from the Myrdalsjökull glacier. You will be traveling from here to the base camp of Arcanium and getting prepared for the snowmobiling tour. You will be spending about 3-3.5 hours with them, so it is important to bring a lunch with you.
  • Skógafoss waterfall will be the next stop after lunch with a stairway leading up to a views of glaciers, black sand beaches, and epic mountains. 
  • The final stop will be Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a walkway leading behind the waterfall. From here, the journey back to reykjavik will be about 1.5hrs.

This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You spend at least 45 minutes at the major stops giving you plenty of time to enjoy the nature and to take some photos.

Total distance covered: 340 km or 210 mi

Itinerary

Reykjavík Terminal

The starting point for Reykjavik Sightseeing Tours. Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik.

• Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher. 
• If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Reykjavik Sightseeing Bus

Sólheimajökull & Mýrdalsjökull Glaciers

The beautiful glacial tongue that extend from Myrdalsjökull. This is the meeting point for the Arcanium team that will be taking you up to the glacier.

Once you arrive at Solheimajökull the Arcanium Team will bring you to their base officer, where you will get all the necessary gear needed for snowmobiling on the glacier. After a short briefing, you ride up to the mountain with the glacier truck to the locations of the snowmobiles and the base of Mýrdalsjökull. You will have plenty of opportunity to photograph and film scenery and the beautiful landscape. 

Skógafoss Waterfall

The powerfull Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches.

Along the return trip to Reykjavik, we will stop at the powerful 65 meter tall Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.

Skogafoss Waterfall with Ice and Snow

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along and behind this waterfall offering a completely unique perspective; just be sure to bring a rain jacket! From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik. 

Seljalandsfoss on South Coast of Iceland.

Important information

Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.

Lunch is not included, but in Hvolsvöllur there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.

What’s included

    • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
    • Professional driver & guide
    • Experienced snowmobile guide
    • Local knowledge
    • Snowmobile equipment and approx 1 hour snowmobile ride
    • Visit to all the top sites on the South Coast (Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull & Skógafoss)

    What do I need to bring

    Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.

    In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus.

    For Snowmobiling: All equipment is provided . It is a good idea to bring some food along the way for when you return from snowmobiling adventure.

    Friendly cancellation & refund policy

    Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

    • 1 day notice: 100% charge
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