When in Iceland
✅ Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull glacier.
✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
✅ Gljúfrabúi waterfall.
✅ Skógafoss waterfall
✅ Seljavallalaug geothermal pool (from late April – November).
✅ Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck – DC3 airplane wreck.
✅ Fat bike to the plane wreck.
✅ Secret Lava Cave
✅ Small Group Day-Tour (Max 12 people).
Available: February – October.
Difficulty: Moderate (glacier hike).
Duration: 14 hours.
Minimum Age: 14 years.
Pick Up: Pick-up included from Reykjavik.
Group size: Maximum 12 passengers.
Bring with you:
This tour is one of our most popular tours and for a good reason. This is the only tour that goes to Seljavallalaug geothermal pool, Solheimasandur Plane Wreck and one of very few tours that go to Gljúfrabúi waterfall.
The tour is very unique and you will definitely be making the most of your day in Iceland with some beautiful sightseeing and great activities. On this active tour you will hike on a glacier, descend into a lava cave, and ride a fat bike to the famous plane wreck on Sólheimasandur. Along the way we will visit the beautiful waterfalls along the south coast and can immerse yourself in Seljavallalaug geothermal pool.
Our first stop of the day is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and you can actually walk behind it and get a very unique point of view. Feel the vibrations of the water hitting the ground as you stand behind the waterfall with views of the south coast. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi. Gljúfrabúi is a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river. This waterfall is not as popular among tourists so hopefully we will be the only group there.
Skógafoss waterfall is often called the pearl of the South Coast. 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. You can often see rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray – the perfect photo moment. Along the waterfall you will find a staircase up to the cliff where the waterfall drops from. Here you will have magnificent views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall, but also over the south coast. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!
After we have visited the beautiful waterfalls we will head on to Sólheimajökull glacier. Sólheimajökull glacier is a part of the 4th largest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull glacier. We will continue the adventure with a glacier hike. You will be provided with helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. Our professional glacier guides are trained and licenced and provide a safe, entertaining and informative hike. A spectacular experience to learn more about these breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomenon, and get magnificent views over the glacier and the south coast.
After the glacier hike we head out to Solheimasandur black sand beach. This is where a US Nacy DC3 plane landed in 1973 after running out of fuel midair. The wreck has since then been immortalized in numerous music videos and viral photographs. The plane itself is 4 km from the nearest road so we provide the coolest transportation method available, fat bikes. In essence, we’ll be riding a fat bike over volcanic black sand and ash towards a black sand beach containing the crashed Navy airplane deemed too far away to salvage.
After all the activities of the day, you’ll probably be aching for some quiet time. Our next stop will be time to swim in Seljavallalaug geothermal pool. The pool was chosen one of the best pools in the world by the Guardian. and will 100% be among the most unique swimming experience of your life. The geothermal pool was built in 1923 and is hidden in a beautiful valley by steep mountains and inspiring lava rock formations. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear so you will be able to enjoy the geothermal activity of the pool in magnificent landscape.
Due to the lack of daylight the pool is not visited in the winter time, October to late April.
After we relax in Seljavallalaug geothermal pool we still have our final stop left. Our last stop will be a secret lava cave. Explore the inside of the lava cave which formed in a volcanic eruption 5000 years ago. Equipped with helmets and flash lights we will scramble over big lava rocks and crawl into the darkness of the Icelandic underground.
This full day of activities and sightseeing is one of our best seller, so if the things above interests you, make sure that you book the tour well in advance.