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South Coast: Fire & Ice Day Tour

  • Spin through southern Iceland by air-conditioned minivan with time to explore the sites on foot
  • Visit natural landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and the Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Uninterrupted views over the Icelandic countryside from your vehicle
South Coast: Fire & Ice Day Tour
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South Coast: Fire & Ice Day Tour
Iceland—the Land of Fire and Ice—boasts bubbling mud pools and frozen glaciers, and many of the most impressive natural attractions lie along the country’s southern shores. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned minivan to landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and hike over the Sólheimajökull glacier. With round-trip travel from central Reykjavik included, find out exactly how Iceland earned its nickname.
What to Expect
The South Coast: Fire & Ice tour is an action packed day that allows you to experience the best parts of the stunning south coast of Iceland. The south coast has some of Iceland’s quintessential sights. Vivid blue glaciers, numerous powerful waterfalls, volcanic black sand beaches and infamously destructive volcanoes. The South Coast of Iceland really has it all, and you can experience it all in one unforgettable day.

This trip starts with pickups in Reykjavik from 8:00am. We will then head out of town, driving through the beautiful Icelandic landscape to the town of Hvolsvöllur. Here, we make a quick coffee break and a chance to buy some snacks to keep us going for the day. From there, it is not long until we arrive at one of the highlights of the trip, the stunning Sólheimajökull glacier, flowing down from the enormous Mýrdalsjökull icecap. There we will be able to hike and explore the unique ice features. After our hike we head to Reynsifjara to see the amazing rock formations at this spectacular black sand beach as well as eat lunch at the Black Beach Restaurant.

We will then head back to Reykjavik, but not before stopping at some of the most breathtaking natural sights in Iceland. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls will impress in their own way. On clear days you will be in awe of the infamous Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes, as well as the towering Westman Islands, rising straight out of the North Atlantic Ocean. Our last stop before reaching Reykjavik will be the newly opened interactive LAVA centre, where we can learn all about the volcanoes we have seen throughout the day, before reaching the city in time for dinner.
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My second time out with Hidden Iceland

There's so much to see in Iceland I had to come back again! You'd think 2-3 days might be enough but it's definitely not, especially with companies like Hidden Iceland around. They were the highlight of my previous visit and this year I came back...More

Thank Alastair I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
(Private Trip) One of the Best Experiences of My Life

Having been on many day tours during my travels, I can confidently say that Hidden Iceland's south coast tour was by far the most breathtaking. Ryan (our guide) was full of interesting facts about Iceland's geography. He expertly guided us through our glacier climb, showing...More

Thank George H
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us this wonderful review! On the south coast is where Ryan really comes into his own and his passion for Iceland shines through. Thanks again and hope to welcome you back in Iceland again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best day in Iceland by far

As a huge fan of game of thrones TV show I had to book on this tour. Ryan our tour guide explained the correct procedure to safely walk on glaciers. We explored the ever changing icy landscapes through caves and jumping over deeps cracks followed...More

Thank Luciano V
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Luciano for writing this wonderful review about our South Coast: Fire & Ice tour, and of course about our guide, Ryan. The Fire & Ice is an action packed day and the sights we get to see along the way are as incredible as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Day!

It was a wonderful day! The glacier hike was awesome and the waterfalls were beautiful. We can't speak highly enough about the experience Ryan provided. He's a fantastic guide. We highly recommend Hidden Iceland!More

Thank ktagb
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining our South Coast: Fire and Ice tour. Ryan really loves getting to show you his, and our, favourite south coast sights, especially the glacier hike. And thank you for giving us this wonderful feedback. We love getting this sort...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
I'll remember this day for the rest of my life

I had the genuine pleasure of spending my day with the beautiful Melanie. She is so kind, so attentive and incredibly friendly. Melanie showed us all of the sites of the South Coast, from glaciers to black sand beaches. Melanie really knew her stuff, leaving...More

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Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! We will be sure to pass on these amazing words to Mel. Hopefully you can come back and join us (and Mel) on a tour again soon!

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