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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.
Reviews (30)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Best tour EVER!

I booked the glacier hike with Hidden Iceland; first I Am NOT a hiker. I had never been hiking! I just wanted to try something different & had NO idea what I was getting into! I lucked up with an excellent teacher in the owner...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Awesome Trip

We had a great time and everything was amazing. Our guide was super accommodating and understanding. From the beginning of the tour, I felt appreciated. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about Iceland. Very friendly, very awesome. Definitely would do this again. 12/10.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic day

Wow. We had a great day. Hit everything plus a-few-extras. Really enjoyed the volcanoe exhibit. As a scientist i could have stayed there longer. Great hike on the glacier. Ryan was so focused on safety but it never got in the way of a fantastic...More

Thank Phillip S
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Phillip for the feedback of our South Coast: Fire & Ice Tour! We can really dwell at the LAVA Centre to learn about the destructive volcanoes and glacier landscape in Iceland. Hope to have you back with us again sometime!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not enough can be said about how awesome and amazing Hidden Iceland tours are. We were so lucky to have no one else booked on our trip so my husband and I got a private tour with Scott. Who just so happens to be a...More

Thank BackPacker797748
Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review! We couldn’t be luckier with having Scott on our team of guides, his geology background comes in incredibly handy when traveling through the volcanic and glacier landscapes. Glad to hear you enjoyed the day with Scott, and we are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
You Will Fall in Love with Iceland on this Tour

I travel a lot and work in educational travel/study abroad programs, so I set my standards very high for tour companies. I want to learn a lot about the places I am visiting, I want to be engaged (I love interacting with new people!), and...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us this incredible feedback Alexandra! This really means the workd to our young company. We really believe that traveling with a small group with our wonderful, passionate and knowledgeable guides can make all the difference, taking the...More

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12 June 2018|
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Response from Barrie R |
If u do fire and ice tour (even more important than golden circle tour) definitely have waterproof boots because u climb a glacier! But the tour company also provide boots for the glacier which I used along with their... More
7 June 2018|
Response from abc713 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I'd contact the company directly.
11 April 2018|
Response from Barrie R |
The glacier climbing/hike was intense but I think a moderate fitness level would be ok. The tour guide made sure we were all comfortable and asked if pace was ok. We stopped intermittently to take amazing pictures so there... More