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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik
Excellent full day tour, great variety of activities and lovely driver/guide. Great value too.
, Jan 2020
This was great value for a very full day of activities, 2 fantastic waterfalls, the black sands of the south coast beaches and the chance to walk up and onto the glacier. Lots of time to explore and take photos at every stop. Small group in minibus. Really great value compared to the big bus tours.
Really enjoyed the trip! Nice scenery and views. The tour guide could have been better though. She did seem very enthusiastic and spoke mainly of things not really relevant to what we were seeing. Still definitely recommend seeing the South Coast!
We LOVED this tour, even though the Golden Circle is a must see, I actually saw my favourite sights on this South Coast tour. The guide, Gummy Bear (nickname!), was really great and told us so many interesting facts & stories. The only negative was that we didn't have long enough at the Glacier, but I understand that the schedule is always tight, especially during the winter.
Iceland’s south coast is one of the country’s scenic wonders, but often overshadowed by the Golden Circle sights. This full-day trip from Reykjavik covers it in detail, showcasing its lava landscapes, waterfalls, glaciers, and beaches. In addition to visiting the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, walk up close to the Sólheimajökull glacier, and admire the black cliffs and rocks at Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey. A stop for lunch (own expense), and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
The adventure begins long before you reach the ice cave on this tour of the Langjokull Glacierglacier, a great choice for thrill seekers. Traveling by off-road vehicle allows you to conquer the otherwise impassable roads of the glacial highlands, while a snowmobile ride reveals other-worldly terrain at the mouth of the ice cave.
Small-Group Golden Circle Tour by Superjeep from Reykjavik
Experience of a lifetime
, Sep 2019
From start to finish this was an amazing trip . Our trip started 8.40 when we were picked up by our guide Eric before setting off in the most amazing jeep . Our guide Eric was excellent and made the trip a wonderful experience for us . You could see he took great pride in what he does and was full of lots of really great information bringing all the sites we visited to life .
We packed so much in for the day before being dropped back to our hotel after 1700 hours . We visited 2 amazing waterfalls , geysers , fault line , site of historic parliament along with visiting a glacier were we took a tour on snow mobiles . We stopped for lunch and the food was excellent .
The mode of transport is amazing and it travels so smoothly on really rough terrain . The jeep took us to places were no car or bus can take you . Both my wife and I had a wonderful time . Many thanks Eric
This was a great way to do the Golden Circle. Our guide, Kate, was knowledgeable, entertaining, and screamingly funny and sarcastic — which played very well for our group. She was terrific at knowing when/where to go to avoid horrible crowds (there were two cruise ships in which had some of the major attractions all kinds of cluttered), and did great commentary along the way (also doing a great job of toning down when everyone fell asleep in the car during the afternoon).
Only minor suggestions I’d have is to make sure you bring food/water/snacks (perhaps the tour could provide water as many others do).
Also, know that the back seat of the Jeep is VERY SMALL for grown adults....and if you’re in a full car, you’ll need to do rotations back there. Our group got a little chippy about rotating ... but it all worked out.
WAY BETTER THAN ONE OF THOSE HORRIBLE BIG BUSES!
Explore Iceland's Golden Circle on this day tour from Reykjavik by 4x4 vehicle. You'll travel along a route that features three of the country’s top natural sights: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Transport is by Land Rover Defender 'super jeep,' which is equipped to navigate Iceland's rugged terrain.
Dragon Glass Ice Cave by Katla Volcano | Super Jeep from Vik
Bit of a let down.
, Sep 2019
Mother Nature didn’t cooperate for our visit and it poured rain but it was still a unique experience. I was a bit disappointed with how small the ice cave was and the little time we spent therein. The hike through the ice cave only takes about five minutes then you’re out in the crater. I guess I was hoping for a longer hike with more to see. If I had the chance to do it over again I’d travel to Vatnajokull and do a tour of an ice cave there.
If you’re looking for an experience in Iceland where you witness a rare natural wonder—this is the ideal option. The tour gives you access to somewhere that you wouldn’t be able to reach alone—an ice cave that sits underneath Katla Volcano. Travel with ease up to the ice cave in a Super Jeep. It’s a safe experience as you are given a helmet and crampons, and a guide leads the way so you don’t get lost.
The ice cave was very interesting and the guide was very good. My only objection was that it is advertised as a Jeep tour with a small group. We were in a 15 passenger totally packed van. Had we been driving through the sand in a Jeep with 6-8 passengers would have been fun but being crammed in the last seat of this van was not. Had it been advertised more honestly you wouldn’t start out disappointed.
Experience the rare sensation of visiting a natural ice cave on this small-group tour. Board a Super Jeep in Vík and go off the beaten track into the Icelandic wilderness. You'll leave the regular tourist trail behind as you journey through a landscape of majestic mountains and glaciers toward the Katla Ice Cave.
We had a great experience on this tour. We were staying in Reykjavik, so having chosen an 11am start, we left our hotel at 8am to have plenty of time. There are a couple of other sites that you can visit en route - we stopped at the Skogafoss waterfall which is just a few miles from the glacier itself.
When we arrived we met our guide who gave us the equipment we needed for the hike including crampons and a hard hat. You also get an ice pick but we were assured this was mostly to make the photos look good. First up, the walk to the base of the glacier is around 20 minutes. There we put on the crampons and had a brief intro to know how to use them effectively, and using the ice pick to help balance going up and downhill.
We then started the ascent up some carved steps in the ice. The crampons take some getting used to as you have a basic level of fear of slipping as you are walking on sheet ice! Our guide, Laura, did a great job explaining the features of the glacier as we went up, stopping to take pictures at good points. There were quite a few groups on the glacier, all being guided, so it felt quite busy, but we weren't rushed at all.
We reached the open part of the glacier surface, which is amazingly sheer, albeit with cracks across the surface. Without the crampons you would literally just slide off with nothing to stop you! After some time taking pictures we then started the route down, which was actually more difficult than the route up. We did the hike with our 14 and 11 year old daughters who both did great.
Overall whilst this is an 'easy' hike, it does tax the nerves a little, but in a good way! It's not physically exerting, but only small sections are roped, so you need to be confident in your movement. Overall a great experience and we were so lucky with the weather which helped!
We had the pleasure to go on a super exciting tour with our guide, Maria. She was always attentive and patient with everyone so even if you had some fears or issues, you were in good hands. I highly recommend the tour as it is something you would not be able to do in other countries.
Take an unforgettable walk on pure ice on this guided glacier hike experience on Sólheimajökull in south Iceland. Accompanied by a professional guide, set off from the foot of Sólheimajökull, a frozen tongue of solid ice, and thrill at the experience of walking across the frozen valley. Put on your crampons and discover natural ice formations, crevasses, shafts and ridges as you learn about the formation and history of this frozen wonderland.
Experience the exhilaration of riding a snowmobile over the frozen landscapes of the Langjökull glacier, one of Europe’s largest, on this tour from Gullfoss Waterfall. Following a brief introduction to driving a snowmobile, you’ll glide over the surface of the Langjökull glacier and absorb views of volcanic craters and dramatic mountain ranges. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to six participants. All drivers must hold a valid driving license.
Explore Thorsmork, a unique area located between three glaciers, on this customizable, small-group tour. After hotel pickup, travel through the rugged wilderness in a super Jeep to Thorsmork for an optional hike. Traverse rough roads and glacial rivers in the Jeep to the Volcano Huts Resort for a lunch stop, before continuing on the adventure.
Avoid crowds and the hassle of traveling in a large group. This private tour offers a more personalized experience of Iceland's stunning south coast. Visit the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss; the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, and Sólheimajökull glacier.
Spend a half day hiking around southern Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier with a small group on this tour. Follow your hiking guide over the rugged terrain and learn about the glacial formation as you walk. All necessary equipment included.
Head out into the Icelandic night for an adventurous Northern Lights ATV tour that includes pickup and drop-off at Reykjavík hotels, hot drinks, and all equipment. Ride alongside Lake Hafravatn and Mount Hafrafell, find panoramic views over Reykjavík and Mosfellsbær, and search for the Northern Lights above a rugged landscape.
Isa, Sammie, and Panda made the trip unforgettable. We had some concerns about the weather but they made the trip super fun. The leap of faith was thrilling and the ziplines over all had beautiful views at every angel. Definetely a recommend if you're in the area. Go see them.
Experience the thrill of speeding over Iceland’s rivers, waterfalls, and glaciers on a zipline adventure in the seaside village of Vik. This 1.5-hour excursion combines exciting ziplines with hiking through Iceland’s dynamic landscape. The zipline course is just 3 minutes from the Vik Hi Hostel (the meeting spot) and ends with a walk back to the hostel so you can spend more time adventuring and less time in transit.
Both off-the-beaten-path and within the Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon hot springs live up to their evocative name. Tucked away in the small village of Fludir, the hot springs are not as popular as other nearby attractions, but offer unbeatable natural luxury and comfort, plus amenities such as changing rooms, a shower, and a bar and restaurant. Book your ticket in advance to ensure a smooth visit.
Iceland is home to some of the world’s most easily accessible glaciers but you don’t need to be an experienced hiker to try glacier trekking. This guided glacier hike explores the wild landscapes of the Sólheimajökull glacier, passing spectacular ice tunnels, crevasses, and natural ice sculptures. No experience is necessary.
Learn about Iceland’s history and local culture as you visit unique natural sights and spend time in a puffin colony on this guided tour. Go into the middle of a volcano, visit Elephant Rock, and go to Stórhöfði, a windy place that’s home to the largest puffin colony in Iceland to meet a live puffin.
While many tours in Iceland make pit stops at glaciers—the country is, after all, full of them—fewer take you over them and close enough to discover their interesting features. With this tour, take an easy glacier hike to see ice formations, crevasses, and water cauldrons that you’d miss just stopping for a look. Your climbing crampons are provided, and the guided hike is offered 2-3 times a day so it’s easier to fit into your schedule.
Get close to red-hot molten lava by going to an Icelandic Lava Show. It’s a safe and fun experience, as safety goggles are provided, and an experienced professional will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about lava. Enjoy the thrill of being able to touch cooling lava and hear it sizzle. All your burning questions will be answered, as this experience includes an interactive Q&A session at the end of the show.
Combine two thrilling adventures on a single tour from Gullfoss. In a small group of no more than 12 people, board a super truck and head for Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjokull. With two people to each snowmobile, rev up your engine and embark upon a ride across the glacier. Afterward, you have the opportunity to explore a natural ice cave before returning.
Our horses are friendly and sure-footed and suitable for everyone, beginners and experts alike. Riding the Icelandic horse in its natural environment is something everyone should try at least once in the lifetime. Our tours depart from the stables in Vík and take us along the beautiful black sand beach. In the summer time, puffins may be flying high above us and the view of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks is always an eyesight.
Our tours are easygoing and aim to let you discover the area and our horses at a calm pace, perfectly suited for beginners. If you are up for trying out the unique gait of the Icelandic horse, tölt, you will get a chance to try that as well!
This was an amazing experience! Our family of seven, ages 11 through 65 enjoyed every moment. There is a nice base camp to change, they give you really good gear and warm drinks when you return. Bring your own boots and gloves (with hand warmers). Don't forget your cameras and GoPros. Book the early morning excursion so that you ascend while the sun rises (in winter) and have the rest of the day to visit Vik and the near by waterfalls.
Experience the best of Iceland’s snowy wilderness with a snowmobile safari on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Pull on your insulated layers, and hit the gas to zoom along winding glacier trails with a guide. Along the way, stop and take in sweeping views over the rugged mountain scenery. This tour is suited to first-time riders and individuals looking for a fun and scenic snowmobile adventure.
Very hands off, but if you have questions ask! The tour guides are very informative and full of answers. The day was a leisurly fun water day with small hiking and sufficient time at each stop to get a good glimpse of what each area has to offer. The hos spring will leave you feeling very tired, but your body will feel so good afterwards! Highly recommend!
Combine the dramatic landscape of the Golden Circle with a trip to Secret Lagoon Hot Springs on a small-group tour from Reykjavík. Visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall, with pickup and drop-off at downtown hotels, national park fees, and admission to the hot springs included.
Explore the surreal landscape of Iceland's Solheimajökull Glacier during this day trip from Reykjavik. Join your guide for ice hiking and climbing on top of this ancient ice formation, enjoying spectacular views of its constantly changing blend of colors and shapes. Then make a stop at the thundering Skogafoss waterfall, one of the country’s largest waterfalls. Your glacier adventure includes an expert glacier guide, introduction to ice climbing, round-trip transport from Reykjavik as well as all necessary safety gear needed.
Power through one of the world’s most beautiful black-lava-sand beaches on an ATV with this quad bike tour. Start near the base of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, zoom over a few small rivers, and then make it to the black-sand beach where you can look back up for stunning views of the glacier. On your journey, travel along the coast, and see a 40-year-old abandoned aircraft wreckage.
Explore one of Iceland’s mightiest natural sites of interest and gain insight into the country’s rich geology on this Sólheimajökull glacier-walking tour. Harnessed up for safety, climb the vertical crevasse walls of the Sólheimajökull glacier with your guide and admire the spectacular scenery you find. Follow frozen routes over the mighty glacier, peer down into huge crevasses, and put your ice axes and crampons to good use on the icy terrain. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.