South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Cave & DC-3 Plane Wreck

Come on this unique and active tour that takes you hiking on top of Sólheimajökull glacier, descend into a lava cave, and see the famous DC-3 plane wreck on Sólheimasandur. Along the way, you witness the spectacular waterfalls and the famous sights along the South Coast of Iceland... All in one day!

Price from 23,900 ISK
Price from 168 EUR
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Price from 151 GBP
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Duration

~14 Hours

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Highlights

✓ Seljalandsfoss waterfall ✓ Skógafoss waterfall ✓ Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull ✓ Sólheimasandur ✓ DC-3 Plane Wreck ✓ Secret Lava Cave

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Included

✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board, ✓ Small Group Experience, ✓ Glacier Equipment, ✓ Lava Cave Equipment And more…

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Tour Description

Your adventure begins when your experienced guide picks you up in a comfortable minibus in the morning and whisk you off to the scenic South Coast.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.

Skógafoss waterfall

The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. 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. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Along side the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!

Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier

Here the adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. We will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. Our glacier guides are all trained and licensed and provide a safe, entertaining and informative hike. A spectacular experience to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.

DC-3 Plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur

After the glacier hike we head out to Sólheimasandur desert where a US Nacy DC3 crash landed in 1973 after running out of fuel in midair. The wreck has since then been immortalized in numerous music videos and viral photographs. Hike over volcanic sand and ash towards a black sand beach containing a crashed Navy airplane deemed too far away to salvage. Enjoy!

Secret Lava Cave

But we still have our final blow! Explore the inside of a lava cave which formed in a volcanic eruption 5000 years ago. Equipped with helmets and flashlights we will scramble over big lava rocks and crawl into the darkness of the Icelandic underground.

What are you waiting for?

Are you ready to join us for this incredible minibus tour? We are steering clear of the crowds while packing a full day of mind-blowing experiences in this once in a lifetime opportunity to see all the highlights in the South Coast in one day!

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General Information

Departures

08:00

Duration

~ 14 hours

Difficulty

Demanding

Minimum age

• 14 years

Operation

March to October

Highlights

Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓ Skógafoss waterfall
✓ Glacier walk on Sólheimajökull
✓ Sólheimasandur
✓ DC-3 Plane Wreck
✓ Secret Lava Cave

Included

English speaking guide
✓ Small group on a Minibus (16 persons max)
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
✓ Glacier equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
✓ Cave equipment: helmet and headlamps

What you need to bring

• Hiking boots (available when booking)
• Warm clothing (first layer)
• Waterproof clothing (second layer)
• Energy snacks

Map

The perfect route to check the coolest places in the South!

FAQ

How does pick up work?

For tours that state that they pick up from Reykjavík, we ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location, we won’t be responsible if you miss your tour. We offer free pick-up from Reykjavik city center. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time for the tour can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready in their listed location so they can be easily found.

What are designated pick up locations?

Due to regulations of Reykjavik City, tour companies are allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city centre to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher whether we will pick you up directly from your accommodation or from the bus stop.

How can I find the nearest designated pick up location?

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