March - October
Are you looking for an action-packed adventure on the South Coast? Then the South Coast Elements tour is the perfect choice for you! On this tour, you will hike on a glacier, take a dip in a remote swimming pool, ride a Fat Bike and see all the major sights on the South Coast. You’ll also explore a cave and much more! This tour is for active travelers that are looking for a full day experience.
After pickup in Reykjavík, your first stop will be the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall. A short distance away you’ll find the Gljúfrabúi waterfall, where things tend to get wet! Before heading up on a glacier, you’ll also visit the Skógarfoss waterfall.
Once by the glacier, you’ll gear up for a stunning hike on Sólheimajökull glacier. All safety gear is provided on the tour and your guide will lead you on a 1 – 1,5 hours hike. Afterward, it’s time to hit the Sólheimasandur desert. Here you’ll ride a Fat Bike over the volcanic sand and ash until you reach the US Navy DC-3 plane wreck. The plane crash-landed here in 1973 and has since been immortalized in numerous music videos and viral photographs. After all this action it’s time for some relaxation. During summertime, you’ll visit the Seljavallarlaug swimming pool. Built in 1923, this pool provides one of the most unique swimming experiences a visitor can have in Iceland. Due to inaccessibility, the pool is not visited in winter time (from October to late April).
Before heading back to Reykjavík, you’ll top off a great day with a visit to a beautiful lava cave. Equipped with helmets and flashlights you will scramble over big lava rocks and crawl into the darkness of the Icelandic underground.
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Yes, this tour is classified as “demanding” so a reasonable level of fitness is expected of its participants. This tour includes a full day of activities such as glacier hiking, fat biking and more.
This tour is only available on selected dates and additional dates cannot be arranged on the group tour.
However, if you would like to do everything on this tour we can arrange for it as a private tour for small groups. Please email us at email@example.com for pricing and availability for a private tour.
No, lunch is not included in the tour but there will be a stop along the way where you can purchase lunch and snacks. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch on the tour.
We recommend bringing energy bars or similar for the tour.
You should bring warm and weatherproof clothing. Keep in mind that the weather in Iceland can change quickly and without warning.
Good hiking boots are essential on this tour. If you do not have hiking boots you can add them to your booking at an additional cost.
From late April to November you should bring a bathing suit and towel for the Seljavallalaug swimming pool.
We recommend bringing energy bars and snacks on the tour.
Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).
If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.