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Glacier Walk and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • 11-hour bus tour of Iceland’s south coast from Reykjavik, including traditional Icelandic dinner
  • Hike the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue with a guide
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the crevasses and ridges of Iceland’s glacier scenery
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Glacier Walk and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
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Glacier Walk and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
From USD 272.64
Overview
The Sólheimajökull glacier and the Skógafoss waterfall are two of the most popular sights along the south Icelandic coastline, but they’re not easy to reach. This convenient 11-hour combination bus and walking tour from Reykjavik makes it possible to tick both off your list in a day, plus take in other Icelandic natural attractions such as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the Northern Lights in one trip. Along the way, enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner in a local restaurant.
What to Expect
Following a pickup between 11:30am and 11:50am at your accommodation in Reykjavik, hop into your vehicle and head out along the south coast of Iceland to the Sólheimajökull glacier with your guide.

On arrival, enjoy a gentle hike along the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s complex geology. Along the way, look out for the glacier’s impressive crevasses, ridges, and waterways. With all glacier safety equipment provided, you’re free to relax and soak up the scenery.

Next, visit the Skógafoss waterfall — widely considered among Iceland’s top natural attractions. Enjoy a photo stop here and capture the action as the water cascades down the high cliffs, then savor a traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant.

After dinner, head out in search of the spectacular Northern Lights. Stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall — illuminated by night — and watch the skies for the shimmering green, orange, and purple tones.

When your time seeking out the Northern Lights comes to an end, return in comfort to your Reykjavik accommodation in the late evening to conclude your tour.
Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 21 October 2018
glacier walk northern lights

much more then I expected the walk vigorous but safe the guide ingimundur stefansson was fantastic His knowledge and personality made the trip; the northern lights a highlight especially the photos he took for us are great memories

Thank jenwhaley12
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Amazing experience

My friend and I booked this trip online. We had never been to Iceland before and this was our first day trip whilst there. The trip was absolutely made by our excellent guide, Hendrik. He knew all about the geology, history and myths of Iceland...More

Thank sue f
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hello Sue, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Henrik and I will make sure to pass this wonderful review on to him. Thank you for mentioning safety, all our guides are...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile
Fun, exciting, and exquisite scenery!

My husband and I came to Iceland as a one year anniversary present to each other. Out first full day in Iceland was spent with Pascale (our guide) and a small group of people. I was a little anxious at first about being on top...More

1  Thank Shauna P
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for the review and happy anniversary! So glad to hear you had a great day with Pascale and the group. Lucky to see the northern lights, hope the rest of your visit was great.

Reviewed 26 March 2018
On the top of the world

It was all perfect as described. Our guide Pad was so pretty, good guide and very kind person, He loves his work and you can feel it during the tour. We were a small group of 5 people. I suggest this tour.

Thank salsera832018
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for the review! So glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and thank you for the recommendation. Pad will be happy to know you had a great day with him, we'll make sure he gets the message.

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile
Absolutely fabulous

We were collected from our hotel by minibus where we were greeted by our guide Pascale. During the journey to the glacier, Pascale kept us informed of the day ahead and answered any questions we may have. We were a group of 10 including our...More

Thank Wendy W
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience and for recommending us! Glad to hear you had a good day and that you got to see the Northern lights. We'll make sure Pascale will get the message.

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Response from drkpereira | Reviewed this property |
Hi- you can get to the car park in the glacier walk but you’ll need the correct gear like crampons, etc. Not sure if you are allowed to go on your own. We enjoyed the tour because you get a really good talk about glaciers... More
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