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

March - Oct. Tue, Thu, Sat About 14 hours Your hotel / Guesthouse in Reykjavík Challenging Min 12 years old

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.

Secret Lava Cave
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.

Tour highlights

  • The beautiful South Coast
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull
  • Sólheimasandur
  • DC-3 Plane Wreck
  • Secret Lava Cave

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavík
  • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
  • Small Group Experience
  • Glacier Equipment
  • Lava Cave Equipment

Good to know

Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time for the tour can take up to 30 minutes. Please be ready outside listed pick up location.

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