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

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Stop At: Troll Expeditions, Fiskislod 45-G, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Solheimajokull Glacier, Vik Iceland

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.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland

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!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Crashed DC 3 Plane, Vik Iceland

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!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arnarker Cave, Road 427 Lat: 63.892172; Long: -21.494955, Thorlakshofn Iceland

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.

Duration: 40 minutes

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Included
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transportation via WIFI enabled minibus
  • Glacier hiking gear
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Solheimajokull Glacier
Not included
  • Food and drinks
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Please contact us regarding pick up. There are some hotels where buses are not allowed to drive. You can find information about designated pick up locations at busstop.is or ask the front desk of your hotel. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Features
Tourism
80%
Sport
45%
Cultural
35%
Adrenaline
25%
Reviews
5.0
3
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Kristine C
5 | 2017-11-11

You will have an action packed full day with lots to see and do. For those who are adventurous, this is an ideal excursion! I do recommend ensuring that you are physically fit and have good endurance to participate. Mike was my guide and he was truly exceptional!

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Lily Liu
5 | 2017-10-23

The tour was great. However, the pick up was a little bit confuse. We understand the tour is orangzied by troll expedition however on the day of tour , the Van which pick us did not carry the logo of troll expedtion instead it named GoldenTravel, so we were worried that we may on the wrong bus, but at the end everything turn out to be fine. Btw, the hot pool and lava cave was cancelled due to the weather but we did not received any notificaiton from the comany. Anyway, the galicer hiking was great and DC plane wreck is a must go

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