Walk Through Ice and Fire | Glacier Hiking and Hot Springs | Medium Difficulty

Steam rises from many parts of the landscapes across Iceland.
Meet the Icelandic sheep on a stroll through Iceland's rural nature.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, as seen from beside the entrance to Gljúfrabúi waterfall.
Geothermal forces are alive in Reykjadalur valley.
Become shrouded in mists in the geothermal areas of Reykjadalur valley.
Boiling, seething mudpots dot Iceland's geothermal areas.

Explore the land of Ice and Fire on this small-group day tour from Reykjavík. You will hike along the hot springs of Reykjadalur valley, visit two beautiful waterfalls, and go on a glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier, all in one day!

Your day begins with a pick-up from your pre-selected pick-up destination. Your first stop is the Hengill geothermal area, only 20 minutes from Reykjavík. Hengill is an active volcano, although it last erupted about 2000 years ago, and underneath it is the largest geothermal power station of Iceland.

From there you will hike down into the Reykjadalur valley, or the ‘Smokey Valley’, famous for its many hot springs, boiling mud pools, and colourful hills. Through the centre of the valley, there’s a hot river in which you can bathe.

After enjoying a refreshing bath in the warm river, you’ll dry off and head back to the mini-bus. You will now head toward the South Coast. On the way, you will stop where you can purchase lunch or refreshments.

On the way to Sólheimajökull glacier, you will make a stop at two waterfalls, Sólheimajökull and Skógafoss. Both falls are equally impressive in their own way, and on a clear day, you might be able to see a single or double rainbow in the spray from the falls.

At the glacier, you will receive all equipment necessary for your glacier hike, and your guide will discuss safety on the ice before you start your tour.

You will then explore the many features of the glacier; deep crevasses, ice cones, and deep sinkholes. During the hike, your guide will tell you all about how these giants are formed and how they have shaped the surrounding environment.

After spending approximately two hours on the ice, you will return back to Reykjavík.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Shore, South Iceland, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Hengill, Eyjafjallajökull, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Reykjadalur, Hveragerði, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30

Included:
  • Transport

  • Guiding services

  • Ice gear

  • All necessary safety equipment

  • Lunch can be bought on the tour


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Rain gear

  • Hiking shoes

  • Bathing suit

  • Towel


Good to know:

Boots and rain gear can be rented for 1500 ISK per item. Please contact us in advance if you would like to rent gear.



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