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SOUTH COAST AND GLACIER RIDE

Price from kr 35,940 approx € 223

DURATION

11 Hours

DEPARTURES

STARTING POINT

Pickup available

Guided Language

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Ride a snowmobile, walk behind a waterfall and explore the south coast from above and "below"

SOUTH COAST & GLACIER RIDE

The tour kicks off with an action-packed snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier beneath which lurks the much-feared active subglacial volcano, Katla. As you race across the snowy wastes, breathe in the fresh cool air and feel the adrenaline pumping. Round about you the diverse scenery is simply breath-taking with glaciers rising majestically to the north and miles of coastal black sand beaches to the south. Everything here is on a grand scale.

On the way back to Reykjavík we stop at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps offers a panoramic view of magnificent scenery. A local myth claims that hidden behind the fall is a chest filled with treasure. We next stop at the beautiful 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, renowned for the hidden pathway that takes you behind it.

This is the ideal tour for those seeking that extra thrill and adventure while ticking off some of Iceland’s most popular natural treasures.

The tour includes a fun, scenic and comfortably challenging snowmobile ride. It's the ideal way to step off the beaten track and experience Iceland's glorious wilderness.
We provide you with all the special clothing and the equipment needed for the trip so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. No special skills or snowmobile experience is necessary.

On board our modern fleet of buses we have an audio-guide in ten languages, as well as wifi-connection. Also on board is a personal host ready to assist you in any way and ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime.

 

Highlights

Mýrdalsjökull Glacier: a picturesque glacier with beautiful views of the south coast.

Skógafoss: The powerful glacial waterfall with stairs leading up to one of Iceland's most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and possible sheep.

Seljalandsfoss: The 60 meter high waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway which leads next to and around to the other side. 

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Reykjavik Terminal

Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher.

If you have booked a hotel pickup with SmartBus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green SmartBus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Mýrdalsjökull & Sólheimajökull Glacier

The beautiful glacial tongue that extend from Myrdalsjökull. This is the meeting point for the Arcanium team that will be taking you up to the glacier.

Once you arrive at Solheimajökull the Arcanium Team will bring you to their base officer, where you will get all the necessary gear needed for snowmobiling on the glacier. After a short briefing, you ride up to the mountain with the glacier truck to the locations of the snowmobiles and the base of Mýrdalsjökull. You will have plenty of opportunity to photograph and film scenery and the beautiful landscape. 

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Skógafoss

Along the return trip to Reykjavik, we will stop at the powerful 65 meter tall Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.

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Seljalandsfoss

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along and behind this waterfall offering a completely unique perspective; just be sure to bring a rain jacket! During the short days of winter as you may be arriving in the evening, this waterfall is light up to still give you a chance to capture the perfect regardless of the amount of sunlight. From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik.

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Important information

  • Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form. 
  • If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup. 
  • You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. It is featured with lavatory facilites as standard and there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.
  • Lunch is not included, but in Hvolsvöllur there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.
  • Available all year round (depending on weather)
  • Please note: All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver's license. A learner's permit, tractor, or motorcycle license is not sufficient according to Icelandic law.
  • Two riders share each snowmobile and single riders and groups travelling together with odd numbers are required to book a single ride extra. 
  • Min: No minimum number of participants.
  • Age limit: 5 years old.
  • Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
  • In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
  • Duration: 10-11 hours, including a minimum 30 minute stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall.

What’s included

    • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
    • Professional driver & guide
    • Experienced snowmobile guide
    • Local knowledge
    • Snowmobile equipment and approx 1 hour snowmobile ride
    • Visit to all the top sites on the South Coast (Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull & Skógafoss)

    Friendly cancellation & refund policy

    Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

    • 1 day notice: 100% charge
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