Tour Operator: Lilja Tours 12 hours Travel method:   Jeep / 4x4 Region / Starts from: Capital Region

Private SuperJeep Tour and Glacier Hike in Southern Iceland

A perfect day discovering the south coast of Iceland, with a mix of sightseeing and adventure.

The South Coast of Iceland is mostly represented through its glaciers and its powerful waterfalls. If both are testimonies of the forces of nature, it does not take long for the visitor to remember that Iceland is the “land of fire and Ice”.

All the glaciers on the South Coast of Iceland: Eyjafjallajökull, Myrdalsjökull, and Vatnajökull are home to some of the mightiest volcanoes in the country. And it shows! Volcanic ashes, and black sands, are always present and visible, even on the glacier of Sólheimajökull itself.

This is actually the glacier on which our guide will take you for a hike. It is a wonderful experience that must be enjoyed while our glaciers are still here. Once all geared up with crampons, harnesses, helmets and Ice-axes, our guide will tell you everything you need to know in order to … Conquer the glacier!

Description of the tour

Here is an outline of the program, depending on timing, we might be able to add extra visits:

  • Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at a 8:00 am
  • We will drive about one and a half hour for a coffee stop and refreshments.
  • A full day of sightseeing and enjoying all the beauty of the Icelandic landscapes
  • We will try to do the glacier hike at the end of the day, but this can differ depending on weather conditions.
  • Drive back to Reykjavik and drop off at your hotel between

Highlights of the day:

Waterfall: Seljalandsfoss

A 60m high, wonderful waterfall. With a cave conveniently located at the back of the waterfall, you can actually walk behind it and all the way around.

The mighty waterfall: Skógafoss

Just as Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss is 60m tall, but much more powerful. But unlike Seljalandsfoss, one should not walk behind. Although, the legend says that a giant hid a treasure behind the waterfall!

This waterfall has been featured in both series: Vikings and Game of Thrones

The Black Sand Beach: Reynisfjara

The most famous Black Sand Beach in Iceland. It is the home of a small puffin colony, and displays incredible geological features, among which: Sea stacks and basaltic columns.

It is also a Game of Thrones location. Remember the Dragon Glass Cave?

Glacier hike

The very best part of the day: Hiking on a glacier. We will go on the glacier of Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier of Myrdalsjökull.

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
10 Minimum age: 10 years
Free cancellation until 1000 days before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1000 days - No charge
1000 days-1 day - 0% of total reservation value
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included

  • Professional guide and driver
  • Comfortable vehicle
  • Parking fees
  • Glacier equipment for the hike
Important information

We need you to be wearing hiking boots for the glacier hike

One would think that coming to Iceland in the winter or in the summer requires bringing completely different outfits.  

This is both true and untrue. Let's say that it is very unlikely to be warm in winter and unlikely to be very cold in summer.  

This said: Always, always be ready for rain and wind. The weather is highly unpredictable in Iceland and is famous for turning from an one extreme to another in an instant.  

What does it mean?  

It means that no matter how many layers you are wearing in regards to the temperature, you should always have a windproof/rainproof jacket and pair of pants, either on you or at least with you in your backpack.  

We need you to be wearing hiking boots for the glacier hike


It is important to be aware that weather conditions in Iceland can change very quickly and can get very windy and rainy in some occurrences. This statement is mostly true in winter, but it is also the case in summer.

Therefore, we recommend that you take with you proper footwear and weatherproof clothes.


We ask all of our clients to be wearing hiking boots for the Glacier Hike. Your guide is free to cancel the hike if he deems your footwear to be unsafe. Your safety is the most important thing to us.

For this reason, also, we ask you to let us know about any medical condition that you have, such as but not limited to: Recent knee surgery, heart issues, allergies, asthma etc …

No glacier nor hiking knowledge is required for the tour, this is an initiation, thought, and designed to be suitable for as many people as possible. Although, one should know that the excursion consists in:

  • 10-15 minutes walk on flat easy terrain.
  • 10-15 minutes walk on uneven and rocky terrain.
  • 45-60 minutes walk on ice, with crampons, on flat and slightly steep terrain
  • 10-15 minutes walk on uneven and rocky terrain.
  • 10-15 minutes walk on flat easy terrain.

The level of fitness required is between small and moderate. Your guide will adapt the pace to your rhythm.