South Coast Classic and Glacier Ride Tour

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South Coast Classic and Glacier Ride Tour
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Duration: 11 hours
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Available languages: English
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Ride a snowmobile, walk behind a waterfall and explore the south coast from above and "below"

This is the perfect tour for those seeking a bit extra thrill while ticking off some of Iceland’s must sees. The tour offers a fun, scenic and comfortably challenging snowmobiling ride. It is a great way to explore and experiencing the wilderness and get in touch with the glacier.

The tour starts with a drive through the Hellisheiði mountain pass bringing you through moss covered lava fields and past geothermal springs down to farmland along the beautiful southern coastline. The first stop on the way starts with a snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, close to the volcano Katla caldera. The scenery there can be quite intense, with Eyjafjallajökull glacier watching over us from the west and the breathtaking view over the South coast of Iceland.

On our way back to Reykjavík, we stop by the the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland’s most scenic views. We then stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

Join our tour and step aboard one of our new buses, fully equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets for each guest. The tablets provide you with a continuous stream of relevant information along the journey with a GPS synced Audio Guide, available with a choice of 10 languages. Along the tour our local hosts will make your experience comfortable and are happy to answer any questions you might have about our peculiar country. In each seat you will also find a USB outlet to charge any of your devices.

Please, read:

  • All special clothing and all the equipment needed for the trip is provided so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. No special skills nor former snowmobile experience is required.
  • You need a valid driver's license to drive a snowmobile
  • Two riders share each snowmobile and single riders and groups traveling together with odd numbers are required to book a single rider supplement, payable on location. 

What is 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)

Excluded:

  • Food & drinks

Additional info

For the meeting point: You can book a pickup service and be transferred to the meeting point from your hotel. If you want to get to the meeting point on your own, remember to be at Reykjavik Terminal 15 mins before the tour departures.

For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts. 

For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.

For Snowmobiling: All equipment is provided . It is a good idea to bring some food along the way for when you return from snowmobiling adventure.

Trip Itnerary

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    Reykjavík 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. You can book a pickup service and be transferred to the meeting point from your hotel. If you want to get to the meeting point on your own, remember to be at Reykjavik Terminal 15 mins before the tour departures.

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    Sólheimajökull & Mýrdalsjökull Glaciers

    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 Waterfall

    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! From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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Frequency

Tour operates each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 (local timezone).

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Pickup point

You can book a pickup service and be transferred to the meeting point from your hotel. If you want to get to the meeting point on your own, remember to be at Reykjavik Terminal 15 mins before the tour departures.

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We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event

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