Overview

Discover your own icy powers on our magical trek across glaciers, Reynisfjara black sand beach and beyond in the footsteps of Elsa and Anna.

Highlights

  • Small Group Experience
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
  • Eyjafjallajokull Glacier
  • Hekla Volcano view
  • Gljúfrabúi - The Hidden Waterfall

Retrace Elsa and Anna’s magical journey into the unknown on our unforgettable Frozen 2 tour. We’ll pass through charming villages rich with the Viking history and lore that inspired the film. Highlights will include picturesque sights like the 65-meter cascade of Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and infamous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Hike on Sven’s trail across a massive glacier tongue, with a certified glacier guide. See where Elsa tested her icy powers at the famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. Perhaps you’ll even find a Nykur, the mythical horse of the sea, among the waves.

  • Free Wifi
  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration ~12 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio
Minimum age 8 years
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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What's included

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided Tour of the South Coast highlights that inspired Frozen
  • Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Specialized Glacier Gear
  • Small Group Minibus Tour
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Good hiking boots are recommended

Not Included

  • Meals

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Itinerary

Information

Take a whimsical tour through the landscapes that inspired Frozen 2! Visit the highlights of Iceland’s South Coast on a day-long adventure. Let it go and enjoy cinematic waterfalls, glaciers, and a black sand beach.

As distinct as Anna and Elsa, Iceland is full of contrasting scenery. We begin our journey in the fairytale setting of the highlands. Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, one of the country’s most famous attractions. The narrow cascade has a drop of 60 meters (200 feet), which falls from a steep cliff. You don’t need an ice canoe like Anna and Olaf’s to explore the waterfall. There’s an amazing path that stretches around it. Walk behind the stunning curtain of the falls and feel the spray on your face. Seljalandsfoss is the ideal spot for a photo shoot. Our visit will also include a stop at the hidden waterfall, Gljúfrabúi.

As we travel into the unknown, we’ll pass through charming small villages and farmlands of South Iceland. This area is rich with Viking history and heritage, which heavily influenced Frozen I and II. Enjoy views of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days, you’ll get a magnificent view of the volcanoes as well as the Westman Islands just off the coast.

Next, we head for the dark, mythical landscapes where Elsa explores her powers. Instead of Sven pulling us across the snow, we’ll strap on our crampons for a hike. Trek across the ancient ice of Solheimajokull Glacier with our certified glacier guide. After the glacier, we head for Reynisfjara Beach, known for its black sand basalt columns and caverns. Gaze out into the crashing waves where Elsa meets the mystical Nykur. Then witness the Reynisdrangar rock stacks that jut out from the sea. According to Icelandic legend, the sea stacks were once mischievous trolls, turned into rock by the sunlight. 

Our day adventure ends at the spectacular Skógafoss Waterfall. Surrounded by lush green scenery, Skógafoss translates Forest Waterfall. On sunny days the falls create a single or double rainbow, which adds to the magic. A 527 step hike rewards you with a bird’s eye view of the cascading falls.

Pick up: Pick up is at 8:00 am from your selected meeting point in Reykjavik. As the pick-up process can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

This tour has a small group guarantee, meaning that the tour is always operated in a minibus to give you a more personal experience. Arctic Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary if the weather is too bad to go on the glacier walk. In case of this cancellation, a partial refund is given for missing the glacier hike.

FAQ

Iceland is known for colourful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.

Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend dressing in layers.  3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker.

Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.

Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflecting off of the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch and some extra clothing.

You can bring your camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on every glacier tour that we offer.

When glacier hiking you will be provided with an ice axe, harness and helmet. This will help you to complete the tour safely.

When snow stays long enough in one place it turns to ice. Over long periods of time, the ice layers up becoming huge blocks called glaciers. As there is a lot of snow in Iceland,  it forms to create ginormous glaciers that sweep across huge masses of land. Iceland is home to Europe’s largest glacier named Vatnajökull. This Glacier Guide will also tell you everything you may want to know about Glaciers.

Rain is not uncommon in Iceland. However, we do not let the rain stop our tours. This is why having appropriate clothing is very important to keep you warm and dry. Nature is not something that we can control and therefore we need to adapt to the weather. If your safety is compromised by going on the tour, we will cancel and you will be fully refunded.

This guide to Glacier Hiking includes all the information you might need when preparing for a glacier hike.

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