Tours and activites around South Iceland

 In Iceland

UMI hotel is a part of Tour desk which offers all kinds of tours around Iceland. We have handpicked great tours that are located on the South Coast of Iceland. You can easily book online or talk to us during your stay and we are happy to help you with your itinerary.

If you already know what tours you want to book then you can go to the booking site umihotel.tourdesk.is/Tour and reserve a tour and/or activity.

Tours around South Iceland

A Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier

The glacier hike is an adventure like no other, and with the rapid rate of global climate change an adventure now only available in very few parts of the world. The tour is operated by Arctic Adventures. You will see how the primal elements shape and affect glacier, creating mesmerizing labyrinths of ice ridges and deep v-shaped crevasses that criss-cross and scar the surface of the ice. More information and online booking here.

Snowmobile on Langjökull glacier

Snowmobile tours operated by Mountaineers of Iceland, for individuals and groups on Langjökull glacier. This is a great choice for those who have their own transportation and want to top off e.g. the Golden Circle with something special. They offer daily departures from Gullfoss waterfall Café. Mountaineers of Iceland professional guides will take you on a 1-hour snowmobile adventure in the Icelandic highlands, giving you the most amazing views of the majestic glacier and its surroundings. More information and online booking here.

ATV Quad Express on Sólheimasandur

ATV/Quad biking is a great way to explore the raw black sandy beaches on the south coast. This tour is operated by Icelandic Mountain Guides / Arcanum. The drive is trough small rivers and streams, to the sandy beach which derives from the dormant volcano Katla. After a fun ride on the black beach we stop at a plane wreck to adore the amazing view up to Mýrdalsjökull glacier and along the big black coast all the way to Dyrhólaey, the southernmost part of Iceland. More information and online booking here.

Standard Lava Tunnel Tour

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir operated by Raufarhóll ehf. It is one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. Easily accessed year round. More information and online booking here.

Black Beach Bird Tour

Two hour Iceland Bird Tour on a RIB boat operated by Black Beach Tours. Sail along the beautiful volcanic black beach in Þorlákshöfn all the way to Krýsuvíkurbjarg where birds rule the world. A fantastic ride on a RIB speed boat where we combine nature, ocean, bird watching and adrenaline kicks. The boat sails along the volcanic black beach and the guide will inform you about the nature and history of specific stops we take along the route.

Explore other tours available at UMI Hotel booking site umihotel.tourdesk.is/Tour

A few key websites to use when in Iceland: Icelandic Met OfficeThe Icelandic road and coastal administration ans The 112 National Emergency Number.

We hope this blog will be helpful during your trip in Iceland. Enjoy your stay and contact us if you have any questions: