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South Coast Adventure and Northern Lights

A tour that combines two of the most popular trips in Iceland. Explore the South Coast during the day and hunt the Northern Lights during the night.

Reykjavík
12 hours
Easy

Starting at 24.990 ISK

About

South Coast Adventure

We are starting our day together by visiting the South Coast and exploring some of the most important and popular sights in the region.

After the pick-up in Reykjavik, we are heading south along the shore. We are soon passing the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant, which is responsible for fulfilling the capital's energy needs. This facility is located in Hengill, which is the third biggest volcanic area in the country. With ideal weather conditions, you will be able to see the ice cap of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the Westman Islands on the horizon.

Our first stop is a "local celebrity" the Skógafoss waterfall, which you might remember from the popular "Game of Thrones" television show. Furthermore, according to the local folklore, there is a hidden treasure located here as well. If you listen to our guide carefully, who knows, you might be the lucky one to find it. 

Next up, one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world, the Reynisfjara black sand beach. During the summer season, countless puffin families live here on the nearby basalt rock formation called Reynisdrangar. This site has a famous historical significance as well, some of the Icelandic sagas include it too. 

We are also making a stop at the center of this region, the southernmost point of Iceland, in Vík í Mýrdal. The church of this picturesque fishing village offers a great view of the coastline. 

On our way back we will be seeing the Sólheimajökull glacier. Even though these natural formations are shrinking every year, they still cover about 11% of the country. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, connected to the fourth biggest glacier, Mýrdalsjökull.

Before the first part of the day is concluded, we will take you to breathtaking waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is located underneath the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which you might all remember from 2010. During this eruption, the ash clouds paralyzed Europe's air traffic for several days. If the weather allows, we will also walk behind the waterfall's curtain. Last but not least, we will visit the nearby cousin, Gljúfrabúi, another waterfall, somewhat hidden, nestled among the cliffs. 

Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) dancing on the Icelandic night sky is truly an experience that will last a lifetime.

This evening tour was created in order to increase your chances of seeing this natural phenomenon in the best possible way.

Our guides are experts when it comes to the Northern Lights and we always make the decision based on the forecast before 18:00, if we are heading out during the evening or not.

We focus on both quality and quantity, we never take more than 19 people on this tour and we always try the remote area without the big crowds. Onboard, we have cozy chairs and blankets to keep you warm, because the winter nights can be rather chilly. Furthermore, we are offering hot chocolate and the famous local "Kleina" pastries to make the experience even nicer.

Once the guide has confirmed the right spot, it is time for the hunt, get your cameras ready, and let the show begin. Do not worry, our knowledgeable staff can always assist you with your camera settings as well. In case you do not have a camera on you, your friendly tour expert will take some professional photos, to which you will have free access the next day.

Even with the best of guides, sightings can never be guaranteed. In case we can't find any lights on the tour, you are welcome to book again for a Group Northern Lights Tour another day. Just inform us before 14:00 the next day, so we can guarantee you a seat.

In case we can't operate the tour at all during your stay in Iceland, we will fully refund you the tour price.

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What's included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Knowledgable English speaking Driver-Guide
  • Free Wifi
  • Warm blankets
  • Hot chocolate and "Kleina"

Exclusions

  • Lunch

What do I need to bring?

  • The tour is taking place during the night and temperatures can drop very fast. Therefore we ask you to dress warm enough.
  • Bring your camera and a tripod.

Know before you go

South Coast Adventure

  • Pick up takes place between 8:30 and 9:00, so please be ready at your pick-up location at 8:30
  • The tour is operated in all weather conditions, so please dress according to the weather

Northern Lights

  • This combo tour is available from 1st of October until 31st of March
  • Pick-up takes place between 20:30 and 21:00, please be ready at 20:30 at your pick-up location

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