This amazing adventure will take you through a myriad of amazing sights on Iceland’s famous South Coast, including the cascading Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls, the coal-black volcanic sands of Reynisfjara Beach and the vast icy wilderness of the Sólheimajökull Glacier. Then, in the evening we will head out in search of the heavenly lightshow, known as the Northern Lights, whose prancing colors have enchanted stargazers across the millennia. It is a truly exhilarating tour, combining natural beauty and adventure to create the perfect package for anyone who wants to see just how spectacular the land of fire and ice can be.
Duration: 17 hours
Group maximum: 19
Age limit: 6 years
- Small Group Experience
- Sólheimajökull Glacier
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
- Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Vík í Mýrdal
- Northern Lights Hunting Tour
- Photos from the Northern Lights tour
Reykjavik pickup: Pick up starts at 8am. Please see booking engine for exact availability.
Included: Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
Guided Minibus Tour to the South Shore
Visits to all South Shore Highlights
Guided Northern Lights Minibus Tour
English Speaking Tour Guide
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
Bring with you: Hiking boots or sturdy footwear, warm outdoor layers, weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, and scarves. There is no such thing as too many layers on a northern lights tour! A tripod for your camera is very useful too.
Children (6-15 years old): ISK 13,493
The day begins when we collect everyone from Reykjavik and make the scenic drive towards Iceland’s iconic South Coast, journeying across the famous Hellisheiði heath, renowned for the wispy plumes of steam that rise up off the hot springs that populate its landscape.
Our first stop of the day is the Sólheimajökull Glacier, which unfurls like a tongue from Mýrdalsjökull (the fourth largest glacier in Iceland).
Underneath this vast ice-cap lies the capricious Katla Volcano, whose many violent eruptions have helped to craft the surrounding landscape.
We will swiftly head to its summit and enjoy spectacular views over the glacier itself and the surrounding mountains. It really is the epitome of the land of fire and ice – a breathtaking experience that will remain with you forever.
From there we will head to the famous Reynisfjara Beach whose jet-black volcanic sands are the ideal contrast to the deep blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Behind it lies a series of dramatic basalt sea stacks, known as Reynisdrangar, which local legend believes are the petrified remains of trolls who were turned to stone many centuries ago. They rise up the cliffside like columns and have provided the inspiration for some of Iceland’s most famous buildings.
From there we will press on to the town of Vik, famed for its picturesque church that stands on a hill overlooking the ocean.
We will then begin our return journey beginning at the majestic Skogafoss waterfall, whose tumultuous cascade crashes more than 60 meters down over craggy sea cliffs into a pool below. There is a winding path that leads to its summit and offers a stunning view over the waterfall and surrounding mountains. This coupled with the rich history of the area – including a pair of lonely rock formations that local legend believes are petrified trolls ensures that it is a memorable stop-off.
Our final stop will be the equally beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which hides a secret cave behind its roaring curtain of water, allowing us to see it from a totally different perspective. We recommend that you bring waterproof clothing with you because it is impossible to see this unique sight, without getting a little wet. Both waterfalls are excellent for photos and you are bound to capture some moments that you will treasure forever.
We will then drop you back in Reykjavik, where you can enjoy some dinner in Iceland’s vibrant and modern capital before we head out on our Northern Lights adventure at 20:30.
The flickering colors of the Northern Lights have enchanted sky-gazers across the millennia, with Nordic myth believing that they were reflected light from the armor of the legendary Valkyrie as they charged into battle. We now know they are created by electrons colliding in the Earth’s atmosphere – although the effect is no less supernatural.
Our tour will take you away from the bright lights of the city, to a secluded spot in the dark Icelandic countryside, which is the best place to see them in all their spectacular glory. When we find them, you are in for a truly ethereal experience as the dark night sky is suddenly illuminated by dancing shades of purple, green, pink, blue and yellow. The rarest of all is red, however, luckily Iceland is one of the best places to see a red aurora and if we do you are in for a treat.
The Northern Lights are a natural wonder, which are a worthy addition to any bucket list and we guarantee that you will treasure seeing them for the rest of your life. We will then drive you back to Reykjavik at around midnight and drop you at the same place where we collected you from.
Please note – the Northern Lights are elusive, and it is impossible for us to guarantee a sighting on any particular night – our expert guides will endeavor to do everything that they can to ensure you see them using prevailing local knowledge and weather information from the Icelandic met office.