South Coast and Northern lights tour
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Activities

South Coast and Northern lights tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See Calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 13 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit some of the must-see places in the South of Iceland
  • Become a Northern light hunter
  • An experienced local guide included
What to expect

Drive along the southwestern stretch of the ring road from Reykjavik leading to volcanoes, waterfalls, and glaciers to the black sand beach and Iceland's southernmost town, Vík. 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 coastline.

On clear days, Hekla, the infamous Eyjafjalljökull volcanoes along with the Westman-Islands can be seen rising in the distance as you approach the Solheimajökull Glacier, a photographers delight and the first stop on the tour. The next destination is the otherworldly black beach known as Reynisfjara where the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash upon the black sands from which the seemingly man-made hexagonal basalt columns rise to cliffs filled with nesting sea birds. After taking in your fill of the amazing geological formations, the tour will continue onto the small village of Vík with a church upon a hill overlooking three volcanic stone columns, said to be trolls turned to stone along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

After Vík, the trip back towards Reykjavik will take you to the powerful Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views. From here you will head to the final stop, the 60-meter high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall famous for the hidden pathway leading behind and around this stunning sight. With some luck and sunny weather conditions, rainbows may add to the spectacular experience at each waterfall.

The Aurora is both wonderfully mysterious and magical, and once seen never forgotten. Simply put, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Northern Lights. The result of powerful solar storms, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to be visible. Rest assured, the expert operational team has decades of experience analyzing weather patterns. They will carefully review on a daily basis the cloud forecast and the Northern Lights forecast. The tour will never set off unless they think there is a good chance of spotting them, to ensure a high success rate.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • In-bus-audio-guide
    • Local guide
    • Admission fees to the sights
    • Free WiFi and USB charger for each seat in the bus
    • Free use of camera tripod
    • Free use of an astronomical telescope
    • Photo memory of you and the Northern lights
    • Instructions on how to set up your camera to capture the Northern lights
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price

    Teenagers (12 -15): Reduced

    Children (0-11): Free

    Where

    10 Skógarhlíð, Reykjavík IS

    Meeting point:

    Please meet at the Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik, at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

    What to remember
    • To use the in-bus-audio-guide please bring your own headphones, otherwise, they will be available for purchase from the local tour operator
    • Audio guide Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, France, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, Finnish, and English.
    • It is recommended you dress weather appropriate: waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, with warm socks and waterproof shoes if possible
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    When
    • The tour departs at 9.00am
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    Provider
    Reykjavík Sightseeing
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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