Start with the south coast trip and wrap it up with a chance to see the Aurora.
This tour combines the dramatic and contrasting sights of the south coast with a chance to see the northern lights. Prepare to see glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, tiny fishing villages and more!
South coast trip
Audio guide (offered in 10 languages)
Our day begins early, heading out from Reykjavik. Pick up is included in your price so you will be fetched from either your accommodation or one of the many pick up points around the city. Just let us know where to get you.
We will start by traveling along the southern coast of Iceland in which you will have a chance to see locations such as the Sólheimajökull glacier, the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, The village of Vik and the Skógafoss & Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Following on from that we will hunt for a spot to try and get a good view of the elusive northern lights. Along the whole way you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will have plenty of wisdom to share. You will also have the ability to plug into our GPS activated audio guide that can give you even more information.
When we reach our destinations you will have plenty of time to take some photographs and walk around. When we reach the spot for the northern lights just let your guide know if you need help setting up your camera and we also have a tripod that can be borrowed.
This is the glacial tongue then extends south from the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The spectacular surroundings are marked by rugged rock formations shaped by the glacier
These are the black sand beaches that everyone comes to Iceland wants to see. It is widely regarded as the most impressive black-sand beach in Iceland and also features mighty basalt columns.
This is a beautiful little fishing village, with only 300 inhabitants. it’s a small community but there are plenty of places for you to refuel. You can even pick up some handmade gifts.
Skógafoss is a mighty, 65m tall waterfall along the southern coast. The view from the top is almost legendary for the amazing contrast in landscapes it offers you.
Seljalandsfoss is the second waterfall visited as we travel back to the city and this one holds a special surprise, a pathway that leads behind the waterfall offering a very special view.
The natural phenomenon that is also known as the aurora or the aurora borealis. These fascinating streaks of colour that stretch across the night sky are formed by interactions between charged solar particles and the magnetic layer around the planet.
Pick-up can take up to 30 minutes. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.
Dress appropriately for the weather baring in mind that you will be out late at night so the temperatures can drop quite low. Further into winter you should also expect the possibility of snow or Ice so it’s important to wear sturdy shoes.
You will be traveling in a bus that holds up to 40 people, the bus is very spacious and comfortable however. There are no toilet facilities on the bus but you should expect frequent stops for anyone who requires such facilities.
This tour is 13 hours long including travel time and the time you spend on location.
The ability for us to run this trip depends on weather conditions on the night.
For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts.
For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended, especially since we will be outside at night during the hunt for the northern lights.
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