Explore the attractions of the South Coast, all the way from Reykjavik to Vik in Myrdal, before spending the evening looking for the spectacular Northern Lights. Stopping at the major attractions along the way, and seeing the glacier covered wonderland in this South Coast tour, will ensure a fantastic day trip.
The tour departs from Reykjavik in the morning, and starts with a drive through lava fields, close by the volcanic mountain Hengill. On clear days you will see Hekla Volcano, and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjalljokull Volcano can be seen. Just a few kilometers off the coastline, you might also be able to see the stunning Westman Islands, or Vestmannaeyjar. The first stop will be at the 60-meter high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, that is well known for the hidden pathway that lies behind it. Afterwards, you will stop at the powerful Skogafoss Waterfall, where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland’s most scenic views.
On this South Coast tour, you will be able to see Solheimajokull on the way to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. There, the powerful Atlantic Waves crash on the black sands, and the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave, are a sight to behold. The last stop will be at Vik in Myrdal, the southernmost village in Iceland. Despite its small size, with only 291 inhabitants, it is the largest settlement for a 70 km stretch. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy the scenic drive along the South Coast all over again, when driving back to Reykjavik for the Northern Lights tour.
For many, seeing the Northern Lights is the reason for coming to Iceland in the wintertime. They are both wonderfully mysterious and magical, and once seen, they are never forgotten. The specially trained Northern Lights guide will ensure you get the most out of the tour, and the operational team will make sure that the tour will only set off if there is a good chance of sightings. The Northern Lights are a spectacular natural phenomenon, and being in their presence is a reminder of how extraordinary nature is. This is the type of experience that makes standing outdoors in the middle of the Arctic winter worthwhile and is a fantastic finish to the South Coast and Northern Lights tour.
Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.
The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable so please dress in warm and waterproof clothing. We recommend a waterproof jacket and trousers, hats and gloves and sturdy walking boots.
In order to make the most of the in-bus audio guide, we recommend bringing your own headphones. If this is not possible, these can also be purchased during the bus tour.
Please note that the Northern Lights departures are weather dependent and could be cancelled at short notice.