South Coast and Northern Lights Tour

By Reykjavik Sightseeing ehf.

  • Drive through the exotic landscape of volcanoes, waterfalls, and glaciers.
  • Explore the black sand beach at Icleand's southern most town, Vík.
  • See moss covered lava fields and geothermal springs.
Overview

Follow the North Atlantic coastline from Reykjavík into the south coast wonderland and become a Northern Light Hunter.

What to expect?

Drive along southwestern stretch of the ring road leading from Reykjavik along with 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 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. There, a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views.
From here, we 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. 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, our expert operational team has decades of experience analyzing weather patterns. We carefully review daily the cloud forecast and the Northern Lights forecast. We never set off unless we think we have a good chance of spotting them, meaning we have a high success rate.
Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled a day or less before event

Meeting point

Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

From € 119
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Details
  • Meals No
  • Suitable for kids? Yes
  • Level of difficulty N/A
  • Duration 13h