South Coast & Northern Lights Mystery

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Enjoy a full day of adventure and stunning scenery with this incredible day tour!

Our guide to South Coast & Northern Lights Mystery

As you depart from Reykjavik on route to the Sólheimajökull Glacier, you will stop at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind it. You will then stop at the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views. After stopping at the Sólheimajökull Glacier, you'll head onto Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. There the powerful Atlantic waves crash on the black sands. You will see the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave, which are a sight to simply take your breath away.

The final stop will be Vík. The village of Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants), it is the largest settlement at 70 km. After that, we head back to Reykjavík.

In the evening a search for the Northern Lights will be made, if weather allows. For many seeing the Northern Lights is the reason for coming to our northern island in winter. The Aurora is both wonderfully mysterious and magical, and once seen never forgotten. Also known as Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights is a mysterious natural phenomenon that is only visible from the far reaches of the northern hemisphere on clear nights between September and April

Iceland is the perfect place to go hunting for a glimpse of nature’s version of a fireworks display and this trip, led by expert guides, will take you out into the dark Icelandic wilderness, giving you the best chance to witness these magnificent dancing patterns in the sky. On the clearest nights you will see the lights swirling across the horizon in dramatic colours, shapes and sizes.

This is a seasonal occurrence and is heavily dependent on favourable weather conditions and clear skies. Your guides will track the weather across south western Iceland and then decide on the best route to take to give you the greatest chance of witnessing this phenomenon.

In order to give yourself the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights, it is recommended to book your tour for the first night of your trip to Iceland.

At a glance:

 

  • Sólheimajökull Glacier: a picturesque glacial tongue extending from the Myrdalsjökull glacier. 
  • Reynisfjara: the famous black sand beach with jagged lava rock columns, basalt columns and the massive cave below soaring sea birds. 
  • Vík: Iceland's southernmost town with beautiful houses under the church upon a hill.
  • Skógafoss: The powerful glacial waterfall with stairs leading up to one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and possible sheep.
  • Seljalandsfoss: The 60-meter-high waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway which leads next to and around to the other side. 
  • Northern Lights: In the evening we will head out to hunt for the northern lights.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for South Coast & Northern Lights Mystery

  • In the event of inclement weather, road closures or other causes which may impact journey to the collection point. It is the customer's responsibility to be at this location in order to be collected.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • The Northern Lights can only be seen on clear nights, therefore the tour operator reserves the right to cancel this tour if the evening sky is heavily clouded or weather conditions are not favourable. In this event, they will do their best to reschedule you for a different date, but if this is not possible you will be refunded for this part of the tour upon your return home.
  • If the tour does commence, sightings cannot be 100% guaranteed. No refunds can be given in this instance.
  • In order to give yourself the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights, it is recommended to book your tour for the first night of your trip to Iceland.
  • A decision is taken daily at 6 pm whether the tour will be operated or not. All hotels and booking agents in Reykjavik are informed by email about our decision so please contact the front desk of your hotel, the tour desk or the tour operator to find out whether the tour will be operating.
  • Lunch is not included but there are shops where you can buy food and drinks in Hvolsvöllur, Reynisfjara, and Vík.
  • Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare to expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
  • This tour is approximately 13 hours in total including around 3 hours for the northern lights part of the tour.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.