During the day you get to visit the some of the stunning sites of the south coast of Iceland and in the evening you will become a Northern Lights hunter!
What to Expect
Departing from Reykjavík, step on board the all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour or about the country, you can ask the host who will happily assist you. The tour starts with a drive through lava fields, right by the actively volcanic Hengill mountain and then down to the rich coastline farmland.
On clear days you will see Hekla Volcano and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjalljökull Volcano will rise majestically above the coastal mountains at its base. Just a few kilometres off the coastline you might be able to see the volcanic Westman Islands. Your first stop is at the 60-meter high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind it. You then stop at the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic view.
You will stop at Sólheimajökull Glacier, on your way to 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, who are a sight to simply take your breath away.
Your last 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 for 70 km. After that you'll 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 the northern island in winter. 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, our expert operational team has decades of experience analysing weather patterns. The tour operator carefully review on a daily basis 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.
Every one of the Northern Lights tours is guided by one of the specially trained Northern Lights guides, who are both knowledgeable and helpful and will even offer tips on how to take photos of this wonderful natural phenomenon. To look for the Auroras you need to be outdoors in the Icelandic winter and so you definitely need to dress warmly. However, if you didn’t bring a warm coat, no worries as the tour operators are the only ones to offer ultra warm“Aurora Jackets” for rent on the tours.
- Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
- Knowledgable local guide
- Specially trained Northern Lights guide
- Free Wifi and USB charger for each seat
- In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
Know Before You Go
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: No age limit.
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
Duration: Approximately 13 hours in total including around 3 hours on the northern light part of the tour.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
*The Northern light tour is available from the 1st of October to 31st of March, every day at 21:00. From the 28th of August to 30th of September & 1st of April to the 15th of April at 22:00. Departures are highly dependant on weather.