Full Day South Coast Tour with Northern Lights
Explore the southern coastline of Iceland, meeting the North Atlantic Ocean. Catch sight of some of the most popular waterfalls in the country. At night, the world-famous Northern Lights will illuminate the sky, and leave you in jaw-dropping amazement!
- Witness one of the greatest wonders of the world, the Aurora Borealis, at night, as the sky is lit up in a vast array of shades of green and purple!
- Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls, and see the unusual geological structures of Iceland firsthand.
- Get guided commentary during your day trip around Iceland, and from an expert Northern Lights guide as you gaze up at the night sky.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Iceland is an island country that is geologically and volcanically active. With a large part of the country being a plateau, it is characterized by several lava fields, glaciers, glacial rivers and waterfalls, and a host of other unusual geological structures. Geysers, crater lakes, basalt beaches, hot springs, and colorful flora symbolize Iceland’s natural beauty. Additionally, the sky is lit up with Aurora Borealis, a natural occurrence that paints the night sky in red and green.
The Aurora Borealis is caused due to powerful solar storms. On clear winter skies, these storms and winds cause electromagnetic fluctuations. The interaction of charged particles from the Sun with those present in the upper layers of the atmosphere causes red and green lights to illuminate the night sky. The coalescence of a multitude of shades is something that cannot be described in words but must be experienced by an individual.
A local guide will accompany you, and provide you with insight and history about the entire region. The audioguide is available in 10 different languages and will give interesting facts during your bus journey. The tour will begin at the lava fields on the foot of the mountain Hengill. The distant Hekla Volcano is visible on bright days, nearly a 100 kilometers away. The Westman Islands are visible across the Atlantic Ocean. The tour bus will make its first stop at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. What makes this waterfall so uncommon is that a hidden path leads behind it, allowing you a unique view. You will then move on to the Skógafoss Waterfalls. A flight of stairs will help you ascend to one of the most scenic views in all of Iceland.
Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Sólheimajökull Glacier. The glaciers are a sight to behold, the white-blue ice standing out amongst the brown-black rocks. The Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach has a massive basalt column cave, with several jagged columns. These extend the list of mind-boggling natural structures of Iceland. Finally, you will go to the fishing village of Vik. The red-roofed church is something that you shouldn't miss, and it makes for a wonderful sight on the serene seaside. You will then return to Reykjavik. If weather conditions permit, you can catch sight of the Aurora Borealis on the northern island during winter. Iceland gets quite chilly in winter at night, and if you haven't brought a warm jacket with you, “Aurora Jackets” can be rented during this period. Once you see it with your own eyes, you will realize that pictures and paintings do not do the Northern Lights justice. A specially trained guide will be at your side, and will help you learn about the Northern Lights. They will provide you with some useful tips and tricks to take better photographs of his incredible phenomenon.
- Pick-up from hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
- Professional guide
- Specially trained Aurora Borealis guide
- Audioguide with a choice of 10 languages on the bus -WiFi
- Tablet computers and USB Charger at every seat
- Drop-off to your hotel
Know Before You Go
Monday to Sunday: 9 AM
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
We went quite early in August and were unlucky to sight the Northern lights.
I always book on Headout, I like their service and cancellation policies, you don't have to be stressed on a holiday you know.
It was a toss up between winter and summer and we chose to see Iceland in winter, the scenery was very dramatic and we were lucky to have caught the aurora later that night.
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your South Coast & Northern Lights ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the time of pick.
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
Tour starts and ends at the vicinity of your hotel, Reykjavik