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South Coast & Northern Lights Tour

South Shore Adventure & Aurora Tour

This combo tour will show you the famous waterfalls and sights along the south coast and take you into the countryside to hunt for the dancing swirls of the northern lights.

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Minibus combo South Shore Adventure and evening Magical Aurora tour. See Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls, Reynisfjara Black Beach and more south coast highlights. In the evening you are off on an exciting hunt for the jewel colors of the northern lights.

  • Availability

    Sept. - Apr.

  • Duration

    ~ 17 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio


  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    17.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Sólheimajökull Glacier
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks
Skógafoss Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Vík í Mýrdal
Northern Lights Hunting Tour
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
Guided Minibus Tour to the South Shore
Visits to all South Shore Highlights
Guided Northern Lights Minibus Tour
English Speaking Tour Guide
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

We pick everyone up and head out of Reykjavík, journeying across Hellisheiði, a picturesque heath where clouds of geothermal steam rise from many hot springs. Our first stop is at Sólheimajökull Glacier, a tongue of Mýrdalsjökull, the 4th largest glacier in Iceland and home to the Katla Volcano. After taking in the Sólheimajökull views we are off to Reynisfjara, the most famous black beach in Iceland. You will see the Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks standing majestically just off the coast, there is also a magnificent basalt column cave to be explored. One word of caution, stand well back from the fierce Atlantic waves, every so often a ‘sneaker’ wave will roar higher up the beach. Next on the agenda is the southernmost town in Iceland, Vík í Mýrdal. You will see the lovely church on the hill, there is time to take a look around before we begin our journey back to the city. Now for the waterfalls! We visit Skógafoss, the 65m high cascade drops from the old sea cliffs. Our last south coast stop is at the very unusual Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, here a pathway will take you behind the tumbling cascade, we recommend you put on your rainwear otherwise you can get fairly wet! You get time to explore and to photograph all of the attractions, we want you to go home with fabulous photos and memories.

You are dropped off downtown in Reykjavík, close to cafés and restaurants where you have time to enjoy supper. You will be picked up outside your hotel for your northern lights tour at 21:30 pm.

We take you away from the city and into the darkness of the countryside to hunt for the northern lights. Spotting the aurora is always awe-inspiring and special, sometimes their jewel colors show up as soft glowing ripples, other times they are really majestic swirls opening out kaleidoscopes of radiant color. Green northern lights appear most frequently but yellow, white, blue, purple and pink auroras are also often seen. Really red northern lights are quite rare but they occur more often in Iceland than anywhere else. We can never guarantee you will see the lights but try really hard! Our guides are always very willing to photograph you with the northern lights.

The tour returns to Reykjavík around midnight, you are then dropped off where we picked you up in the morning.

Pick-up Information

The tour begins at 08:00 am most of the year. However, during the high winter season (November 1st – Feb 15th ) it begins at 09:00 am to make the most of the daylight. After the South Coast tour you will be picked up for your Northern Lights tour at 21:30 pm (from 1. mars to 30. sept) or 21:30 pm (1. oct to 29. feb)

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking shoes.

Please note

As the success of the northern lights tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel the northern lights part of the tour until 18:15 on the day of the tour. If the tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen we offer clients the chance to join another evening’s departure free of charge upon availability. Note that you need to contact us to re-book.

Meals and beverages are not included in the tour. However, there will be time to get dinner at a café/restaurant in Reykjavík.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.


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If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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