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.
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.
Sept. - Apr.
~ 17 hours
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
17.990 16.191 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 is at 08:00 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
The tour begins with pick up at 08:00 most of the year. However, during the high winter season (16th of November – 31st of January) it begins at 07:00 to make the most of the daylight.
What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking shoes.
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.
This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.
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.
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.
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 favorite 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 (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). 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.
We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.
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.
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.
The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.
These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:
The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.
Book your airport transfer in Iceland.
The quickest way to get to Reykjavik city is by a taxi. The taxis can drop you off at any of our pick-up locations. Taking a taxi is tho always more expensive than the airport shuttle.
For further information about getting to and from Keflavík International Airport.
There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.
If your tour includes a glacier activity it’s very important to dress appropriately. Dress in 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection from the glacier.
You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours.
Tipping is not a requirement in Iceland although it is permitted and is well received in most cases.
Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles have free Wi-Fi.
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.
Here is the plus side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So, to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant.
A refund is not available if the northern lights tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen but we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.
Please go to My Adventures to re-book your tour.
When Northern Lights tours are canceled it’s usually due to unfavorable weather conditions.
In that case, your options will be to:
1. Reschedule for another day.
2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.
3. Get fully refunded.
Like you might have heard, the northern lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. You can check en.vedur.is to see the forecast and if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 pm the latest. If the tour is canceled, you will receive an email from us.
If we think there is no chance at all of seeing the lights we will cancel the tour. We don’t want to bring you out and disappoint if there is no chance to see the lights.
The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
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