All Day South Coast Tour with Northern Lights Hunt

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Hop on a specially modified 4x4 SUV with Dagur Jonsson your local guide for this day tour of the south coast, one of the most scenic routes in Iceland. The tour will take you from the Reykjavik capital area through the lava area of the Reykjanes peninsula to the delightful scenery of the south coast all the way to the village of Vík. This trip is for someone who would like to see the most famous locations on the south coast in just one day.

This is packed schedule, so expect to spend up to 12 hours or more on your trip. You will stop for short break and optional lunch at Fákasel and revisit the place for a dinner and a horse show or a Northern Lights show. Finally, if the weather is suitable and the forecast is favorable, you have a chance to enjoy the Northern Lights on the way back to Reykjavik.

You’ll see places like Kleifarvatn Lake, the largest lake on Reykjanes and a peaceful spot on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Then, see Krísuvík geothermal field, a steamy place of hot springs and bubbling mud pots not far from the lake and nearby Strandakirkja church.

Then, you can choose to have lunch during a stop at the Icelandic Horse Park Fákasel. After you finish up and say goodbye to the friendly horses, you’ll pass by Kirkjufjara beach near a popular puffin nesting area, the charming village of Vik, and Reynisfjara black beach on the coast.

Then you can see some of the famous Skogafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall with its walking path taking you behind the water, and Gljúfrabúi waterfall.

Finally, end the evening by returning to the Fákasel Horse Theater for dinner and a show (admission not included). If atmospheric conditions are right and the skies are clear, you can search the skies for Northern Lights show after the horses have gone to bed.

Grab this opportunity to see the beautiful south coast, an Icelandic horse show and the Northern Lights in one exciting day! Check the booking availability above by pressing "Choose a date."

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years old
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Skógafoss , Seljalandsfoss , Krýsuvík , Strandakirkja , Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach , Kleifarvatn , Vík i Mýrdal , Gljufrabui , Reynisdrangar , The Icelandic Horse Park Fákasel , Kirkjufjara beach
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • 12-hour tour of the south coast

  • Gas

  • Experienced driver & guide

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in the Reykjavik area

  • Crampons for shoes (if needed)

  • Extra rain suits

  • Dinner at Fákasel

  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees, unless otherwise stated

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to the weather

  • Good waterproof outdoor shoes or Hiking shoes

  • Camera / Extra battery / Tripod

Good to know:

This tour is guided by Dagur Jonsson an Icelandic based photographer and local driver-guide. He will take you to a visual journey through his native land and share his knowledge about the country and how experience it in a unique way. His photography page is

During the tour together, Dagur will be happy to help you take pictures, or take a picture of you and your family or friends at each location.

There are a limited number of seats on these tours. The regular small-group tour can be upgraded to a private tour with a pace set by you, the customer. E-mail the tour provider to find out more.


I have been on this tour this June so even though I missed out on the hunt for northern Lights, nonetheless, I had the most amazing time! Being an avid photographer and a knowledged local, Dagur took me to the best spots in addition to the popular ones and he also guided on how to take the most amazing shots. Going on this tour was one of the best decisions I made, because I got to see this beautiful country much more up, close and personal. Dagur was extremely helpful throughout and I got to know so many little stories about the different places we visited which makes me feel very connected to Iceland. This was one hell of a scenic trip with one very charming man. :) I'd highly recommend this trip! Best decision ever!!

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