South Coast Day-Tour with Northern Lights Hunt

Slejalandsfoss on the South Coast of Iceland is incredibly scenic in its winter attire, with icicles in its cave.
The Northern Lights hovering over the beautiful landscapes of the South Coast of Iceland.
Travelling along the ring road of Iceland in winter requires a proper vehicle, such as this specially modified 4x4 SUV.
The alien landscape of the black sand beach Reynisfjara on the South Coast of Iceland, with the iconic sea stacks Reynisdrangar looming in the water.
The South Coast of Iceland offers some incredible mountain views, where the peaks are snow-capped during the winter season.
The South Coast of Iceland is nothing but beautiful landscapes all around, dotted with mountains and black beaches.
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Hop on a specially modified 4x4 SUV with a local guide for this day tour of the South Coast, one of the most scenic routes in Iceland. After an exciting schedule, the day concludes with a Northern Lights hunt come nightfall. This tour is perfect for anyone looking to experience the most authentic natural wonders of Iceland in just one day. 

Your adventure begins with a pickup from Reykjavík City in the morning, where you will meet your local guide and start the driving along one of the most celebrated sightseeing routes in Iceland, the stunning South Coast. 

Get ready to venture into the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula, treading the south shore all the way to the village of Vík. You'll see places like Kleifarvatn Lake, a peaceful scene located directly on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Then, you'll visit the geothermal fields of Krísuvík, dotted with steamy hot springs and bubbling mud pots. Close by is the beautiful Strandakirkja Church, a perfect photo opportunity for landscape and folklore enthusiasts. 

You will then enjoy a lunch break at the horse park Fákasel, where you can meet and greet the friendly Icelandic horses. After lunch, you'll pass by the beach Kirkjufjara, before making your way to the charming fishing village Vík and its residential black beach Reynisfjara. 

You will also be visiting the famous waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, as well as their lesser-known neighbour, the hidden gem Gljúfrabúi. After a day packed with incredible sightseeing, you will revisit Fákasel for a dinner and a show, either about Icelandic horses or the Northern Lights. 

Finally, if the weather gods are smiling and the forecast is favourable, you have a chance to enjoy the incredible display of the Northern Lights dancing above, before you make your way back to Reykjavík.

Grab this opportunity to see the beautiful South Coast, an Icelandic horse show and perchance the Northern Lights, all in one exciting day. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Krýsuvík, Strandakirkja, Reykjanes, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Kleifarvatn, Vík í Mýrdal, Gljufrabui, Reynisdrangar, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup 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.
  • Pickup in Reykjavík

  • English guide

  • Visit to Fákasel

  • Crampons for shoes (if needed)

  • Rain wear (if needed)

  • Meals

  • Entrance fee at Fákasel Show

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and outerwear

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

This tour is guided by an Icelandic photographer and local driver-guide. During the tour, he will be happy to help you take pictures, or take a picture of you and your family or friends at each location.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows.


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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South Coast Day-Tour with Northern Lights Hunt

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