South-coast, Glacier walk and a hunt for the Northern lights

South-coast, Glacier walk and a hunt for the Northern lights
Skógafoss is an impressive waterfall on Iceland's South Coast
Ice and snow create an amazing white backdrop on this tour of the South Coast of Iceland
A glacier hike is a unique experience you can take part in on this tour of Iceland's South Coast
The spectacular sea stacks protruding out from the ocean on Iceland's South Coast
The volcanic landscape of Iceland's south will transport you to another world.
The Reynisdrangar sea stacks greeting a sunset during winter on Iceland's south coast.

Join this unique day tour of Iceland’s beautiful south coast seeing waterfalls, a black sand beach, hiking a glacier and hunting for the northern lights.

This tour is perfect for those who would like to take in the sights and sounds of the remarkable south coast with an experienced guide who knows exactly how to show you the magic, beauty and wonder of Iceland’s nature. The small group size makes for a more personal experience providing you with an excellent opportunity to take it all in and create lasting memories.

Your day will begin in Reykjavík where you will either be picked up at your accommodation or meet your friendly guide at City Hall. You will then leave the city behind and embark on your journey south. Along the way, you will see the remarkable landscapes that make the south coast such a popular destination for visitors. Rolling hills, towering mountains, seascapes and lava fields punctuate the coast of the south.

The first stop is the picturesque Slejalandsfoss waterfall. This natural wonder towers above 60 metres. Its waters cascade over a cave opening which creates an epic site. In winter, frost and snow give this waterfall a fairytale-like appearance that will make you wonder if you have somehow stumbled into a land of fantasy novels like ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ or ‘Lord of the Rings.’

You will then journey to Skógafoss, another towering waterfall. The waters of this giant spread over 25 metres wide and tumble down onto the almost flat ground, creating a terrific spray. In some cases, the sunlight moving through this mist has been known to create double rainbows.

You will then head further south towards the otherworldly Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. This natural wonder was voted by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. Reynisfjara is primarily known for its jet-black volcanic pebbles, basalt columns and the impressive rock stack, Reynisdrangar. 

One of this tour’s significant highlights is the chance to experience walking on the glacier Sólheimajökull where your expert guide will explain the “life” of glaciers in Iceland, their importance to the day to day life in Iceland and the development of the glaciers in our time. At the glacier, you will equip yourself with a pair of crampons, ice-axe and a helmet, before your guide leads you up on the glacier for a first-hand experience.  Once on the glacier, you will be awestruck by the age-old ice, its sweeping moulins and pale sinkholes… a true winter wonderland.

After the main stops of the day, you will head to a close-by town for dinner. Before heading back to the city, you will head towards the most likely area for the Northern lights. When all the sightseeing is done, you will return to Reykjavík with a camera full of snapshots and a head full of incredible memories.

Don’t miss your chance to tackle the South Coast and all its charms with this fantastic combo tour with an expert local guide. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 12:00.

Pick up might take up to 30 minutes depending on number of guests and pick up locations. Please be ready at your selected location. Read carefully if you will be picked up at your hotel or at the nearest designated area (Bus Stop). For walking distance to bus stops, please check

  • A local English speaking guide - an expert on Icelandic history, nature and the Iceland outdoors in general

  • Necessary safety equipment for the glacier walk

  • Food and beverages at dinner stop

What to bring:
  • Good outdoors clothing, including a warm first and second layer and a waterproof third layer plus good hiking shoes is recommended

  • Your camera - guide can help you with best settings for shooting the Northern lights

Good to know:

Tour stops and itinerary can change due to weather condition.

Tour durability can range from 10-14 hours depending on weather conditions and the chances of the Northern lights.

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Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
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