About the tour

Day One

We begin this journey, starting in Reykjavik, and travel towards the breathtaking waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Be sure to watch out the window at the beautiful landscape, seaside and hopefully get a glimpse of the Westman Islands.

At Seljalandsfoss, make your way up the steep staircase to catch a glimpse of what it looks like behind a waterfall. Feel the power as the water drops from the famous glacier: Eyjafjallajokull. Back in to the jeep for a short 10 minute drive to Skogafoss. Be sure to catch this waterfall from two views: besides it and above. Do you have what it takes to walk the 60 meters of stairs?

At Skogafoss be sure to catch this waterfall from two views, in front and above. Do you have what it takes to walk the 60 meters of stairs?

Onwards, as we journey to our next stop on this South Coast tour, we will make our way to Reykjavik is Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, located nearby the small fishing village of Vik. Reynisfjara is home to the iconic basalt stacks. This black sand beach is widely popular for photographers and people who wish to enjoy a nice walk on the rocky sand. Please be aware that these are treacherous waters. High, powerful waves which sometimes flood the beach, can easily carry you out to sea.

Back in the jeep as we journey towards our hotel for a good nights rest. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky, here’s another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Day Two

After a hotel breakfast we drive to Jokulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers and “diamond” ice on Diamond Beach. This is a wonderful place to check for some of Iceland’s wildlife, many types of birds and seals.

Jokulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon, is a truly magnificent sight and will leave you speechless. Imagine huge icebergs slowly breaking off the glacier and drifting out to sea, as you stand there surrounded by a dramatic landscape of mountains and snow. As the ice floats out to sea, larger pieces often split or break off making groaning noises. Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially seals playing amongst the ice. It’s such a very peaceful and tranquil place. You may also recognise this location from movies like James Bond: Die Another Day and Tomb Raider.

A short walk down the to the coastline and you will arrive at the Diamond Beach, a length of coastline covered in large and small pieces of beached ice. As the powerful waves come ashore, they start to corrode the diamond shapes and you can watch them slowly drift out to sea. A truly magical sight, they make for some great photo opportunities.

We will continue the journey back to where it first began, Reykjavik. This is your chance to take in all the sights one last time. Don’t miss the sprawling desert black sands of Skeidarasandur and to look out over the seaside to catch a glimpse of the Westman Islands (Vestmannaaeyjar), which are about 15 natural volcano islands and home to about 4,000 people.

You will also notice Eyjafjallajokull, which is a volcano completely covered by a glacier ice cap and the site of the 2010 volcanic eruption. While this glacier is one of the smaller one’s in Iceland, it’s summit still has an elevation of 1,651 meters. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky- here’s another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

As we get closer to Reykjavik, you will feel the difference as the city comes back alive. The tour will drop you off at your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik.


Our preferred accommodation partners for this tour are:

  • Fosshotel, Glacier Lagoon
  • Fosshotel Vatnajokull
  • Gerdi Guesthouse

Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


The most common questions for this tour.

We offer pickup within Reykjavik: at hotels, guesthouses or alternative locations such as bus stations or car rental offices.

Please let us know of your pickup and drop off locations as soon as possible.

Accommodation depends on the time of the year and what is available. For this tour, we will stay at Hotel Gullfoss, or equivalent.

We recommend dressing in warm, layered clothing so you are able to remove or add clothing if the temperature changes. For your outer layer, please make sure it is both wind and water resistant, though waterproof is best. For you feet, make sure you are wearing comfortable and sturdy walking/hiking shoes/boots/sneakers. Depending on the season, these should also be water resistant or waterproof. Please dress according to the season.  For more information on this, please see our F.A.Q.

Bring with you overnight clothes since this is an overnight tour. The hotel/guesthouse will provide linens and a towel for showering.

This tour is scheduled to be 12 hours.   Please know this is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

There is no guarantee for the Northern Lights, but if you are traveling during the winter months, there is of course a chance.

Yes, solo-travellers are able to book this tour.  Please know there is a minimum number of guests needed for this tour to continue.  Contact us for further information.

Yes, it is advised you bring along with you a camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature.  Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage due to rain by keeping it in a protective case.  We are not responsible for the breakage of any equipment.

There is no food provided on this tour. Guests are allowed to bring with them light snacks and beverages.

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We run tours on a minimum number of 4 adults. If this is not reached a week prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund. Single occupancy charge.


Our private tours are organised around your wants and needs. Please see Private Tours for more information.