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3 Day – Northern Lights South Coast Tour

Golden Circle, South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

109.900 ISK

Tour duration

3 days

Availability

September – April

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Pick-up

9:00 AM

Difficulty

Easy

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Included

Everything included except lunch and dinner, which can be bought on the trip.

What to bring

Bring warm and waterproof clothes, good shoes, and a camera is always good to have.

Tour Highlights

Golden Circle

Thingvellir National Park

Geysir

Gullfoss Waterfall

Friðheimar Greenhouse Farm

Secret Lagoon

South Coast

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Skógafoss Waterfall

Sólheimajökull Glacier

Dyrhólaey

Reynisdrangar

Reynisfjara Black Beach

Vík Village

Skaftafell National Park

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Diamond Beach

Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Fjarðárgljúfur Canyon

Northern Lights

3 Day Northern Lights South Coast

Tour Program

DAY 1

9:00 AM REYKJAVÍK

Pick up at your accommodation around 9.00 AM, or meet us at bus stop number 8, next to Hallgrímskirkja church.

Northern lights hunt during the evening on every location if the weather allows.

THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK.

Thingvellir is characterized by tectonic rift valley and marks the rifting of the Eurasian and North American plates from each other. In 930 the Icelandic Parliament, the first democracy in the world, was established at Thingvellir. Thingvellir became a World Heritage Site in 2004. We walk to Öxarárfoss waterfall.

STROKKUR AND THE GEYSER AREA.

You probably did not know that the English name “geyser”, derives from the one and only in the Haukadalur area. The geyser Geysir itself erupts boiling water up to 70 meters but is almost inactive. Strokkur, only a few meters apart from Geyser erupts on average every 4 minutes.

GULLFOSS, GOLDEN WATERFALL.

Near Geysir is the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. Enjoy the view from above and walk down the path to get close to the powerful waterfall.

FRIÐHEIMAR GREENHOUSE FARM.

At Friðheimar greenhouse, tomatoes are cultivated, using geothermal heat and geothermally generated electricity. Inside the greenhouse they have opened a restaurant. The main ingredient in everything on the menu is, of course, tomatoes that are grown there. This is a very rare and unique lunch experience, not to be missed.


SECRET LAGOON.

Secret Lagoon is a natural geothermal bath, where you bath in raw nature and relax at the end of the day. Overrnight near Hvolsvöllur.

DAY 2

SELJALANDSFOSS

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is 60 m high, and is one of few in the world where you can easily walk and experience it from behind.

SKÓGAFOSS

Skógafoss is the most famous waterfall in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are both in glacier rivers, meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Eyjafjallajökull is now famous for it´s 2010 volcanic eruption that disrupted air traffic in Europe.

SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL GLACIER

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, flowing out of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. Underneath Mýrdalsjökull is the famous volcano Katla.

DYRHÓLAEY

At Dyrhólaey there is an amazing view of the south coast landscape and black beaches. Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory that the sea has eroded from the headland. In summer Dyrhólaey is rich in bird life, the most common, the puffin.

REYNISDRANGAR AND REYNISFJARA BLACK BEACH

Reynisdrangar and Reynisfjara Black beach. Iceland is a volcanic island, made up mainly of basaltic material that is black in colour. Hence, the “Black Beaches”. The black beach was, in 1991, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. On the beach, there are remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a sea stack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material. Overnight near Höfn.

DAY 3

SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK

Skaftafell National Park belongs now to a larger, Vatnajökull National Park, which covers Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, and the surrounding wilderness. In Skaftafell we hike to the beautiful Svartifoss, in English, the Black Waterfall. Svartifoss cascades about 20 m (65 ft) down a beautiful cliff, made of hexagonal black basalt columns.

JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON AND DIAMOND BEACH

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a beautiful lagoon in front of a calving glacier. We will enjoy the amazing view of floating icebergs in a lagoon and walk between them at the black beach, which is sometimes referred to The Diamond Beach. A boat trip in the lagoon is optional and can be booked on location or in advance with us. The sailing tour between icebergs and close to the glacier makes the visit even more memorable.

FJALLSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON

Fjallsárlón is another beautiful glacier lagoon, in front of a calving glacier. The glacier is an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull that flows down a steep valley until it reaches the lagoon. Ice breaks off the glacier and floats around in the water, creating beautiful scenery.

FJARÐÁRGLJÚFUR CANYON

Fjarðargljúfur canyon is a beautiful canyon carved and formed by glacial river during the termination of the last ice age, about 9.000 years ago. The canyon is about 100 m deep and 2 km long. Fjarðárgljúfur became world famous after appearing in one of Justin Bieber´s music video.

 

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