2 in 1: Northern Lights and South Shore Adventure via Reykjavik Sightseeing

YOUR PERFECT DAY IN ICELAND

Departing from Reykjavík, step on board our all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour or about our small country, you can ask the host who will happily assist you. The tour starts with a drive through lava fields, right by the actively volcanic Hengill mountain and then down to the rich coastline farmland.

On clear days you will see Hekla Volcano and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjalljökull Volcano will rise majestically above the coastal mountains at its base. Just a few kilometres off the coastline you might be able to see the volcanic Westman Islands. Our first stop is at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind it. We then stop at the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic view.

We will stop at Sólheimajökull Glacier, on our way to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. There the powerful Atlantic waves crash on the black sands. You will see the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave, who are a sight to simply take your breath away.

Our last stop will be Vík. The village of Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants) it is the largest settlement for 70 km. After that we head back to Reykjavík.

In the evening a search for the Northern Lights will be made, if weather allows. For many seeing the Northern Lights is the reason for coming to our northern island in winter. The Aurora is both wonderfully mysterious and magical, and once seen never forgotten. Simply put, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Northern Lights. The result of powerful solar storms, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to be visible. Rest assured, our expert operational team has decades of experience analysing weather patterns. We carefully review on a daily basis the cloud forecast and the Northern Lights forecast. We never set off unless we think we have a good chance of spotting them, meaning we have a high success rate.

Every one of our Northern Lights tours is guided by one of our specially trained Northern Lights guides, who are both knowledgeable and helpful and will even offer tips on how to take photos of this wonderful natural phenomenon. To look for the Auroras you need to be outdoors in the Icelandic winter and so you definitely need to dress warmly. However, if you didn’t bring a warm coat, no worries since we are the only operator to offer ultra warm “Aurora Jackets” for rent on our tours.

 

 

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Tour details

Price & Availability: See booking window on right*
Teenagers 12-15 years: 9,995 ISK & children 0-11 years old free.
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: No age limit
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare to expect the unexpected.  Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
Duration: Approximately 13 hours in total including around 3 hours on the northern light part of the tour.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.

What´s included

  • Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Specially trained Northern Lights guide
  • Free Wi-fi and USB charger for each seat
  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
Terms and conditions

These tours are subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We recommend to dress in warm clothes as the weather can change quickly. If you join the tour and there are no sightings you will get another ticket to join us on the next available departure.

General Conditions

These Terms and Conditions are in accordance with Icelandic law. Any claim or action against Harpa Yachts is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Icelandic Courts.

Privacy

All information from our customers will be strictly confidential and never be used for any other purpose other than what is needed at the time.
Your information will never be given or sold to a third party.

All payments through our website are processed over secure payment gateways and/or connections.

Bookings & Payments

Seats cannot be guaranteed unless reserved or booked at least 1 hour before scheduled departure time.

Prices

Tours and services are subject to currency fluctuation and conditions of cooperative contractors that may provide transportation and other services.

Discount for children

Harpa Yachts offer special discount fares for children accompanied by adults.

Pick up and drop off

Pick up for tours is operated throughout the city centre up to 30 minutes before tour departure. Please be in front of your hotel or in the lobby for pick up.

Drop off starts after indicated arrival time. Please note that drop off locations may not be directly in front of your hotel/guesthouse dictated by actual conditions (e.g. narrow streets, coach size, roadworks etc.).

Liability

Harpa Yachts reserve the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for losses or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departure of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, war or other causes outside the control of Harpa Yachts. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveler.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations can be cancelled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure will be charged full price.

Why book with us

 

Best selection of northern lights tours and winter adventure in Iceland

We fully recommend these collaborators since we’ve known them for years and are sure they are reliable and professional.

Free retry if lights are not seen

Seeing the aurora is the dream of many who come to Iceland, but alas, those unpredictable, frenetic lights tend to have a mind of their own and don’t always show up on cue. That’s why all of our tours offer you a free retry.

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No hidden fees, best value for money.

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