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Country-Style South Coast and Northern Lights

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All inclusive south coast and northern lights adventure with cozy accommodation on a sheep farm

Tour code: IMG517

Country-Style South Coast and Northern Lights
Price from: 170.000  ISK

South Coast Adventure, Northern Lights and Cozy Farmhouse Accommodation

This all-inclusive farm stay adventure includes the most amazing scenery Iceland has to offers, including the highest peaks and the biggest glaciers in Iceland. The magnificent south coast of Iceland is decorated with geysers, glaciers, powerful ocean waves, black sand beaches and waterfalls.

Mixed in with all the sightseeing, we gear up for activities including a Glacier Walk, ATV adventure on a black sand beach and rewarding hikes.

After the adventure filled days, we kick back and spend the nights in a cozy, family run, sheep farm guesthouse, where we get the chance to meet the sheep and help out with the daily chores on the farm. The guesthouse is on a sheep farm by the majestic Mýrdalsjökull glacier with a great view of the nearby Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

Tour Overview

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Accommodation

    Farm guesthouse

  • Language

    English

  • Group size

    Up to 16 participants

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly, and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walk per day, without much carrying.

  • Availability

    Oct - Mar

  • Duration

    4 days

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experience and qualified guide
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation for three nights at a farm guest house with full board
  • ATV tour
  • Glacier Walk

Not Included

  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before/after the tour

Optional Extras

  • Single supplement
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before/after the tour
  • Flybus Airport Transfer

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Country-Style South Coast and Northern Lights

MAP & ITINERARY

Day 1

The Golden Circle

We start early with a 08:30am pick up from your accommodation. Leaving Reykjavík, we head off to Þingvellir National Park where we will walk along the fault lines caused by the rifting of the earth’s crust. Þingvellir National Park is not only beautiful but also historically important for Iceland. We will hear all about the major historical events and come to understand why Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site. The next stop is Geysir where we will experience the enormous eruptions of boiling hot water. We close the Golden Circle by visiting Gullfoss, the golden waterfall.

After a full day of sightseeing, we drive along the scenic South Coast to the cozy, farm stay guesthouse, where we will spend the next three nights. The guesthouse is on a sheep farm by the majestic Mýrdalsjökull glacier with a great view of the nearby Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

If conditions allow, we head out in the evening to hunt down the extraordinary northern lights.

Day 2

The Adventure Ground

This will be an active day at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. In the morning we will go on an ATV adventure tour that takes us over the black sands of Sólheimasandur down to an iconic black sand beach where we will be able to drive along the shoreline. On our way back over the sands, we will visit the famous Sólheimajökull DC-3 plane wreck and finally drive across a river to get to a beautiful mountain ravine.

In the afternoon we have time for a hike on one of the panoramic hiking trails in the area. In the evening we head back to the farm where we get the chance to visit the sheepfold and help out with feeding the animals.

After dinner we head outside, trying to get a glimpse of the northern lights.

Day 3

The Glacier Lagoon

On our third day we head further east, crossing the vast open black sand plains of the south-east with Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest ice cap, visible in the distance. On our way east, we stop to admire the impressive Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, 100 meter (330 ft) deep and 2 kilometre (1.3 mi) long.

Heading further east, we get to the unique Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) with huge icebergs floating among the sunbathing seals. A short walk from the lagoon is the Diamond Beach, so called because of the countless icebergs, stranded on their way to the sea.

Day 4

Glacier Walk, Black Beaches and Waterfalls

We start our last day with a Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull glacier. Equipped with crampons and ice axes, our guide will lead us through the glacial landscape with deep crevasses, water cauldrons and other frozen wonders of the glacier. If we are lucky, we may even find an ice cave to explore.

On our way back to Reykjavík, we will take out time and enjoy the picturesque landscape of the South Coast, stopping by the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall.

The tour will end in Reykjavík in the late afternoon.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
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Practical Information

To see the Northern Lights you need solar activity, clear skies and darkness. The first two we cannot control but our darkest months are September to March and therefore your best change too see them is during that period.

It is no problem to check if a triple room is available for you during your tour. Please send us an email to [email protected] to check availability.

We recommend that you bring one piece of luggage per person. We recommend that you bring að soft duffel bag, since they are easier to stack in the vehicle.

Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact [email protected].

  • Light hiking boots.
  • Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic. 
  • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Hiking pants.
  • Gloves.
  • Warm socks.
  • Warm hat.
  • Extra warm jacket / parka for cold days (winter).
  • Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day – 20L (1200 cu in).
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (summer & spring). 
  • Water bottle. 
  • Casual clothes / change of clothes.
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.
  • Swim suit (depends on tour).
  • Walking pole(s). 
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. 
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films.