Northern Lights Search

Northern Lights Search

Search for the magical northern lights and explore some of Iceland's most precious natural attractions on this short break self-drive tour along the beautiful South Coast. Experience the perfect mix of a hip city experience in Reykjavik and a relaxing stay in the countryside, maximising your chances of viewing the aurora borealis. Available from 1 October - 30 April.

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  • Accommodation for 1 night with breakfast in a hotel in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation for 2 nights with breakfast in the countryside
  • Rental car for 4 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance
  • Pick up/Drop off fee for the rental car at Keflavík International Airport
  • Free Wi-Fi in car during your trip 
  • Use of GPS satellite navigation
  • Two authorized drivers 
  • Good road map and suggested itinerary in English
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee


  • View the famous 'Golden Circle' sights
  • Travel along Iceland‘s South Coast with its black volcanic beaches
  • Marvel at the floating icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Enjoy city life in Reykjavik
  • View the spectacular northern lights if you are lucky


  • Experience a thrilling glacier tour
  • Take a relaxing dip in the Blue Lagoon


Day 1 | Reykjavík

Pick up your rental car at Keflavík airport upon arrival.
Enjoy life in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik where you can find excellent restaurants, shops featuring unique Icelandic design, a vibrant cultural scene and exciting nightlife.

Accommodation in Reykjavík.

Day 2 | Golden Circle

Head east to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great historic and geological importance. Continue to the Geysir hot spring area to view the erupting Strokkur and nearby Gullfoss Waterfall. Drop by Sólheimar, a sustainable community known for its artistic and ecological atmosphere. Continue through the farmlands of South Iceland, the setting of Njal's Saga, to the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss.

Accommodation in South Iceland.

Day 3 | The South Coast

Tour along Iceland's beautiful South Coast. Visit Skógar with its waterfall and interesting folk museum, see the rock arch Dyrhólaey and the black beach near Vík. Glacier tours are available in the area for adventurous types! Drive through the Mýrdalssandur black sand plains. You will see the ancient Eldhraun lava field and pass a Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a village in a lovely natural setting. In Skaftafell you can walk up to Svartifoss Waterfall and drive up to Svínafellsjökull Glacier. You can choose to travel as far as the spectacular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon if you wish. In the evening, try to find a spot where the sky is clear, if you are lucky you might spot the northern lights!

Accommodation in South Iceland.

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Day 4 | Blue Lagoon

Head back towards Keflavik International Airport. If you have time stop by the charming coastal villages Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri. They have interesting museums and restaurants well worth visiting. Don’t miss the amazing Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa for a relaxing soak on your way to the airport.


TripAdvisor reviews

Great agency! We booked a few different excursions through Hey Iceland. If I could do it again, I would book one of their driving tours. The are very easy to work with and have many options. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the response time was incredible. If you are not sure where to start in planning your trip to Iceland, start with Hey Iceland.
Jes S, Pennsylvania

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