Included
Departure
October 1 - March 31
Accommodations
Accommodation in a hotel in Reykjavik for 2 nights with continental breakfast
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Northern Lights Tour
Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour
Special offer
Free - 360° Reykjavik Observation Deck at Perlan
Airport Transfers
Airport transfers to and from hotel in Reykjavík
Tour ID
CB01
Not included
Travel
Flights to Iceland
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Insurance
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Transport
Duration
3 days / 2 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland!

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Transfer from Keflavík Airport to your hotel in Reykjavík (included).

Welcome to Reykjavík, and to Iceland! Depending on what time your flight lands, you might have time to stretch your legs and explore the city center.

Check out the local museums, galleries, and shops. Or recharge in a hot tub at one of the local pools. This evening, an exciting adventure awaits.

 

In the evening

Spend the night on a magical Northern Lights hunt! Included with your package is a large group bus tour to a dark-skied location that’s perfect for spotting the lights.

You also have the option to upgrade to a small group excursion for a more intimate experience, or even a trip via super jeep or boat if you’re feeling adventurous!

Good to know: The Northern Lights (also called the Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed, even with clear skies. The tour may be canceled if weather conditions are unfavorable, but you’ll have the chance to join the same or a similar excursion for free later in your trip.

Included experience

Tour: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour (included)
Duration: Around 3 hours 30 minutes
Departure:
22:00 (25 August – 30 September & 15 March – 15 April)
21:00 (1 October – 14 March)
20:00 (15 October – 28 February)
Included: Bus with guidance in English, free Wi-Fi, free second trip if you don’t see the aurora
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Upgrade options

Option 1: Northern Lights Small Group Tour

Enjoy the experience of spotting the Northern Lights in a more intimate setting on a small group bus tour. The maximum group size on this excursion is 25 people, so the vibe and the pace is more relaxed.

Tour: Northern Lights – Small Group Tour (optional upgrade)
Duration: Around 3 hours
Departure: 21:30
Complimentary pick-up: 21:00
Included: Bus with guidance in English, free Wi-Fi, use of blankets, free second trip if you don’t see the aurora
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

 

Option 2: Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour

A ride in a super jeep is an unforgettably Icelandic experience! Venture where buses can’t on this adventure-packed Northern Lights hunt. You’ll be able to fully escape the darkness of the towns and cities by going off the beaten track with your super jeep driver-guide.

Tour: Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour (optional upgrade)
Duration: Around 4 hours
Departure: 21:30
Complimentary pick-up: 21:00
Included: Guided super jeep tour in English, free Wi-Fi, hot chocolate & biscuits, Northern Lights photos, free minibus trip if you don’t see the aurora
Not included: Meals and refreshments other than those stated
Minimum age: 6 years

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

 

Option 3: Northern Lights by Boat

Set sail from Reykjavík’s old harbor and in 15–20 minutes you’ll be blanketed in darkness: the perfect conditions for chasing down the Northern Lights. Keep warm in your overalls and focus on scouring the skies as the crew take photos for you to look back on after your trip. The boat also has a café/bar and toilets for your comfort on board.

Tour: Northern Lights by Boat (optional upgrade)
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Departure:
21:00 (15 March – 15 April & September)
22:00 (1 October – 14 March)
Included: Guided boat tour in English, free Wi-Fi, use of warm overalls, Northern Lights video, free second trip if you don’t see the aurora
Facilities on board: Café/bar, toilets
Not included: Meals and refreshments other than those stated
Minimum age: 6 years

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

 

Reykjavik

Day 2 - Free day in Reykjavík or optional day tour

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Today you have the choice of your own adventure. You could spend the day visiting the capital. Reykjavík offers a wide range of sights to visit and lots of activities to enjoy. Walk around to immerse yourself in the culture, visit one of the numerous museums, go shopping, or have a taste of the local cuisine at one of the many delicious restaurants and cafés.

Or you have the possibility to choose one of our best-selling optional day tour before your Northern Lights tour (included) this evening.

 

Golden Circle & Friðheimar

The Golden Circle needs little introduction: it is home to some of the most stunning and famous sights in Iceland. You will see the hot spring Strokkur shoot a column of water up to 30 meters (98 feet) into the air every 4-8 minutes. It is a thrilling experience that never gets old. You will stop to admire the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created where the river Hvítá tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 meters (105 feet) deep. This tour also includes the historical and geological wonder, Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.

Additionally you will visit the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center. Here the group will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.

Tour: Golden Circle & Friðheimar
Duration: 8 hours.
Departure: 09:00 Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Guidance available all year in: English every day.
Included: Bus with guidance in English, admission to Friðheimar greenhouse
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

 

Golden Circle & Fontana Wellness

On this Golden Circle tour you will see the hot spring Strokkur shoot a column of water up to 30 meters (98 feet) into the air every 4-8 minutes. It is a thrilling experience that never gets old. You will stop to admire the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created where the river Hvítá tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 meters (105 feet) deep. This tour also includes the historical and geological wonder, Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.
After your Golden Circle trip, relax in the warming waters of the Fontana Wellness spa and enjoy views of the pristine Laugarvatn lake. Also included is a chance to sample local rye bread baked in the ground using geothermal energy.

Tour: Golden Circle & Fontana Wellness
Duration: 9 hours
Departure: 09:00 Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Guided Golden Circle bus tour, admission to Fontana Wellness, taste of rye bread
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

 

Golden Circle & glacier snowmobiling

Hop in your super jeep in Reykjavík. First, your driver-guide will take you to Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, the site of Iceland’s Viking-age parliament. It’s also the place where the European and North American tectonic plates are drifting apart.

Then you’ll head to Geysir, where the famous Strokkur geyser erupts 25 meters (80 feet) into the air. Here you can also see other geothermal formations like bubbling hot springs and mud pots.
Next you will round out the Golden Circle section of today’s tour by stopping at Gullfoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland.

Now you’ve whetted your appetite for adventure, you’ll head up onto the Langjökull glacier with your driver-guide. Your super jeep will navigate it with ease! Once you reach base camp, you’ll jump onto your 2-person snowmobile. Spend 1 hour exploring this mind-blowing glacial landscape.

Tour: Golden Circle and Snowmobiling Adventure
Duration: 8–10 hours
Departure: 09:00
Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Golden Circle tour (Þingvellir, Geysir & Gullfoss), super jeep glacier safari, guided snowmobile tour, snowmobiling gear
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 6 years

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Reykjavik

Day 3 - Return home

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Transfer to Keflavík Airport with the Flybus for your return flight (included).

Depending on your departure time, you might be able to fit in a stop at the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport. That way, you’ll be relaxed and rejuvenated before your flight.
If you add this stop, you’ll be picked up at your hotel and dropped off at the Blue Lagoon, where there are luggage storage facilities for a fee.

Good to know: Most airlines require you to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure, so bear this in mind when booking. The drive to the airport takes around 20 minutes. Pre-booking is required for the Blue Lagoon stop.

 

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
The tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Highlights

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.
We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.
Below you’ll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.

Please note

The accommodation options are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible.

Quality accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Quality accommodation may be in country hotels (3- or 4-star) or the best accommodation available in each area at the time of booking. Breakfast is included.

Comfort accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels (mostly 3-star range) , farmhouses or guesthouses. Breakfast is included.

Budget accommodation:

Rooms without private facilities. Budget accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses and/ or guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds; some of these rooms have washbasins with hot and cold water. Showers and WC in shared facilities. Breakfast is included.
Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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