Included
Departure
October 1 - March 31
Accommodations
Budget / Comfort / Quality for 3 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 entrance to 360° Reykjavik Observation Deck at Perlan
Airport Transfers
Airport transfers to and from hotel in Reykjavík
Tour ID
CB02
Golden Circle Tour
Golden Circle guided bus tour
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
4 days / 3 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
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 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

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

Reykjavík

Day 2 - The Golden Circle

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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.

Included experience

Included with your package is a visit to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center. Here you and your 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 (included)
Duration: 8 hours
Departure: 09:00 Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Guidance available all year in: English every day
Included: Guided Golden Circle bus tour, 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.

Upgrade options

Alternatively, you can upgrade to a different adventure on this day. All experiences include a Golden Circle tour, so you won’t miss out on this classic touring route.

Option 1: Golden Circle & Fontana Wellness
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.

Option 2: Golden Circle & Lava Tunnel
Once you’ve seen Iceland’s geothermal wonders above ground, explore a lava tunnel below ground on this guided excursion. You’ll visit the Raufarhólshellir cave, one of the largest lava tubes in Iceland, with its multi-colored rock walls featured in Hollywood films.

Tour: Golden Circle & Lava Tunnel
Duration: 9 hours
Departure: 09:00 Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Guided Golden Circle bus tour, 1 hour guided cave tour, flashlight, protective equipment
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 3 years

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

Option 3: Golden Circle & Snowmobiling
Feel like getting active after your Golden Circle tour? Visit the south highlands, home to Langjökull, Iceland’s 2nd largest glacier. Here you’ll drive on the glacier surface by snowmobile for a whole hour, taking in the incredible icy views around you.

Tour: Golden Circle & Snowmobiling
Duration: 9 hours
Departure: 09:00 Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Guided Golden Circle bus tour, 1 hour snowmobile tour, safety 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.

Reykjavík

Day 3 - 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 between one of our best-selling optional day tours. Please note there is time for only one tour per day.

 

The South Shore Adventure

Perfect for nature lovers, this tour packs in some of the pearls of Iceland’s South Coast. Walk behind the plume of the Seljalandfoss waterfall, before stopping to see its bigger brother Skógafoss. Next you’ll stop at the Reynisfjara black sand beach, famous for the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. The tour will then take you to the village of Vík, before returning you to Reykjavík.

Tour: South Shore Adventure
Duration: Approx. 10 hours.
Departure: 09:00 Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Bus with guidance in English, free Wi-Fi
Not Included: Meals and refreshments

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

Lava Tunnel Tour

During this tour you will have opportunity to walk in a colorful tunnel in which molten lava used to flow as well as admire the colorful world beneath the surface. This particular lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland. In places it’s even 30 meters wide and 10 meters high!

Tour: The Lava Tunnel
Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Departure: 09:00 Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Bus with guidance in English (1 hour in cave), equipment (flashlight, protective helmet, spikes if needed)
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 3 years

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

 

Into the Glacier

A specially modified glacier vehicle will drive you up the second largest glacier in Iceland and take you all the way into the exciting world of man-made ice tunnels. Your guide will introduce you to the secrets of glaciers while you enjoy your time in the mystical blue-colored tunnels. On the way to the excursion, you will also stop by  the geothermal area of Deildatunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring, and enchanting waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss.

Tour: Langjökull Ice Cave Experience
Duration: Approx. 10 hours
Departure: 09:00 Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Included: Bus with guidance in English and guided tour of 2-2,5 hours to the ice caves (glacier transfer included)
Not included: Meals and refreshments

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

 

Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park

It is said that you can experience Iceland in one day in the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This is because in this small region you can find it all, rugged mountains, waterfalls and black beaches with the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier rising above them. Stroll on top of the cliffs of Arnarstapi and pebbled beach of Djúpalónssandur, and marvel at the world-famous Kirkjufell mountain.

Tour: Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park
Duration: Approx. 12 hours
Departure: 08:00 Complimentary pick-up: 07:30
Included: Bus with guidance in English, free Wi-Fi
Not included: Meals and refreshments

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

Reykjavík

Day 4 - Departure

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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.

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. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. 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. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.
Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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