Included
Departure
October 1 - March 31
Accommodations
Budget / Comfort / Quality for 4 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
CB12
Golden Circle Tour
Golden Circle, Super Jeep and Snowmobiling Tour
Ice Cave Tour
Katla Ice Cave - Under the Volcano Tour
Lava Cave Tour
The Lava Tunnel 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
5 days / 4 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Reykjavík, Iceland’s buzzing capital

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Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík (included).

Welcome to wintry Iceland, where your active adventure awaits. Spend your first day exploring Reykjavík, the buzzing capital. You could take a walk around the city’s old harbor before grabbing a bite at a local restaurant. Or relax in a hot tub before your first day of activities at one of the city’s excellent pools.

Reykjavík

Day 2 - Lava caving and Northern Lights hunt

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This morning, you’ll have the chance to actually walk inside an extinct Icelandic volcano. Stand inside the Raufarhólshellir cave, a hollow tube in the rock where lava would once have been rushing by. As you walk through the widest lava cave in Iceland, you’ll notice colorful rock formations in the walls left behind by the eruption 5,200 years ago.In the afternoon, you’ll return to Reykjavík and have time to continue exploring the city. Why not unwind with a coffee and slice of cake after your expedition?

Tour: The Lava Tunnel (included)
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 refreshmentsPlease ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

 

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 3 - Golden Circle & glacier snowmobiling

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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.

You’re probably thinking you can’t get much closer to a glacier than this. Well, just wait for tomorrow.

Tour: Golden Circle and Snowmobiling Adventure (included)
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.

Reykjavík

Day 4 - Glacier hiking and exploring the Katla ice cave

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Today, it’s time for your second super jeep expedition! This time you’ll be driven up onto the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the fourth largest in Iceland. Put your glacier gear on and set off on a fully guided hike past spectacular ice formations and deep crevasses.

After a short while, you’ll reach Kötlujökull, where you’ll step into a jaw-dropping black and blue ice cave. This glacier sits on Katla, one of Iceland’s dormant volcanoes. Here you’ll see how the volcano and ice have interacted over centuries.

You’ll also stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you can actually walk behind. And if you’re traveling between 1 February and 15 November, you’ll also stop at its bigger brother Skógafoss just down the road.

Tour: Katla Ice Cave (Under the Volcano) (included)
Duration: 11 hours
Departure: 09:00
Complimentary pick-up: 08:30
Guidance available all year in: English every day

Included: Pickup from Reykjavík, super jeep ride, ice cave visit, crampons and other safety equipment
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 5 - Goodbye Iceland

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

Depending on when your flight departs, you might have time for a warm dip in the Blue Lagoon before you jet off home. Why not arrive at the airport feeling fully relaxed and restored?

If you go for this option, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Blue Lagoon. There you can store your luggage for a fee. Once you’re done, you’ll be taken on to Keflavík International Airport.

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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