Active Iceland Fire and Ice Expedition

5 days / 4 nights
A group of people inside the Raufarhólshellir lava cave
Mountaineers of Iceland Langjökull snowmobile tour
A group of people inside the Raufarhólshellir lava cave

Experience glaciers up close and walk in the footsteps of lava

Are you after a winter adventure in the Land of Fire and Ice? On this 5-day active winter trip to Iceland, you’ll walk inside one of the country’s largest lava tubes. The next day, you’ll be whisked up onto a glacier by super jeep.

From there, you’ll jump onto a snowmobile and ride the glacier’s surface. And you’ll also have the chance to explore an ice cave underneath another glacier. All with time to hunt down the Northern Lights and spend some time exploring Reykjavík.

If you’re an epic adventure lover, you’ll feel right at home on this trip where you’ll spend almost as much time below ground as above it.

Travel styleMulti-day
Trip length5 days / 4 nights
VibeActive
SeasonWinter
(1 Oct–31 Mar)
TransportBus & super jeep
Starts fromReykjavík
Tour codeCB12

On this tour you will...

  • Tour the iconic Golden Circle – expect waterfalls, geysers and more

  • Walk inside Raufarhólshellir, one of Iceland’s largest lava tubes

  • Ride a snowmobile across the vast Mýrdalsjökull glacier 

  • See dazzling formations when you explore an ice cave

  • Hunt for the Northern Lights on an evening excursion

  • Enjoy a guided super jeep tour of Langjökull glacier

Top attractions

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

The Gullfoss waterfall in summertime

Gullfoss

The Strokkur geyser erupting in winter against a sunset

Geysir and Strokkur

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, in autumn colors

Þingvellir National Park

A rainbow over the Skógafoss waterfall on a sunny day

Skógafoss

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall covered in icicles

Seljalandsfoss

Why book a multi-day trip with Iceland Tours?

  • Start your tour on the date that suits you

  • Stay at the same place in Reykjavík for your whole trip

  • Travel on comfortable buses with free Wi-Fi

  • Effortlessly customize your trip with extra activities

  • 24/7 emergency helpline in Iceland

  • Secure your booking with just a 5% deposit

Your 5-day bus & super jeep itinerary

Your 5-day bus & super jeep itinerary
Staying inReykjavík

Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to your hotel in 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.

Highlights

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Included experiences, upgrade options & extra activities

Woman relaxing in the Blue LagoonExtra

Arrival/Departure via Blue Lagoon

Riders on FlyOver Iceland above a virtual waterfallExtra

FlyOver Iceland

Perlan on a sunny summer’s dayExtra

Perlan Museum Wonders of Iceland & Northern Lights Show

Staying inReykjavík

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?

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.

Staying inReykjavík

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.

Staying inReykjavík

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.

Transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport  (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.

What’s included?

Budget, Comfort, or Quality accommodation every night

Continental breakfast every day

Airport transfer

Raufarhólshellir lava cave tour

Northern Lights guided bus tour

Golden Circle & snowmobiling tour

Katla Ice Cave – Under the Volcano tour

24/7 emergency helpline when you’re in Iceland

VAT, taxes & service fees

Flights to Iceland

Food & drink, unless otherwise stated

Attraction entrance fees, unless otherwise stated

Personal travel insurance

Adults

Ages 12+

2

Children

Ages 2-11

0

Infants

Ages 0-1

0

FAQs about our multi-day trips

Throughout your multi-day trip with Iceland Tours, you’ll be based in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík or Akureyri the capital of the North. From here, you can join guided tours into the surrounding countryside to soak up the mind-blowing scenery. Your package will include at least one day trip, and depending on the length of your tour package you can opt to add more.

It’s worth bearing in mind that you won’t have the same guide throughout your trip. In fact, on each escorted group day trip from Reykjavík or Akureyri, you’ll get to meet a new guide and new fellow travelers.

What’s more, spending each night in the same accommodation means you don’t need to worry about unpacking and repacking during your trip. It also gives you the chance to experience more of the city’s restaurants, food halls, and bars. And you’ll have time to browse the local shops and visiting the city’s attractions.

When you opt for a multi-day package, you won’t be traveling with the same guide and group throughout your trip. This means that number of fellow travelers you meet on your guided excursions will vary depending on the activity.

For instance, if you’re going on an ice cave tour, your group could include a just a handful people. Meanwhile, a tour of the Golden Circle by bus will often be a larger group as you’ll likely be traveling by coach. And you’ll find evening Northern Lights tours are usually by coach too, although you have the option to upgrade to a small group, super jeep, or boat tour.

Depending on the excursion, your bus could be either a minibus or coach. Most buses will have free onboard Wi-Fi and charging points for your phone. Larger buses also have overhead compartments for stowing your bag and jacket.

It’s good to know that although there’s no restroom on the bus, your guide will make sure to include regular breaks throughout the journey.

Yes, all of these multi-day trips include airport transfers by bus from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík on arrival and departure.

On each morning of your trip, you’ll get a tasty continental breakfast at your accommodation. In most places, this is served buffet-style in a communal dining room.

With most packages, lunch and dinner are not included so you’re free to choose from all of the options available. In Reykjavík and Akureyri, you’ll be spoiled for choice when deciding where to eat.

Some festive packages include special meals. Check the ‘What’s included?’ section for the individual package to find out exactly what you’ll get.

If your package features longer day tours, you’ll find that the guide will factor in lunch and restroom stops. But it’s still good to come prepared by packing a few snacks and plenty of water. And if you prefer, you could bring a picnic lunch rather than eat out.

Absolutely! You can customize your package by:

  • Picking your level of accommodation (Budget, Comfort, or Quality)
  • Extending your stay with extra nights in Reykjavík at the start or end of your trip
  • Adding optional activities, such as a food tour or glacier hike

Soon you’ll be able to add these customizations yourself on our website. Until then, just let us know in the ‘Special requests’ field at checkout if you want to add activities or extra days to your trip.

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