Active Iceland Fire and Ice Expedition with Northern Lights

6 days / 5 nights
group snowboarding in the fresh snow atop glacier on sunny day
Yellow and purple Northern Lights illuminating the sea near Seltjarnarnes in Reykjavik
Katlatrack Fast Track Ice Cave Tour
group snowboarding in the fresh snow atop glacier on sunny day
Yellow and purple Northern Lights illuminating the sea near Seltjarnarnes in Reykjavik

Immerse yourself in jaw-dropping natural beauty

This is one of our most action-packed trips, so it’s ideal if you’re looking for an active winter adventure! On this 6-day winter itinerary, you’ll go ice caving, complete the famous Golden Circle route, and glide over a glacier on a snowmobile.

With this itinerary, you also get flexibility. On day 5, you can choose to go on a whale watching or lava tunnel tour, or simply spend the day exploring Reykjavík. Whichever option you go for, you’ll leave Iceland having completed a good chunk of your bucket list!

Travel styleMulti-day
Trip length6 days / 5 nights
VibeActive
SeasonWinter
(1 Oct–31 Mar)
TransportBus & super jeep
Starts fromReykjavík
Tour codeCB13

On this tour you will...

  • Take a thrilling snowmobile ride across Langjökull glacier 

  • Venture into a sparkling ice cave below Katla volcano

  • Discover the Golden Circle’s top attractions

  • Explore Raufarhólshellir, a cavernous lava tunnel

  • Chase the Northern Lights in the countryside 

  • Relax in the warm, mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon

Top attractions

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

The Gullfoss waterfall in summertime

Gullfoss

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, in autumn colors

Þingvellir National Park

A man floating in the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall covered in icicles

Seljalandsfoss

A rainbow over the Skógafoss waterfall on a sunny day

Skógafoss

The black sand of the Djúpalónssandur beach

Djúpalónssandur

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 6-day bus & super jeep itinerary

Your 6-day bus & super jeep itinerary
Staying inReykjavík

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

Get settled in at your hotel in Reykjavík, Iceland’s colorful capital city. Spend your time exploring the quaint streets of the city center, or walking along the spectacular coastal path. Or head down to Laugavegur, the main street, which is packed with interesting shops, cozy cafés, and trendy bars.

Highlights

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Included experiences, upgrade options & extra activities

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

Today is the first day of your active adventure. You’ll be picked up by a super jeep that has been specially equipped to drive on glaciers. Your driver-guide will take you around the Golden Circle, Iceland’s most famous sightseeing route.

First you’ll stop at Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. The park’s epic scenery was one the backdrop for the Alþingi, Iceland’s Viking-era parliament. Þingvellir is also packed with waterfalls and flooded canyons, where witches would once have been drowned!

Now from history to geology. Your next stop is Geysir, a geothermal area with hot springs and geysers. Here you’ll see the Strokkur geyser erupt every few minutes, with its jet of hot water reaching 20 meters (65 feet) into the air.

Then you’ll head to Gullfoss, the last stop on the Golden Circle route. These breathtaking falls are where the Hvítá river crashes over a 32-meter (105-foot) rock face. They can look particularly breathtaking in winter, when they sometimes freeze over!

It’s time now to hop back in the super jeep and head up to the Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second largest. Your driver-guide will take you to base camp, where you’ll switch to 2-person snowmobiles and glide across the surface of the glacier.

Staying inReykjavík

This morning is yours in Reykjavík. You could spend it grabbing brunch near the old harbor and exploring the nearby neighborhoods. Or simply having a lie-in.

Your bus will pick you up from your hotel just after midday, when you’ll be driven to the Blue Lagoon. Iceland’s first and most famous geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon is a must-do experience. Spend the afternoon unwinding in the spa’s silica-rich blue waters.

You’ll then return to Reykjavík, where you can grab dinner before the evening’s fun.

Your bus will pick you back up in the evening and you’ll head out deep into the Icelandic countryside on your Northern Lights hunt. Away from the city’s glowing lights, you’ll have the best chances of spotting the aurora.

If the skies are clear and fortune is in your favor, you’ll witness these majestic multi-colored ribbons dancing above you.

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 receive a full refund.

Staying inReykjavík

After the R&R of day 3, it’s time to jump back in a super jeep! Today’s expedition will take you to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Your driver-guide will whisk you up onto the glacier and issue you with safety gear. Now you’re all set to head out on your glacier hike adventure.

Look out for unusual patterns and shapes in the ice and peer into deep crevasses. You’ll soon arrive at Kötlujökull, home to a hidden ice cave. The glacier takes its name from Katla, one of Iceland’s sleeping volcanoes.

As you explore the cave, you’ll notice different patterns in the icy walls formed by alternating layers of volcanic ash and glacial ice.

You’ll also stop at the jaw-dropping 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.

Staying inReykjavík

How you spend today is completely up to you. You could choose to wander around the art galleries and museums of Reykjavík. Or perhaps swing by some of the city’s coolest Nordic design shops and hottest cafés.

Alternatively, if you’re after more action then you have the choice of 3 exciting adventures. Read on to find out your options

Transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport (included).

After an action-packed adventure, it’s time to head back home and savor the memories of your time in Iceland.

What’s included?

Budget, Comfort, or Quality accommodation every night

Continental breakfast every day

Airport transfer

Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights combination 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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