Iceland Ultimate Day Tripper with Northern Lights

6 days / 5 nights
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The Northern Lights over a lake in south Iceland
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Combine a stay in wintry Reykjavík with day tours into the countryside

Explore Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes by day, with your choice of guided tours. And by night, stay in the country’s buzzing capital city with opportunities to head out to chase the Northern Lights.

Guided excursions of the Golden Circle, south coast, and evening outings to spot the Northern Lights are included in your tour package. Make sure you’re ready to be blown away by Iceland’s natural beauty. 

You can also make your trip your own by choosing from a range of other activities. For instance, you could walk along a lava tunnel, try snowmobiling, or unwind in the Sky Lagoon.

Travel styleMulti-day
Trip length6 days / 5 nights
(1 Oct–31 Mar)
Starts fromReykjavík
Tour codeCB08

On this tour you will...

  • Stay in lively Reykjavík and immerse yourself in the city’s great food scene and nightlife

  • See the Golden Circle’s top spots in winter, waterfalls, geysers, and more await

  • Uncover the local folklore and myths that shroud Iceland’s mysterious landscapes

  • Glimpse towering sea stacks and black sand beaches on the dramatic south coast 

  • Soak up wintry sights, such as icicle-draped waterfalls and snow-capped peaks

  • Bath in the warm waters of one of Iceland’s famous geothermal pools

Top attractions

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

The Gullfoss waterfall in summertime


Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, in autumn colors

Þingvellir National Park

The Strokkur geyser erupting in winter against a sunset

Geysir and Strokkur

Vik Church with Reynisdrangar sea stacks in the distance

Vík í Mýrdal

A rainbow over the Skógafoss waterfall on a sunny day


The Seljalandsfoss waterfall covered in icicles



Sky Lagoon

A man floating in the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

The Snæfellsjökull glacier at sunset

Snæfellsjökull Glacier & National Park

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 itinerary

Staying inReykjavík

Transfer from Keflavík International 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.


The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Included experiences, upgrade options & extra activities

A woman watching the Northern Lights on the edge of a lakeIncluded

Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour

Yellow and purple Northern Lights illuminating the sea near Seltjarnarnes in ReykjavikUpgrade

Northern Lights Small Group Tour

The Sun Voyager sculpture with Northern Lights, ReykjavikUpgrade

Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour


Northern Lights by Boat

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

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 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.

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.

Staying inReykjavik

The South Shore Adventure Tour is ideal for nature lovers. You will have an opportunity to stand behind the plummeting Seljalandsfoss waterfall, walk up to the Skógafoss waterfall, and gaze at the majestic rock formations.

We will travel along the South Coast of Iceland as far as Vík í Mýrdal, a charming small village surrounded by beautiful high bird cliffs. The highlights of the day are stunning views of glaciers, black lava sand coastlines, and impressive rock formations

Staying inReykjavík

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.

Staying inReykjavík

For this day you also have the possibility to choose one of our best-selling optional day tours. Please note that each of the following tours takes a whole day.

Transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport (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 if you have not already made the visit. 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.

What’s included?

Budget, Comfort, or Quality accommodation every night

Continental breakfast every day

Airport transfer

Northern Lights guided bus tour

Golden Circle & Friðheimar guided bus tour

South Shore Adventure guided bus 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


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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

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