Northern Lights in Majestic Iceland

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Availability : September-April

Northern Lights in Majestic Iceland

Highlights Include:

  • Hunting for the Northern Lights in the countryside
  • Visits to Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon
  • Touring the south coast
  • Escorted tour, with time at leisure in Reykajvík

Photo: © Ragnar Th Sigurdsson/

Tour Details

From: $2,539 per person | Single supplement from $667

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

7 days

2023 Departures: 
September* 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 25, 27 
October 2, 11, 16, 25, 30
November  1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
December 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 22*, 28* 

2024 Departures: 
January 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 31
February 5, 14, 19, 26, 28
March 4, 13, 18, 27 / April 1, 8, 10

*note: supplemental cost applies for departures in September and over Christmas & New Year’s


If the Northern Lights are on your bucket list, Iceland is the place to visit! With this escorted tour you will have a professional guide to show you some of Iceland’s “hottest” sights during the day, and aid in your search for the dazzling Northern Lights at night. Comfortable accommodations, in and outside of Reykjavik, make this trip the perfect option for getting a glimpse of the greatest show on earth.

This is an escorted tour. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to customize any pre- or post-departure arrangements to your travel preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Reykjavík, Iceland

Arrival transfer by airport bus to Reykjavík city center. In Reykjavík you have the day free to explore on your own. As the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík has some great amenities and experiences. Perhaps walk along the bay to see the Sun Voyager sculpture, or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many world-class restaurants Reykjavík boasts. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 3Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula | Meals: B

This morning you will meet your guide and the rest of the group, then begin your journey! After touring the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital, we head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon we bathe in the Blue Lagoon, a geo-thermal spa set in a lava field with naturally heated mineral waters. Drive along the south coast to arrive in the village of Hella. In the evening, we hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide. Once darkness falls, can head out to the garden waiting for the Aurora to appear. Overnight in South Iceland

Day 4Iceland’s Iconic South Coast | Meals: B

Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall. In the afternoon, you take do an optional glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. (Booked and paid on site through your guide.) The rest of the group continues further south where you walk on the famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cape of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík. In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you might see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns and sizes. Overnight in South Iceland

Day 5Golden Circle & visit Icelandic Horses | Meals: B

In the morning we learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. We end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Reykjavík and enjoy your evening at leisure, or join an additional, optional Northern Lights excursion. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 6Reykjavík | Meals: B

Spend one more day in the capital city. Perhaps join an optional excursion, or just take advantage of the many wonderful things Reykjavík offers. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 7Depart Reykjavík, Iceland | Meals: B

Morning at leisure. Departure transfer to the airport with the airport bus. Depart on your afternoon flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including air taxes & fuel surcharges (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Three-day tour with coach transportation & English speaking guide
  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon with use of towel
  • Entrance to Skogar Folk Museum
  • Sightseeing & visits as per itinerary
  • Northern Lights program in South Iceland 
  • Use of crampons and flashlights during Northern Lights hunting
Not Included
  • Addtional airline fees such as meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At additional cost, subject to availability
  • Visit our Reykjavík Day Tours Blog to learn about the many options available from Iceland’s capital and South Iceland. Many of these types of tours are also available in other areas of Iceland
  • Northern lights tours from Reykjavík – travel either by coach, super jeep, or boat out of the city with your guide following the aurora forecast for the location with the highest likelihood of a sighting tonight
  • Reykjavík Food Tour – join a walking tour with a local guide, eating your way through the city
  • Whale Watching – professional guides are on board to help you make the most of your tour by pointing out the whales and other wildlife that may be seen
  • Lava Tube Caving – explore a cave just out of Reykjavík created by a lava flow 2000 years ago
  • Glacier Hike – on Day 4 (booked & paid locally), includes guide & gear

NOTE: budget accommodation also available on this tour – please inquire.

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Includes airfare
9 Days
Departures: Select Dates, September-April