Northern Lights in Majestic Iceland

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Availability : Saturdays, January-April

Northern Lights in Majestic Iceland

Highlights Include:

  • Hunting for the Northern Lights in the countryside
  • Visits to Vatnajökull Glacier and Jökulsárlón Lagoon
  • Touring the south coast
  • Time at leisure in Reykajvík

Photo: © Ragnar Th Sigurdsson/

Tour Details

From: $2,267 per person | Single supplement from $511

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

7 days

2021 Departures: Saturdays
January 9, 23
February 6, 20
March 6, 20
April 3

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, with wake-up calls available during the night should the lights appear, 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. There is also the option to head first to the Blue Lagoon and relax in the picture-perfect blue waters for the morning, a great way to wind down after a long overnight flight. Upon arrival 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 3 Golden Circle | Meals: B

This morning you will meet your guide and the rest of your tour group, then begin your tour! The first stop of the day will be an exhibit at the Volcano House, where you will have a short presentation on the infamous 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption that caused so much disturbance to air traffic. From there you will head out of the city to travel along the Golden Circle, the most well-known tourist route in Iceland. Sites to visit include Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the rift between the continents, Gullfoss “Golden” Waterfall, and the geothermal area of Strokkur and Geysir. One of the less trafficked sites of the Golden Circle is the Kerið (Kerid) Volcano Crater, which you will get to hike up to and see up close. From there you will head to your accommodation, located in south Iceland. Once it is dark you will head outside for an evening of Northern Lights hunting. Your hotel offers a wake-up call should the lights appear during the night. Overnight in South Iceland

Day 4The Astonishing Vatnajökull Glacier & Jökulsárlón Lagoon | Meals: B

Departing this morning you are headed directly to the amazing Vatnajökull National Park. The main attraction here is Vatnajökull Glacier, the namesake for the national park and the largest glacier in Europe. You will have the opportunity to fully explore one of the most beautiful parts of the glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Icebergs that have calved off the glacier float in this placid lagoon. Chunks of ice glitter like diamonds on the black sand beaches that surround the lagoon. It is a truly magical place. This evening you will spend in the shadow of the glacier, hopefully spotting the elusive Northern Lights. Again, your hotel will provide a wake-up call should you go to bed early and the lights appear. Overnight in Vatnajökull Region

Day 5Iceland’s Iconic South Coast | Meals: B

Today you begin your journey back west, stopping at all of the amazing south coast gems that are found here. Visit the quaint Vík village where you can shop for souvenirs or enjoy a treat. You’ll also have entrance to the Icelandic Lava Show. From there, you will head to the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara, where the basalt columns Reynisdrangar tower over the shores. As you continue west, you may get a glimpse of Eyjafjallajökull, before reaching the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall. Your final stop of the day is Seljalandsfoss, a high and narrow waterfall that is a favorite picture spot for tourists. Return to Reykjavík and enjoy your evening at leisure, or join an additional 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

Departure transfer to the airport with the airport bus. If you didn’t visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, it would be possible to visit today instead. Depart on your flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including government 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 guided tour with coach transportation 
  • Entrance to Volcano House
  • Hike to Kerið Crater
  • Entrance to Lava Show
  • Northern Lights hunting in South Iceland and Vatnajökull Areas
  • Crampons, flashlights, and camera help during Northern Lights Hunting
Not Included
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Park fees
  • 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
  • Horseback Riding – travel by natural hot springs and through lava fields on horseback
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