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3 Day Snaefellsnes, Northern Lights & Golden Circle

Follow the Trail of George RR Martin's Game of Thrones characters

Follow in the footsteps of HBO’s award-winning series Game of Thrones as you explore the most stunning Icelandic sights!


Winter in Iceland shouldn’t hinder your spirit of adventure. On this exciting 3-day tour, you’ll get to explore the classic sights of Iceland along with some off-the-beaten-track locations. Swing by the epic Golden Circle and discover the alluring seaside cliffs and waterfalls of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Make the most of your days in Iceland and reflect on the universe under the dancing Northern Lights!

  • Availability

    Oct. - Apr.

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    69.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Northern Lights Hunt
Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
Hraunfossar Waterfall
Barnafoss Waterfall
Gerðuberg Basalt Columns
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Vatnshellir Cave
Djúpalónssandur Beach
Mt. Kirkjufell
Krauma Geothermal Baths
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
English Speaking Tour Guide
Accommodation with Private Bathroom - 2 nights
Private Room
Breakfast in Hotel
Visit to all the Highlights
Minibus Transport
Guided tour in a Minibus
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

The Golden Circle

We pick you up around 12:00 p.m., and begin with a scenic drive into the beautiful landscape toward Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the location of Iceland’s first parliament founded in 930 c.e., the Alþingi. Thingvellir is also a popular filming location for the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, serving as the road to the Eyrie and as the battleground between Brienne of Tarth and the Hound.

Next up, you’ll visit Geysir Geothermal Area in Haukadalur Valley. The English word geyser derived from the name of this particular spout. Though old Geysir stopped erupting way back in 2000, neighbor Strokkur puts up quite the show every 4-10 minutes, spouting into the sky like a rocket!

Last stop on the Golden Circle is the famous and powerful Gullfoss Waterfall or Golden Falls. Its source, the Hvítá river, originates from the second largest glacier in Iceland, Langjökull. It’s known for its golden mist, seen on a sunlight day all over the breathtaking canyon. This is a magical sight and one not to be missed, no matter the season!

Northern Lights

In the evening, you’ll meet up again with your guide for the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. The lights are a natural phenomenon, so though we can’t guarantee sightings, we do our utmost!

Our expert guides keep a close eye on the aurora and weather forecasts, so rest assured that you’re in the best hands possible. They’ll drive you out to secret spots so we have the absolute best chance of catching a glimpse of these legendary lights. The Northern Lights can appear in many colors and even though green is the most common, Iceland is the best place to see rarer hues, such as red or violet, as well.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula – The West of Iceland

After a night at your hotel in Reykjavik, we’ll continue the trip to the beautiful sea cliffs and mountain peaks of West Iceland. The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is the perfect place to get in rhythm with the Icelandic nature and tranquility.

In the morning, we drive out from Reykjavík, past Mount Esja and into picturesque Borgarfjörður. We’ll stop by historic Reykholt, once home to medieval historian Snorri Sturluson. We’ll also drop by Deildartunguhver, the largest volume hot spring in all of Europe. Next are two of Iceland’s picturesque waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafossar.

Next up, we head out to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where we’ll first check out the amazing basalt cliffs at Gerðuberg. These symmetrical columns formed eons ago, when flowing hot lava collided with the ice cold sea.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula offers amazingly diverse vistas, with Snæfellsjökull glacier mountain as its crowning glory. The peak put Iceland on the map more than a century ago, made famous by Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. In the novel, the characters use the mountain as an entry point into the Earth’s core, which aligns perfectly with our next activity!

At this point, you can join your guide on a spelunking adventure through the Vatnshellir lava tube (optional, for an extra fee). The cave dates back around 8,000 years–a real journey back in time!

As we continue our trip, we’ll make a stop at everyone’s favorite mountain and waterfall, the photogenic Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfossar. Kirkjufell is the most photographed mountain in Iceland and has appeared as the arrow-shaped peak in season seven of Game of Thrones.

Djúpalónssandur, the black pebble beach, is the last stop of our journey. This alluring beach is surrounded by wildly shaped cliff formations and glossy black pearls. It’s been a local favorite for centuries and you’ll quickly see why when you visit.

Return Time

Arrival in Reykjavík is expected between 19:00 – 20:00 pm. The Icelandic weather can sometimes influence schedule a little in winter.

Pick-up Information

Pick-up: Pick up starts at 12:00 pm. You will be picked up from your selected pick-up location in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Practical Information

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor layers (wool, fleece or synthetic are best, not cotton), a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.


Please note

This is a combination tour which means that you will participate in three different tours. This also means that you, together with other participants on three-day day tour, will have three guides that specialize in different areas for each tour, an experienced Golden Circle guide, expert Northern Lights guide and knowledgeable Snæfellsnes guide.

Day 1: Golden Circle


You’ll be picked up at 12:00 p.m., making this the perfect tour for those arriving on the day or just like to sleep in. Thingvellir National Park is first on the list. Þingvellir is an amazing site and home to Iceland’s historic parliament, Alþingi, one of the oldest parliaments still existing in the world.

This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is also one of the great geological wonders of the world, located in a continental valley where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates meet. Þingvellir National Park also appeared in the hit TV show Game of Thrones a few times. Once, as the pathway to the Eyrie, the principal stronghold of House Arryn. It also appeared in a later season as the site where Arya and the Hound traveled when riding through Westeros.

“Who would pass the Bloody Gate?” – Game of Thrones, season 4 episode 8.

Next up, we’ll swing by the famous Geysir Geothermal Area in Haukadalur Valley. The Great Geysir is no longer active, but neighboring Strokkur shoots huge jets of superheated water every eight to ten minutes. This water spectacle shoots up to 25 meters, and sometimes even up to 40 meters. Watching a geyser erupt is one for the books!

For the third stop on the itinerary, you’ll visit the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall (the Golden Falls). The source of the falls, the river Hvita, originates from the second largest glacier of Langjökull. It roars through the hills and drops 32 meters at Gullfoss. A golden-hued spray surrounds the falls as the vapor catches the sunlight. This is the time to don a raincoat and make a wish if you spot a rainbow!

Afterward, you’ll be dropped off in downtown Reykjavik to grab dinner and some warm layers for our next adventure. You’ll be picked up around 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) at the City Hall for a Northern Lights Tour.

Our guides will drive you out to the ultimate aurora-spotting locations for the evening. They carefully monitor weather and aurora conditions before heading out–so rest assured, you’re in the best possible hands. On your hunt, the guides will tell you stories of these extraordinary natural phenomena. After a long night of glittering lights in the sky, we’ll return to the hotel around midnight.

Day Highlights
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir hot spring area
Small group experience
Reykjavik pick-up
Hotel Accommodation - 1 Night
Minibus transport
Visit to all highlights of the day
Certified Guide
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
Reykjavik Lights Hotel
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Day 2: Exploring the West of Iceland


In the morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel after a hearty breakfast buffet. Your guide will drive you along the scenic west coast of Iceland, imparting stories, fun facts, and legends about the surroundings and sights you’ll see along the way.

Our first stop of the day is in the beautiful Borgarfjöður Valley at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. The hot spring provides 180 L/sec of 100°C hot water, used to heat all the neighboring towns. Witness the powerful nature of Iceland up close.

Next up, we visit the historic site of Reykholt, Icelandic for ‘smoky hill,’ — which should give you an idea of the geothermal activity in the area. The estate is famous as the home of Iceland’s most famous writer and historian, Snorri Sturluson, author of the Prose Edda.

The photogenic waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss are next on our itinerary. Hraunfossar means “lava falls,” and is an elegant shower of rivulets that stream out from the Hallmundarhraun lava field. Learn the tragic legend of the cloudy waters at Barnafoss.

Now we leave the beautiful Borgarfjörður area behind and continue to Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Before we reach our hotel for the night, we’ll stop at the basalt columns at Gerðuberg. These were formed eons ago when hot lava collided against the ice cold ocean. In the evening, if weather prevails, we’ll hunt for the Northern Lights.

Day Highlights
Deildartunguhver hot spring
Historic site of Reykholt
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls
Borgarfjörður area
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Basalt columns Gerðuberg
Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)
Hotel Accommodation - 1 Night
Breakfast in hotel
Visit to all highlights of the day
Guided tour in minibus
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
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Day 3: Snæfellsnes peninsula


After breakfast at our charming farm, we drive west along the coastline of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The first stop of the day is the little fishing village of Arnarstapi.

From there, we head to the lava fields, where you have the option (at an extra cost) to venture deep into Vatnshellir Cave. The lava tube cave is around 8,000 years old. If you are not joining the caving part, then the guide will take you walking around the area.

Next, we have a stop at Hellnar for lunch, before we continue to the beautiful Djúpalónssandur Beach. Here we’ll have a short hike on the pebblestone beach and explore the remains of the ship wreckage. On the beach, test your strength by lifting the same stones as the fishermen used to in the old days.

From Djúpalónssandur, we continue our journey around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite for photographers. The iconic mountain is also well-known among fans of Game of Thrones. It first appeared as the birthplace of the first White Walker, and later as the arrow-shaped peak beyond the Wall.

“That’s what I saw in the fire. A mountain like an arrowhead.” – Game of Thrones, season 7 episode 6

On our way back to Reykjavík, well try to spot some Northern Lights before we arrive at Reykjavík in the evening. If our luck prevails, it’ll be the perfect ending to cap off our two adventurous days in Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Day Highlights
Arnarstapi Fishing Village
Vatnshellir cave (optional)
Snæefellsnes National Park
Djúpalónssandur beach
Mt. Kirkjufell
Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)
Breakfast in hotel
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to all highlights of the day
Lunch break at Hellnar
Drop off in Reykjavik
How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.


Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

What sights will I see on the Golden Circle?

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

How is the weather/climate in Iceland?

There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but it is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.

If your tour includes a glacier activity it’s very important to dress appropriately. Dress in 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection from the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours.

How do I get to Reykjavik from Keflavík International Airport?

The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.

These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:

Airport Shuttle

The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.

Book your airport transfer in Iceland.


The quickest way to get to Reykjavik city is by a taxi. The taxis can drop you off at any of our pick-up locations. Taking a taxi is always more expensive than the airport shuttle.  

For further information about getting to and from Keflavík International Airport.

What is it like to drive in Iceland?

Driving in Iceland can be tricky for two different reasons. The first being the weather conditions, especially in the winter months. The second reason is that if you’re not experienced in driving in conditions such as ice and snow then it could become dangerous.

If you are choosing a self-drive tour or to meet on location then make sure you have checked the driving conditions to make sure it is safe. At road.is you can find all the latest updates about travelling around Iceland. You should still check in the summer months just to make sure there is no storms or other types of weather warnings.

What is internet access like in Iceland?

Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles also have free Wi-Fi.

What is tipping like in Iceland?

Tipping is not a requirement in Iceland although it is permitted and is well received in most cases.

Should I bring mosquito repellent when traveling to Iceland?

Here is the plus side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So, to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant!

Are there any useful numbers and services to know in Iceland?

Emergency number 112

Police 444-1000

Medical assistance 1770

Dental Emergency 575-0505

General Information 1819

Weather forecast www.en.vedur.is

Road conditions www.road.is

What are the main advantages of booking a multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multi-day tours are operated in a minibus which will give you a small group experience and a better connection with the guide.

Accommodation is included during your multi-day tour which is often booked far in advance. By booking with us, you don’t have to worry about finding an accommodation during the time of the tour. Staying overnight in the countryside gives you the opportunity to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to on a one day tour. Note that Adventure packages do not include accommodation.

You’ll have an English speaking licensed adventure guide throughout the tour that will be able to tell you about everything you will see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by are to give you the absolute best experience.

What kind of rooms can be expected when booking the multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

When booking with Arctic Adventures, you are guaranteed an accommodation at a nice country hotel and/or a guesthouse. The hotels we have partnered up with are all of the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking. The standard room is a twin room but it’s possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge.

If you are traveling solo, you will have to add the single room fee if you wish to have a single room.

All hotels have free Wi-Fi. Towels, a hairdryer and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels. Hotel breakfast is included!

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

A single supplement is available if you want to have your own room, but you are not required to pay a single supplement. If you are a single traveler and do not wish to book a single room, you’ll be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

Are meals included in the tour?

If your tour includes an accommodation, breakfast is included during the tour at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant. Meals and beverages are otherwise not included on your tour. However, we will be making stops at restaurants and convenience stores where you will be able to purchase all necessities.

You should count on spending around 8,000 ISK (80$) on food each day per person. Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are almost always accepted. Having a small amount of cash doesn’t hurt though.

Which type of meal options are available for me on the tour?

Breakfast is included at all the hotels we stay in during the tour. The breakfast will be a typical breakfast buffet, offering bread, toppings, cereal, yogurt, fruits, coffee, and tea etc.

Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch. We always try to choose places that have a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels we stay at for the night.

What is my luggage allowance on a multi-day tour?

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs).

* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

* It’s possible to store your luggage with us in Reykjavík while you are on your tour, for a small fee. We highly recommend storing the luggage in Reykjavík to help us reduce our carbon footprint.

* Please note that luggage storage is not refundable.

Does this tour suit me?

We do welcome participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. We have people of ages ranging from 8-99 years joining our multi-day tours.  Our average group usually consists of participants between the age 20-55 years. We do get a lot of solo travellers joining our tours, as well as families and friends.

If you have difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, you are more than welcome to skip it. You can explore your surroundings in the meantime or wait elsewhere. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available.

What will the average driving per day be?

We drive on average around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You will be spending approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. We do of course stop on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks and lunch stops.

I'm not sure I have all suitable gear, do you offer any for rent?

If you are not sure that you have suitable gear for your tour, we offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking boots. You can book these items and more under the selection “Extras” in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.

If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do so at least 24 hours prior to your tour starts.

For further information about rental gear:

2 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

3 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

4 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

5 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

6 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

Is it guaranteed that we will see the Northern Lights during the tour?

Most of the hotels we use during our tours are remotely located and therefore ideal to spot the northern lights. If the forecast is in your favor, then it is more than likely that you will be able to see the magical show put on by the dancing northern lights during your tour with us. Most of the hotels offer a Northern Lights wake up call up on request if they lights are spotted.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore we can unfortunately never promise that they will be seen. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions. The best time to see them is between September and March when it’s dark and clear. The sky needs to be as dark as possible, so the best places to see them are well away from city lights (that’s where we are going!).

For more information on the Northern Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

If we arrive in Iceland on the same date as we booked our tour, could we miss out on it?

We always recommend booking a multi-day tour starting at least one day after arriving in Iceland. If you’re flying in from the US or will be landing early (4-6:30 am) you should be able to join the tour, but some risks would follow (i.e if the flight gets delayed) and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.

How do I book a tour with Arctic Adventures and what information do you need from me?

There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.

If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.

How do I pay for a tour with Arctic Adventures?
  1. You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
  2. You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
When is a booking for a tour with Arctic Adventures confirmed?

A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.

What currency do you accept?

We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.

Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.

Is there a participation minimum?

Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are travelling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.

Do you do private departures for any of your tours?

Yes, we arrange private departures on request. Most of the tours we offer can be arranged as a private tour. If you wish to have a private tour arranged you can contact us through email custom@adventures.is.

Please have a look at all of our private tours.

Do you have a waiting list for tours?

We, unfortunately, don’t have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.

How does the refunding procedures work when we cancel a tour?

If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.

If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we, therefore, ask you to be patient.

If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished, this means that your payment is still with the booking agent and therefore, the refund will be processed by them.

If you pay with you card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.

I want to book but a member of my group has not reached the minimum age, what can I do?

We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.

Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.

The tour I am trying to book has less seats available than I need, what can I do?

Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.

Which payment methods does Arctic Adventures accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club for all countries.

In addition, we offer various local payment methods in many other countries such as UnionPay and JCB (Japan Credit Bureau).

Do I need any insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures tour?

As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.

What type of safety can be expected on the tours?

Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.

Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.

Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

Where can I find more information about Ice Caves?

The Ice Caves in Iceland are truly magical. If you want to learn more about them this information page on Ice Caves will be a great help.

All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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