4 Day Northern Lights Winter Package
4 Day Winter Adventure Tour to Iceland
The name says it all; our Winter Action Weekend is just that, full of great action adventures.
This is a four-day winter package with a focus on the Northern Lights. We have put together a great combination of excellent winter tours departing from Reykjavík for you to enjoy on a short break in Iceland. The long winter nights in Iceland are great for a northern lights tour. Iceland is the ultimate winter paradise.
September 15th - April 15th
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Northern lights
- Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir)
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Geysir hot spring area
- Skógafoss waterfall
- Sólheimajökull glacier
- Glacier hiking
- Ice climbing
- Langjökull glacier
- Blue Lagoon
- Pick up in Reykjavik
- Guided tour in minibus
- All activities in highlights
- All necessary glacier and ice climbing equipment
- All necessary snowmobiling equipment
- Entrance to Blue lagoon
The northern lights have been a fascination throughout the centuries. They are often connected to myths and folklore. One thing is sure about the Northern Lights, though, their different colors and shapes are always mesmerizing to watch. Here you can find more info about this natural phenomenon and how it is formed. Be sure to look through our tips on photographing the aurora before your tour.
The famous Golden Circle route contains three outstanding natural phenomena. First, there is the geothermal area, Geysir, home of the original erupting “geyser” and his little brother Strokkur. Catch the sight of superheated water bursting from the ground up to 25 meters high. Next, there is Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss, “the Golden Waterfall”, is an amazing sight. The water flows 32 meters down three steps of lava rocks with breathtaking power and grandeur. Last but not least, is the Þingvellir National Park. Here lies the biggest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the birthplace of Alþingi, the oldest existing parliament in the world founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Þingvellir is also a place of many geological wonders as it lies in the tectonic rift valley between America and Europe. It is completely surrounded by beautiful volcanoes created from the ongoing tectonic drift.
Snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier
If you are looking for an exciting way to experience Iceland, snowmobiling on a glacier is your answer. The tour takes you to explore the second largest glacier in Iceland called Langjökull or the Long Glacier. The drive up there is an adventure on its own as we use huge super jeeps to reach this remote location. There is no feeling like gushing through fresh snow on a glacier in an island in the middle of nowhere. If you are looking for a good story to tell when you get home, here is your start.
This trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue called Sólheimajökull. It is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water- truly a phenomenon. On this tour, we will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges, it is truly an unforgettable experience. We will walk along the beautiful glacier and also test our ice climbing skills. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines.
The iconic Blue lagoon is the first things that come to mind for a lot of people when they think about Iceland. Being located so perfectly, in the middle of a lava field in between the airport and the capital, it’s kind of a must for anyone traveling to Iceland. Blue lagoon’s water is all natural, pumped up from the ground where it’s heated by the hot lava that flows underneath the surface. It’s rich with minerals that leave your skin smooth and soft and is actually known to have healing powers for psoriasis and eczema. Doctors in Iceland actually believe that strongly in the power of the water that they write prescriptions to go to the lagoon. Soak in this magical lagoon in the most charming Icelandic location. You will not be disappointed.
Pick up & drop off times:
Day 1: 7-9 pm, depending on season
Day 2: 8:30 am, back approx. 6:30 pm
Day 3: 9 am, back approx. 7 pm
Day 4: 9 am, back approx. 6 pm
Day 5: Optional (multiple departures to and from the blue lagoon)
For more information please see Itinerary
What to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, bathing suit and a towel. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.
Flights, lunch, dinner, accommodation & solo snowmobile on the 2nd-day are not included in this tour.
We reserve the right to alter the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.
Day 1: Northern Lights
Pick up starts between 7-9 pm from your Reykjavík pick up location depending on season. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
Search for the Northern Lights in the comfort of a super jeep, go where the tour buses can not and learn all about this amazing show from an expert guide in a small group setting.
Everyone is flocking to Iceland in the winter in search for the Aurora Borealis and for good reason. This fascinating phenomenon, the northern lights, are a sight not soon forgotten and the people lucky enough to see a display will tell you why – they are completely mesmerizing. Given cloudless skies and a little bit of luck, sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights frost, the more vibrant & intense the colors will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.
- Super Jeeps
- Northern Lights hunt
- Small group setting
- Pick up from Reykjavik
- Guided tour in Super jeep
- Hot Chocolate and Biscuits
Day 2: Golden Circle and Snowmobiling
The Golden Circle tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena. Our first stop is at the Þingvellir National Park 40 min due east of the city. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most historic sites as it was here that Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. From Þingvellir we head along gravel tracks toward the world-renowned geothermal area around the Geysir hot spring. This is the one spouting hot spring that all such phenomena on Earth are named after. From there we continue on to Gullfoss (“the Golden waterfall”) where your proximity to its edge is so close you can feel the spray of the glacial water on your face. Next we kick the action into higher gear to get even closer to Iceland’s nature and go for a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. The price of the tour is based on two people sharing one snowmobile. You can have a solo snowmobile for 6000 ISK.
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geysir Geothermal area
- Thingvellir National Park
- Langjökull glacier
- Snowmobile ride
- Pick up in Reykjavik
- Guided tour in minibus
- Visit to the highlights of Golden circle
- Guided snowmobile ride on glacier
- All necessary snowmobile equipment
Day 3: Glacier hike and Ice climbing
Here is your chance to visit a glacier and not just any glacier, this trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue that is Sólheimajökull. It is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges accompanied by an experienced glacier guide. Along the way, we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines, making sure you are very safe as you brave the heights. As we drive back to Reykjavik we will stop at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall.
- Solheimajokull Glacier
- Glacier Hike
- Optional Ice Climbing
- Skogafoss Waterfall
- Pick up in Reykjavik
- Guided Glacier hike
- Opportunity to try Ice climbing
- Certified Glacier guide
- All necessary Glacier and Ice climbing equipment
Day 4: Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon
Sleep in or explore Reykjavik on your own. You can either choose to stroll through the city center on foot or sit down in one of the city’s many cafés if that is more to you liking, whatever you prefer – this is your morning. You will then get pick up from you pick up location and we will take you to the Blue Lagoon in the afternoon, where you will have the chance to relax and soak in the in the magical blue water.
- Explore Reykjavik on you own
- Blue Lagoon
- Pick up from Reykjavik
- Entrance to Blue Lagoon
Iceland is known for colorful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend to dress in layers. Dress is 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 wind-breaker. 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 off of the glacier.
We can rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers for all of our trips.
We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch or some extra clothing.
You can bring you camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips and we have also gladly refunded our guests that had booked well in advance of finding out the happy news. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.
We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).
Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on each trip glacier tour we offer.
Yes, you can. The plus side to being a cold country is that our glacier are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.
What time are we dropped back to Gullfoss cafe from the Glacier Snowmobiling from Gullfoss if we are collected at 12:30?
You will be returning back around 16:30, but this can vary depending on the conditions (+/- 60 minutes).
We don’t exactly have a weight restriction but participants need to be able to fit in our winter overalls. The largest size we have is 3XL. As for the physical level, the tour is listed at a the level moderate and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.
Yes, we have toilets at the base camp where the tour starts that you are more than welcome to use before and after. Unfortunately we cannot offer any bathroom breaks during the tour itself.
We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, gloves and a helmet.
This is all included in the price of the tour.
First and foremost warm clothing.
Upper body: Thermal shirt and a fleece or a thick sweater over.
Lower body: Warm pants.
If you get easily cold, also thermals.
Shoes: It’s best to wear boots as it’s pretty cold on the glacier and they can get wet.
NOTE: You need to bring a lunch or some snacks. Lunch is not included in the tour.
Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra.
Yes there is, safety is always our number one priority and after looking closely into this the age limit was set to 8 years, of course in company with a guardian.
The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.
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.
We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most off your day. Some are season depending but others are operated all year around. Here is a list of all of the tours.
All year around options:
Golden Circle, Super Truck and Snowmobiling
Golden Circle Small group tour
Golden Circle and Snorkeling
Golden Circle Food Tour
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle and Super Jeep tour
Golden Circle and Caving
Golden Circle and Rafting
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.
Price from 89.990 ISK per person.
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