Overview

Embark on a wild 4-day winter extravaganza with this Iceland vacation package Northern Lights edition.

Highlights

  • Northern Lights
  • Super Jeep ride
  • The Golden Circle
  • Snowmobiling on a glacier
  • Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Sólheimajökull & Langjökull Glaciers

Join our awesome 4-day Reykjavik Adventure Winter Package with a focus on the Northern Lights!

Thanks to its proximity to the Arctic Circle, Iceland is the ultimate winter playground, and the most incredible base to hunt for nature’s jewels of the night, the magical Northern Lights.

Please note: If you’re traveling with a party of 2 or more, be sure to book everyone under a single reservation. Otherwise, we can’t guarantee you will all be on the same tour activity.

This itinerary does not include hotel stays. For multi-day trips with accommodation, check out our Multi-Day Tours

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group (minibus)
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
  • Super Jeep
Availability Sept - Apr
Duration 4 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 14 years
Level Moderate
Accommodation Not Included
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No

From

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Per Adult
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  • Fast & secure payment
  • Best Price Guarantee

What's included

Included

  • Transport to/from Reykjavík each day
  • Guided minibus tours each day
  • All activities mentioned in highlights
  • All glacier and ice climbing equipment
  • All snowmobiling equipment
  • Entrance to the Blue lagoon
  • Golden Circle sightseeing

What to bring

  • Warm layers and weatherproof top layer
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • God hiking shoes
  • A valid Driver’s License is required for all snowmobile drivers
  • Swimsuit

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Solo snowmobile

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Practical Information

Next up we’ll kick off our Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour, rated the most scenic destination in Europe by Luxury Travel Guide. A gem of the West Coast, Snæfellsnes is becoming a tourist favorite in Iceland.

Our journey will take us through spellbinding landscapes you won’t be able to take your eyes off of. Witness moss-covered lava fields, stately mountains, stunning black sand beaches, and marvelous lava tube caves.

 Along the way, we’lll stop in charming little villages with old buildings that will take you back in time. Uncover another side of Iceland on this magical road along the coast.

Pick up & drop off times:

Northern Lights Explorer: Pick up 8:30 PM returning at 00:30 AM, these times may vary slightly.

Golden Circle, Super Truck & Snowmobiling: Pick up at 8:30 AM returning at around 6:30 PM.

Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell Small Group Tour: Pick up starts at 08:00 AM returning at approximately 8 PM.

Blue Lagoon: Pick up and return times will be confirmed by our sales team upon booking.

Vouchers

Pickup and expected dropoff times will be confirmed by our sales team after booking. When you arrange your trip you will initially be sent a voucher as proof of booking. This document will not contain your pickup and dropoff details. Our sales team will send you a separate email containing your full itinerary, so please look out for this.

If you don’t want to do the whole package, all of these activities can also be done separately: 

Northern Lights 

Golden Circle and Snowmobiling 

Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell Small Group Tour

Pickup is around 21:30 from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. The start times for our Northern Lights tours vary a little from day to day. The correct time will be stated on your itinerary. Picking everyone up can take 30 minutes, so you may have to wait, but please be ready at your pickup point at the time stated in the email.

Our custom-built Super Jeeps can take you to rugged places where regular buses dare not venture. On this tour, we’ll go wherever necessary to catch the aurora borealis. Are you up for the excitement of a true Northern Lights safari?

Our specialist Northern Lights guides will make sure you get the best chance to see this natural phenomenon far away from the city lights. The various ways in which they manifest is all part of the excitement! Will they be transparent green glows, rippling softly, or intense jewel colors scintillating in powerful curtains across dark skies? While green and yellow are the most common colors, we sometimes catch other colors, such as violet, blue, or even the rarest of them all, red. Red auroras are more common in Iceland than anywhere else in the world.

Northern Lights tours are always, in a way, unpredictable. The cloud and aurora forecasts will determine the direction we take as we head away from city lights. In the velvety darkness of the countryside, the colors of the aurora shine more clearly, and the stars will shine brighter. This tour is also a treat for astronomy enthusiasts!

To cap off the night, we’ll offer hot chocolate, and even a touch of Brennavín, the famous Icelandic liquor, for the braver souls among us.

You can’t wear too many clothes on a Northern Lights tour, so be sure to dress appropriately. – when things chill down just remember really cold frosty weather, those frost particles give the Aurora a greater effervescence!

Please note: The northern lights can never be guaranteed to show even when the forecast is good. We cancel tours when the conditions are unsuitable.

Day Highlights
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Northern Lights hunt
  • Small group setting
Included
  • Transfer to/ from Reykjavik
  • Guided tour in a Super Jeep
  • Hot Chocolate and biscuits

Pick up is at 08:30 am from your Reykjavík pick up point. Picking everyone up takes about 30 minutes but please be ready on time.

Þingvellir National Park is your first amazing stop, the site of Iceland's first parliament, Alþingi, founded in 930 AD. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is also a great geological wonder of the world and lies between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Next on the agenda is the Geysir geothermal area to witness Strokkur geyser erupting torrents of boiling water skywards every 5 to 10 minutes. Last, we take you to see Gullfoss Waterfall (the Golden Falls), on the Hvítá (the White River), which flows all the way from Langjokull Glacier. Feel the extraordinary power as the water pours through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages, pivoting dramatically as it does so. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at Gullfoss Café (not included).

Now for the glacier! Our all-terrain vehicle will drive you to our remote but warm and welcoming Langjökull snowmobiling base. Langjökull is the second largest glacier in Iceland, covering a vast area of 953 m². It rises to 14,500 m above sea level and is surrounded by high mountain peaks. Your snowmobile specialist will give you an overview of your gear and driving instructions step-by-step, and then you’ll be ready to hit the slopes for an hour. A rip-roaring ride will get the adrenaline racing through your veins! As you skim across Langjökull, you’ll feel like you’re sailing across a high snow-capped plateau--a real-life magic carpet ride! Why settle for the ordinary when you can experience something as extraordinary as this?

After it’s over, we drive back to Reykjavik, arriving around 18:30 (6:30 p.m.).

Remember to bring: warm layers and weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves, and good hiking shoes. A valid Driver’s License is required for all snowmobile drivers. Two people share a snowmobile. If you’re on your own, or you wish to ride solo, an additional fee of 6000 ISK is payable.

Day Highlights
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geothermal area of Geysir
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Langjökull Glacier
  • Snowmobile Riding
Included
  • Transfer to/from Reykjavik
  • Golden Circle sightseeing tour
  • Expert Guiding
  • Snowmobile Ride - one hour
  • All snowmobile equipment

Pick up at 8:00 AM from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pickup process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00 AM.

Prepare for a scenic adventure of mind-blowing landscapes, charming villages, and natural wonders. Our journey begins through the spectacular lava field of Berserkjahraun. According to Viking lore, this spot is where two Swedish ‘berserkers’ created Iceland‘s first road. 

Our first stop is the iconic “arrowhead” mountain Kirkjufell. Sat on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, this majestic highlight rises 463 meters above sea level. Draped with curtains of waterfalls, this sight is the perfect photo opp. After taking in the view we’ll continue along the coast.

Our next stop is the famous black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur. This otherworldly beach is so breathtaking it inspired scenes in the movie Frozen 2. Witness the crashing waves as your guide tells you fascinating shipwreck tales of the beach.

Next, we will visit the small fishing village of Arnarstapi. Enjoy this charming area and stroll the scenic coastline. During your visit check out the Miðgjá stone bridge, a natural stone arch off of the coast. East of Arnastapi, we’ll stop at Búðakirkja, the 19th-century church.

The next part of the day is a choose your own adventure with an optional visit to Vatnshellir Lava cave. Located in Snæfellsjökull National Park, this spot inspired author Jules Verne’s famous book Journey to the Center of the Earth. Explore the geological wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, and lava formations. 

On our way back to Reykjavík, you’ll catch sight of the Gerðuberg basalt columns from the road. This row of geometric basalt columns is quite a sight. 

Before our arrival back to the capital, we’ll make one last stop in the town of Borgarnes. There you can grab a delicious Icelandic hot dog. Finally, we drop you off in Reyjavík, where you can relax from your day of adventure.

Day Highlights
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • View of Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Borgarnes
  • Djúpalónssandur Black Sand Beach
  • Búðakirkja Church
Included
  • Pick up in Reykjavík
  • Guided Tour in Mini Bus
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • Guided Caving Tour (Optional)

Pick up: There are several tour departures to the Blue Lagoon each day, so you just arrange your departure time with our sales team when you book your tour. Perhaps you want to start early to catch an afternoon flight out. Or maybe you want to sleep in a little on the final day of your grand weekend in Iceland. You may even want a full half-day to explore Reykjavik on your own, before or after. Though small, the capital has plenty to see, from historical museums and galleries to charming coffee houses,  exceptional restaurants and the concert hall of Harpa. Reykjavík's famous shopping street, Laugavegur, is home to great souvenir and artisan shops. Turn upSkólavörðustígur toward Reykjavik’s iconic white church, Hallgrímskirkja, where on a clear day you can enjoy awesome views from the church tower.

The Blue Lagoon is now listed as one of the great spas of the world. Bathing in the milky, steamy and skin-soothing waters surrounded by the lunar lava landscapes makes a perfect cap on your winter adventure. Facilities include a shop, cafeteria, the Lava Restaurant and a bar offering an impressive cocktail menu.

Day Highlights
  • Explore Reykjavík on you own
  • Blue Lagoon
Included
  • Transfer to/from Reykjavík
  • Admission to the Blue Lagoon

FAQ

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.

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.

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 Elding 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 summertime).

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.

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.

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.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

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.

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.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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