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4 Day Northern Lights Winter Package

4 Day Winter Adventure Tour in Iceland

The name says it all! This Reykjavík package offers the best winter adventures. Hunt for the Northern Lights, see the Golden Circle, ride a snowmobile, hike a glacier and visit the Blue Lagoon.

Glacier-Hiking Geysir Ice-Climbing Northern-Lights Snowmobiling Super-Jeep
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Four-day Reykjavík adventure winter package with a focus on the Northern Lights. An outstanding combination of adventure tours for a stunning weekend in Iceland or an amazing short break! Iceland is the ultimate winter paradise…  and the most incredible place to hunt for nature´s jewels of the night, the magical Northern Lights.

  • Availability
    September 15th - April 15th
  • Duration
    4 days
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Pickup
    No
  • Meet on location
    Yes
  • Min. Age
    14
  • Ratio
    1:8-16
  • Price from
    89.990 ISK
Tour highlights
Northern lights 
Blue Lagoon
The Golden Circle
Skogafoss Waterfall
Solheimajokull & Langjokull Glaciers
Glacier hiking & ice climbing
Included
Transport to/from Reykjavik each day
Guided tours in a minibus
All activities mentioned in highlights
All necessary glacier and ice climbing equipment
All necessary snowmobiling equipment
Entrance to the Blue lagoon
Golden Circle sightseeing

Northern Lights Explore – Hunt for the Northern Lights in a super jeep.
Difficulty level: Easy
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.  Join us for a hunt for the Northern Lights in the comfort of a super jeep. The super jeep gives us the flexibility to go off the beaten path to locations that the big buses can not reach.

Golden Circle, Super Truck & Snowmobiling 
Difficulty level: Easy  
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 super-heated 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 Thingvellir National Park. Here lies the biggest natural lake in Iceland. Thingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the birthplace of Althingi, the oldest existing parliament in the world founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Thingvellir 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. 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 Langjokull 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.

Blue Ice – Glacier hiking & ice climbing on Solheimajokull glacier
Difficulty level: Moderate 
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.

Blue Lagoon
Difficulty level: Easy  
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:
Northern Lights Explorer: Pick up 08:30 returning at approximately 12:30
Golden Circle, Super Truck & Snowmobiling: Pick up and return times will be confirmed by our sales team upon booking.
Blue Ice – Glacier hiking & ice climbing: 08:30 am returning at approximately 18:00.
Blue Lagoon: Pick up and return times will be confirmed by our sales team upon booking.

Vouchers
Pick up and expected drop off 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 pick up and drop off details. Our sales team will send you a separate email containing your full itinerary, so please look out for this.

What to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, good hiking shoes, packed lunch, head-wear, gloves, bathing suit and a towel.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants when you book your tour. Please note, we do not rent any items from the locations, rental must be booked in advance.

If you don’t want to do the whole package all of the activities can also be done separately:
Northern Lights
Golden Circle and snowmobiling
Glacier hiking and ice climbing

Please note

Flights, lunch, dinner, accommodation & solo snowmobile on the 2nd-day are not included in this tour.

This tour is put together of 4 different day tours from Reykjavík, the order of the tours can vary between departures. We will send you the final itinerary once your tour is booked.

Day 1: Northern Lights Super Jeep Adventure

Pick up time is to be confirmed after booking. Reykjavik pick up is offered from authorized pick up points.
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.

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

Day 2: Golden Circle & Snowmobiling Adventure

Pick up time is to be confirmed after booking. Reykjavik pick up is offered from authorized pick up points.
Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

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 Thingvellir National Park 40 min due east of the city. Thingvellir 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 Thingvellir 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 Langjokull, 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.

Day Highlights
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal area
Thingvellir National Park
Langjokull glacier
Snowmobile ride
Included
Transfer to/from Reykjavik
Golden Circle sightseeing
Expert guide
1 hour snowmobile ride
All necessary snowmobile equipment

Day 3: Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing on Solheimajokull

Pick up time is starts at 8:30 am from authorized pick up points in Reykjavik.
Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

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 Solheimajokull. 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 Skogafoss waterfall.

Day Highlights
Solheimajokull Glacier
Glacier Hike
Optional Ice Climbing
Skogafoss Waterfall
Included
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 & The Blue Lagoon

Pick up time is to be confirmed after booking. Reykjavik pick up is offered from authorized pick up points.
Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

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. 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. Please note that the order of the itinerary can change whereas you would visit the Blue Lagoon in the morning and have the afternoon to explore all that Reykjavik has to offer.

Day Highlights
Explore Reykjavik on you own
Blue Lagoon
Included
Transfer to/from Reykjavik
Admission to the Blue Lagoon
What should we wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

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.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

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.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring you camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

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.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the glacier tours?

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).

What are crampons?

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.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures glacier tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on each trip glacier tour we offer.

Can you go on a snowmobiling tour in the summertime in Iceland?

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).

Are there any weight restrictions for the snowmobiling tours?

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.

Are their any place to use the toilet at the glacier snowmobiling base camp?

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.

What clothing is provided for the snowmobile ride on Langjokull glacier?

We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, gloves and a helmet.

This is all included in the price of the tour.

What do I need to bring for my snowmobiling ride on Langjokull glacier?

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.

I am traveling by myself, do I need to pay the single ride supplement?

Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra.

Is there an age limit to go snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier?

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.

What is the Golden Circle tour in Iceland?

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.

Do you offer a tour this 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.

I want to book the Golden Circle with an activity combines to the tour, what are my options?

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

Winter season:

Golden Circle and Caving

Summer season:

Golden Circle and Rafting

Disclaimer
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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