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4 Day Northern Lights Winter Package

Golden Circle, Snowmobiling, Aurora, Glacier Hike & Blue Lagoon

The name says it all! Get the best winter adventures in Iceland on this wild 4-day extravaganza. From snowmobiling adventures to the Golden Circle, we've got it all.

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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

  • Availability

    Sept. - Apr.

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    14 years

  • Ratio

    1:8-16

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    90.263 ISK

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

This Reykjavík weekend or short break package introduces you to the best of Iceland with adrenaline-pumping, action-packed activities! You’ll even get some time to explore the city and try out the famous nightlife.

Hunt for the Northern Lights in a Super Jeep

The Northern Lights have been a source of fascination for millennia, with speculations and wild theories on their divine or celestial origins. With their mesmerizing glow and wild dances, we really see why.  On our hunt, we’ll climb aboard a huge Super Jeep to make sure we get the best access to viewing posts that the big buses just can’t reach!

Golden Circle, Super Truck & Snowmobiling

On our trip to the Golden Circle, we’ll visit three iconic natural attractions. First, we’ll pay our respects to the geothermally active area around Geysir, home to the famous hot spring that gave us the word ‘geyser’. Though the eponymous jet is dormant now, its neighbor Strokkur never fails to delight, erupting great jets of boiling water high in the air every 5 to 10 minutes! We’ll also visit Thingvellir National Park, the rift valley that runs between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Iceland’s historic parliament, Alþingi, the oldest continuously existing parliament in the world, was founded here in 930 CE. Last, but certainly not least, is Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls), one of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland known for its golden-hued mist.

If you are looking for a totally unique way to explore Iceland, go snowmobiling on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier! The drive up from Gullfoss is an adventure in itself, and you’ll certainly see why we use rugged, all-terrain vehicles to reach our snowmobile base. A suit, a helmet, and a few brief driving instructions from your snowmobile guide, and you’ll be all set to hit the slopes! There’s nothing quite like skimming through virgin snow with the wind at your back in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by majestic peaks!

Blue Ice – Glacier hiking & ice climbing on Solheimajokull glacier

Next up, we’ll climb onto the glacier tongue of Sólheimajökull, a rugged, raw and truly phenomenal outlet of Vatnajökull. Join our certified glacier guide for glimpses of cool ice formations, including sinkholes, crevasses, and stunningly jagged ridges. Those who feel confident can test their ice climbing skills. We provide the special tools you need, including crampons, ice axes, and safety lines.

Difficulty level: Moderate – all other activities on this package Iceland tour are classified as easy

Blue Lagoon

Last on the list, let your muscles unwind after the long, action-packed adventure at the Blue Lagoon. Soak in the rich silica minerals of the lagoon, where milky blue water leaves your skin soft and smooth.

Relax in this magical pool, surrounded by the most amazing Icelandic lava scenery, you will not be disappointed!

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.

Blue Ice – Glacier hiking & ice climbing: Pick up starts at 09:00 AM returning at approximately 7:00 PM.

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

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

Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing

Please note

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

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

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.

The price of the tour is for one person when sharing a two-person snowmobile. For solo or odd number of bookings, you must book a solo snowmobile for 6.500 ISK extra. The solo snowmobile option can be purchased on location

Day 1: Northern Lights Super Jeep Adventure

Super Jeep Northern Lights tours in Iceland

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

Day 2: Golden Circle, Super Jeep & Snowmobiling Adventure

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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

Day 3: Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing on Solheimajokull

Glacier Hiking tour in Iceland

Pick up at 9:00 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 09:00 AM.

Here is your chance to hike and climb on a majestic Glacier! This tour will take you onto the amazing frozen world of Sólheimajökull Glacier, a rugged, raw, and constantly evolving outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. You’ll be joined by a professional glacier guide, who will gear you up with all of the necessary glacier equipment. Your guide will explain how the extraordinary ice formations of this crevasse-riddled outlet glacier were formed, you will see great sinkholes and jagged-toothed ice ridges. The glacier may seem peaceful, but it’s constantly shifting and changing. If you stand quietly, you’ll hear the cracks and groans as the ice adjusts and moves.

Those who feel up to the challenge can test their ice climbing skills on the glacier using ice axes, crampons, and safety lines. This glacier experience of a lifetime will leave you with unforgettable memories.

On the way back to Reykjavík, we’ll make a stop at Skógafoss, a sensational 60-m high waterfall, falling from the former sea cliff! Hike up 527 steps to the crest to look over the Fimmvörðuháls hike path and onto the lowland below.

Day Highlights
Sólheimajökull Glacier
Glacier Hiking
Ice Climbing (optional)
Skogafoss Waterfall
Included
Pick up in Reykjavík
Guided Glacier Hike
Opportunity to try Ice climbing
Certified Glacier Guide
Glacier and Ice Climbing equipment

Day 4: Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon

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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
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 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.

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.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

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

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.

 

How does carbon offsetting work?

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.

What should I wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colourful 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 dressing in layers.  3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended 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 reflecting off of the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.

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 and some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring your 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. 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 every glacier tour that we offer.

What equipment is provided when taking part on a Glacier Hike?

When glacier hiking you will be provided with an ice axe, harness and helmet. This will help you to complete the tour safely.

Why are there glaciers in Iceland?

When snow stays long enough in one place it turns to ice. Over long periods of time, the ice layers up becoming huge blocks called glaciers. As there is a lot of snow in Iceland,  it forms to create ginormous glaciers that sweep across huge masses of land. Iceland is home to Europe’s largest glacier named Vatnajökull. This Glacier Guide will also tell you everything you may want to know about Glaciers.

What if it is raining?

Rain is not uncommon in Iceland. However, we do not let the rain stop our tours. This is why having appropriate clothing is very important to keep you warm and dry. Nature is not something that we can control and therefore we need to adapt to the weather. If your safety is compromised by going on the tour, we will cancel and you will be fully refunded.

Where can I find more information to prepare me for my Glacier Hiking tour?

This guide to Glacier Hiking includes all the information you might need when preparing for a glacier hike.

If I have never driven a snowmobile before, can I still participate?

You do not need previous snowmobile driving experience. Your guide will provide easy to follow operating instructions.

However, you do need a valid Driving License if you intend to drive. If there are two of you, only one of you needs to bring a Driving License but if you both bring one, each of you can take a turn at driving.

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 glaciers are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.

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 5XL. As for the physical level, the tour is listed at the level moderate and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.

Are their any places 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, goggles, gloves and a helmet. This Equipment 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.

I'm pregnant, am I able to participate in one of your snowmobile tours?

We do not recommend women who are pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours. If you are traveling in a group, you are welcome to travel with them and stay at our basecamp while the group goes on the snowmobile part of the tour.

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.

Taxi

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 accommodation, breakfast is always included during the tour at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant.

Meals and beverages are otherwise not included on your tour. (Unless it’s specifically stated in the description of the tour)

On our multiday tours, 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 the 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 refund procedure 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 your 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.

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