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 on a glacier and visit the Blue Lagoon.
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.
September 15th - April 15th
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Northern Lights
- Blue Lagoon
- The Golden Circle
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Sólheimajökull & Langjökull Glaciers
- Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing
- 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 will give you the most exciting action-packed time ever! You even get some time to explore the city and try out the famous nightlife.
Northern Lights Explore – Hunt for the Northern Lights in a Super Jeep
The northern lights have fascinated everyone for millennia, their mysterious glowing colors are connected to some powerful myths and folklore. One thing is for certain, the northern lights with their amazing colors and shapes are always mesmerizing to watch. Here you can find more info about this natural phenomenon and how these ephemeral dancing beauties are formed, be sure to also read our tips on photographing the aurora before your tour. Hunting for the northern lights in a comfortable Super Jeep is exciting, these sturdy vehicles can go to the out of the way places that the big buses cannot reach!
Golden Circle, Super Truck & Snowmobiling
The famous Golden Circle contains three amazing natural attractions: The geothermally active area around Geysir, home to the famous hot spring which gave us the English word ‘Geyser’. Stand in awe as Strokkur, the most active geyser, erupts great jets of boiling water high in the air every 5 to 10 minutes! The geologically amazing, Þingvellir National Park, has a dramatic cliff running through it where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates have been moving apart. Iceland´s historic parliament, Alþingi, the oldest continuously existing parliament in the world, was founded here in 930 CE. Thingvellir is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. Last, but certainly not least, is Gullfoss waterfall, (the Golden Falls), see the golden hued spray and feel the power as the roaring Hvítá (the White River) crashes through the high rugged canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages.
If you are looking for a totally stunning and exciting way to explore Iceland, go snowmobiling on Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland! The drive up from Gullfoss is an adventure in itself, you will certainly see why rugged all-terrain vehicles are used to reach our snowmobile base. A suit, a helmet, and a few brief driving instructions from your snowmobile guide and you will be ready to ride. Skimming through virgin snow, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by high peaks will give you the most amazing story to tell back home!
Blue Ice – Glacier hiking & ice climbing on Solheimajokull glacier
This trip will take you onto Sólheimajökull, a rugged, raw and truly phenomenal outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, which is always changing. Hiking over the ice with a certified glacier guide you will see totally unforgettable ice formations including sink holes, crevasses, and stunningly jagged ridges. Those who want to can test their ice climbing skills. We provide the 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
The iconic Blue Lagoon is one of the first places which comes to mind when people think about Iceland. The water is the lagoon is natural, pumped up through the ground, where it has been heated by the hot lava flowing beneath the surface. It is rich in minerals like silica, which will leave your skin very soft, it is actually known to have healing powers for psoriasis and eczema. Doctors in Iceland write prescriptions for people to go to the lagoon. 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 20:30 returning at 00:30, these times may vary slightly.
Golden Circle, Super Truck & Snowmobiling: Pick up at 8:30 am returning at around 18:30.
Blue Ice – Glacier hiking & ice climbing: 08:00 am returning at approximately 18:00.
Blue Lagoon: Pick up and return times will be confirmed by our sales team upon.
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 layers and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, scarves, bathing suit and a towel for the lagoon. Sturdy hiking shoes are essential for glacier hiking, it is not possible to fit ice crampons to any other footwear. Please note: A valid Driving License is required for everyone who intends to drive a snowmobile.
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.
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 is at around 20:30 from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. The start times for our northern lights tours varies a little, the correct time will be stated on your itinerary. Picking everyone up can take 30 minutes but you do need to be ready on time.
Our custom-built Super Jeeps can take you to the rugged places where regular buses dare not venture. On this tour we will go wherever we need to go. 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 the aurora, taking you far away from the city lights. The various ways in which they can show up is all part of the excitement! Will they be transparent green tones, rippling softly, or really intense jewel colors scintillating in powerful ripples across the sky? Red northern lights are more common in Iceland than anywhere else in the world, although greens and yellows appear most often.
Northern lights tours are, in a way, always mystery tours. The cloud and aurora forecasts will determine the direction we will take as we head away from the city lights. In the velvety darkness of the countryside, the colors of the aurora show more clearly, and the stars will shine brighter. This tour is also a treat for astronomy enthusiasts!
We offer nice warming chocolate, the braver ones can add a touch of Brennavín, the famous Icelandic liquor.
You cannot wear too many clothes on a northern lights tour – 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.
- Super Jeep ride
- Northern Lights hunt
- Small group setting
- Transfer to/ from Reykjavik
- Guided tour in a Super Jeep
- Hot Chocolate and biscuits
Day 2: Golden Circle, Super Jeep & Snowmobiling Adventure
Pick up is at 08:30 am from your Reykjavík pick up point. Picking everyone up takes about 30 minutes but you do have to be ready on time.
Þingvellir National Park is your first amazing stop, the site of Iceland´s first parliament, Alþingi, which was founded in 930 AD. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only the place where the Alþingi was founded, it is also a great geological wonder of the world. The rugged cliff, created by the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates slowly moving apart, runs right through Þingvellir. Next, on the agenda is the Geysir geothermal area, to witness Strokkur 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 Langjökull 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 will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at Gullfoss Café (not included).
Now for the glacier! Our all terrain vehicle will deliver 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, in every direction the scenery is stunning. Your specialist snowmobile guide will give you your gear, a few, brief snowmobile driving instructions and you are ready, setting off for an hour on the ice. A rip-roaring ride which will really get the adrenaline racing through your veins! As you skim across Langjökull you will feel as though you are sailing across a magical high plateau, a real-life magic-carpet ride on a stupendous great glacier! Why settle for the ordinary when you can experience something as extraordinary as this? The tour usually returns to Reykjavík at around 18:30.
Remember to bring: warm layers and weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and good hiking shoes. A valid Driving License is required for all snowmobile drivers. Two people share a snowmobile. If you are on your own, or you wish to ride solo, an additional fee of 6000 ISK is payable.
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geothermal area of Geysir
- Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
- Langjökull Glacier
- Snowmobile Riding
- 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
Pick up at 8:00 from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.
Here is your chance to hike and climb on an immeasurably 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. With a professional glacier guide, who will provide you with all of the necessary glacier equipment, you will explore Sólheimajökull. Your guide will explain how the extraordinary ice formations of this crevasse riddled outlet glacier were formed, you will see great sink holes and jagged toothed ice ridges. The glacier can be very peaceful but it is never static, always there is movement. If you stand quietly you will hear the cracks and groans as the ice adjusts and moves.
Those who want to can then test our 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 even make a stop at Skógafoss, a sensational 60 m high tumbling waterfall, falling from the former sea cliff! There are 527 steps leading up to the top of the cliff, connecting with a pathway which threads its way through the high pass at Fimmvörðuháls, near the first 2010 eruption.
- Sólheimajökull Glacier
- Glacier Hiking
- Ice Climbing (optional)
- Skogafoss Waterfall
- 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
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.
Maybe, you have arranged things so you can sleep in a little on the final day of your grand Iceland weekend or short break. Other people like to have more time to explore Reykjavík on their own, before or after they go to the Blue Lagoon. All of the delights of the city await you, everything from great museums and galleries to the quaint coffee houses and fabulous restaurants and Harpa, the iconic glass concert hall. Reykjavík´s famous shopping street, Laugavegur, has great souvenir and artisan shops, as does Skólavörðustígur, with the tall white church, Hallgrímskirkja at the top, the views from the tower are wonderful on a clear day.
The Blue Lagoon is now listed as one of the great spas of the world. Bathing in the milky, silky smooth and skin soothing waters surrounded by the lunar lava landscapes is so relaxing. Facilities include a shop, cafeteria, the Lava Restaurant and a bar offering an impressive cocktail menu.
Enjoy the final day of your cream of adventure tours weekend in Reykjavík experience!
- Explore Reykjavík on you own
- Blue Lagoon
- Transfer to/from Reykjavík
- Admission to the 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.
Yes, so happy to be able to tell you yes:
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. 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.