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2 Day Northern Lights & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Kirkjufell Mountain, Hraunfossar & Barnafoss, Black Sand Beach, & Deildartunguhver Hot Spring

Discover the legendary highlights of West Iceland and get the chance to see the magnificent Northern Lights!

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Be enchanted by the Snaefellsnes Peninsula that was picked as the best winter destination in Europe. On this unforgettable two-day tour you’ll soak up the spectacular views of Snæfellsjökull glacier, walk on the black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur, witness Europe’s most powerful hot spring and get in touch with diverse Icelandic nature. To make things more exciting, be prepared to knock the Northern Lights off your bucket list!

West Iceland in the Winter destination of 2019

  • Availability

    Oct. - Apr.

  • Duration

    2 days

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  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    6 years

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  • Price from

    44.990 38.242 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
Hraunfossar Waterfall
Barnafoss Waterfall
Gerðuberg Basalt Columns
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Vatnshellir Cave (optional)
Djúpalónssandur Beach
Mt. Kirkjufell
Krauma Geothermal Baths (optional)
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
Guided Tour in a Minibus
English Speaking Tour Guide
Visit to the highlights around Snæfellsnes area
One night in hotel room with a private bathroom
Breakfast at the hotel
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

This compact two-day tour begins with a journey to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, situated along Iceland’s west coast.

Snæfellsnes is one of the best-kept secrets of Iceland, with diverse scenery topped by Snæfellsjökull Glacier as its crowning landmark. This ancient glacier volcano has sparked human imagination for centuries, most famously with Jules Verne commemorating it in his novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Our optional (extra fee) guided tour will offer a chance to step into the 8,000-years-old Vatnshellir Cave and feel closer to the core of the Earth!

On Snæfellsnes exploration, you’ll have ample moments to admire towering peaks and cliffs, ghostly lava fields, black sand beaches, and traditional fishing villages. We’ll stop to snap great pictures of the famous Mount Kirkjufell and Djúpalónssandur, a black pebble beach dotted with fascinating rock formations.

To cap off the adventure, we’ll visit the impressive Gerðuberg basalt columns, forming geometrical patterns in the cliffs. Your accommodation will be at a country hotel in the Snæfellsnes area. Away from the city lights, you’ll have the best chance to spot the Northern Lights.

Reykholt Area

On the second day, we’ll leave Snæfellsnes behind and head to Borgarfjörður area, known for its pristine natural beauty. First, we’ll stop at the highest-flowing hot spring in Europe, Deildatunguhver, and you’ll have an opportunity (with an extra fee) to soak in the geothermal baths at Krauma. Next up is Reykholt, a village that was once home to Iceland’s best-known historian and saga writer, Snorri Sturluson.

After visiting the village of historical significance, we’ll head to the popular waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. The first is a set of thousands of rivulets streaming out of a lava field, whereas the latter is more powerful, with a lamentable legend behind it. Many landmarks in Iceland can be both beautiful and haunting, so prepare yourself for the fables and folktales!

If northern lights are not spotted during the 2-day tour, you can book our Magical Auroras – Northern Lights Mini Bus tour for free, subject of availability. To book, please contact Customer Care.

Pick-up Information

Pick up is at 09:00 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Return time

After two days filled with sensational and extremely varied sights and experiences, we return to Reykjavík in the evening around 18:00 (6 PM).

Practical information

What to bring: Warm layers and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

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 gear from locations, it must be booked in advance.

Please note

Single supplement is required for solo travelers.

Day 1: Snæfellsnes & Northern Lights


Your adventure into West Iceland starts with a pick-up from your chosen pick-up point in Reykjavik at 9:00 a.m. As picking everyone up might take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.

Once everyone is on our minibus, we’ll head to one of Iceland’s greatest hidden gems, Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Our first stop is at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, which is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and lava fields.

After wandering in the surrounding area, we’ll head to the Snaefellsjokull National Park, where you’ll have an option (at extra cost) to step into Vatnshellir Cave. The cave is a 8,000-years-old lava tube tunnel that burrows 35 meters (115 feet) underground. This experience is as close as you’ll get to the Jules Verne novel, A Journey to the Center of Earth. If you’re not joining the caving part, your guide will walk you through some of the most intriguing landscapes in the area.


Next, we’ll stop at Hellnaran ancient fishing villageto grab some lunch before continuing with our journey to the picturesque Djúpalónssandur Beach.

Djúpalónssandur is full of black pebbles, also known as Djúpalóns Perlan, meaning “Deep Pool Pearls.” On the beach, we’ll have a short hike and explore the spooky remains of a shipwreck, that dates back to 1948. Here you may also find four lifting stones to test your strength like the fishermen used to do in the old days. Just make sure to stand well back from the ocean, the waves here are powerful and sneaky as well as awesome!


After indulging in all of Djúpalónssandur’s delights, we’ll head to Iceland’s most photographed peak, Mt. Kirkjufell. The cone-shaped mountain with the series of waterfalls in the background has been ranked as one of the seventeen majestic mountains in the world by Mashable. No wonder why his majesty Kirkjufell was featured in the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones!

Afterward, we’ll make our way to a country hotel in Borgarnes. If the forecast is promising, your guide will show you the best place to admire the magical Northern Lights. The lights occur when charged particles from the sun hit Earth’s magnetic field and start to collide with atoms and molecules in our atmosphere. Since the Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon, a bit of luck is also needed, but let’s hope those colorful swirls of light will paint the dark sky!

Day Highlights
Pick up from Reykjavik
Arnarstapi Fishing Village
Vatnshellir cave (optional)
Snæfellsnes National Park
Djúpalónssandur beach
Mt. Kirkjufell
Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to all highlights of the day
One night in a hotel room
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Hotel Borgarnes
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Day 2: Exploring West Iceland & Northern Lights

After breakfast, we’ll set forth to the gorgeous landscapes of Borgarfjörður area, located in West Iceland. Our first stop is at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe.


Deildartunguhver provides 180 l/sec (48 gals) of 100°C (212°F) hot water, which is also used for central heating in neighboring towns like Borgarnes and Akranes. Here you’ll have an opportunity to immerse yourself into the brand-new Krauma geothermal baths fed by Deildartunguhver hot spring if you choose. Please note, the baths at Krauma are optional with an extra fee.

Thereafter, we’ll head to the historic site of Reykholt, once home Iceland’s greatest medieval author Snorri Sturluson. Today scholars from various corners of the world come to SnorrastofaReykholt’s independent research centreto study medieval history.


Next, prepare to go deeper into the legends of Iceland! As we continue with our trip, we’ll visit the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. After absorbing the tranquil beauty of Hraunfossar, we’ll visit Barnafoss, also known as Children’s Falls. The waterfall is linked with an eerie story of two children falling in the waterfall, but your guide will tell you all the haunting details!


Back on our minibus, we’ll leave the Borgarfjörður area behind and we’ll head back to Reykjavik and, if the weather is on our side, hunt for the Northern Lights.

We return to Reykjavík around 18:00 (6:00 p.m.).

Day Highlights
Deildartunguhver hot spring
Historic site of Reykholt
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls
Borgarfjörður area
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Basalt columns Gerðuberg
Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)
Breakfast in hotel
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to all highlights of the day
Drop off in Reykjavik
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.

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.


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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If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

2 Day Northern Lights & Snaefellsnes Peninsula | Average rating: 4.6/5 based on 22 customer reviews

"All good, but a bit rushed" | 5 stars By Rick Au 28/01/2018
All good, but it was a bit rush in trip, it would be better if we can stay for longer time at each point. Anyway, it’s nice!
"Well organized and covered a lot of ground" | 4 stars By Anna Lisa 28/01/2018
The two day trip was well organized and covered a lot of ground. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula was amazing with all the beaches, rock formations and ever changing weather. Our guide was extremely flexible trying to make changes due to weather and ensure our days were filled with interesting sites and activities. The visit to the horse farm was a nice touch and added a more personal experience with the locals. The warm bread and coffeee was a bonus! Arctic Adventures is always organized, on time, professional and wrap all and I love the smaller groups. A fun way to travel with others especially if you are travelling solo. I would highly recommend booking with this company fir any tour you do!
"I was desapointed with the northern lights hunting" | 4 stars By Andressa calasans 29/01/2018
I was desapointed with the northern lights hunting! Because the guide dont stay look for the northern lights like if you join the northern lights tour!!! And when you book the trip is writing that we would go for hunting! And also in the day that we slept in reykjavik we could have went to hunt!! So this was really desapointed! Other groups that did the same came to hunt in the night! So i think that you should change that! Or at least dont writ in the website that we are going to hunt! But the tours during the day was perfect!
"Excellent tour" | 5 stars By Nikhil 05/02/2018
Sor, our tour guide was knowledgeable and took extra effort to show us around, give us the history of the places we visited and the culture as well. He also took keen interest to explain to us the northern lights, the websites that can be used to track them. We were fortunate to witness them. The hotel that we stayed at was great as well! Overall, an excellent tour.
"We had a fantastic time" | 5 stars By Josh Bergman 11/03/2018
We had a fantastic time touring Iceland with our guide! We would definitely use Arctic Adventures again and look forward to a return trip to this beautiful country.
"just perfect!" | 5 stars By Andrea Schuler 12/03/2018
The tour and everything around was just perfect!
"Hotel in the city" | 5 stars By Alejandro 12/03/2018
We enjoyed Outlet trip a lot! Overall great experiencie. However, You should not use the 4th floor hotel, it is loud and dirty.
"We enjoyed the tour. " | 4 stars By Ma Aurora Venturina 19/03/2018
Our driver, Alvaro, was great. We enjoyed the tour. Unfortunately, the weather did not permit to do the ice cave tour. Hope to get a refund on it.
"Nice way to start off our Iceland Adventure" | 4 stars By Shannon Campbell 26/03/2018
The 2 day tour was a nice way to start off our 5 day tour. Siggi (?) was very friendly and added a personal touch with introducing us to his future puppy. The views were fantastic, the accommodations fine and safe driving. The things I would suggest change- 20 people on a tour that was advertised as a small group- is not 15 people. The bus was a bit cramped. Please know what to expect on the additional tour to the lava tube. This was a bit more scary for some than expected, as well as uneven terrain and at times just a soaker. When there is not going to be lunch or food, a more stern advisement of going to the grocery store is needed -with ample time to do so. Maybe a cooler in the van to store food would ease minds of those who feel food should not be left out for long periods of time. Make sure people know- there really is no time to see things and shop- it's just how it is and we were good with it, though I think others may like to know this.
"Waterfalls, horses, and auroras on the Snaefeln" | 5 stars By Glynnis Anne Bowman 28/03/2018
The overnight Snaefellsnes tour was fantastic and our tour guide Oliver really went out of his way to make sure that we had a wonderful experience. One of the passengers asked if we could stop so that she could photograph the Icelandic horses and Oliver made an unscheduled visit to a stable. After dinner, he took us out for auroras and gave some excellent advice on photography. The hotel was very nice and the restaurant was excellent.
"Overall Positive Experience" | 3 stars By Aniela 30/03/2018
We had a pleasant time during our 4 Day Tour with Arctic Adventures. Francois and Triger were very informative and fun guides. Some of the stopovers, particularly in the west side on the first two days could have been skipped (for example the empty town with a swimming pool and the small church). Despite this, it was an overall positive experience.
"Awesome experience" | 5 stars By Payal Bauva 31/03/2018
It was great and enjoyable experience. I went solo for the first time and it did not give me the feeling of being alone. The guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. I felt love and warmth being in this tour. Highly professional and kind. They took care of us in covering all the points mentioned plus some additional few if time permits. The hotels allowed were really good. Took care of our comfort and personally I would say they do take care of our health too. Overall, excellent experience with them. I miss being with them. And I would definitely recommend this to all. I would like to actually take my people in collaboration with this tour. Thumbs up ??»
"Nice tour" | 4 stars By Jaione 03/04/2018
The tour was nice eventhough the weather wasn’t on our side. The guide was pleasant, shared a lot of interesting information and gave as a quick alternative when he had to take the van to the garage unexpectedly. Highly recommended.
"Amazing Trip" | 5 stars By Sydney 05/04/2018
So happy I picked this trip. Our tour guide Swen was incredible, he knew so much about Iceland and the places we were going, and how to keep us safe yet make the most of our trip in the tricky weather conditions. We managed to go to all the places on our itinerary despite the tricky weather, but additionally Swen knew good places to stop to see an amazing view or hidden treasure that was not part of the itinerary, which really made the trip special. Everywhere we went was beautiful and Swen was funny and engaging, it was also great to travel with a smaller group that you got to know. All around amazing trip.
"2 DAY Snaefellsness and norther lights tour" | 5 stars By Shajeel iqbal 09/04/2018
The tour followed the exact itinerary as it was mentioned. We got to do all the activities as planned. I think this tour should change its name and should not mention northern lights in its description (because we didnt even go to hunt it anywhere). Even though for us the conditions were not even close to good for viewing. But we did see northern lights on our 3 days tour. Overall it was a good tour with good guide.
"The highlight of the trip" | 5 stars By Geoff Abdoo 16/10/2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with "Eagle the Guide". He was informative, conscientious, and went out of his way to show us some sites that were off the beaten path. We were very pleased with the accommodations and selection of places to stop for meals.
"Great Experience" | 5 stars By Eric Wong 16/10/2018
Our guide Sindri is very funny, told great stories, and was very calm. Love the tour, saw everything I wanted to. Also, I learned a lot.
"Iceland 2018" | 4 stars By Kay Alexander 27/10/2018
Kata was a great guide. We were disappointed not to see the Northern Lights but of course, that was not your fault. Everything else was well organized. The hotel and restaurant were very nice with good food.
"Fantastic tour!" | 5 stars By Kirsten Davis 31/10/2018
Thanks to Hjalti, our tour guide, we had a wonderful time on the 2 day tour. He was full of information, stories and other tidbits about Iceland. We can’t say enough about the quality of this tour!
"Awesome" | 5 stars By Aleksandra 12/11/2018
"It was my third time in Iceland and I must say: that one was the best! Big part of this was thanks to Arctic Adventures, they took care of everything ... so we could focus on the good stuff ;) I want to thank mostly Alvaro and Palli, our guides. They were awesome!"
"Great experience!" | 5 stars By Cristina 15/11/2018
"We saw lots of things. The guide had lots of background information. We had great two days"
"LOVED THIS" | 5 stars By Kelsey 04/12/2018
My friend and I had the most wonderful time on our tour. The sites were incredible, our guide was both knowledgeable and kept the experience fun and exciting, and we could not have asked for a better experience.
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