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5-Day Northern Lights Holiday Package - AA010501

Aurora Borealis, Golden Circle, Glacier Hike, Glacier Lagoon and Waterfalls

Explore the South Coast on an unforgettable 5-Day Northern Lights package. Hike on a glacier, visit the glacier lagoon, step inside an ice cave and explore the iconic Golden Circle. Cap off your Iceland adventure with a view of the beautiful Aurora Borealis from a boat!


Duration: 5 Days

Pick-up: 09:00 - 09:30*

Group maximum: 18 persons

Available: Oct-Apr

Age limit: 8 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Boat Tour from the Old Harbor
  • Golden Circle
  • Reykjavik
  • South Coast
  • Glacier Hike
  • Geysir Hot Springs
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Skaftafell - Vatnajökull National Park
  • Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Ice Cave Visit
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Transport:

This tour is operated in a minibus, small groups for a better experience.

Included:

Hotel Room With Private Bathroom for 4 Nights, hotel Breakfast on Days 2, 3, 4, and 5 , pick-up and drop off from Reykjavik, Northern Lights Boat Tour, all required safety equipment, Northern Lights photos, free wifi on the minibus

Bring with you:

Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Spikes which fit onto your shoes are very useful in icy conditions (ice grips or traction cleats). Good hiking boots are essential, ice crampons are provided for the glacier hike, it is not possible to fit them to any other kind of footwear. If you don´t have good hiking boots you can rent them from us when you book the tour online.

Drop-off information:

We drop you off at your hotel or a nearby authorized meeting point between 20:00 and 23:00, depending on weather and road conditions.

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129 990 per adult

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Note: Due to weather conditions and limited daylight during winter time the itinerary can vary between departure dates. Our guides evaluate the circumstances and weather forecasts and make the best possible decision.


Landscape of Thingvellir National Park

Landscape of Thingvellir National Park

Embark on a whirlwind tour of Iceland’s best highlights, including the Northern Lights, Golden Circle, and South Coast.

Day 1 Reykjavik and Northern Lights Boat Tour

Once you check-in at your hotel, meet your guide at the Old Harbor in Reykjavik to board your Northern Lights cruise. Our crew monitor the aurora forecast daily and will cruise out to get the best view of the Aurora Borealis, away from city lights. Stay warm and cozy in the galley until the crew calls you out to the main event! We’ll also show a video telling you all about Icelandic folklore, photos and fun facts of the elusive lights. After the Northern Lights show, we’ll take you back to the harbor and you can make your way to the hotel in Reykjavik.

Day Highlights

  • Small Group Boat Tour
  • The Old Harbor
  • Northern Lights

Included

  • Warm Overalls
  • Northern Lights Boat Tour
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Northern Lights Video
Aurora Borealis Boat Sea Harbour

Aurora Borealis by Boat tour in Iceland

Day 2 Golden Circle and the Northern Lights in Vik

Now it’s time for the iconic Golden Circle and its three main highlights: Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss.

Day Highlights

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Vik

Included

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • The Golden Circle
  • Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls
  • Hunting for the Northern Lights (weather permitting)
  • Hotel Accommodation near Vik
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Your first stop will be Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a historic location where Iceland’s first Parliament was founded in 930 CE. Its also notable as a rift valley that lies between the Eurasian and North American plates.
Next up is Geysir Geothermal Area, where Strokkur geyser puts shoots geothermal waters high up into the air. Watch the tower of water burst up to 25 meters high, every 10 minutes or so.
The third stop is Gullfoss, Iceland’s most popular waterfall. Powerful Hvita River roars down the cliff sides in two tiers before plunging down into the canyon below. The falling water creates a golden mist, and rainbows are a frequent sight beside the falls.
After the Golden Circle, we make our way to the South Coast, admiring views of Mount Hekla on the way to Seljalandsfoss. We’ll visit this unusual waterfall that you can walk behind!
Skógafoss is our next stop. This geometric waterfall plunging down 60 meters in height.
Once night falls, its time to hunt the Northern Lights. Away from light pollution, we have great chances to see the aurora borealis. With a little luck and the right conditions, we can enjoy the auroras dancing in the sky!
Your hotel for the night is close to the coastal town of Vik.

Golden Circle Strokkur Geysir Steams

Golden Circle Strokkur geysir steams

Day 3 The South Coast, Ice Cave, and Auroras

After breakfast, it’s time to visit Reynisfjara black sand beach. This world-famous beach has been rated one of the most beautiful. Look for the Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks and nearby Dyrholaey arch.

Day Highlights

  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Pillars
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • The Diamond Beach
  • Ice Cave

Included

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Guided Ice Cave Tour
  • Hunting for the Northern Lights (weather permitting)
  • Hotel Accommodation near Skaftafell
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Then we drive eastward, through lava fields and past massive glacier tongues. All the glaciers are part of Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in the country. We stop at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon to admire their breathtaking, blue icebergs. Nearby, beached icebergs collect on Diamond Beach, like diamonds on a black canvas!

Next up, we’ll have a Northern Lights hunt in the Skaftafell area. We’ll drive around looking for the aurora before settling into our hotel for the night around Skaftafell.

Day 4 Glacier Hike and Magical Auroras

Make sure you get enough breakfast for your glacier hike later today! We’ll meet our glacier guide, who will outfit you with ice crampons and safety equipment.

Day Highlights

  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Northern Lights Photos
  • The Northern Lights

Included

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Northern Lights Tour (weather permitting)
  • Hotel Accommodation
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After a briefing, together we’ll explore Svinafellsjokull Glacier (or a nearby glacier outlet, depending on the weather). The guide will explain everything about crevasses, sinkholes, ridges and ice falls. Learn how climate change is affecting Icelandic glaciers.

After a thrilling glacier exploration, it’s time to head back to the minibus for our Northern Lights hunt! If weather is on our side, we’ll drive out into the countryside to chase the aurora.

Our guide will take photos with you and the Northern Lights, which you can take home and remember this magical moment for years to come.

After the Northern Lights tour, we’ll drop you off at your hotel in Reykjavik.

Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon

Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon

Day 5 Free Day in Reykjavik

Hit the streets of Reykjavik! You have a whole day to get to know the city and its local culture.

Day Highlights

  • Explore Reykjavik

Included

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
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Start by exploring local boutiques, cozy coffee shops and museums. The aurora museum even offers a virtual experience of the Northern Lights experience!

Or do like locals and try one of the city’s great spas and swimming pools. Icelanders take their hot pools seriously, so make sure you make some time to soak in one. Relax your muscles in an Icelandic hot spring or geothermal pool!

Last but not least, don’t miss a chance to try traditional Icelandic food and wash it down with local drinks!

Aurora Borealis Above Vestrahorn Mountains In Iceland

Aurora Borealis above Vestrahorn Mountains

Aurora Borealis Show In Reykjavik

Aurora Borealis show in Reykjavik

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall In Winter In South Coast

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall In Winter

Vatnajokull Glacier Ice Cave

Vatnajokull Glacier Ice Cave

Vik Near Reynisfjara Coast And The Mountains In Winter

Vik Near Reynisfjara Coast & The Mountains In Winter

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