Top of the World Tour

About the tour


We begin this journey in the late afternoon, starting from Reykjavik and head towards the breathtaking glacier, Langjökull. After getting dressed in the proper clothing and equipment, we will drive to the base camp where your 2 hour snowmobile journey begins.

After a safety briefing and short training, you’re ready to go. It’s an exhilarating ride as we make our way along the top of the glacier, riding over glacial rifts and bumps.

On a clear winters night, if the sky is clear, you will hopefully see the wonderful performance of Northern Lights as you drive around on this glacier. Be sure to take it all in, it’s truly unforgettable.

The aim of this evening tour is to spot the Aurora Borealis dancing across the sky so keep an eye out and remember your camera for that memorable shot.

After the ride, there will be light refreshments before heading back to Reykjavik.

To help you get the most out of your magical lights experience, this tour also includes entrance to the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition in the old harbour area of downtown Reykjavik. The exhibition is Iceland’s first Northern Lights centre and has educational and recreational displays on offer.


Disclaimer:
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

Pickup and drop off occurs within Reykjavik only. Please contact us with any questions about your hotel/guesthouse location and if it is included within our pickup/drop off area.

This tour is scheduled to be 9 to 10 hours. This is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

This tour is scheduled to be 9 to 10 hours. This is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

We recommend dressing in warm, layered clothing for under the overalls provided for snowmobiling. We recommend wearing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots.

optional: extra set of clothes in case they get wet, muddy or dirty

Please note: those looking to drive the snowmobile must bring a valid driver’s license and be at least 17 years old

Overalls, gloves, shoe covers and helmets.

Yes, solo-travellers are able to book this tour. Please note that there is a minimum number of guests needed for this tour to continue. Contact us for further information.

You can also drive solo on the snowmobile for an extra fee. Please refer to the information on the booking calendar.

Yes, it is advised you bring along your camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature. Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage due to rain/waterfalls by keeping it in a protective case. We are not responsible for the breakage of any equipment.

No food is provided on this tour. Guests are allowed to bring with them light snacks and beverages.

If you would like to drive, rather than be a passenger, you must bring a valid drivers license and be at least 17 years old.

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Northern Lights & Stargazing

About the tour


For this Northern Lights tour, we will leave Reykjavik and drive to the best possible location for the lights. This will most likely be between 30 minutes to one hour outside of Reykjavik, away from the city lights. These locations are dictated by many conditions including weather, cloud coverage and light activity. We typically stop at one location and our expert guides will determine if its worth a wait or to move on according to the forecast. It’s truly a magnificent experience and Iceland is one of the more popular and reliable places to see the Aurora.

Leave the city lights behind in search of the multi-colored, magical lights in the sky! Watch the magical green whisks of light dance across the sky under a canopy of stars. If you are lucky you might spot a glimpse of purple, pink, red, white or blue. No sighting is ever the same as each time the lights are seen, they look and dance differently. The activity depends on many things from cloud condition and weather to atmosphere and strength of activity. This means that everyones experience is unique and truly magical.

Our tours are run in small groups so we can get off the beaten path and help you catch the lights by teaching you the best photography skills for your camera or phone.

You can also rent a tripod for that extra still shot! But don’t worry, our guide also takes a photo of you under the lights which you will receive, for free, the next day.

Whilst we wait for the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis, you can pass the time by gazing through our state of the art telescope. View millions of stars above your head, an experience on it’s own!

In the late evening, we will warm up with some homemade hot chocolate and a traditional Icelandic kleina. If no lights are seen by midnight then we may extend up to 60 minutes if our expert guides believe the chances are good.

After the viewing, we will load back into the jeep to make our way back to Reykjavik, normally a 30-45 minutes drive, arriving back between 1-2.00am.

Please note that the Northern Lights can only been seen on a clear winters night so wrap up warm. We recommend a wind and waterproof coat and hiking boots, sneakers/trainers.


Disclaimer:

Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

We offer pickup within Reykjavik at your hotel/guesthouse.

Warm, layered winter clothing that is thick and preferably thermal. Wear a wind and waterproof coat and remember your hat, scarf and gloves.

This tour is scheduled to be 3 to 5 hours. This is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

Yes, it is advised you bring with you a camera to take photos of the beautiful dancing lights. If you are bringing a DSLR then we can teach you how to alter your cameras settings to work best for night photography. Please note that tripods are available to hire. You may be able to use your smartphone camera but your photographs will not be as good in quality.

Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage.

We will provide homemade hot chocolate and an Icelandic kleina (sweet treat) on the tour. You may also bring with you light refreshments to eat or drink.

You may rent, at an added cost, a tripod or warmer pads for your hands or feet (they’ll keep warm for 5 to 8 hours).

Tripod ISK 1,000

Warmer pads for hands ISK 500

Warmer pads for toes ISK 500

The Northern Lights are not easily predicted therefore can not be guaranteed. If you do not see the lights on the tour then you are welcome to join us again for free, subject to availability. Contact us for more details.

A Go/NoGo decision is made by our meteorology expert at 6:30pm the night of your tour. You will receive an email letting you know if the tour is going ahead. In case of cancellation, please check your email at 6.30pm and if the tour has been cancelled then you will be given a re-schedule or refund option.

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2 Day Jokulsarlon & Ice Cave Tour

About the tour


Day One

We begin this journey, starting in Reykjavik and travel along the south coast of Iceland. Be sure to watch out the window at the sprawling desert black sands of Skeidarasandur. Look out over the seaside to catch a glimpse of the Westman Islands (Vestmannaaeyjar) which are about 15 natural volcano islands and home to about 4,000 people.

Our first stop, depending on weather conditions, will be Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach. Located nearby the small fishing village of Vik. Reynisfjara is home to the iconic basalt stacks. This black sand beach is widely popular for photographers and people who wish to enjoy a nice walk on the rocky sand. Please be aware that these are treacherous waters. High, powerful waves which sometimes flood the beach, can easily carry you out to sea.

Back into the jeep as we journey to our next stop on the South Coast Tour, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. This is a truly magnificent sight and will leave you speechless.

Imagine huge icebergs slowly breaking off the glacier and drifting out to sea, as you stand there surrounded by a dramatic landscape of mountains and snow. As the ice floats out to sea, larger pieces often split or break off making groaning noises. Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially seals playing amongst the ice. It is such a peaceful and tranquil place. You may also recognise this location from movies like James Bond: Die Another Day and Tomb Raider.

A short walk down to the coastline and you will arrive at the Diamond Beach, a length of coastline covered in large and small pieces of beached ice. As the powerful waves come ashore, they start to corrode these diamond shapes and you can watch them slowly drift out to sea. A truly magical sight and they make for some great photo opportunities.

We then drive to our hotel for a good nights rest. Keep an eye on the sky for a glimpse of the Northern Lights!


Day Two

After a hotel breakfast, we will make our way towards Skaftafell Nature Preserve where we will explore the ice cave at Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier which covers nearly 8% of Iceland’s surface. This ice cave, formed by glacier floods centuries ago, will be an adventure you won’t forget.

After your ice cave exploration we will continue the journey back Reykjavik stopping off at the breathtaking waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. You will also notice Eyjafjallajokull, a volcano completely covered by a glacier ice cap and the site of the 2010 volcanic eruption. While this glacier is one of the smaller one’s in Iceland, it’s summit still has an elevation of 1,651 meters.

At Skogafoss, be sure to catch this waterfall from two views, in front and above. Do you have what it takes to walk the 60 meters of stairs?

Back in the jeep for the drive to Seljalandsfoss, make your way up the steep staircase to catch a glimpse of what it looks like behind a waterfall. Feel the power as the water drops from the famous glacier, Eyjafjallajokull.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky, here’s another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! The tour will drop you off at your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik.


Accommodation

Our preferred accommodation partners for this tour are:

  • Fosshotel, Glacier Lagoon
  • Fosshotel, Vatnajokull
  • Gerdi Guesthouse


Disclaimer:
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

Pickup and drop off occurs within Reykjavik only. Please contact us with any questions about your hotel/guesthouse location and if it is included within our pickup/drop off area.

Accommodation depends on the time of the year and what is available. For this tour we will stay at Hotel Gullfoss, or equivalent.

We recommend dressing in warm, layered clothing so you are able to remove or add clothing if the temperature changes. For your outer layer, please make sure it is both wind and water resistant, though waterproof is best. We recommend wearing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots, sneakers/trainers. Depending on the season, these should also be water resistant or waterproof.

As this is an overnight tour, please bring your overnight clothes. The hotel/guesthouse will provide linens and a towel for showering.

This tour is an overnight tour. This is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

There is no guarantee for the Northern Lights but if you are traveling during the winter months, and there is a clear sky, there is of course a chance.

Yes, solo-travellers are able to book this tour. Please note that there is a minimum number of guests needed for this tour to continue. Contact us for further information.

Single occupancy hotel rooms are at an added cost, please see the booking calendar.

Yes, it is advised you bring along your camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature. Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage due to rain/waterfalls by keeping it in a protective case. We are not responsible for the breakage of any equipment.

No food is provided on this tour. Guests are allowed to bring with them light snacks and beverages.

Book Now!

We run tours on a minimum number of 4 adults (regular tours). If this is not reached a week prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund. Single occupancy charge.

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2 Day Into the Glacier & Snaefellsnes Tour

About the tour


Day One

Start the day being picked up at your hotel/guesthouse (or specified location) in Reykjavik. From there we will make our way towards the beautiful landscape of the Snaelfellsnes Peninsula which boasts countless natural wonders, unique landscapes and a stunning coastline.

The first stop is the breathtaking Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall, located a short walk away from the equally beautiful Kirkjufell mountain, Iceland’s most photographed mountain. You will recognise it by it’s unique cone-shape. Kirkjufell is known as ‘Church Mountain’ as it resembles a church steeple and has acted as a landmark for seafarers and travellers over the centuries. This area is very photogenic, you might also recognise this location from Game of Thrones.

Continuing along the coast, we pass Gufuskalar before stopping at Djupalonssandur Black Sand Beach. This location was once a bustling fishing village, when Snaefellsnes Peninsula functioned as one of Iceland’s most active trading ports.

Walking down towards Djúpalónssandura Black Sand Beach you will notice four large stones of varying sizes weighing between 23kg (50lbs) and 155kg (342lbs), used as lifting stones to test the strength of fishermen. The stones are named Amlodi (useless), Halfdreattingur (weakling), Halfsterkur (half-strong) and Fullsterkur (full-strong). If you walk around the beach you may discover rusty iron remnants of the 1948 shipwrecked scattered along the beach.

The journey continues towards Arnarstapi, a small fishing village on the southern coast of Snaelfellsnes. Once in Arnarstapi you will get to marvel at the authentic and charming Icelandic houses, ragged cliffs and ocean views. The beach area here is also home to large colonies of arctic tern.

Back in the jeep as we drive towards our hotel for a good nights rest. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky, here’s another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.


Day Two

The next morning we head off on a truly unique experience as we venture into Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. The ice tunnels are carved into the glacier to create a safe and easily accessible experience.

We ride up to Langjokull glacier in a specially modified vehicle. On the ride up, you will get a chance to enjoy the magnificent environment with spectacular views across this icy barren terrain. As we approach the glacier, we stop to get crampons on so you can easily walk comfortably on the ice. Don’t worry about the difficulty of this tour as the tunnel is well lit and the ground is relatively even throughout.

Our experienced tour guide leads you into the heart of the ice capped glacier where you can see the beautiful blue and white ice, and wander around for a truly memorable hour – don’t forget your camera.

The guide will explain a little on the geography of the glacier, how they are changing and the incredible creation of the ice tunnels. Natural caves do form in other glaciers however these are often too difficult to access and can flood or be unstable.

This is a once in a lifetime experience as Iceland is the only country where these impressive tunnels have been created so we can easily, and safely gain access.

After our exploration we head off the glacier and get back in our jeep to return to Reykjavik. On our drive back, keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky. This natural phenomenon is hard to predict but on a clear winters night, there’s always a chance of a magical display of Northern Lights.


Accomodation

Our preferred accommodation partners for this tour are:

  • Fosshotel Stykkishholmur
  • Hotel Budir
  • Hotel Husafell


Disclaimer:
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

We offer pickup within Reykjavik: at hotels, guesthouses or alternative locations such as bus stations or car rental offices.

Please let us know of your pickup and drop off locations as soon as possible.

Accommodation depends on the time of the year and what is available.

We recommend dressing in warm, layered clothing so you are able to remove or add clothing if the temperature changes. For your outer layer, please make sure it is both wind and water resistant, though waterproof is best. For you feet, make sure you are wearing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes/hiking boots/sneakers/trainers. Depending on the season, these should also be water resistant or waterproof. Please dress according to the season.

The sun can be very bright on the glacier so we also advice bringing a pair of sunglasses.

As this tour is overnight, please bring your overnight clothes. The hotel/guesthouse will provide linens and a towel for showering.

This tour is a 2 day tour.

There is no guarantee for the Northern Lights, but if you are traveling during the winter months, and the sky is clear, there is of course a chance.

Yes, solo-travellers are able to book this tour. Please know there is a minimum number of guests needed for this tour to continue. Contact us for further information.

Please note that single occupancy hotel rooms are at an added cost, please see the booking calendar.

Yes, it is advised you bring along with you a camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature.

Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage due to rain by keeping it in a protective case.  We are not responsible for the breakage of any equipment.

There is no food provided on this tour. Guests are allowed to bring with them light snacks and beverages.

You will be supplied with all the necessary equipment needed for the cave tour.

Book Now!

We run tours on a minimum number of 4 adults. If this is not reached a week prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund. Single occupancy charge.

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Classic Northern Lights Hunt from Reykjavik

About the tour


This tour will begin from Reykjavik and takes you on a hunt according to the nights aurora forecast. We leave the city lights behind and head out into the wilderness. The elusive Northern Lights are difficult to predict and not guaranteed so be patient and keep your fingers crossed for a phenomenal and memorable night.

It’s truly a magnificent experience and Iceland is one of the more popular and reliable places to see the Aurora. No sighting is ever the same as each time the lights are seen, they look and dance differently. The activity depends on many things from cloud condition and weather to atmosphere and strength of activity. The most common colour to see is green but if you are lucky you might spot a glimpse of purple, pink, red, white or blue. This means that everyones experience is unique and truly magical.

To help you get the most out of your magical lights experience, this tour also includes entrance to the Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition in the old harbour area of downtown Reykjavik. The exhibition is Iceland’s first Northern Lights centre and has educational and recreational displays on offer.

As the Northern Lights can only be seen on a clear winters night, you will need to wrap up warm in wind and waterproof clothing. Remember to bring your camera gear and tripod for that memorable shot.

The Northern Lights are not easily predicted therefore can not be guaranteed. If you do not see the lights on your tour then you are welcome to join us again, for free, subject to availability. Contact us for more details.


Disclaimer
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

We offer pickup within Reykjavik, Gardabaer, Hafnarfjordur and Mosfellsbaer.

Warm layered clothing and a good wind and waterproof coat. We recommend wearing hiking boots but you can wear sneakers/trainers too.

This tour is scheduled to be 3 to 4 hours. This is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

Yes, you may be a solo traveler, please see the booking calendar.

Yes, it is advised you bring with you a camera to take photos of the beautiful dancing lights. If you are bringing a DSLR then we can teach you how to alter your cameras settings to work best for night photography. You may be able to use your smartphone camera but your photographs will not be as good in quality.

Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage.

We do not offer any food or beverages on this tour.

No equipment is provided on this tour.

The Northern Lights are not easily predicted therefore can not be guaranteed. If you do not see the lights on the tour then you are welcome to join us again for free, subject to availability. Contact us for more details.

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2 Day South Coast & Jokulsarlon Tour

About the tour


Day One

We begin this journey, starting in Reykjavik, and travel towards the breathtaking waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Be sure to watch out the window at the beautiful landscape, seaside and hopefully get a glimpse of the Westman Islands.

At Seljalandsfoss, make your way up the steep staircase to catch a glimpse of what it looks like behind a waterfall. Feel the power as the water drops from the famous glacier: Eyjafjallajokull. Back in to the jeep for a short 10 minute drive to Skogafoss. Be sure to catch this waterfall from two views: besides it and above. Do you have what it takes to walk the 60 meters of stairs?

At Skogafoss be sure to catch this waterfall from two views, in front and above. Do you have what it takes to walk the 60 meters of stairs?

Onwards, as we journey to our next stop on this South Coast tour, we will make our way to Reykjavik is Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, located nearby the small fishing village of Vik. Reynisfjara is home to the iconic basalt stacks. This black sand beach is widely popular for photographers and people who wish to enjoy a nice walk on the rocky sand. Please be aware that these are treacherous waters. High, powerful waves which sometimes flood the beach, can easily carry you out to sea.

Back in the jeep as we journey towards our hotel for a good nights rest. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky, here’s another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.


Day Two

After a hotel breakfast we drive to Jokulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers and “diamond” ice on Diamond Beach. This is a wonderful place to check for some of Iceland’s wildlife, many types of birds and seals.

Jokulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon, is a truly magnificent sight and will leave you speechless. Imagine huge icebergs slowly breaking off the glacier and drifting out to sea, as you stand there surrounded by a dramatic landscape of mountains and snow. As the ice floats out to sea, larger pieces often split or break off making groaning noises. Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially seals playing amongst the ice. It’s such a very peaceful and tranquil place. You may also recognise this location from movies like James Bond: Die Another Day and Tomb Raider.

A short walk down the to the coastline and you will arrive at the Diamond Beach, a length of coastline covered in large and small pieces of beached ice. As the powerful waves come ashore, they start to corrode the diamond shapes and you can watch them slowly drift out to sea. A truly magical sight, they make for some great photo opportunities.

We will continue the journey back to where it first began, Reykjavik. This is your chance to take in all the sights one last time. Don’t miss the sprawling desert black sands of Skeidarasandur and to look out over the seaside to catch a glimpse of the Westman Islands (Vestmannaaeyjar), which are about 15 natural volcano islands and home to about 4,000 people.

You will also notice Eyjafjallajokull, which is a volcano completely covered by a glacier ice cap and the site of the 2010 volcanic eruption. While this glacier is one of the smaller one’s in Iceland, it’s summit still has an elevation of 1,651 meters. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky- here’s another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

As we get closer to Reykjavik, you will feel the difference as the city comes back alive. The tour will drop you off at your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik.


Accomodation

Our preferred accommodation partners for this tour are:

  • Fosshotel, Glacier Lagoon
  • Fosshotel Vatnajokull
  • Gerdi Guesthouse


Disclaimer:
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

We offer pickup within Reykjavik: at hotels, guesthouses or alternative locations such as bus stations or car rental offices.

Please let us know of your pickup and drop off locations as soon as possible.

Accommodation depends on the time of the year and what is available. For this tour, we will stay at Hotel Gullfoss, or equivalent.

We recommend dressing in warm, layered clothing so you are able to remove or add clothing if the temperature changes. For your outer layer, please make sure it is both wind and water resistant, though waterproof is best. For you feet, make sure you are wearing comfortable and sturdy walking/hiking shoes/boots/sneakers. Depending on the season, these should also be water resistant or waterproof. Please dress according to the season.  For more information on this, please see our F.A.Q.

Bring with you overnight clothes since this is an overnight tour. The hotel/guesthouse will provide linens and a towel for showering.

This tour is scheduled to be 12 hours.   Please know this is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

There is no guarantee for the Northern Lights, but if you are traveling during the winter months, there is of course a chance.

Yes, solo-travellers are able to book this tour.  Please know there is a minimum number of guests needed for this tour to continue.  Contact us for further information.

Yes, it is advised you bring along with you a camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature.  Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage due to rain by keeping it in a protective case.  We are not responsible for the breakage of any equipment.

There is no food provided on this tour. Guests are allowed to bring with them light snacks and beverages.

Book Now!

We run tours on a minimum number of 4 adults. If this is not reached a week prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund. Single occupancy charge.

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2 Day Golden Circle, Northern Lights Hunt & South Coast

About the tour


Day One

This tour begins in Reykjavik, heading to the gorgeous Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and home to the first parliament, mid-Atlantic crest and Silfra fissure. Here you can walk the paths along and between the tectonic plates, exploring the nature and taking in the beautiful views. Don’t miss Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake and where many dive to explore the Silfra fissure. You will then rejoin our tour at the Thingvellir Visitor’s Centre.

Next we head to the otherworldly geothermal area to see Geysir. It’s here that Strokkur, the geothermal fountain geysir, will erupt every 6 to 9 minutes. Excuse the smell, it’s the natural boiling sulfur!

After Geysir, we go to the powerful Gullfoss waterfall. This is one of the most popular sights in Iceland, located on the Hvita river. Once here you will understand why, the power that pumps over the falls sends moisture into the air so be prepared to get a little wet. We recommend wearing waterproof clothing here.

After exploring the highlights of the Golden Circle we drive to our accommodation and check in. Once it is dark enough, we all gather to go out and hunt for the Northern Lights.

We drive off the beaten path to find the best possible location for the lights. These locations are dictated by many conditions including weather, cloud coverage and light activity. We typically stop at one location and our expert guides will determine if its worth a wait or to move on according to the forecast.

As the Northern Lights can only be seen on a clear winters night, you will need to wrap up warm in wind and waterproof clothing. Remember to bring your camera gear and tripod for that memorable shot.


Day Two

After breakfast we will check out of the accommodation and start our journey along the South Coast. The first stop will be the breathtaking waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. At Seljalandsfoss you can make your way up the steep staircase to catch a glimpse of what it looks like behind a waterfall. Feel the power as the water drops from the famous glacier, Eyjafjallajokull.

Back in the jeep for the drive to Skogafoss. Be sure to catch this waterfall from two views; in front and above. Do you have what it takes to walk the 60 meters of stairs?

We then drive to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, located near the small fishing village of Vik. Reynisfjara is home to the iconic basalt stacks.

This black sand beach is widely popular for photographers and nice walks on the rocky sand. Please be aware that these are treacherous waters. High, powerful waves which sometimes flood the beach, can easily carry you out to sea.

Sadly, we board the jeep again to drive back to Reykjavik where the tour ends. We will drive past all the amazing sights so you can let the beauty of Iceland soak in once again.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky- here’s another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!


Accomodation

Our preferred accommodation partners for this tour are:

  • Hotel Gullfoss
  • Hotel Geysir


Disclaimer:
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

Pickup and drop off occurs within Reykjavik only. Please contact us with any questions about your hotel/guesthouse location and if it is included within our pickup/drop off area.

Accommodation depends on the time of the year and what is available. For this tour, we will stay at Hotel Gullfoss, or equivalent.

We recommend dressing in warm, layered clothing so you are able to remove or add clothing if the temperature changes. For your outer layer, please make sure it is both wind and water resistant, though waterproof is best. For you feet, make sure you are wearing walking shoes or hiking boots, sneakers/trainers. Depending on the season, these should also be water resistant or waterproof. Please dress according to the season.

As this is an overnight tour please bring your overnight clothes. The hotel/guesthouse will provide linens and a towel for showering.

This is a 2 day tour. Please note that this is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

Yes, solo-travellers are able to book this tour. Please note that there is a minimum number of guests needed for this tour to continue. Contact us for further information.

Yes, it is advised you bring along your camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature. Always protect your camera in a protective case. We are not responsible for the breakage of any equipment.

There is no food provided on this tour. Guests are allowed to bring with them light snacks and beverages.

Book Now!

We run tours on a minimum number of 4 adults. If this is not reached a week prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund. Single occupancy charge.

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2 Day Snaefellsnes, Northern Lights & Kirkjufell Tour

About the tour


Day One

Starting from Reykjavik, join us on this breathtaking tour through Iceland's western coastline. Start the day being picked up at your hotel/guesthouse (or specified location) in Reykjavik. From there we will make our way towards the beautiful landscape of the Snaelfellsnes Peninsula which boasts countless natural wonders, unique landscapes and beautiful coastlines.

The first stop is the breathtaking Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall, located a short walk away from the equally beautiful Kirkjufell mountain, Iceland’s most photographed mountain. You will recognise it by it’s unique cone-shape. Kirkjufell is known as ‘Church Mountain’ as it resembles a church steeple and has acted as a landmark for seafarers and travellers over the centuries. This area is very photogenic, you might also recognise this location from Game of Thrones.

Continuing along the coast, we pass Gufuskalar before stopping at Djupalonssandur Black Sand Beach. This location was once a bustling fishing village, when Snaefellsnes Peninsula functioned as one of Iceland’s most active trading ports.

Walking down towards Djúpalónssandura Black Sand Beach you will notice four large stones of varying sizes weighing between 23kg (50lbs) and 155kg (342lbs), used as lifting stones to test the strength of fishermen. The stones are named Amlodi (useless), Halfdreattingur (weakling), Halfsterkur (half-strong) and Fullsterkur (full-strong). If you walk around the beach you may discover rusty iron remnants of the 1948 shipwrecked scattered along the beach.

Be sure to keep your eye out for the gigantic radio tower of Loranstodin, also known as Loren C.

Back in the jeep as we drive towards our hotel. When it starts to get dark we begin our hunt for the elusive Northern Lights which are difficult to predict and not guaranteed. Be patient and keep your fingers crossed for a phenomenal and memorable night. The Northern Lights can only be seen on a clear winters night, you will need to wrap up warm in wind and waterproof clothing. Remember to bring your camera gear and tripod for that memorable shot.


Day Two

The next morning, after breakfast, the journey continues towards Arnarstapi, a small fishing village on the southern coast of Sneafellsnes. Once in Arnarstapi you will get to marvel at the authentic and charming Icelandic houses, ragged cliffs and oceans views. The beach area here is also home to large colonies of arctic tern.

Next up we pass the Londrangar rock pinnacles at the base of Snaefellsjokull Glacier, otherwise referred to as the “journey to the centre of the Earth.” (Jules Verne).

From here we will start our drive back to Reykjavik passing through Borgarnes, another scenic town on the west coast with beautiful mountains and fjord, on the way. This might be a good opportunity to spot the Northern Lights so Keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky. This natural phenomenon is hard to predict but on a clear winters night, there’s always a chance of a magical display of Northern Lights.


Accomodation

Our preferred accommodation partners for this tour are:

  • Fosshotel Stykkisholmur
  • Hotel Budir
  • Hotel Husafell


Disclaimer:
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

We offer pickup within Reykjavik: at hotels, guesthouses or alternative locations such as bus stations or car rental offices.

Please let us know of your pickup and drop off locations as soon as possible.

We recommend dressing in warm, layered clothing so you are able to remove or add clothing if the temperature changes. For your outer layer, please make sure it is both wind and water resistant, though waterproof is best. For you feet, make sure you are wearing comfortable and sturdy walking/hiking shoes/boots/sneakers. Depending on the season, these should also be water resistant or waterproof.
Please dress according to the season.  For more information on this, please see our F.A.Q.

This tour is scheduled to be 12 hours.   Please know this is dependent on weather and/or time spent at each stop.

The landowners do request a small donation if you would like to fill your water bottle up. This donation is used to help preserve the land around the mineral spring.

Yes, solo-travellers are able to book this tour.  Please know there is a minimum number of guests needed for this tour to continue.  Contact us for further information.

Yes, it is advised you bring along with you a camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature.  Always protect your camera to prevent any breakage due to rain by keeping it in a protective case.  We are not responsible for the breakage of any equipment.

There is no food provided on this tour. Guests are allowed to bring with them light snacks and beverages.

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We run tours on a minimum number of 4 adults. If this is not reached a week prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund. Single occupancy charge.

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Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon & Bubble

About the tour


Heading off from Reykjavik, this once in a lifetime tour starts with all the iconic sights of the famous Golden Circle. You will travel in a luxury jeep (6 people max) to the gorgeous Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and home to the first parliament, mid-Atlantic crest and Silfra fissure. The name Thingvellir means “Parliament Fields” in Icelandic. The general assembly, the Althing, was established here in 930 AD making it one of the oldest parliaments in the world. Thingvellir is also known for its geology and has been a protected area since 1928. You can walk the paths along and between the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates, exploring nature and take in the beautiful views. Don’t miss Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake.

Next up we drive to the famous Geysir hot springs area. It is located in the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur. Today the most active Geysir is Strokkur, an energetic spouting hot spring which erupts every 6 to 9 minutes. The white column of boiling water forms a beautiful half bubble before spraying up super-heated steaming water.

It can reach a height of 15-30m (60-90 feet). Strokkur (the churn) was formed in an earthquake in 1789. Excuse the smell, it’s the natural boiling sulfur!

Onto the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, this is one of the most popular sights in Iceland. It runs down the river Hvítá in a curved, three-stepped staircase form. It’s a very powerful experience to walk close to the waterfall on the west side as an average of 140 cubic meters of water falls per second (80 in winter).

The falls send moisture up into the air so be prepared to get a little wet. We recommend wearing waterproof clothing here.

From here the tour will stop at a local restaurant where everyone can enjoy dinner before a nice soak in the Secret Lagoon.

Once at the Secret Lagoon (ticket included with tour) you will have ample time to enjoy this unique natural hot spring, the oldest swimming pool in Iceland (made in 1891). The water holds at 38-40 Celsius (100-104 Fahrenheit) all year around. Swim and float around, try to find the hottest part of the lagoon! You can also take a short walk around the lagoon to see the beautiful landscape, original changing hut, the natural geysirs heating the lagoon and the nearby greenhouse.

When you are done relaxing, you will be taken to the Bubble Hotel where you will spend the night in your own clear bubble (2 adults per bubble), surrounded by Icelandic nature, tucked away in a small woodland. Listen to the birds chirp and enjoy the long summer light or stargaze in winter. Lie back and keep an eye out for the magical Northern Lights dancing above your head.

The next morning we will make one stop at a restaurant for you to purchase breakfast on the way back to Reykjavik.


Disclaimer:
Northern Lights Iceland is not liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during it’s tours. This also applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, or any uncontrolled outside force. Northern Lights Iceland reserves the right to cancel, alter or postpone any tour for any reason. Please see our full terms for more details.


FAQ

The most common questions for this tour.

Pickup and drop off occurs within Reykjavik only. Please contact us with any questions about your hotel/guesthouse location and if it is included within our pickup/drop off area.

This is an overnight tour. Pickup in Reykjavik at 12:00 – 12:30 on day one and drop off in Reykjavik the next morning between 11:00 -11:30.

Time spent at each stop along the Golden Circle will be dependent on guests wishes and the driver’s recommendations. Weather and daylight hours may also affect time spent at each site.

Please bring with you a bathing suit and towel for the Secret Lagoon (you can rent a towel from the lagoon for 500 ISK).

Warm layered clothing for the day tour and preferably a waterproof outer layer. We advice you wear good walking shoes or hiking boots, sneakers/trainers.

Remember your overnight clothes.

Optional: snacks, food, and/or beverages.

At this time, we are unable to accommodate solo-traveler.

Please contact us directly for guidance.

No food is included with this tour.

There is one stop in the evening for you to purchase dinner and a stop the next morning for you to purchase breakfast. You may choose to bring your own food/snacks and beverages, and store them in the self-service kitchen at the Bubble Hotel.

There is a cafe located at both stops on the Golden Circle, and snacks / beverages can be purchased at the Secret Lagoon.

Yes, it is advised you bring your camera to take photos of the beautiful Icelandic nature and the sites we stop at. If you are lucky you may even be able to capture the Northern Lights from your bubble (winter only).

There is no guarantee you will see the Northern Lights. They are highly unpredictable and affected greatly by the weather, cloud coverage and light activity.

Please also know that the Northern Lights season runs from mid-September to mid-April. The sky must be dark to be in with a chance.

Here in Iceland, daylight hours are extremely long in summer with some days of no darkness at all. The wonderful news about staying at the bubbles in summer: more daylight for adventures!

In addition to longer daylight, there is also higher natural activity like birds, and more light means better photographs. If you are a bird enthusiast you will love our summertime in the bubble.

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No solo booking, you can book for 2 adults but if the minimum number of 4 is not reached a week prior to departure, the tour will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund.

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