Overview

Enjoy the lively capital city of Reykjavik before you hunt for the Northern Lights by land and sea

Highlights

  • Northern Lights
  • Small Tour Group
  • Active Geldingadalur volcano eruption
  • South Coast (Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara)
  • Golden Circle (Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir)
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Vatnajökull Glacier Hike (April-October)
  • Crystal Ice Cave (November-March)
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Mývatn (Myvatn)
  • Whale Watching in Dalvík
  • The Diamond Beach

This 8-day tour is perfect for travelers who want to see all Iceland has to offer! Hit the famous highlights along the Golden Circle. Then head off the beaten path for exhilarating hikes across impressive glaciers and volcanoes. Top off your excursion with a hunt for aurora borealis!

  • Free Wifi
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
  • Small group
Availability Sept - April
Duration 8 day
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 8 years
Ratio 1:18 Guide to client ratio
Difficulty Easy
Accommodation Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

251 990
Per Adult
    • Flexible Cancellation up to 24 hours
    • No booking fees
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What's included

Included

  • Hotel room with private bathroom (7 nights)
  • Breakfast each morning at hotel
  • Guided minibus tour
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard the bus
  • Whale Watching in Dalvík
  • Visit to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull
  • Free photos with the Northern Lights

What to bring

  • Warm layers
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear, scarf, and gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Good hiking boots (recommended)

Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Single room fee
  • Entrance fee to Mývatn Nature Baths

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Introduction

winter view above gullfoss waterfall

Set-out on an incredible 8-day excursion through the highlights of Iceland! On this multiday tour from Reykjavik, you’ll witness waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches and more. Spend each night in a different country hotel, the perfect setting to catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights!  

During this unforgettable road trip, we stop at every region of the country as we make our way around the Ring Road. Relax in the steamy Mývatn Nature Baths, marvel at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and hike the East Fjords. 

Finally, we hit the high seas for whale watching, fishing, and a hunt for the aurora borealis!  Your trip begins and ends with two days in Reykjavik. Take time to wander Iceland’s lively capital city!

boat in the reykjavik docks at night

Home to two-thirds of the total Icelandic population, Reykjavik is a colorful city bursting with an eclectic variety of cultural events and places. No matter what you like to do, there’s something for everyone. Shop in a bustling shopping areas, visit a historic landmark or take a dip in a heated outdoor pool. Take a detour from the city scene to explore the wonders of Mother Nature. This day is on your own until the evening. Once night falls, a guided boat tour takes you out to chase the Northern Lights! Check in at your hotel is from 2 p.m. in the afternoon.

northern lights above harpa building
  • Northern Lights: The city center is not the ideal spot to see the Northern Lights. Luckily, you can catch a boat tour from the Old Harbor that  will take you out to clear dark skies. Your aurora expert will teach you all about this solar phenomenon while you witness its beauty. 
  • Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur Street: One of the oldest streets in the city, Laugavegur is Reykjavik’s main shopping street, find a multitude of cafes, bars, restaurants and, of course, shops dotted along the way. Running from the corner of this street is Skólavörðustígur, a street featuring Icelandic arts and crafts.
  • Laugardalslaug: Iceland’s largest outdoor pool, this swimming and sports complex has lovely naturally-heated pools and hottubs. 
  • Old Harbor: Built between 1913 and 1917, this booming area is where the vast ocean and bright city convene. Old Harbor is home to tons of businesses, museums, and the capital's award-winning Harpa concert hall. Tours for whale watching, puffin watching, and the Northern Lights depart from this spot. 
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church: Perched on top of Skólavörðuhæð hill in the center of Reykjavík, this church has the best panoramic view of the city. At 74.5 metres (245 feet) tall, Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in Iceland. The unconventional design is the work of prominent architect Guðjón Samúelsson, who is said to have been inspired by Svartifoss Waterfall at Skaftafell.
  • National Museum: This museum focuses on the history of Icelandic culture. The permanent exhibition, “The Making of a Nation,”showcases around 2000 artifacts that date from the time of first settlement up to the modern age. 
  • The Icelandic Phallological Museum: Commonly referred to as “Iceland’s Penis Museum”, this unique museum houses over 215 penile specimens from over 53 Icelandic mammals. While you’re there, head to their folklore area to see the members of mermen, Icelandic elves, ghosts, trolls, and sea monsters!
winter view of hallgrimskirkja chruch
Day Highlights
  • The cultural wonders of Reykjavík
  • Northern Lights boat tour
  • Today you choose your highlights!
Included
  • One night accommodation in Reykavík
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Reykjavik Lights Hotel
or similar
eruption of geysir strokkur in winter

Our journey kicks off with a bang as we hit the popular Golden Circle. We pick everyone up between 08:00 and 08:30 a.m. and then ride to Thingvellir National Park. From the Geysir Geothermal Area to Gullfoss Waterfall, we stop at South Iceland’s most famous nature sights along this passage. Witness the force of Mother Nature at the explosive Strokkur Geyser and the powerful Hvítá River. On our way to the hotel in Vík we stop to hike Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls. As we weave along this secret path, discover spectacular views only visible from the falls. Spend the night at a country hotel near Vik before we continue along the South Coast.

thingvellir national park walking path in autumn
  • Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this important natural landmark is full of history and unique geology. In 930 CE, the Icelandic Parliament, Alþing, was founded here, the oldest existing democratic parliament in the world. 
  • The Mid-Atlantic Ridge: The Mid-Atlantic Ridge marks the spot where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet and pull away from each other. Formed about 24 million years ago by volcanic eruptions, the largest portion of the mid-Atlantic ridge above sea level rises up in the middle of the park. 
  • The Great Geysir: Once one of the most famous geysers in the world, this massive spring goes years between eruptions. Those lucky enough to witness this powerful water spectacle will see its spray shoot up as high as 70 meters (230 feet) in the air.
  • Strokkur: Strokkur is Iceland's most active hot spring, erupting every five to ten minutes. A truly entertaining display, boiling water shoots out up to 40 meters (130 feet) high. 
  • Gullfoss Waterfall: Icelandic for the “Golden Waterfall,” on sunny days the water takes on a golden color. The impressive falls have a total height of 32 meters (105 feet) –  which splits into two waterfalls. Gullfoss' upper waterfall drops 11 meters (36 feet), while the lower waterfall drops 21 meters (69 feet). These roaring waters are the largest-volume falls in Europe.
  • Hvítá River: The name of this  glacial riveraptly translates to 'White River.'  Hvítá's icy currents begin at Langjökull, the second-biggest glacier in Iceland, and flow for 40 kilometers before cascading down Gullfoss Waterfall.
  • Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls: Both falls drop 196 ft (60 m), but each have features that make then breathtakingly unique. Skógafoss flows from former sea cliffs, a sight to behold. Hike behind Seljalandsfoss and you'll discover a view from behind the falls that isn’t accessible anywhere else!
seljalandsfoss and skogafoss waterfalls in iceland
Day Highlights
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Hot springs
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
Included
  • Breakfast at your hotel in Reykjavík
  • Hotel with private bathroom near Vík
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Visit to the highlights of the Golden Circle
  • Visit the famous South Coast waterfalls
Accommodation
Hotel Geirland
Cozy countryside hotel, located only 2 km from Kirkjubæjarklaustur Or similar
winter glacier view in skaftafell vatnajokull

Our South Coast route takes us to coal-colored beaches, glacier lagoons, lava fields, and more. Stroll along the world-renowned Reynisfjara black sand beach and witness dramatic views of Reynisdrangar basalt formation. Photographic the giant crystal icebergs of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon as they wash up onto the black sand shore of Diamond Beach. Our journey then takes us over Eldhraun Lava Field to Skaftafell Nature Area, a spectacular oasis of flora and fauna. We’ll hike for three hours on a glacier at Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park. During winter months (Nov-Mar), we may do an ice cave at Vatnajokull instead of the glacier hike.

man walking around reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach:  Voted one of the 21 Best Beaches in the World by National Geographic, this world-famous coastline is a glittering example of Iceland's popular black sand beaches. From Reynisfjara you can see the Reynisdrangar salt stacks. According to Icelandic folklore, these basalt columns are former trolls who tried to pull ships ashore.
  • Vatnajökull National Park: Only established in 2008, Vatnajökull National Park grew slowly but now covers 14,141 square kilometers (5,460 square miles) - 14% of Iceland. Vatnajökull is Europe's largest national park and houses several notable natural attractions.
  • Vatnajökull Glacier: Vatnajökull glacier is Europe's largest glacier. With a surface area of approximately 8,100 square kilometers (3127 square miles), it covers 8% of Iceland’s landmass. Vatnajökull is also home to Iceland's largest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, at 2,200 metres tall (7,218 feet), as well as notable active volcanoes Grímsvötn, Öræfajökull, and Bárðarbunga. 
  • Mýrdalsjökull Glacier: The country's fourth-largest ice cap, covering nearly 600 square kilometers (232 square miles), it is famous for its explosive underbelly. Beneath this massive glittering glacier sits two notorious volcanoes, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull. 
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve: This wilderness area is marked by woodlands, ice-capped mountains, and Svartifoss Waterfall. 
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: The world-famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is a favorite tourist attraction in South Iceland. The glacier lagoon is dotted with icebergs that float gently out to sea. It’s an absolute must-see!
  • Diamond Beach: Sometimes, the icebergs floating from Jokulsarlon end up on the nearby black sand beach. This shore glitters with beached icebergs, leading to its name, Diamond Beach.
flying above jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
Day Highlights
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon
  • The Crystal Beach (Diamond Beach)
  • Höfn - Lobster capital of Iceland
Included
  • Breakfast at hotel near Vík
  • Visit to Reynisfjara
  • Guided Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Visit to Jökulsarlón and the Diamond Beach
  • One night accommodation in Höfn
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Hofn Hotel
or similar
eystrahorn mountain in eastfjords

The East Fjords of Iceland presents charming fishing villages and deep fjords. We’ll pass through the fjords of Álftafjörður, Hamarsfjörður, and Berufjörður, each more beautiful than the last. Wander along picturesque Hvalnes, or “whale peninsula,” a small peninsula with a pebble beach. We’ll stop at the charming, traditional fishing village of Djúpivogur for a look at the local culture, then go on an exciting 3-hour hike to Hengifoss. 

djupivogur town view in east iceland
  • Hvalnes Nature Reserve is a rocky headland with a lighthouse. The panoramic view offers visitors views of the craggy mountaintops across the horizon. 
  • Djúpivogur is a small town best known for its coastal scenery. It’s also quite close to the island of Papey, an abandoned island with the oldest wooden church in Iceland, dating back to 1807. 
  • Hengifoss is a majestic waterfall surrounded by red layers of clay and basalt layers.
  • Iceland Wilderness Center was opened in 2016 by Icelandic movie set designer Denni and historian, Arna. It offers accommodations, activities, hot springs, and local food.
  • Litlanesfoss is a towering waterfall not far from Hengifoss with pretty hexagonal basalt columns as a backdrop.
  • Egilsstadir is the largest town in East Iceland, with a population of around 2,700 inhabitants. Attractions of note include the biggest forest in Iceland, hiking trails, mini-golf course, and the Vok Baths at Lake Urridavatn.
colourful hengifoss waterfall in east iceland
Day Highlights
  • Djúpivogur Fishing Village
  • Hengifoss Waterfall
  • Litlanesfoss Waterfall
  • The town of Egilsstaðir
Included
  • Breakfast at the guesthouse in Höfn
  • Visit to the small fishing village of Djúpvogur
  • Guided hike to Hengifoss Waterfall
  • Private bathroom
  • One night at a Hotel in Egilsstaðir
Accommodation
Hotel Valaskjalf
or similar
powerful dettifoss waterfall in winter

North Iceland is a treasure-trove of waterfalls and volcanic areas. The first stop is Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Take in the roar of the water as it pours out at a rate of 3 million gallons per minute! Next up, we head to Lake Myvatn area. This turquoise lake is surrounded on all sides by steaming cracks, bubbling craters, curious rock formations. Swing by Grjotagja Cave, with its colorful thermal spring. Don’t miss the Dimmuborgir lava rocks, also called the Dark Castles. We’ll soak our muscles at the Myvatn Nature Baths, mineral-rich blue waters straight from the earth. You can add admission to the baths when booking the tour. The final stop is Godafoss, a beautiful waterfall on the side of the Ring Road.

aerial myvatn lake view in summer
  • Dettifoss Waterfall. As the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss is 100 meters wide and drops 45 meters down the majestic Jokulsargljufur Canyon!
  • Myvatn Lake. Myvatn is both a lake and the name of the area. Don’t miss the lava mud pools, rock formations and bubbling craters. 
  • Namaskard geothermal area. This geothermal area is just east of Lake Myvatn. Look for hot springs, sulfur sites, and clay deposits.
  • Godafoss Waterfall. This historic waterfall is famous for its local legend. According to the story, in 1000 c.e., a chief in Iceland renounced his pagan gods and threw their idols in the falls. From then on, Iceland was officially a Christian country.
Landscape Of Godafoss Waterfall In Northern Iceland
Day Highlights
  • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Mývatn Lake
  • Námaskarð geothermal area
  • Hverfjall Crater
  • Dimmuborgir formations
  • Goðafoss Waterfall
Included
  • Breakfast at Hotel in Egilsstaðir
  • Guided visit to all the highlights
  • Time to explore the magnificent landscapes
  • One night at a hotel close to Akureyri
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
or similar
town of akureyri view

On Day 6, drive around Akureyri to the small harbor of Dalvik for a whale-watching adventure. The waters of the North Coast have become known for their active and thriving marine life, especially the humpbacks and minke whales. Our tours have a 98% success rate! As you sail back to shore, you’ll get the chance to try sea angling. On Tröllaskagi Peninsula, visit the towns of Siglufjörður and Ólafsfjörður, quiet fishing communities. Visit Siglufjörður’s Herring Era Museum and the setting for Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland series. Stay overnight at your hotel in Laugarbakki.

whale side breaching near a boat in akureyri
  • Whale Watching from Dalvik. Join this optional 3-hour whale watching tour from Dalvik harbor. Sail around the longest fjord in Iceland for a glimpse of these majestic creatures. You can book this extra activity when booking  your tour.
  • Siglufjörður. Learn why this town is called the herring fishing capital of the Atlantic!
small fishing boat in siglufjordur harbor
Day Highlights
  • Akureyri - Capital of the North
  • Whale Watching from Dalvík
  • Siglufjörður Fishing Village
Included
  • Breakfast at a Hotel close to Akureyri
  • Akureyri & Eyjafjörður Fjord
  • 3-hour Whale Watching sail tour
  • Opportunity to try out sea angling
  • Visit to Siglufjörður
  • One night at a hotel in Laugarbakki
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Hotel Laugarbakki
or similar
view of hraunfossar waterfall in iceland

On Day 7, we’ll visit highlights of West Iceland, specifically Borgarfjörður. Within Borgarfjordur lies the Silver Circle. We’ll visit four main sights on this tourist route: Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, and Reykholt. Our drive back to Reykjavik will take us through the scenic Hvalfjordur. Once you’ve had a chance to rest up, embark on our Northern Lights tour. This minibus tour takes you deep into the Icelandic countryside for a chance to glimpse the elusive aurora.

grabok volcanic crater view in north iceland
  • Grabrok: Your first stop is Grabrok, an ancient volcanic crater.
  • Hraunfossar & Barnafoss: We’ll also see the Hraunfossar Waterfall, a series of small cascades flowing through lava fields. Nearby is Barnafoss Waterfall, or “the children’s falls,” so-called for the tragic legend that surrounds it.
  • Reykholt: Next up on the list is Reykholt, a historic town famous as the homestead of the Icelandic saga author and poet Snorri Sturluson. There you’ll find Snorralaug, a natural hot pool in the area, where Snorri himself is said to have bathed.
aerial view of town of reykholt
Day Highlights
  • Borgarfjörður
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Barnafoss Waterfall
  • Hraunfossar Waterfall
  • Reykholt
  • Hike to Grábrók Volcano Crater
  • Northern Lights bus tour
Included
  • Breakfast at hotel in Bifröst
  • Visit to the highlights of Borgarfjörður
  • Visit to the historic sight of Reykholt
  • Drop off in Reykjavík
  • One night at a hotel in Reykjavík
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Reykjavik Lights Hotel
or similar
Reykjavik Ingolfur Square In Iceland

Look at your Reykjavík bucket list again and take the opportunity to do some things you didn't get to the first time around! We return back to Reykjavik for one last chance to explore the capital.

Wander the streets on foot or by bike. Walk up to Perlan Museum for a panorama of the city or soak in a local swimming pool.

Relax in a coffee shop, try Nordic cuisine, or learn about Icelandic myths at the local museums. The choice is yours!

Day Highlights
  • Reykjavík delights - your choice!
Included
  • Breakfast at hotel/guest house in Reykjavík

Frequently asked questions

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

Our multi-day tours will give you a small group experience as they are operated in a mini-bus and you get a better connection with the guide.

By booking a multi-day tour with us, you don’t need to have to worry about finding accommodation during the time of the tour as our multi-day tour includes accommodation which is often booked far in advance. You will get more opportunity to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to see on a one day tour. Please be noted that packages do not include accommodation.

All of our tours are English guided so you will have English speaking licensed guide throughout the tour that will tell you everything about what you see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by at to get the absolute best experience.

When booking you are guaranteed accommodation at a friendly country hotel and/or guesthouse. All of the hotels we have partnered up with are all with the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. The standard room is a twin room but it is possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking.

Free Wi-Fi, towels, a hairdryer, and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels.

If you want to have your own room than a single supplement is available but you are not required to pay a single supplement. If you do not wish to book a single room then you will be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

Breakfast is included at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant during the tour. Meals and beverages are not included on your tour. However, we will make stops at restaurants and conveniences stores where you are able to purchase all necessities.

The average amount spent on food each day per person is 8,000 ISK (80$). Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are accepted at all restaurants and stores. A small amount of cash won't hurt though.

Breakfast is included at all the hotels/guesthouses we stay 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, where you can find a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels/guesthouses we stay at for the night.

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44lbs).

*The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62in).

*You can store your luggage with us in Reykjavík while you are on the 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.

We welcome all participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. Our average group usually consist of participants between the age of 22-55 years. Although we have people of all ages ranging from 8-99 years joining our multi-day tours. We get a lot of solo travelers joining us as well as families and friends.

If you find yourself having difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, then you are more than welcome to skip it. Iceland is surrounded by beautiful scenery so you can explore your surroundings in the meantime r wait elsewhere while others do the activity. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available if requested.

The average is around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You’ll spend approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. Stops are of course made on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks, lunch stops and etc.

We do offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking shoes. These items are available to book 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 that at least 24 hours prior to your tour starts, via our Customer Portal.

We always highly 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) you should be able to join the tour, but be aware that some risks could follow such as flight gets delayed and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we, unfortunately, cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.

For more information on the Northen Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

We, unfortunately, do not have one simple answer to this question.

There isn’t just one single setting for your camera that ensures great photos. However, if you have manual options, you are probably best served with experimenting with various combinations of ISO, aperture, and exposure settings. As a rule of thumb, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2 8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed at between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have proven effective.

A good thing to keep in mind, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have given great results.

Different combinations may give very different results. Higher ISO setting will allow you to capture faster exposures, but the downside to this might be for example grainier images.

If the shutter speed is above 15 seconds it will result in a slight star movement.

Wider angle lenses are usually more versatile in low light settings, but longer lenses give you different options for compositions. Make sure that you remove all lens filters, as they may distort images. You will probably get the best results with manual setting for infinite focal length.

Reimbursement is not given if the northern lights tour goes ahead and no lights are seen but we do offer you the change to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.

Please contact our Customer Care to re-book your tour.

When Northern Lights tours are canceled it’s usually due to unfavorable weather conditions.

In that case, your options will be to:

  1. Reschedule for another day.
  2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.
  3. Get fully refunded.

Please go to customer portal to re-book your tour or contact us by phone +354 562 7000

The northern lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. We recommend you to check en.vedur.is to see the forecast and if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going ahead. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 pm the latest. If your tour is canceled then you will receive an email from us.

If we think there is no chance at all of seeing the lights we will cancel the tour. We don’t want to bring you out and disappoint if there is no chance of the lights to be seen.

Yes, the guide on your tour will take a photo of you with the northern lights in the background.
These can be single or group photo’s and are free of charge.

The Northern Lights season is from late August until mid-April. However, if you want to increase your changes of seeing them, it is best to wait until the clear winter months of mid-September until March.

The northern lights depend on luck and weather if that is in your favor than you will be able to see the Aurora Borealis above the inviting streets of Reykjavík. Whether you see the lights or not they depend on two different factors. The first being the weather. If the sky is clear, no clouds, then you are halfway there to seeing the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights (although light pollution can sometimes be a problem). Increased solar activity is the second half so, if these two merge together you may well be able to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik.

Iceland is known for unforeseeable weather. It is likely that you can see all 4 seasons in one day.

Dressing for that kind sort of weather can always be demanding so we always suggest dressing in layers. 3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended, for example, 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 are not suitable for the weather conditions, they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.

Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are convenient and wear wind/waterproof pants over. There is high UV and sunlight reflecting off on the glacier so we highly recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy.

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

It is good to bring your own backpack on our full day or half day tours. It’s the best carry-on for a small lunch, extra clothes and other necessary items.

The scenery on the tour is full of stunning, scenic views that are photographable so you should definitely bring your camera along.

This is surely a personal choice, we do not deny pregnant women on our glacier trips but we highly recommend you to take a closer look at our trip description and difficulty ratings, they will hopefully give you a better idea. We also recommend you to contact your physician, as pregnant women’s health can be quite different. If you have any further questions or concerns then feel free to contact us.

Lunch is not provided on any of our trips, therefore we recommend you to bring your own lunch especially for the longer trips, snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

Crampons make you enable to walk on the glacier ice without slipping. They are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes.

Yes, we have specially trained and certified glacier guide on every glacier tour that we offer. And for our 3rd party tours we only partner with operators that meet our quality and safety standards.

Yes, we provide you with all necessary glacier gear for our glacier hiking tours. Ice axe, harness, and helmets are provided. This will help you to complete the tour safely.

Iceland is known to have a lot of snow and when the snow stays long enough in one place than it turns to ice. Over long periods of time, the ice layers up becoming huge blocks called glaciers. It forms to create ginormous glaciers that sweep across huge masses of land. Iceland is home of the largest glacier in Europe that is called Vatnajökull. The Glacier Guides can tell you more about and everything you need to know about the Glaciers.

Rain is common in Iceland but we never let the rain be in our way to go forward with our tours.
That’s why we highly recommend appropriate clothing so you can be warm and dry on the tours.
Nature is out of our control and therefore we need to adapt to the weather. Your safety is our first priority so if your safety is compromised by going on the tour then we will cancel it and you will get full reimbursement.

The guide on your Glacier Hiking tour will provide you with all the information you might need when preparing for a glacier hike.

Yes, the parking fee depends on your car category.

Category A - Passenger car, 5 seats or less: ISK 750

Category B - Passenger car, 6-9 seats: ISK 1,000

Motorcycles: ISK 300

You can always check the newest fees here.

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