About This Trip

Escorted Group Winter Tour in Iceland

Visit Reykjavík, the Reynisfjara lava beach, the Golden Circle, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and search for Northern Lights. You see cascading waterfalls, smoking geysers, colorful volcano craters, a spectacular ice lagoon with floating icebergs and black lava beaches, all set against a backdrop of glittering glaciers and restless geology. Optional Northern Lights cruise by boat from Reykjavík and an optional ice-cave visit from mid-Nov to mid-March. Also available for New Years!

Dates & Prices

  • Select departures on Sundays between:
    Sep 26 2021 to Mar 27 2022
  • Price per person from: $960 Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $360

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation in simple tourist-class hotels
  • 3 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
  • Daily breakfast [B]
  • Entrance to Kerið volcano crater
  • Entrance to the Icelandic Lava Show
  • Northern Lights program during 2 evenings

Disclaimer

Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Additional nights in Reykjavik available from $95 per person based on double occupancy. Tour is also available as a budget group tour for a discount. Please call for budget group tour availability and prices as well as triple or child occupancy rates. Airfare is additional and is available through Brekke Tours. Rates and schedules subject to availability and change without notice.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: The Northern Lights are visible in the northern sky from September through April when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many natural wonders, it is an ephemeral spectacle – the Northern Lights may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else makes you comfortable while you await this truly outstanding event. For the best photos we recommend using a tripod.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík. Balance of day free to explore Iceland's capital on your own. Overnight at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Golden Circle - South Iceland

At 09:00 meet your tour guide and start the escorted tour program with a short city tour around Reykjavík. We explore the Golden Circle route. The first stop is at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, we visit the hot springs at Geysir and travel to the double waterfall, Gullfoss. We continue to Kerið, a caldera with a crater lake on the bottom and which resembles an ancient amphitheater. In the evening, you hear about the Northern Lights from your tour guide. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights. We will stay for one night at Hotel Eyjafjallajökull, Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland.

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Day 3: South Iceland - Vatnajökull & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell

A long drive brings us to a world of glaciers, ice, and icebergs. We travel to Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest national park and glacier and to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon which is filled with floating icebergs. You can walk on the black sandy beach, the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded. Tonight you can enjoy a movie presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky. Overnight at Hof1 Adventure Hotel near Skaftafell.

From mid-November to mid-March an optional ice-cave visit at Vatnajökull glacier is offered; which can only be booked with the tour guide on day 2 of the tour. Payment is onsite (ISK 23.000). Includes return transfer to the hotel.

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Day 4: Skaftafell - South Coast - Reykjavik

Today, we head across the Laki lava field to the village of Vík where we attend the stunning Icelandic Lava Show; the only exhibition in the world where you can experience actual flowing lava! By melting lava and pouring it on ice in a room full of people, you’ll be able to see the lava flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from it. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach and along the bird cliffs at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland. We pass the glacier Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull. We continue to Skógafoss waterfall and stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In the evening you return to Reykjavik for one last night at Hotel Klettur.

An optional Northern Lights bus tour or fjord cruise can be booked on the spot if the weather conditions are ideal.

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Day 5: Reykjavik – Depart

Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport.

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