6 Day Northern Lights Hunting Trip | From Reykjavik to the Ice Cave
Explore the diverse landscapes of Iceland and hunt for the Northern Lights on this 6-day winter tour, departing from Reykjavík!
This guided small-group adventure by minibus will take you around Iceland’s famous Golden Circle to the South Coast, all the way to the pristine glaciers of Vatnajökull National Park. In addition, you’ll have a free day to spend at your leisure. You can use it to visit the wild and beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula, pack it with exhilarating activities, or simply take your time exploring the charming sights within the northernmost capital city in the world.
Winter is an exciting time in Iceland. This is when the country experiences snowfall and the landscapes are blanketed in an enchanting layer of white. The days are characterised by ethereal Arctic light, while the nights are long and dark, meaning that you’ll increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.
You’ll get to see some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you hunt for the Aurora Borealis in Iceland. Enjoy stunning waterfalls, vast lava fields, steaming geothermal wonders, snow capped mountains and black sand beaches as you make the return journey from west to east. Visit small fishing villages by the sea, weave your way between icebergs upon the Diamond Beach and marvel at the sheer beauty of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Throughout this unforgettable experience, you’ll have the chance to learn all about Icelandic culture, history and more.
To make your trip to Iceland all the more special, this tour includes a visit to an incredible ice cave located deep within Europe’s largest ice cap. There are few places in the world where it is possible to explore these wonders of nature, so be prepared for a truly magical experience. In addition, you’ll receive entry to the world-class spa facilities of the Blue Lagoon, where you can take a relaxing dip in geothermal pools to unwind after a week of exploring.
If you’d like to maximise your adventure, then there is the option of adding extra activities during the booking process. Dive into the crystal clear waters of Silfra fissure, glide across a glacier on a snowmobile, go riding on the back of an Icelandic horse, take a whale watching tour on the bay, witness the Northern Lights by boat or enter manmade ice tunnels within Langjökull glacier. The opportunities are endless!
For the duration of this tour, all of your accommodation and transport will be arranged for you by our professional travel consultants, giving you absolute peace of mind during your vacation in Iceland. All you’ll have to do is to turn up with a sense of adventure and willingness to explore.
This 6-day guided tour of Iceland is the perfect way to see the country in winter. Do not miss out on the opportunity to chase the Northern Lights across the stunning landscapes and explore an ice cave. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Arrival and Northern Lights
Day 2 - The Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon
Day 3 - The South Coast
Day 4 - Deep Inside the Ice Cave
Day 5 - Your Choice: Reykjavik vs Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 6 - Farewell to Iceland
What to bring
Good to know
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.
It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.
Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.
You can now add meals to your booking.
Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you.
At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu.
Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements.
Vouchers are non-refundable.
This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost.
The cost of your cancellation insurance depends on the duration of your tour or package. A base cost of 5,000 ISK per person is applied to all tours and packages with a duration of 5 days or less. An additional 1,000 ISK per person will be added to the insurance cost for each day after.
The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact email@example.com and declare full cancellation.
Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.