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8 Days | Hunt aurora and discover Iceland’s natural wonders

4.9 out of 5 based on 18 reviews submitted.
EUR €3,530
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Search the sky for dancing lights by night and discover natural wonders by day on this eight-day Premium adventure. Travel with a local leader who brings the landscape to life as you view the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, drive through hardened lava fields in Skaftafell National Park, see the eerily calm waters of the Glacier Lagoon and wander among Reynisdrangar’s imposing basalt sea stacks. Take in dramatic views from your feature stay hotel and journey from Hvolsvollur to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in pursuit of mother nature’s most spectacular show.

Trip overview

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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This trip generates 14.15 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience the breadth of Iceland's incredible natural phenomena - ancient volcanic rock formations, black pebble beaches, glacial lakes and geothermal lagoons.
  • Travel with an experienced local leader who will explain geographic features, share stories of Iceland’s history and folklore and narrate your nightly sky watching with the science behind aurora borealis.
  • Stay in the stylish Fosshotel for your Feature Stay, offering up priceless views of the surrounding landscape, modern comforts and an excellent restaurant that uses the freshest Icelandic produce.
  • Embrace two incredible Exclusive Experiences; a home cooked dinner on a local farm, and a relaxing dip in the wonderfully scenic Krauma thermal pools.
  • This trip is designed to give you the best chance at seeing the spectacular dancing lights of the aurora borealis in the northern sky.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The northern lights are most visible during the colder months, when temperatures can reach -15 °C or below and snow is very likely. It's important to bring appropriate clothing such as a down jacket, thermals layers, gloves and suitable footwear.
  • Many locations on this itinerary are remote, which means a few long drives. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know your fellow travellers.
  • While there is a strong chance of seeing the northern lights in all their colourful glory (thanks to the high latitude, time of year and itinerary), nature makes no guarantees. On the rare occasion that your leader must alter the itinerary due to adverse weather, alternative activities will be offered.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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7 breakfasts, 4 dinners


Private Vehicle (Ford Transit van or similar)


Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Reykjavik - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geysir & Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Aurora Spotting (weather dependent)
  • Skaftafell - National Park
  • South Coast - Laki Lava Fields
  • South Coast - Reynisdrangar & Solheimajokull Glacier
  • South Coast - Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon
  • Krauma - Geothermal Baths Visit
  • Borgarfjordur - Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Borgarfjordur - Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Snaefellsjokull, Arnarstapi & Stykkisholmur
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Liston's Stone Carving Workshop
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula – Homemade Farmhouse Dinner
Add on activities
  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon - ISK3000
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2500
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3000
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK3400
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2050
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - ISK4990
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - ISK18980
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Reykjavik - Lava Tunnel Tour - ISK11400

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 18 reviews submitted.
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Rebecca · Traveled March 2023
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Jam packed itinerary with a mixture of adventure and relaxing stops. Fascinating country with out of this world landscapes. For me our guide Kristjan took this trip to another level with stories of local legends n history and random stops he thought we'd like (we totally did) like a geothermal power station. Came back from this trip buzzing and wanting to go back. It is an expensive place to visit but TOTALLY worth it!!
Review submitted 11 Apr 2023

Elizabeth · Traveled March 2023
My premium trip to Iceland in winter with Intrepid Travel as an amazing experience! The hotels, the tour guide/leader, the sites, the food was all top notch. There was a great balance of planned/included activities and meals with opportunities to go off on our own and explore. Our guide was knowledgeable and kept our group on track - he even got us all fermented shark and Icelandic schnapps to try! While that was quite the 1-2 combo, I'm so glad I tried it! And while I realize intrepid can't take credit for us seeing the Northern Lighta 4 nights in a row, it was just the cherry on top of an amazing trip!
Review submitted 06 Apr 2023

Ashley · Traveled March 2023
This trip was fantastic. We got to see so much of Iceland (including 3 straight nights of Aurora!), we had a group of great people, and Ziggy was a sensational tour leader!
Review submitted 01 Apr 2023

Lynda · Traveled March 2023
A truly excellent trip, there is so so much more to Iceland than Reykjavik, waterfalls, geysers and hot springs. So much to see, the scenery from flat lava fields, to mountainous glaciers, volcanos, and rock formations is just spectacular, you will not want to nap on the bus. Absolutely amazing to walk along the fault line of a tectonic plate and then a couple of days later the foot of an outlet glacier. Our guide, Thor, with his knowledge of Iceland, his story telling of ogres and the hidden people, and a brilliant entertainer to boot was top notch. Go to Iceland, you won't be disappointed. PS It's windy, you'll need a good hat.
Review submitted 20 Mar 2023

Michael · Traveled February 2023
Going to Iceland was a beautiful trip. We stayed at a variety of accommodations and saw the sites of Iceland"s Golden Circle. Having a small group (11) meant we could stop and see things off the beaten path. We saw and experienced the many glaciers, waterfalls, lava fields and thermal spas that Iceland has to offer. Simply a great adventure.
Review submitted 04 Mar 2023
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