Northern Lights Escape

6 Days | Travel to Iceland and experience its astounding natural features

4.9 out of 5 based on 245 reviews submitted.
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Gurgling hot springs, majestic waterfalls, volcanoes alive and extinct, Europe’s biggest glacier – Iceland, where adventures a la naturale await. Discover the raw natural beauty of this spectacular Nordic wonderland on a 6-day trip that will have you stalking close to epic glacial sheaths, feeling the icy spray of the Gullfoss waterfall and becoming acquainted with the culture and cuisine of an Arctic island outpost unlike any other.

Trip overview

Map of Northern Lights Escape including Iceland
Start
Reykjavik, Iceland
Finish
Reykjavik, Iceland
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Iceland
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
BMSW
This trip generates 11.53 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • On this trip we are travelling in our own private minibus as this allows us to reach some more off the beaten path destinations and gives us flexibility which would not be possible by public transport. And on top of that all our vehicles in Iceland have complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • There's a lot more to Iceland than ice and vikings. Follow the scenic 'Golden Circle', visiting geothermal springs and geysers, the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss and the site of the nation's first parliament at Thingvellir
  • Drive along the island’s spectacular South Shore past the Reynisdrangar Rocks and volcanic black sand beaches
  • Head to Skaftafell National Park and get adventurous with a hike to Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier
  • The aurora borealis is the best lightshow on Earth, and this trip is your ticket. Stay up late to see the northern sky dance with green light (subject to weather conditions and activity)

Is this trip right for you?
  • The Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) are a natural display of coloured lights in the night sky of the northern hemisphere. While Northern Light displays can never be guaranteed, as they are a natural phenomenon, you have a higher chance of seeing them in locations at high latitudes, such as Iceland. Please note that weather conditions and overall activity can affect visibility.
  • Iceland can be an expensive destination in many ways, from museum entrance fees to visiting a cafe, but especially in terms of eating out. To provide you with an example, a main meal outside of Reykjavik can be around the ISK 4,500 mark. Your leader will be able to advise on how to save money. In remote areas the only option for dinner will be at the guesthouse we are staying at. Please stock up on food at a supermarket prior to arrival if you would like to opt out eating at the guesthouses' restaurants.
  • Iceland can be extremely cold at this time of year. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. There may be the rare occasion where your leader has to alter the itinerary and activities due to the weather which can cause roads being blocked, sites closure etc. Your leader will discuss the necessary changes and alternatives where possible.
  • Due to the remote locations we visit, there are a few long drives on this trip. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group.

Itinerary

Map of Northern Lights Escape including Iceland

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts

Transport

Private minibus with free Wi-Fi

Accommodation

Guesthouse (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights)

Activities
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon
  • Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • South Coast - Dyrholaey Viewpoint
  • Vatnajokull - Glacier Hike
  • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
Add on activities
  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon - ISK3300
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2740
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK3900
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2220
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - ISK4990
  • Reykjavik - Silfra Fissure Snorkelling Day Trip inc return transfer from Reykjavik - ISK22990
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Reykjavik - Lava Tunnel Tour - ISK11400
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon inc return transfer - ISK18980

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Important notes

1. 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. Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Iceland can be an expensive destination in many ways, from museum entrance fees to outdoor activities, but especially in terms of eating out. Your leader will be able to advise on how to save money. In remote areas the only option for dinner will be at the guesthouse we are staying at. Stock up on food at a supermarket prior to arrival if you would like to opt out eating at the guesthouse's restaurant. Please make sure you read the trip notes carefully in order to know what is and what isn't included in the trip price.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 245 reviews submitted.
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Abby · Traveled January 2024
This tour was just fantastic and our group leader Stefan topped it off! The combination of a small group and an enthusiastic, knowledgeable tour guide made for the perfect group tour. And Iceland itself is even more magical than I could have imagined.
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Kobi · Traveled January 2024
Stefan our tour guide was amazing really made an already amazing trip better. His knowledge and enthusiasm towards Iceland was the best part. I love Iceland more than I thought I ever could now, thank you Stefan :)
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

David · Traveled January 2024
This tour was great. Our weather was a bit blizzardy, but seemed to clear up at the right times to still see all of the amazing sites Iceland has to offer. Be sure to budget more than you think you'll need to for food here. Iceland was more expensive than I expected.
Review submitted 05 Feb 2024

Michael · Traveled January 2024
This Iceland itinerary was spectacular. The scenery was unforgettable, the experiences were one of a kind and the tour was so well done. Even though we didn’t see the Northern Lights, this trip was special.
Review submitted 29 Jan 2024

Jessica · Traveled January 2024
This trip was amazing! While we did not see the Northern Lights, the beauty of Iceland was on full display. From experiencing the beautiful Hot Springs to hiking on a Glacier and walking through the Ice Caves, this trip was a once in a life time experience. I'd recommend this trip to anyone who is considering a trip to Iceland.
Review submitted 29 Jan 2024
Northern Lights Escape
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CHF  1,835