Iceland short break Northern Lights tour

The best thing about taking a short break with so many otherworldly highlights is that it feels like you've been away much, much longer...
Northern Lights excursions on two nights Thingvellir National Park Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Golden Circle Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls Reynisfjara volcanic beach Geysir Leidarendi lava tube cave Blue Lagoon Optional: Snowshoeing, glacier walking
£1949To£2199including UK flights
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5 Days
Small group
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From £1649 - £1699 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement from £220 - £260.
Minimum age 16.
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Description of Iceland short break Northern Lights tour

If you want to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, short breaks are an excellent idea for travellers who just don’t have the time or the inclination to opt for an extended experience away from home.

This five day short break in Iceland packs in the southern highlights from Reykjavik to the edge of Vatnajokull National Park; with evening excursions to watch the Northern Lights complementing the daily excitement of creaking glaciers, tumbling waterfalls and spouting geysers.

Although catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights in Iceland on a short break is never guaranteed, every effort will be taken to maximise chances of success with regular forecasts being monitored by our experienced guides to ensure we know where and when the Aurora Borealis will appear.


Price information

£1949To£2199including UK flights
Convert currency:
From £1649 - £1699 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement from £220 - £260.
Minimum age 16.
Make enquiry

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Holiday information

Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Our top tip:
You don't need previous experience of any activities - but if you are in shape you'll get so much more out of them - especially snowshoeing and glacier walking.
Trip type:
Small group, min. age 16. Specialist family departures available - min. age 12.
Activity level:
1 night Reykjavik hotel, 3 nights family-run Hotel Laki.
Solo travellers welcome. SIngle rooms available with surcharge.
Accomm., flights if booked.
All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.


4 Reviews of Iceland short break Northern Lights tour

3.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2014 by

It was terrific. You have one extraordinary leader in Kristian. He bought out the best in the group and was informative as well as engaging. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2014 by

The most memorable part was walking on the glacier then watching the parts of the glacier which had broken off float into the sea past the mesmerising lagoon; Gullfoss - completely spectacular waterfall...An absolutely wonderful holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Mar 2014 by

Not the adventure I had hoped for. Very little activity, mostly sitting on the bus. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2013 by

Spectacular..The best parts were the Glacier walking in the beautiful sunshine; the amazing glacial lagoon and ice bergs on the beach; the waterfalls, the walks.... Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


UK office
It all starts at home so we have first worked to reduce our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Group size
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.

Few holidays have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a walking trip. It is a quiet, low impact activity requiring comparatively little resources to support. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem and our trip leaders encourage clients not to stray from paths to minimise this


Leaders & local suppliers
This tour has been designed to both operate in a way that minimises our impact on the environment that we visit and to maximise the benefit that our clients can have on the host community. We use a locally based operator and have established a long-term partnership, assisting with local staff training in all aspects of their jobs, thereby investing in the people to help improve their knowledge and future prospects.

This itinerary goes to the Southern part of the Island and in many instances Accommodation is usually shut in the winter months. It has only been in the last few years that accommodation is open year round allowing guests to Experience the Northern lights and thus provide a valuable source of year round income.. Our Accommodation is locally run by a Husband and Wife team and the food is superb all sourced locally. As this accommodation is on a working farm expect an invitation to go and feed the animals after diner.

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