Northern Lights tour in Iceland

One of our bestselling Iceland holidays is guided by expert locals who know their landscape like no other; combining time in Reykjavik with adventure in the wilderness where dark skies and local knowledge maximise northern light sightings.
Reykjavik Northern Lights Golden Circle Hvolsvollur Valley Thingvellir National Park Gullfoss Waterfall Skógafoss waterfall Reynisdrangar Reynisfjara beach Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Skaftafell National Park Vatnajokull ice cap Blue Lagoon Silfra Fissure snorkelling
£1640£1328To£1980excluding flights
6 Days
Small group
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Single supplement from £370 - £425.
Up to £440 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 19 Dec, 03 Jan, 04 Jan, 06 Jan, 07 Jan, 09 Jan, 10 Jan, 11 Jan, 13 Jan, 14 Jan, 16 Jan, 20 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 04 Feb, 09 Feb, 11 Feb, 13 Feb, 17 Feb, 18 Feb, 20 Feb, 22 Feb, 23 Feb, 24 Feb, 27 Feb,...
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Description of Northern Lights tour in Iceland

This six day, small group Northern Lights tour in Iceland is a wonderful combination of some of the classic geological and natural wonders that the country has to offer, but also getting right out there into wilderness to up your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.

Iceland really is a country that beckons adventure, with hot springs, volcanic lagoons, such as the famous Blue Lagoon, glacial lagoons like Jokulsarlon, where icebergs calve into the bluish white abyss. And of course waterfalls, including the famous Gulfoss which tumbles 32m into Hvitargljufur Gorge. And is just one of the stops on the country’s famous Golden Circle.

As well as the Golden Circle, we get a chance to hike on Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest ice cap, which has thirty glaciers flowing off it. We don’t do things in a really strenuous way on this trip so don’t worry if hiking isn’t your thing, you can take a shorter walk if you prefer. We also have a day to enjoy the capital city, of course, now considered one of Europe’s coolest places to visit. What’s coolest in our books, however, is seeing the Aurora Borealis do her beautiful thing and we will endeavour to take you to the best spots possible, depending on weather conditions, so that you too can experience this natural wonder.


Price information

£1640£1328To£1980excluding flights
Single supplement from £370 - £425.
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Small group tour, ideal for solos & couples:
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. For those with limited time, a small group tour will save valuable time in planning, and on holiday.


15 Reviews of Northern Lights tour in Iceland

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2023 by

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Reviewed on 05 Jan 2023 by

Great guide, amazing sights (even without seeing Northern lights!) Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2022 by

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Reviewed on 24 Nov 2022 by

We had the best local guide you could wish for. His knowledge was so valuable in helping us to understand what we were seeing and visiting in Iceland. We saw so much in such a short time. Fantastic! The trip was beyond our expectations. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Feb 2022 by

The whole holiday exceeded our expectations and so difficult to identify just one memorable event. The scenery everywhere we went, the amazing waterfalls, the swim in naturally hot water, the ice cave in the glacier and the ice blocks on the beach and floating in the lagoon catching the oranges and pinks of the setting sun. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2022 by

Very good on the whole. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2022 by

It was good. Our guide was fantastic. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2021 by

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Reviewed on 21 Dec 2021 by

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Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020 by

It was better than I could have expected and I didn't see the Northern lights! I had gone to see them - it didn't happen but the trip was so wonderful - it didn't matter!! Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2020 by

Very good tour, highly recommended. It was great to get out of the city and see some of the sights of Iceland. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2019 by

The ice cave and glacier hike were the high point of the holiday, unbelievable. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2019 by

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Reviewed on 20 Feb 2019 by

Perfect we loved it!... The landscape of Iceland was beautiful. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was walking to the glacier in the snow and rain. 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.


We are a big supporter of the protection of endangered species around the world. Although a global ban on commercial whaling came into effect in 1986, approximately 1,000 whales are still being killed every year, with Iceland being one country to defy the ban. We encourage our travelers to avoid purchasing whale-based dishes or souvenirs to discourage fueling this trade.

Activity: Tourism is booming in Iceland and this tour actively encourages travelers to chat with local guesthouse owners and other travelers and to purchase local Icelandic produce, gifts and crafts.

UK office: It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, 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.


Accommodation and meals: Our small group size allows us to stay in small family-run guesthouses in Hvolsvöllur and Höfn that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited size.

Community: Our local Icelandic Tour Leader will share insights into local customs and traditions and if you’re lucky, they may treat you to a rendition of popular folk songs.

Group size: This small group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people as far as possible.

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