3 Day Winter Stopover | Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

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Experience the best of Iceland in just three days with this winter stopover package. See the country's beautiful vistas and thrilling landscapes as you travel the popular Golde...

Experience the best of Iceland in just three days with this winter stopover package. See the country's beautiful vistas and thrilling landscapes as you travel the popular Golden Circle, and end your vacation relaxing in the famous Blue Lagoon. Those visiting Iceland during the Northern Lights season but only have a short time to see the sights should grab this opportunity now.

The itinerary is perfect for those looking for a quick weekend getaway or a short, compact trip to this land of ice and fire. You’ll visit the scenic and historical Þingvellir National Park, see the bubbling mud pools and erupting hot springs at Geysir geothermal area, watch as ice cold glacial water plummets down into a rugged canyon at Gullfoss waterfall, and unwind in the warm mineral-rich waters of the Blue La...


2 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (Different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed information below)
Airport transfer on arrival/departure
Blue Lagoon comfort entrance (upgrade to premium level available)
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)
Northern Lights hunting
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary


Horse Riding
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity


Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle
West Iceland

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Snow-covered trees mirrored in a serene lake in Reykjavík city

Welcome to Iceland

You’ll arrive at Keflavík International Airport, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Hop aboard a shuttle bus that will take you on a short ride through the vast lava fields of the peninsula to your accommodation in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík.

Once you’ve settled, you can start exploring the city. At Reykjavík’s main shopping street, Laugavegur, you’ll find...

Day 2
Gullfoss waterfall on the Golden Circle route, tumbling down 32-metres into an ancient canyon

The Golden Circle

Today, you will see the amazing sights of the Golden Circle. Your journey begins early when you are picked up in Reykjavík by a small but comfortable minibus. You’ll get to know your friendly and knowledgeable guide as you are driven out of the city to the first attraction of the day, the historical Þingvellir National Park.

Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, was...

Day 3
The winter's snow covering the city of Reykjavík


Now it is time to bid farewell to Iceland. If your flight leaves in the late afternoon or evening, you might have time to squeeze in a few last adventures.

You could check out one of Reykjavík’s many museums that are dotted around the city, where you could learn about the country’s history, geology and culture. There are also a few speciality museums centred...


What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Winter hiking shoes
Swimsuit and towel

Good to know

Some optional activities might need either a valid driver's license, or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner. Please note that you might need to present medical documents should you choose to go snorkelling.

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.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen...


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. 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.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.


Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.


Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city centre or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.


Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city centre with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.


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.

Private Transfer

The transfer takes around 45 minutes between the airport and your drop-off location in Reykjavik. An agent will pick you up at the airport arrival hall with a sign to welcome you. There is no additional waiting time. You will board your private transfer and head to either the city or the Blue Lagoon immediately. If you choose to go to the Blue Lagoon and it is fit into the arrival day, your driver will take you there first. The drive takes 15 to 20 minutes. You will have 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak. The driver will be waiting in the lobby to collect you and drive you straight to your accommodation in Reykjavik afterwards, which takes around 30 to 35 minutes. For your return journey, your private transfer driver will pick you up from outside your accommodation and drop you off at the airport directly. The total time would be around 45 minutes. Please note that if your Blue Lagoon cannot be fit into your arrival/departure day, you will take the shuttle between the Blue Lagoon and the city.

Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel the booking of this package and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made within a minimum of 48-hours before the listed starting time. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact our service desk by writing to info@guidetoiceland.is no later than 48-hours before departure and declare the cancellation. Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not cover cancellations of individual activities and services within the package. The cost of the Cancellation Insurance is neither refundable nor transferable.

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