7 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | Destination Ice Cave

Based on 33 traveller reviews

Reserve this 7-day, 6-night Northern Lights self-drive tour to see some of the best of West and South Iceland! During the day, you'll travel among the greatest attractions in Iceland, and you’ll spend your nights searching for Northern Lights.

This tour is for anyone who wants to visit as many beautiful locations as possible in a week in Iceland during the northern lights season. 

Since you are behind the wheel, you can pick and choose where to go and what to do, and take as long as you like at each location.

On the itinerary are highlights such as the Golden Circle, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Along your route you'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland, each with its own distinct beauty.

A visit to the Blue Lagoon spa is also included, and you can add other activities to your itinerary during the booking process. These activities are ice caving, snorkeling, glacier hiking and snowmobiling.

Ice caving inside a glacier is a rare and unique experience in Iceland. Each cave is verified by experts for accessibility to ensure your safety. The crystal blue ice caves are only available to view for a few months each year, from November until March, before they melt away with the spring sunshine.

Snorkeling is possible all year round in the clear waters of Silfra, by Þingvellir national park. It's cold, but don't worry - you'll get a drysuit to keep you warm!

Glacier hiking is an incredible experience, where you can feel a strong respect for the nature, and learn a great deal about the dangers that glaciers impose and that are imposed to them.

Or if it's adrenaline you're after, then don't miss out on speeding across a glacier in a snowmobile, whilst taking in some breathtaking views!

Finally, don't forget to look out for the auroras! The Northern Lights are only seen when it is dark, and where there are clear skies. As you'll be driving to different locations within Iceland for a duration of a whole week, you'll have a great chance of seeing these stunning, but elusive lights.

As a bonus, if you want to go somewhere off the beaten path and find yourself completely alone in the countryside, then make sure you check the customised itinerary that we send you, as we've added a few local favourites to it.

Don't miss out on this winter adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkeling, Snowmobile, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Hot Spring Bathing, Ice Caving, Self drive
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Snæfellsnes, Skaftafell, Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara, Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Vík i Mýrdal, Kirkjufell, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Djúpalónssandur, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : Flexible

Included:
  • 6 nights of accommodation (different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)

  • Vehicle for 7 days (Toyota Rav4 4x4 SUV/Jeep or similar. Upgrades available)

  • CDW and SCDW insurance along gravel protection for car rental

  • GPS System

  • Blue Lagoon standard entrance (upgrades available)

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Ice caving tour (available between November and March)

  • Dinner

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Driver's license

  • Camera

  • Swim suit


Good to know:

Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavík City or at Keflavik International Airport. A valid driver's license is required, along with a one-year long on-road experience. Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.

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. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you. Please note that though the tour is available to book from September to May, the ice caves are only accessible from November to March each year.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Blue Lagoon & Reykjavík




Your car will await you at Keflavík International Airport with a user-friendly GPS system. From there, you can explore some of the Reykjanes Peninsula and go to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters. If your arrival flight is late in the evening, you can choose to visit the Blue Lagoon on your final day in Iceland rather than on this day. It is your choice!

When you have rejuvenated yourself, there is a short drive to reach downtown Reykjavik, where you can explore museums, famous landmarks and the numerous downtown cafés and restaurants.

You will spend your first night in Iceland in a hotel in downtown Reykjavik. If you're lucky, you might spot the Northern Lights on your first night from the city!


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík budget

Capital Inn is a 2 star hotel 3 km out of the city centre, with a short walk to Kringlan shopping mall and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Private bedrooms with a washbasin but shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Reykjavík Comfort

The Centerhotel chain has six 3-4 star centrally located hotels in Reykjavík, with a short walk to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 2 - Snæfellsjökull National Park




On your second day, you will explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula where you will find the picturesque stratovolcano Snæfellsjökull. This volcano is also a glacier and is famous for being the entryway to the center of the Earth in Jules Verne's famous novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.

It is also the center of the surrounding national park that's full of steep ocean cliffs, beautiful rock formations, narrow canyons, small trickling waterfalls, cute fishing villages and the beautiful Djúpalónssandur pebble beach.

Nearby is also the famous Kirkjufell mountain, a popular spot for photographers to try their hand at their craft. On a clear day, you have a view over Faxaflói bay all the way to Reykjavík from Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Watch out for the auroras tonight as you'll spend the night in an area suitable for aurora hunting.

You'll find your accommodation in a country hotel in the Snæfellsnes area tonight.


Preferred accommodation by Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes Budget

Hof Guesthouse is situated on the southern side of Snæfellsnes peninsula, just a few hundred metres from the beach. Private bedrooms with shared bathroom, living room and kitchen. Free access to a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi in public areas. Breakfast not included.

Snæfellsnes Comfort

Fosshotel Stykkishólmur is a 3 star hotel centrally located within the town Stykkishólmur. Spacious hotel with a view towards the bay. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Snæfellsnes Quality

Hotel Búðir is a 4 star hotel on the southern side of Snæfellsnes peninsula, with a view towards Snæfellsjökull glacier and to the sea. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 3 - The Golden Circle




On your third day, you will drive the popular must-see attraction in the nation: The Golden Circle.

The route includes the mighty Gullfoss Falls ("golden waterfall"), the Geysir geothermal area, where the geyser Strokkur erupts 20-40 m (65-131 ft) high every few minutes, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your accommodation will be close to the Lake Laugavatn, where there is no light pollution and where the Aurora is often spotted. We recommend a visit to Laugavatn Fontana Spa, with a luxurious hot spring-heated sauna and baths!


Preferred accommodation by the Golden Circle

Golden Circle Budget

Héraðsskólinn Boutique Hostel is centrally located within Laugarvatn village. Private rooms with private or shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast not included.

Golden Circle Comfort

Hotel Litli Geysir is a 3 star hotel located right across from Geysir geothermal area. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Golden Circle Quality

Hotel Grímsborgir is a 4 star hotel in the countryside, south of Þingvellir National Park. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms and a terrace. Free access to outdoor hot tubs. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - South Iceland




On your fourth day, you will head down to the south shore of Iceland. There, you will have a view of Eyjafjallajökull volcano and can visit two spectacular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

Along the south shore of Iceland, you will also find black sandy beaches and the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. You will reach your accommodation near the village of Vík around dinner time.

At night, you can drive to many good locations close by to view the Northern Lights.


Preferred accommodation by Vík

Vík Budget

Puffin Hostel is centrally located in Vík. Private bedrooms with shared bathrooms and a common lounge area. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast not included.

Vík Comfort

Hotel Katla is a 3 star country hotel that's situated 5km to the east of Vík. Comfortable private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a hot tub and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Vík Quality

Icelandair Hotel Vík is a 3 star hotel centrally located in Vík. Stylish private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Ocean or cliff views from each room. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 5 - Jökulsárlón & Vatnajökull National Park




On your fifth day, the journey continues eastward towards the beautiful Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, in Vatnajökull National Park, which is Europe's largest nature reserve, containing Europe's largest glacier!

While journeying towards Vatnajökull, you will drive past the charming village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, the waterfall Foss á Síðu, Skaftafell Nature Reserve and some beautiful glacier tongues that crawl down narrow valleys. Glacier hiking is a possibility today, with a fully qualified guide to fill you in on the history of the glaciers as you make your way across the ice.

At the end of the day, you will spend the night in a countryside hotel near Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, which is popular among landscape photographers for extreme sightings of the northern lights and stunning vistas.


Preferred accommodation by Jökulsárlón and Höfn

Jökulsárlón and Höfn Budget

Gerði Guesthouse is located about 13km east of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Private bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi in main building. Breakfast not included.

Jökulsárlón and Höfn Comfort

Hotel Höfn is a 3 star hotel centrally located within the town Höfn. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Jökulsárlón and Höfn Quality

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is a 4 star hotel located right between Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Ocean or mountain views. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 6 - Ice Caving & Reykjavík




On your sixth day, you can choose to explore an ice cave by Vatnajökull National Park, before heading back to the capital city of Iceland. Ice caving tours begin in November and end in March and are very weather dependent. This activity needs to be booked well in advance but is very much worth your time and effort because the crystal clear blue ice is absolutely stunning!

In the afternoon, you will start your drive back through the south coast to reach Reykjavík before your departure the next day. You can take the time to stop at some of the places you didn't have much time for on your way to Jökulsárlón, such as a visit to Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.

Spend your last night in the city center of Reykjavík, and remember to look up in the sky as it's your last night to spot the green, dancing auroras.


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík budget

Capital Inn is a 2 star hotel 3 km out of the city centre, with a short walk to Kringlan shopping mall and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Private bedrooms with a washbasin but shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Reykjavík Comfort

The Centerhotel chain has six 3-4 star centrally located hotels in Reykjavík, with a short walk to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 7 - Car Drop Off at Keflavik International Airport




After some last minute shopping in Reykjavík's charming shops, drive to Keflavík International Airport where you will return the car in time for your departure flight. If you didn't go to the Blue Lagoon on your first day, then a visit to the Blue Lagoon can be arranged for today if your flight leaves in the late afternoon/evening.

After this best value trip, you will have seen some of the most amazing attractions in Iceland and hopefully the Northern Lights, as well. We hope you'll have many great memories to take back home.

Enjoy your flight and come back soon!


Accommodation

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Single person bookings will be arranged in a single room, while bookings of 2 or more people will share twin/double room(s) or triple room(s). Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available hotels and guesthouses at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. Please keep in mind that hotel quality in Iceland varies among locations and availability is highly limited. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. The sooner you reserve the higher quality accommodation we can provide. Press choose a date at the top to find availability.

Budget

Rooms with shared bathrooms in farmhouses, guesthouses or hostels, with good locations near the best attractions. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom in three star hotels or quality guesthouses. Very close to the best attractions at each location. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms with a private bathroom in a four star hotel or superior rooms in a quality three star hotel at the best locations in Iceland. Breakfast is included.


Car

Guide to Iceland has a wide selection of vehicles and seeks to provide you with the best available car from our preferred rental operators, who offer the highest quality vehicles and service to our guests. Our self-drive packages include a newer model, usually a maximum of 2 years old and equipped with a GPS and basic CDW insurance. See the categories of available vehicles below. We recommend a comfortable 4X4 as a minimal standard for winter traveling due to icy and challenging road conditions. In the booking process, you can also upgrade to an automatic model for free.

Comfort 4X4

A medium sized jeep or SUV with 4WD (4x4) fit for most travel, and good for snow and off-asphalt travel, such as Toyota Rav4 or similar. This vehicle has basic highland capabilities.

Luxury 4x4

A large sized jeep with 4WD (4x4) such as Toyota Land Cruiser or similar, fit for nearly all traveling. This vehicle has full highland capabilities to drive on accessible mountain roads.


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Reviews

Our trip was wonderful. The GPS and location guides provided were extremely helpful. Having email access to someone who had a great deal of experience was extremely valuable. We were able to see much more than we would have if we had planned this trip ourselves. The hotels varied in comfort, some rooms were small and had limited amenities, but the hotel staff were excellent and friendly. The 4 wheel drive rental was essential for safe driving in the winter.

Overall the itinerary was very good. We enjoyed our trip and would highly recommend this company to others. With that said, a couple small recommendations for improvements: The hotel we stayed at the first two nights (City Center Hotel) in Reykjavik is right next to a lot of loud bars. It's loud enough that the front desk has ear plugs available. I think that location might be great for some younger tourists, but we just wanted to get to sleep. It was hard. Also, the rental car agency made us wait at Keflavik for an hour for them to show up. They were supposed to be there to meet us (they had our flight number). I'm not sure why they weren't there or why they took so long to get there considering they're 5min away. This probably isn't G2I's fault, but just something I wanted to pass on to them anyway. Like I said, though, most of the trip was great. While weather was uncooperative at times, I think the itinerary was good (though I would recommend to anyone that you check it first, as some of the drive times might be long for some...but they will gladly alter). Unlike another reviewer, we didn't have a problem with any of the GPS coordinates except for one (Fosshotel Lind), which routed us a couple blocks away from the hotel to another Fosshotel. Not a big deal. The car worked out great and I feel like we saw a lot of Iceland with the great itinerary.

Iceland was incredible, and this tour is a great way to explore the country and its many wonders. The hotels were also perfect: very comfortable and cozy.

Amazing experience and trip in Iceland. Staff were very helpful and responsive in answering my numerous enquires. We are also thankful for the super comfy accommodations booked beforehand. All the hotels were very clean and quiet, the accompanying breakfast was really yummy too. Some issues we had with the accommodations were that one of the accommodation did not have curtains or blinds in the bathroom which was facing an open space (so anyone outside could see us showering, etc) and the gps coordinates given for another accommodation lead us to drive almost off a cliff as it was not accurate, and we couldn't really see the signage in the fog and darkness. The planned itinerary was very well designed, however it was too rushed for us to visit all the planned destinations, due to the inaccurate GPS coordinates. Keying in the destination address in the GPS usually comes up nought or gave us different directions from where we were to go, there were many a times where we had to make u-turns to get us back to the original location and we had to rely on Google map to direct us there instead. This resulted in us wasting quite a lot of time and the very precious daylight and not to mention petrol in reaching the final destinations. We felt that the self drive itinerary would be more suitable and possible to complete during the summer days. We only managed to see half of the planned itinerary. Furthermore, the weather was really bad during the 7 days we were there, it was always raining, foggy or cloudy. The only time we saw clear skies was on our last day back to the airport. As such, we didn't manage to see the famed northern lights at all, which made us rather disappointed. I guess we probably have to come back again to see it. Other than that, the glacier hike and ice caving were really amazing, we really enjoyed ourselves doing that and taking beautiful photos there. No words can describe how beautiful Iceland is, and we hope to come back again to visit the wonderous scenery and nature of Iceland and of course to hopefully see the Northern lights!!!

We had an amazing experience in Iceland. Hotels were good and all of them included breakfast, allthough we didn't expect them to. Out car was dropped of at the airport en returning the hired car was very easy. They just decided to pick it up at our last hotel. But the best thing of all was the itinerary which was sent to us and the amazingly quick reaction of the employee who helped us. Even on a sunday afternoon he responded within an hour to my first question. I can truly say he made it possible for me to have a carefree holiday. Although the extra 'Ice cave trip' we booked had been canceled we were satisfied about the way this was communicated. We received an e-mail on the day before with a warning it might get canceled and already an option to take a full refund. Thank you beautiful Iceland!

What an absolutely amazing place!!! Even with the limited amount of daylight hours, I was still able to manage seeing everything I had on my list each day! There is so much to see... Highly recommend exploring Iceland!!!

Great experience working with Guide to Iceland. I was impressed with all the hotels they booked us which were always in a prime location. Even though we went with the "budget" package all the hotels included breakfast which was very nice. A couple weeks before our trip we were sent a very detailed itinerary which was easy to follow. Booking through Guide to Iceland saved us a lot of headache since they did all the research and bookings ourselves.

It was overall a fascinating and overwhelming experience. Iceland is indeed gorgeously beautiful and a photographer's paradise. The itinerary is very helpful and easy to follow. It also saves us a lot of headache in researching the hotels, car rental, route planning, excursions and day tours. And all the hotels were great with strategic locations, charming rooms, friendly service and good breakfast and dinner options. All in all, it's a fuss free road trip without much planning. Many thanks to Sverrir for your prompt email response. Pity we didn't get to meet you in Iceland.

This was a great trip! It was a really well done itinerary giving us enough time to do everything we wanted without feeling rushed. We felt that we really got to see all of country. The accommodations were very nice and easy to get to. A couple of heads up, when at a park, travel the paths as far as you can. We found the most spectacular sights off the beaten path. Most of the hotels had really good restaurants but if there is a large tour group staying at the hotel check the menu for the evening, they may only offer a buffet with more limited choices. On occasion, our GPS had trouble finding our destination. My maps on my iPhone was really helpful in those instances. Lastly, be prepared to do lots of hiking! It is an exhilarating and breathtakingly beautiful country!

Overall, it had been a wonderful experience! The itinerary provided came handy and we were able to witness some of the most amazing sights in the world! Everything else went smoothly as well, and we were able to catch the northern lights for a couple of nights. Special thanks to Omar who was really helpful in assisting our requirements. We will definitely be back!

We had a great trip! Our questions were answered promptly and a lot of detail was given. The suggested itinerary filled the days nicely but still gave us room to add a few extra stops of our own in. The car rental company met us right at the airport. One thing we were disappointed/frustrated with was the lack of addresses on some of the locations/hotels. We were able to find them after stopping and calling to ask for more information though. It was a nice surprise that breakfast was included at most of the places we stayed, but it would have been nice to know that ahead of time, so that we didn't buy our own food. The country is beautiful and it was nice to have someone else take care of a lot of the details so that I didn't have to worry about it! I would definitely recommend booking through this company!

It was pretty well-planned itinerary. A destination after a destination was not too tight that we could actually explore some random places or take some time to rest. In addition, the hotel and car booking was quite conveniently done. Unfortunately we could not see the northern lights due to weather condition so I guess I will have to come back for that.

Overall, we had a really great trip. We decided to go a week and a half before, so I didn't have much time to plan and was thankful that all of the accommodations were made and key sights were somewhat plotted out for us. Our rental car reservation was messed up - I had asked for us to get the car at 00:30 on the day we arrived, but the reservation was made for 00:00 and the rental company had it marked down for the following day. We waited for an hour at the airport for our ride and ended up having to take a cab to our hotel and get the car 10 hours later. It made for a long, exhausting, and frustrating day of travel and we lost some time while we had to get the car, but the rental company was apologetic and reimbursed the cab so we were able to get on our way. I wish we had had time to more closely examine our itinerary before the trip (we didn't get the information until the day we were leaving, so I just had to print it quickly and go) but, again, I only book this shortly before the trip. I would have liked to look at all of the suggestions and incorporate more of the things that I found of interest on my own. Also, I would have liked to have been able to find better detail on some of the locations as the GPS coordinates did not always match up very well and we were sometimes left trying to cross-reference things between the itinerary, the travel guide book I had bought, and google while driving, so that was difficult. Even with all of those frustrations, Iceland is amazing and Guide to Iceland is a great company to work with to see it!

Overall everything was really nicely planned except for one day where the owner of the guesthouse did not fulfill the booking we made. The tour company has done their job well but the guesthouse (Nature Spa Guesthouse) did not do a good job at all we had to scramble to hunt for another place to stay in the middle of the night for 9ppl. Otherwise the itinerary was planned really well and accomadation planned for us was really strategic to catch the northern lights. The staff (Omar) was really helpful and prompt in handling our situation. Thank you for a wonderful trip :)

What a gorgeous country and a terrific experience! Everything went smoothly, from our car rental to hotels. The itinerary provided was helpful as a general guideline, but it is helpful to do some planning and research beforehand, since there are so many things to see! Fall weather was rainy and cold...we are already planning a return trip for midsummer to see areas not covered by this tour.

My husband and I booked this tour in december 2015. It was our 10 year wedding anniversary so we were very excited and wanted everything to be perfect. We notified them about that and they went the extra mile to make everything great for us. They even included a lobster dinner for one night without charging us anything extra. We thought that was very sweet of them. Our service agent Unur was really nice and responsive and answered all our questions patiently. We really appreciate your help in making this such a nice and trip. We hope we can repay you when you visit us in the USA.

Absolutely awesome adventure. The weather was stormy to begin with which made it even more exciting. The car has good winter tyres with nails so driving is not hard as you can imagine. The last night it cleared up so we also got to see the northern lights. This tour is definitely one of the best adventures I have experienced in my life. If you have the time and budget you should do it too.

Incredible trip with stops at beautiful attractions. The travel plan I got from Guide to Iceland was well set up and easy to understand. The accommodations were great and so was the car, which had sturdy winter tyres. Can highly recommend this tour.

If you are comfortable at driving in snow and ice then this is a pretty exciting winter tour. We were hit with a snow blizzard in one of the days and had to drive at the speed of 20km per hour. Before we knew it the lights were out and it was pitch dark (the sun really does not like to stay up long in Iceland during winter). Fortunately, we also saw the northern lights and one of the nights it was so strong that it was incredible (just remembering it gives me the goosebumps). The ice cave tour was also a lot of fun. The cave was pretty and the ride on the monster truck to the get there was fun. Hotels were fine compared to what I had read about hotels in Iceland. Overall this is a very good memory and worth the penny.

We had a wonderful trip to Iceland! The itinerary that Guide to Iceland setup for us was wonderful, and we had no issues or snags with our car or hotels. We were unable to do the Ice Caving excursion due to the caves not yet being formed, but we dropped by the Guide to Iceland office in Reykjavik and were setup with a Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing excursion, which was a highlight of the trip!!! With this tour, we got to see so much of South Iceland, which was wonderful. We had an especially beautiful drive through Snæfellsjökull National Park on a blue sky day. It was breathtaking! The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon was a highlight as well, and we enjoyed encountering both country and city alike on this tour. We felt that we got a real taste of Iceland, not just Reykjavik (which was wonderful, too!). We got to see the lights a little for a few nights, so I feel that I only got a taste and will come back during a time when the lights are more active. (We went in mid-October.)

This tour was all around awesome! We managed to see the northern lights for 5 nights of our stay in Iceland. We were told this was unusual so we I guess we were lucky. We also chose to add the ice cave tour.... which was amazing! I highly recommend you add that too, it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and was worth every krona. The car and accommodation was perfect, so I can highly recommend this trip. It can be a bit tough though to find good restaurants outside of Reykjavik but the staff at Guide to Iceland were very quick to answer our questions and give us good recommendations. Next time when we return to Iceland we´ll surely book with them again. Thank you Ingolfur, Olafur and everyone else!

The tour was great! The sites on the itinerary were better than we hoped for, and the hotels were all so unique and we had no issues with them. Dealing with the Guide to Iceland team was a real pleasure and they were extremely helpful and pleasant in suggesting additional activities, outside of the tour. We only managed to see the Northern Lights for a few minutes 1 night, but that was fine with us, as the rest of the country is spectacular! I look forward to dealing with them again when I book my next trip next summer. Thanks Ingolfur and team!

Very good tour.The car is good,and accommodation are very comfortable.Icecave is worth going.We are lucky enough to see the north light,we will back to Iceland!

Had a great time in Iceland! Very beautiful location and itinerary had various great attractions. Slight problems with the GPS being able to locate our lodgings and address input -- hope this will be fixed for future travelers. Unfortunately I didn't end up seeing the Aurora because of weather conditions (cloudiness + rain/hail/snow on certain days), but overall a fun time.

With only a couple of weeks notice Guide to Iceland was a big help in getting this itinerary planned and we ended up having a great trip. Their staff was overall very helpful although it was a little stressful when they dragged their feet confirming our itinerary. We had a minor hiccup on our first day when our rental car company didn’t show up to pick us up which cost us a few hours and some amount of stress, but Guide to Iceland did ultimately come through with a solution. In general the itinerary was pretty good as we got to see a lot of different parts of this beautiful country. Given the unpredictable weather though I feel like this itinerary has too many different stops on it, especially when you also consider that due to the short daylight hours in winter you are basically not actually seeing any of the towns you visit outside of Reykjavik because it is dark before you arrive and doesn’t get light before you have to leave on the next day’s itinerary. With this itinerary you are effectively paying a significant premium to have Guide to Iceland book hotels for you, so if you have the time I would recommend trying to book this on your own and you can save a lot of money.

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