Amazing 5-Day Northern Lights Winter Vacation Package in Iceland with Ice Caving & the Blue Lagoon

Exploring a natural ice cave is a unique experience only available between November and March.
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Tour starts
Keflavík Airport
Starting time
5 days
Ending place
Keflavík Airport
Sept. - Mar.
Minimum age
8 years old


Take a five-day journey in Iceland, visiting the Golden Circle, South Coast, Blue Lagoon, and an authentic ice cave with this all-encompassing winter package. Travelers seeking the culture, history, and spectacular snowy landscapes that make Iceland the perfect winter destination should book this vacation package now.

Those wanting to travel with ease and comfort to Iceland's best sights should not miss this winter package. This trip includes all your accommodation, transportation, and visits to incredible natural attractions with a knowledgeable guide. You only need to show up and prepare for the time of your life in Iceland.

Your vacation begins with a transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your Reykjavik accommodation, with an optional stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Over the coming days, you'll visit the famous Golden Circle and journey along the South Coast as far as Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Vatnajokull National Park, where you'll see an incredibly rare and natural blue ice cave. 

Driving onto Vatnajokull, Iceland's largest glacier, you'll explore the otherworldly blue ice cave. Your guide will then lead you into the cave, where you can discover every crevice of this mesmerizing environment, which changes each year with the glacier's movement. It's one of the most stunning natural wonders of Iceland.

You'll also get to hunt for the beautiful aurora borealis with a complimentary northern lights tour. A driver will either take you into the Icelandic countryside, or you'll sail out to the ocean in search of the dancing lights.

You can add more adventures to this action-packed winter journey. Opt for tours to snowmobile on a glacier, snorkel between continents, or ride on an Icelandic horse around Iceland's wild, rugged terrains.

This all-inclusive Iceland package is designed to simplify your travel planning. Say goodbye to weeks of organizing and hello to an unforgettable adventure. Discover Iceland's top attractions, from natural wonders to cultural gems, at an affordable price.

Forget about the hassles of driving in challenging weather conditions. Experienced drivers and guides will accompany you, ensuring your safety and sharing valuable insights about Iceland's beauty. Sit back, relax, and soak in the breathtaking landscapes from the comfort of our minibus.

The final day of your vacation includes a transfer back to the airport, with another opportunity to soak in the Blue Lagoon spa.

Upon booking, receive a detailed itinerary tailored to your preferences. Your itinerary ensures you enjoy exciting activities and explore captivating sights, maximizing your time in Iceland and creating lasting memories.

Enjoy peace of mind with a dedicated travel agent available 24/7. They'll assist you with inquiries, offer recommendations, and provide ongoing support for a stress-free journey.

Join satisfied customers who have praised this package's convenience, value, and exceptional service. Benefit from flexible plans with free cancellation and a full refund up to 24 hours before departure. Adjust your itinerary as needed, ensuring complete flexibility.

Discover the stunning Icelandic landscape while the magical northern lights dance in the sky above you with this 5-day all-in-one winter package. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Airport transfer on arrival/departure
3 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed information below)
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel during the 2-day South Coast tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)
South Coast 2-day small-group minibus tour with ice caving
Northern lights hunting
Detailed Itinerary
Personal travel agent
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before departure


Horse Riding
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing
Ice Caving

Daily itinerary

Day 1
A visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is both invigorating and relaxing.

Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland & Blue Lagoon

Your extraordinary adventure takes off as soon as you set foot in Iceland. 

Starting from Keflavik International Airport, you'll be whisked away through the surreal lava-filled landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula, immersing yourself in the lunar-like surroundings. Soon enough, you'll reach your comfortable accommodation nestled in downtown Reykjavik.

Should your flight arrive early, you'll have the opportunity to detour to Reykjanes' desolate lava field and indulge in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon spa before arriving in the city. With its mesmerizing azure hue, this geothermal spa offers warm relaxation all year round, while its natural silica mud works wonders for your skin. It's the perfect way to unwind and rejuvenate after a long flight.

If your flight arrives later in the day, the trip to the Blue Lagoon will be rescheduled for another time. Instead, you can spend your first evening embracing the Nordic ambiance in Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world. 

Explore the charming streets adorned with colorful buildings and captivating street art. Engage with friendly locals and sample the delectable Icelandic cuisine at one of the city's numerous eateries.

In the evening, an enchanting northern lights tour awaits you, completely complimentary. You'll have the option to embark on a bus adventure, venturing into the untamed Icelandic wilderness to witness the ethereal dance of the auroras. 

Alternatively, you can board a boat at Reykjavik's Old Harbor, setting sail in pursuit of these enchanting lights in green, pink, and white hues. As you glide across the calm waters, away from the city's light pollution, the dark canvas of the night sky offers an unparalleled backdrop for this natural phenomenon, making it an unforgettable experience.

After an unforgettable night of chasing the northern lights, you'll retire to your accommodation in Reykjavik, eagerly anticipating the wonders that await you in the days ahead.

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Day 2
Strokkur geyser in Geysir geothermal area erupting in the winter sun.

Day 2 - The Golden Circle

Today, you'll admire Iceland's most visited natural attractions on the Golden Circle driving route. From Reykjavik, you'll be whisked away on a minibus to the first site of the day, the historic Thingvellir National Park. Iceland's parliament was founded here over a thousand years ago.

Thingvellir National Park is neither located on the Eurasian tectonic plate nor the North American one but in a rift valley between the two plates. As the continents drift apart, they tear up the landscape, causing cracks and fissures in the region.

Those with a sense of adventure who are comfortable in the water and able to swim can choose to go on a snorkeling tour in Silfra, a fissure located on the boundaries of the two continents. The crystal clear waters of Silfra provide an unparalleled experience as the visibility in the water can reach up to 328 feet (100 meters).

Next is the Geysir geothermal area, home to the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Strokkur spews geothermal water every few minutes, creating a high water column that reaches 49-66 feet (15-20 meters) in the air. Be sure to bring a camera because a selfie in front of the great Strokkur is a must.

The Golden Circle takes its name from the Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls, and your next destination today. It looks even more breathtaking in the wintertime as the white water thunders through blocks of ice and snow.

You can add a tour to Langjokull glacier during the booking process, which feeds the waterfall Gullfoss. There, you'll hop on a snowmobile and race across the white expanse of the glacier. 

Animal lovers can also rejoice as you can book a horse riding tour through the Icelandic countryside today. Icelandic horses are renowned for being friendly and gentle, so this excursion is suitable for beginners and expert riders.

After this amazing trip, you'll return to the city to unwind and spend another night at your Reykjavik accommodation.

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Day 3
The beautiful northern lights dancing in the sky above Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

Day 3 - South Iceland & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

The South Coast of Iceland is filled with breathtaking wonders. Today, you'll start your two-day trip along it.

First, you'll see Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a stunning high and narrow cascade that falls over a 203-foot (62-meter) cliff face. Behind the curtain of falling water, a large cave is visible, and in the winter, this majestic waterfall is illuminated by strong lights.

From there, you'll visit Skogafoss, a wholly different but equally beautiful waterfall. Skogafoss is bigger than Seljalandsfoss and has a more classic shape. The land underneath the cascade is very flat, allowing visitors to walk right up to the wall of water.

You'll then continue your journey to the black sand beach of Reynisfjara near the village of Vik. Out in the North-Atlantic surf stand the imposing dark rock stacks of Reynisdrangar, watching as the heavy waves crash upon the shore.

You'll then continue further east, past a vast extension of black lava sand plains resulting from a single volcanic eruption. As you continue your journey, the impressive Vatnajokull glacier will start to appear.

You'll stop at Skaftafell nature reserve, an oasis between white sheets of ice and black sands. It's located under the mighty Vatnajokull glacier, and from here, you can see Iceland's highest peak, the 6923-foot (2110-meter) high Hvannadalshnukur.

Finally, it's time to head to the stunning Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Icebergs from a nearby glacier break off and fall into the lagoon, floating on the serene water before drifting off to the ocean. Close by is Diamond beach, where ice blocks from the lagoon have washed up on shore and glisten in the sunlight.

To finish the day with even more spectacular nature, look up into the night sky for a chance to spot the elusive northern lights. 

You'll then spend the night in comfortable accommodation in Southeast Iceland.

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Day 4
Fantastic shades of blue at an authentic ice cave in Vatnajokull National Park.

Day 4 - Blue Ice Cave in Vatnajokull National Park

Today is filled with rare and extraordinary experiences as you journey to a natural ice cave. Your day begins by boarding a spacious and robust vehicle called a 'super jeep,' designed to conquer the challenging terrain leading to the ice cave. Brace yourself for an adventure like no other!

Ice caves hold a special allure, and the fact that they are only accessible from November until March each year makes this excursion all the more exceptional. These captivating caves come in various sizes and shapes, changing their formations daily. When the lighting conditions are just right, they reveal their true splendor, adorned in an array of electric blue hues that will leave you in awe.

After losing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the ice cave, it's time to make your way back to Reykjavik. However, the adventure doesn't end there. 

During your return journey, a stop at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon awaits. This magnificent lagoon showcases a different facet of its beauty in the midday light. Keep a keen eye out for seals basking lazily on the floating icebergs, a welcome addition to the picturesque scene.

As you return to the city, don't forget to remain vigilant for the captivating northern lights. They can surprise and enchant observers at the most unexpected moments. If luck is on your side, you might witness their celestial dance in the dark Icelandic sky, providing a fitting grand finale to your eventful trip.

Finally, as the day draws to a close, you'll spend your last night in accommodations nestled in the heart of Reykjavik. If you still possess energy and enthusiasm, consider exploring the city's vibrant nightlife scene, which offers various entertainment options to suit every taste.

Reflect on the unforgettable memories created during your time in Iceland as you prepare to bid farewell to this magical land.

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Day 5
A winter-view of the city of Reykjavik cloaked in snow.

Day 5 - Reykjavik City and Departure

Now, it's time to bid farewell to Iceland. If your flight leaves late, you can use the time to explore the wonders of Reykjavik. Make the most of your proximity to the vibrant city center and discover many museums, cafes, galleries, restaurants, designer shops, and bars.

Reykjavik also has many public outdoor pools that are warm all year round, so you can relax in a sauna, soak in a hot tub and meet the locals. Treat yourself to an Icelandic hot dog afterward.

You can also admire the architecture of Hallgrimskirkja church and take in the incredible view of the city and its nearby mountains from its tower. With its unique design inspired by Iceland's basalt lava columns, this Lutheran church stands as a beacon in Reykjavik's skyline. The church's minimalist interior, coupled with its striking pipe organ, further enhances its serene atmosphere.

Afterward, explore Reykjavik's quirky shops and marvel at the street art. As you wander through the city, stroll along the scenic waterfront, absorbing the picturesque views of the bay, the mountains, and the colorful houses that give Reykjavik its unique charm. 

An iconic spot in Reykjavik is the Sun Voyager sculpture, a striking steel artwork symbolizing discovery and freedom beautifully positioned against the backdrop of the sea. After admiring it, enjoy a short walk and sit down for a nice cup of coffee or hot chocolate in Harpa, Reykjavik's concert hall, with a view over the old harbor.

If you're intrigued by Iceland's literary history, consider visiting the Culture House, which showcases the sagas and manuscripts chronicling early Icelandic history. 

If you didn't have the chance to go to the Blue Lagoon spa on your arrival day, you could visit today before you head to the airport for your departure. Soaking in the spa's warm, mineral-rich waters is your vacation's perfect, relaxing finish.

You'll head to the airport with plenty of time for your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope to see you again soon.

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What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing
Winter hiking shoes
Swimsuit and Towel

Good to know

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and, therefore, cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximize your chances to see them if the weather allows. Please know that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

Some optional activities might need a valid driver's license, or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner.

Those who opt to go snorkeling must be comfortable in the water, must know how to swim, and must present medical documents before snorkeling or diving.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is canceled. If your chosen activity is canceled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations nationwide.

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Accommodation in Reykjavik

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.

For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. 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 center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.


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


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